Farewell 2013 {bloggers boogie}

HOW IT WORKS: Blog up to five songs. Any theme, or no theme. One video or five. Come link up (in the comments this week), from 9am AEDST Saturday until 5pm AEDST Sunday. Pop around and enjoy the tunes! It’s that easy.  Not a blogger? Feel free to post your songs on the Little White Dove Facebook page, or if […]

Matchbook-style Money Wallet {+ tutorial}

Is it just me, or are teenage boys so so hard to buy gifts for? Maybe it’s just that a) I’ve never been a teenaged boy (obviously) and b) I have no boys that have yet reached teenagehood. I contemplated a gift card if some variety, but was assured that cash is perfectly adequate (and, in all likelyhood, preferable). I […]

Secret Santa :: what I sent

There is a little group of lovelies that I spend the best part of my year chatting to, crafting with and laughing at with. Each year we do a Secret Santa swap, and this year, I was playing Santa for Alley. This lovely miss is one of my quilt camp crazies friends, so I had a fair idea almost straight […]

A Christmas Boogie

It’s party season, and what party is complete without a soundtrack? The Bloggers Boogie is back from now until the end of January to celebrate the fabulousness that is summer holidays! HOW IT WORKS: Blog up to five songs. Any theme, or no theme. One video or five. Come link up, from 9am AEDST Saturdays until 5pm AEDST Sundays. Pop […]

sea salt caramel shortbread

  I came across this recipe on Tumblr, and saved it for future reference. When the discussion regarding teachers gifts came up with the idea of baked goods, I thought this would be perfect. Fast forward a bit. It’s Tuesday afternoon. School finishes Wednesday, and I’m madly sewing mugrugs as another part of the gifts. A meeting that night sees […]

December (almost) Daily

I first saw the idea via the Studio Calico newsletter, with the launch of their December Daily kit (and we all know I’m a sucker for a good kit). A bit of a google took me to Ali Edwards’ site, and gave me some food for thought. I really liked the idea of slowing down, taking the time to stop […]

lights, camera, action

As everything starts winding up for the year, I love looking back over the past 12 months and seeing the shifts in our family. One big shift this year has been watching the boys blossom in their confidence. Partly to do with Bear being at school, and Boy2 finding his feet in a world not dominated by his big brother, […]

to us a son is given {Christmas canvas swap}

One of my favourite things about belonging to online craft group is having swaps, and having a little piece of your friends nearby. For instance, as I sit here typing, immediately to my right is a mugrug Nic made me. I think of her every time I use it, which really, is pretty damn regularly. It’s a lovely way to […]

20::20 {gingerbread men}

PROJECT PROGRESS: TWENTY! OCCASSION: why the heck not? BRIEF & RATIONALE: Small people @ & 3 thought they looked good, simple as that! SOURCE: Essential Baking Cookbook EASE OF MAKING: 8/10 CHILD FRIENDLY? yes – they loved kneading and helping cut out their shapes! REALITY V COOKBOOK: well, as good as biscuits decorated by 7, 5 and 3 year olds […]