on the bookshelf :: May

Tell me you’re a creature of habit without telling me you’re a creature of habit? After breaking my book drought in April, I’ve been on a roll again in May, with a total of 8 books read. Eye Of A Rook (Josephine Taylor) // An interesting novel, exploring relationships, chronic illness + the medical establishment’s dismissal and minimisation of female […]

on the cards :: May

May was a big one, project-wise. I had the wrap up of 100 Days. I was attempting Me Made May (fail) and Messy May (pass). Life was very life-ish – kiddo performances and weekends away and Mothers Day and what felt like three million meetings and EOFY kicking off. If there was a month I was going to fail, this […]

me made fail

The time has come, the walrus said, to speak of many things; like the season of hardcore Me Made May has come and gone. Another year, and another fail, and I think I can officially admit defeat. Well, not defeat so much, but to accept garment sewing has taken a back burner in the current hyperfixiation rankings; and that’s ok. […]

in the mailbox :: postcard swap

A million years ago, in the heyday of forums and blogging and before algorithms decided the internet for us, swaps were a regular part of my creative calendar. Dolls quilts, and charm squares, and The Creative Exchange, a Hogwarts house swap, mixed media canvases, even penpals and letters, along with our annual SNCA swap. I haven’t done a swap in […]

kindle cover :: 2024 update

Back in 2012, in the lead up to our second quilt camp, I was in full gifty stalker mode and very subtlely slipped into the chat. “Hey Kylie,” I asked, “do you have a kindle? I’m thinking of getting one…”. It wasn’t a total lie, I had kind of thought about the idea of one for a while; I had […]

wrapped in blooms

It was an ordinary Monday morning, when an ordinary ping on my phone had me tapping an ordinary gmail notification – just like I had a million times before – which led to my phone opening an email with news that was anything other than ordinary. After eighteen years, our women’s pastor and my very dear friend was leaving not […]

WIP Wednesday :: Autumnal Easter Egg Scarf

When I first got my spinning wheel, I grabbed a couple of skeins of fibre from Etsy. I was very deliberate in the order I spun them – one was designated “first”, a pretty skein that I liked, but wouldn’t be devestated if it was less like something knittable and more like art yarn. The second was my favourite of […]

me made what?

For the past four years, I’ve participated in Me Made May. A month dedicated to the wearing and making of handmade garments, it’s been a mainstay of my crafting and blogging calendar during the pandemic and tiny house life; a little sliver of connection and some desperately needed scaffolding when the rest of the everything felt far outside my control. […]

on the trolley :: May

When I decided, back in January, to create a monthly series featuring my trolley and way I use it to keep me organised, I expected it to be nothing more than a fun little filler post, giving a bit of a peek behind the curtains, so to speak, without the pressure to show progress on a WIP or a finished […]

on the bookshelf :: March & April

It’s been a much slower start to the year, book wise, than normal – only 12 books for the year, giving me an average of three per month. I didn’t even bother with a wrap in March; what’s the point of a whole blog post for one single book? ONE. One little book finished in 31 days. Not happy, self, […]