plans {fiction} {Blogtoberfest day 31}

Jo’s nervous declaration of love still echoed around the kitchen, keeping Steve rooted to the spot. He knew he needed to say something, the way she was peering at him, expectantly, then bashfully, the silence drawing out to the point of almost too long. Shit. This wasn’t part of the plan. She wasn’t supposed to love him back. He was in love […]

quilt camp 2015 :: what I gave

Ah, camp gifts. The dilemma of what to make – with a whole year to come up with an idea and get them made, of course I would leave it until the week before camp to change my mind, decide on a new project and make seven of them. Where’s the fun in a project if you aren’t madly sewing […]

easy last minute DIY Halloween masks

Tomorrow night marks the official start to our end of year festivities. The drama school our children go to don’t do a Christmas concert, instead, they do a Halloween concert to avoid any clashes with all the other events that seem to crop up around Christmas. Generally, the children get to pick their own costumes, and the directer asks that […]

Quilt Camp goodie bags

  It was just past seven, when I kissed my babies goodbye, wished my dad-slash-babysitter good luck, and headed north through the still-misty countryside. A few hours and a coffee stop later, I was turning off the highway and into the edges of the National Park. This year, I was the first to arrive by around 45 minutes, which gave […]

Birthday season 2015 {blogtoberfest day 9}

Tomorrow, my tiny girl turns five. FIVE! She is full of chatter and so excited to be going to big school, that yesterday we made her a calendar to cross off each day until February and her first day. I am about to hit the kitchen to bake her cake, when it struck me, I hadn’t yet shared the boy’s […]

Letterpress Christmas cards {Blogtoberfest day 8}

Christmas cards have been on my mind since August. Yes, August, which is crazy, because I am very much a “don’t show me Christmas products in shops until November” type of person, but I have a couple of wholesale opportunities and now is prime ordering time, so I had to be on top of things. On Friday, I had a […]