WIP Wednesday :: OUAT Sampler update

It became a familiar pattern, while we were away. I’d rock Beetle to sleep, tuck him up in his portacot, and then I’d settle myself down for some stitching as the big children and daddy wandered off in search of adventure. I had packed my ripple as well, but on the first night, discovered an error that meant I had […]

My new beach tote

It was really one of those impulse buys. I was at the fabric shop buying I-can’t-remember-what (maybe the bits for my overnight bag? I am drawing a total blank on what it was, to be honest!), and in my usual perusal of the remnant bin, I spied a roll of blue and green fabrics that appealed to me in their […]

this week

{follow me on Instagram} Back from holidays and trying to get my head around real life. Totally not helping is the huge amount of inspiration swirling around in my head, and ideas for projects. Things that have caught my eye this week:   I’m loving the sneak peek of the May kit from Freckled Fawn that popped up in my […]

in the mailbox {April}

1. Oliver+S patterns 2. post-it flags (gifted from AJ) 3. clear mount stamps (gifted from AJ) 4. coloured Uniball pens for Project Life books to art with (second hand bookstore/library) 5. crystal beads (Beads Online) 6.  Storage boxes 7. yarn for weaving 8.  second book at art with 9. post-it notes, mini cards, card cutouts, stickers (Kikki.K) 10. Drawing ink    

DIY band looms

So far, we have been lucky to avoid the rainbow loom craze. But, as they say, all good things must come to an end. A birthday party at the start of the holidays got Bear hooked on it, and by association, Boy2. We did a tour of the shops directly after the party, and again the next day, but there […]

needlework essentials :: the wrap-up

  Wow – part FIVE of this series, marking a whole month of needlework posts! As you can probably tell, I am just having a wee bit of fun getting addicted to needlework again. It is just the right kind of project for the season my life is in at the minute, where crafting needs to take a backseat to […]

we’re going on an egg hunt…

…we’re going find some pretty ones…   School holidays + Easter = lots of eggy crafts. A visit to Nanny & Poppy’s house saw the small people come home laden with handmade chocolates, and painted pottery eggs. We’ve already made cheesecake eggs (and I refuse to confirm or deny the current consumption status of such), and so the last one […]

cheesecake eggs

Mmmm… it’s that time of year again. Chocolate chocolate everywhere. And yesterday, with the first day of holidays well underway, and thhe gingerbread chilling in the fridge, we grabbed our supplies, and made ourselves some of what has seemed to become an annual tradition – the cheesecake Easter eggs! These are soooo yummy – hollow milk chocolate eggs, filled with […]

this week

  Holidays are finally here! Hooray! Lots of fun Easter stuff planned for this week. I thought I might also change up these weekly posts a bit, and start including some fun stuff I’ve found around the place, and things that have inspired me.   Like this post from AJ, which has me wanting to try it on eggs. I’m […]

on the bookshelf {April}

With only five books in my reading challenge this year, my reading is likely to be quite sporadic, so I thought the easiest option would be a monthly roundup. Around the middle of the month, I’ll share what books I’ve been reading and some of my thoughts. In between times, you can find me on goodreads.   I mentioned in my […]