ring a ring a rosy

Once upon a time, in The Before, Thursday nights were a regular fixture of my personal church life rhythm. I’d get everyone settled with dinner and evening routines, grab my bible, and head out the door to the ladies bible study. It was a newer study group, one that had grown out of a previous Tuesday morning mum’s study group […]

Wordless Wednesday :: Christmas Party edition

It’s a manic old day here, so just flying through with a (semi) Wordless Wednesday post. Saturday night we kicked off the silly season with Mr Barefoot’s company Christmas party, where we did a paint and sip. Our project was a sunset over a pink ocean, and it was really fun to see how differently they all turned out, even […]

counting down

Since the children were tiny, I’ve always made our own advent calendars. The format changes over the years but the basics have always been the same – bible verse, activity, little treatie. I mix up the activities each year, and what lollies or chocolates end up in the calendar, but the end result is the same. Something to read & […]

oh what fun it is to craft

“Do you think he’s compensating for something?” Shrek asks Donkey as they see Lord Farquaad’s castle for the first time. As I survey the list I made yesterday and clipped to my inspo board in my craft room, I felt the need to ask the same of myself. And the answer is – absolutely I am compensating for something. Advent […]

WIP Wednesday :: Digital Papers

Somewhere, between building and moving and mumming and all the everything that fills everyday life, the last two months have disappeared, and the silly season is approaching with a terrifying rapidity. Last year, our advent shenanigans were rudely interrupted by the coming of the plague (twice!), and I think this year, I’m in full overcompensation mode, collecting challenges and projects […]

maybe she’s born with it…

…maybe its hyperfixation and an obsession with starting all the projects. It can be very easy to cast a glance at a post, after fifteen years of crafting in this space, and think “oh that’s clever, I could never do that”. The truth is, I’m not talented, I’m not clever, I’ve just spent a whole lot of time practising and […]