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, […]

on the cards :: April

Another month down, and I’m officially at the one third mark of this project. I have had my doubts, at certain points, if I would keep up with it, I will confess. There have weeks where it feels hard to be creative, where I let my messy desk be an excuse to not create. When I make the effort to […]

tell me a story

and then I’ll go to bed… It is a little rhyme my mum always used to sing to me as a child. After fifteen years of blogging, it can be interesting, shall we say, the ways I come up with blog titles. Especially with projects that I’ve shared progress posts of, it becomes harder and harder to come up with […]

web of blooms

In April of last year, I was in the car on the way to Sydney for a party; in between the thirty million deadspots along the New England Highway, I was madly refreshing my instagram. It was after all, a destash weekend and if there’s one thing I like more than pretty fabric, it’s pretty fabric at a discount. Of […]

100 days :: halfway

I have a love-hate relationship with the 100 Days project. At the start, I’m always gungho and keen to create some amazing things. By about day 20, I’m either completely obsessed, or have forgotten the darn thing exists. Around the time of day twenty this year, life was being particularly lifeish. I was in a rut of the worst kind, […]

craft room tour

For almost four years, from January 2020 to October 2023, I mourned my beloved craft room in town. A little sunroom off the side of the original half of the house, nothing more than an enclosed verandah, it was flooded with light and kitted out with a wrap around desk, stacks of shelving and storage. It took weeks to sort […]