in the trolley this month

One of the funnest parts of new house life, is I get to rearrange and rebuild my crafting routine from scratch. Of course, it’s also completely terrifying and overwhelming to stare at a blank craft space and trying to picture what three million boxes look like and how they need to be arranged. But now I’m over that first hurdle, […]

on the cards :: January

Somewhere around the third cocktail, on the evening of December 28th, I had a genius idea. What if, says I, what if I do a pocket a day, like a 3×4″ project life pocket. One day it might be a photo, another it might be a painting. A cocktail afternoon might be a written recipe and a quick sketch. A […]

whoops I tripped

Never say never, so the saying goes. I have declared, in the past, that I really do not need more cross-stitches in my life. And it’s true, I don’t. Alice and the Wizard are languishing in my “finished projects” box, unframed and with no hanging in sight. My valentines gnomes likewise remain forgotten about (though with three weeks to valentines […]

Snow Matter What

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a crafter in possession of a gnome habit, must be in want of a knit along named after an Austen hero…or something to that effect. I was on the fence about the Snow Matter What knit along, and then I saw the gnome was named Mr Gnightley, and how could I resist? I […]

IMMERSE myself in the year ahead

This year, more than any other, I found it hard to decide on a word to encapsulate everything I wanted this year to be. It is a year to settle, to reset, to catch our breath…and at the same time, it’s a year of change, of placing the capstones on the childhood of our eldest, as he turns 18 later […]