the week that was

How is it Sunday already? This past week has passed in a blur of parties and road trips and Christmas prep, and despite being on the go constantly, I feel like I’ve gotten nowhere fast! Our advent activities have been a bit hit and miss, but we’re working hard to find the magic in even the smallest slivers of time […]

this week on the craft table

The silly season is really ramping up, and it’s really starting to test my commitment to my plethora of festive crafty fun. I’m still here and poking along though, so let’s have a quick weekend whip around and take a look at the state of play on Advent Sunday Three! Quiltmas: The 12 patterns have all been released now, so […]

this week on the craft table

It was barely light at 5.30 this morning as I flicked the kettle on and started emptying the fridge while waiting for not one but two cups of coffee to brew – one to turn the braincells on, one for the road. The braincell cup was consumed in between hustling children from their beds, checking drawers, and packing the last […]

what is “packing light”?

In the before times, we would road trip quite regularly. A month in a camper trailer with four kids meant I had my packing skills down to a fine art. Clothes wise, anyway. When it came my craft supplies though, I seemed to lack the same ruthlessness. If I packed too light and had to wear the same shorts two […]

the week that was

One week down already, and it’s been a hustle from start to finish. We’ve even fallen a couple of days behind on our advent activity calendar, but have managed to squeeze in plenty of fun along the way. We’ve made watercolour Christmas trees and baked and decorated bikkies. There’s been carols rehearsals for the littlest, and a stolen moment of […]

in a one horse crafty sleigh

And so, here we are on December First. Twenty four days until the jolly fat man squeezes his way down our brand new chimney, and it’s time to kick the fun into high gear. A normal person would suggest one advent project is probably enough, two or three would be optimistically achievable. But normal and I, you see, aren’t exactly […]

counting down

Since the children were tiny, I’ve always made our own advent calendars. The format changes over the years but the basics have always been the same – bible verse, activity, little treatie. I mix up the activities each year, and what lollies or chocolates end up in the calendar, but the end result is the same. Something to read & […]

oh what fun it is to craft

“Do you think he’s compensating for something?” Shrek asks Donkey as they see Lord Farquaad’s castle for the first time. As I survey the list I made yesterday and clipped to my inspo board in my craft room, I felt the need to ask the same of myself. And the answer is – absolutely I am compensating for something. Advent […]

maybe she’s born with it…

…maybe its hyperfixation and an obsession with starting all the projects. It can be very easy to cast a glance at a post, after fifteen years of crafting in this space, and think “oh that’s clever, I could never do that”. The truth is, I’m not talented, I’m not clever, I’ve just spent a whole lot of time practising and […]