in the mailbox {may}

Derwent pencils* for Mothers Day Stampin’ Up envelope liner dies for Mothers Day Camel yarn Stitch markers Hello Luscious charm pack to bind my lone star quilt Kate Spain fabric I bought for the Great Aussie Kate Spain Charm Swap but bought the wrong stuff, so stash it is. Script stamp from Spotlight, via my personal shopper Acrylic paint from […]

It appears I made up a crochet stitch.

Sitting around at Camp Kayscha, we were all merrily rippling away when I noticed something. Mine had not only the ripple design across the blanket, but it also has a wave from front to back. Everyone else’s lay beautifully flat. Mine was textured. You can see Car’s finished blanket here – look how lovely and flat it is. In comparison, […]

The Aussie WIP Wednesday

My crafting time this week has been pretty focused. I had a project in mind and powered through to get it done. Which means most of my WIPs have been ignored…making it the perfect time to add a new quilt to list, don’t you think? I was going to use this layer cake for Beetle’s capsule quilt, but in the […]

improv piecing :: a beginners guide

There’s something about the ordered chaos of improv piecing that appeals to me – sticking out in my mind especially are this crochet hook roll and these journals. I’ve long wanted to try it, but I wasn’t quite sure where to start, and a search for a tutorial or how-to turned up pretty much nothing. Over the last week or […]

this week

  Where oh where do the weeks go?A new quilt in the works and another in the design pipeline. Some Project Life sprints with a friend is seeing me almost caught up. The ripple and cross-stitch are both plodding along nicely. It’s been a nice balance this week. I’ve found myself lost in the archives of the Shutter Sisters online […]

tiny little baby steps

The cradle still stands in the corner of our bedroom. Unused for months, I have managed to strip it back to the bare mattress, sheets and blankets washed and then remade up on a cot that recently dropped from the newborn setting to the lower big baby no-you-can’t-stand-up-here level. The contents of the nappy bag are shifting, no longer stuffed […]

The Aussie WIP Wednesday

One of my favourite things that’s quickly coming out of running the Aussie WIP Wednesday is that it’s giving me a good kick to actually DO something on my WIPs so I have something to show you! Yesterday, with the big children off to nanny and poppy’s for a sleepover, and the grumpy baby tucked up in bed asleep, I […]

Hoarding pay-off

For a while now, I’ve been wanting to make myself a pretty editorial calendar for the blog. Something visible and easily workable. Something physical, not just an app or a spreadsheet. The last couple of weeks the push to get it done has become more insistent. I feel like I have a heap of stuff I haven’t blogged, but when […]

Visual Dare 61 :: Festival

{image source} “It’s too hard. I can’t. I’m scared,” I looked at her pleadingly, desperate for her to protect me from rapidly impending adulthood. “You CAN do it. Everyone feels like this, but I know you can do this.” Her eyes twinkled as she reached into the basket slung over her arm. Something behind her fluttered, but my attention was […]

this week

I got some awesome new boots this week, so with some pretty camel yarn to hand, I’m hooking up these sweet boot cuffs this weekend. On the subject of yarn, I’ve spent too long looking at yarn colours for that granny ripple I linked last week (spoiler alert, I’ve picked 23 and I’m just waiting for the craft budget to refresh at the end of the month to […]