15 @ 40 // day fourteen

One of my favourite parts of the glory days of blogging, was the various rabbit holes one could fall down just from a single linky party. I could find myself starting with bookmarking a post with a cute sketch to scrap lift, and in the comments there, find a scrapbooker who teamed up with an artist for a challenge. From […]

my daybook, aka my brain on paper

I am a list maker, a lover of diaries and notebooks and calendars hanging on the wall. I do use my phone somewhat, with each child colour coded and all, but there’s nothing like having my day laid out in front of me to keep me on track.  Over the years I’ve tried a few systems. When the children were […]

…me made may week one…

One week in, and it’s interesting the difference in mindset from last year. Last year, it was fun and exciting and fresh. This year it’s…normal. Not that that’s a bad thing – in fact, I think it’s good. It means I’ve integrated my me-made items so effectively they are just regular clothes and not really anything special. Narrowing down my […]

…building a me made capsule wardrobe…

It has been a funny kind of spring. A few hot days, and then over the weekend, in the middle of November, we had the fire on, two nights in a row. I’ve been thinking about spring sewing since the beginning of October, but it hasn’t really seemed necessary – between the few summery bits I made earlier in the […]

…me made may 2021…

The last few years I’ve watched #MeMadeMay unfold on instagram with interest. I loved the concept, but simply didn’t have enough homemade garments to attempt it. Last year for Mother’s Day, though, I was gifted a new overlocker (and by gifted I mean I ordered it and shipped it to my husbands office and texted him to tell him what […]

…finch bucket…

To keep our daily school books, and whatever handwork I’m working on, and our library books, all in order, I have set up our IKEA trolley as our main homeschool organisation space. Along with the detritus of the day to day record keeping and lesson planning and creative fun, I also keep my good camera on hand on the trolley […]

…needlework essentials:redux // ribbon welt pouch…

I am a sucker for bags and pouches. Not, of course, in the way normal people collect handbags and cute wallets and delightful leathergoods of all persuasions. No, the bags I collect in quantities defying rationality? Project bags. Pouches for little stitchings, totes for large blankets. A project isn’t a project unless it has a bag to keep it safe, […]

…multipurpose journal bag…

I have a bit of a Thing about having stuff that matches. When it comes to projects, this normally comes out in the way of project bags, as evidenced by the improv pieces bag I made for my sunrise stripe sampler crochet blanket, to the detriment of my wedding outfit packing skills. When we kicked off our latest challenge-slash-craftapalooza, one […]

…linen travel pouch…

Sometimes, I feel sorry for hackers. Imagine going to all the effort of hacking an insta, and finding you’d gotten lumped with me. If you were to scroll back through my DMs, or not even on insta, but through various chat histories on various platforms, a good portion of the messages are screenshots or shared posts or pinterest pins followed […]

…diffuser travel case…

There is something enchantingly motivating about a disgustingly spotlessly clean craft room. Nary a loose thread to be seen on the floor, no scraps of paper floating around the desk, exactly zero tails of yarn trailing from the basket on the bottom shelf. So stinkin’ spotless I willingly allowed people in to photograph it to share with strangers. AND, for […]