…2012 BOM update…

There’s nothing quite like seeing a plan come to fruition. Way back at quilt camp in 2015, I spent the weekend getting most of the blocks of my 2012 block-of-the-month quilt. The way home saw my layout plan considered, revised, and decided…then I got home, laid it out, and my single quilt as per the kit suddenly blossomed into a […]

…dropping an F BOM…

…where F, of course, stands for FINISHED! And I think this one might be one of my most exciting finishes of the year. Allllll the way back in 2012, I joined some friends in the Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Block Of The Month. The quilt was designed to be a single bed sized quilt, featuring the Vintage Modern range […]

…criss cross apple sauce…

Back in January of 2020, before we really knew what was coming, we made a decision that would end up with us living in an ideal location to ride out those crazy first two years of the pandemic. And beyond, really. It doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, and neither are we. We are blessed with plenty of wide open […]

…birthday bag…

There’s nothing I love more than some good secret squirrel shenanigans. Back in The Before, when I first floated the idea of a pouch swap, a certain someone said she would love to be involved but couldn’t manage it with work and family commitments. This certain someone also had a birthday in the last couple of weeks. And if there’s […]

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 […]

{back to school} headphone case

Sometimes, the back-to-school list is easy. Pop by the office shop, grab some whiteboard markers and gluesticks, throw an extra box of tissues in the groceries, and an old shirt for painting. Done deal. This year though, came an addition. Headphones. Bear is moving up through the grades (don’t remind me. Didn’t he only start kindergarten yesterday?), and with it […]

15 @ 40 // day nine

When it comes to crafting, I love a good theme. Whether it’s the same fabric range over three seperate quilts, or matching my cross stitch to a baby gift, or dressing head to toe in matching yarn projects, or making a rather unnecessary project bag to be sure it is the right colour scheme, there’s something so satisfying about matching […]

…last minute gift ideas…

Four sleeps to go, and around here, we are full steam ahead on the Christmas gift crafting train! One of our favourite things to make for various grandparents & great-grandparents, is a baked goodies hamper. Like most of us, they don’t need, or even particularly want, anything, but we still want to give them something. This year, their box of […]

…diving deep, WIP style…

With the covid finishpalooza continuing apace, I’m coming across a problem I never thought I would – I’m running out of projects to work on. Currently, I have three in progress. I have my mandala blanket I started at the end of the 100 days project that I work on of an evening. I have my stitchery that I’m working […]

…vintage modern remix remix…

I find it endlessly amusing, that despite my ridiculous number of works-in-progress, many of which are languishing unfinished after multiple years as I bounce between projects, when a project really tickles my mojo, I am in head first and will work on nothing else until it is done. My latest quilt is a bit like that. After finishing my last […]