what craft ban?

The hot blustery wind didn’t reach down into the protected valley as we wandered through the markets, though the heat found it’s way in. It seemed strange to be able to dawdle and browse, let the buzz of the markets be the soundtrack of our morning, not “canIcanIcanI?”, small hands tugging us in a multitude of directions. Just the two […]

finally, we have a hat!

It seemed like a good idea at the time. One hat, one month. How hard could it be? And so I signed up to be part of Carmel’s hat sewalong. I downloaded the Oliver+S bucket hat pattern. And there it languished until around the 20th of the month, when I had a sudden “oh drats” moment when I realised we […]

Bloggers Boogie

It’s that time of week again! HOW IT WORKS: Blog up to five songs between Saturday lunchtime and Sunday lunchtime in your local timezone. Any theme. Any reason. Doesn’t matter. You decide. Or if you have done a music post during the week, that’s ok too, join the party as well! Come back and leave a comment to join the […]

chipmonkey

It came with a loaf of bread from the local bakery, back when the boys were first obsessed with Alvin, Simon and Theodore. Little Miss Butterfly found it yesterday, and is smitten with the “chipmonkey wif hooood. Gwasses. He he he, chipmonkey tail!”. It has been going everywhere with her. So in a fit of craftiness this morning, we pulled […]

And one bites the dust.

Well after yesterday’s post about my WIPs, I decided it was high time I finished something. This skirt has been sitting on my WIP rack just waiting for me to hem and add elastic. So while the children played happily after school, I pulled it out and pinned it up, then today’s nap time saw me have just enough time […]

chipping at the WIPs.

Oops. I kind of missed a day there, didn’t I? But I figured I was a couple of posts up anyway, so I let it slide. Because at the minute, I don’t really have much to show. I finished the red section of my ripple blanket, and started the next lot of pink, but I showed it a few times […]

Sunday snippets

It’s been a delightful week of crafting and cuddling and finding real life. Plus a surprise roadtrip to see SNOW. Hooray for late season East Coast Lows! As always, linking up with {tinniegirl} for Sunday Snippets, and also joining tinagrey{dot}me for the Week according to Instagram blog hop (and I do apologise profusely to the hoppers – the hop code […]

Behind the Curtain :: Tomas

The crowd jostled him, as he made his way down the narrow alley, crushed against the walls. A burst of sunlight, and Tomas found himself in a tiny market square. He let himself be buffeted, carried by the crowd towards the dark opening that was his destination. He eased down the alley, empty and uninviting. A movement caught his eye, […]

Bloggers Boogie :: birthday girl edition.

My baby girl turned two this week, so what better theme for this weeks boogie! HOW IT WORKS: Blog up to five songs between Saturday lunchtime and Sunday lunchtime in your local timezone. Any theme. Any reason. Doesn’t matter. You decide. Or if you have done a music post during the week, that’s ok too, join the party as well! […]