…squareathon…

Instagram can be a mixed blessing. Sometimes, many times, it is a veritable time suck of endless scrolling. Sometimes, it creates a fabulous community, like our amazing #saturdaynightcraftalong crew, who are so much fun. Sometimes, it inspires a fun little project that delivers just the inspiration kick I was after. A couple of weeks back, I came across #squareathon – […]

…sunrise at mulligans…

  A hot coffee in hand, I sat at the kitchen table, soaking in the rare silence of a house currently empty of small people. In front of me lay my daybook with a pre-Christmas to-do list a mile long. Top of the list was groceries, and new sheets to make up beds for our impending house guests. If I […]

…mini Christmas canvases :: advent blogalong day14…

For the last couple of years, it has been a tradition that we spend an afternoon getting messy in the craft room, creating ourselves some Christmas canvases. This year Bear & Boy2 picked mini square canvases, which gave us two each. I did two individual canvases, Beetle threw some paint around and had a whole lot of fun, and both […]

…handmade watercolour paint :: advent blogalong day11…

A week or two ago, I started following a lovely account on instagram by the name of @redwoodwillow, featuring their handmade watercolour paints, made using honey and glycerin. I admired, and it crossed my mind briefly that I should file that under “things I want to learn one day”. Then, within a few days of this, a message from the […]

…barefoot card of the week project…

Now my craft room is clean, and I found my mojo in the process, I’m uncovering lots of half completed and semi-forgotten projects, and starting to get moving on them again. One project that falls into this category started life, surprising exactly no-one, as a challenge. The idea was that a few of us would play along, and create a […]

…just start…

I have a horrible habit of putting myself in between a rock and a hard place. I see an awesome project or a new craft and I get all excited…and then I psych myself out, because I couldn’t possibly do that and what if I muck it up and and and….y’know, not that I over think these things. One such […]

Teachers Gifts {advent blogalong day 19}

Another year done! Where on earth has this school year gone? A quick post today, sharing a wrap-up of the gifts I made for the children’s teachers. I ended up finishing just in the nick of time – so much so that I didn’t get “real photos”!! For Bear’s teachers & class aides, he chose tea wallets, paired with some […]

collaborative art journals

It’s one of those things that has been an idea kicking around for a while now – what if we did a progressive art journal? What would it look like? How would it work? We could never quite find the answers to those questions, so it would get shelved and then brought up and shelved again. A few months back, […]