ring a ring a rosy

Once upon a time, in The Before, Thursday nights were a regular fixture of my personal church life rhythm. I’d get everyone settled with dinner and evening routines, grab my bible, and head out the door to the ladies bible study. It was a newer study group, one that had grown out of a previous Tuesday morning mum’s study group […]

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 […]

Bingo 2023

Long weekends have long been an excuse within our craft group to dive into challenges and projects and using our bonus time wisely* (*wisely, of course, is a euphemism for craftily). Since 2019, Easter long weekend has meant a super sized challenge known as Creativity Bingo. A four day marathon of crafting, designed to be chock-full of prompts to get […]

…blogtober day 17 :: Monday making…

In our homeschool, we don’t follow school terms. We’ve found a different rhythm that works for us, but still gets the requisite time in each year. Most recently, it meant that we worked through the first week of the school holidays, had a week of drama classes which I’m counting as school, and then holidays last week. Today, then, is […]

…clay play…

My instagram feed can be a dangerous place, when one is as distractable and suggestible as I am. I follow an eclectic mix of makers and creators, and it’s not uncommon for me to flood the group chat with screen shots when something cool pops up. Next minute I’m down a rabbit hole of online shopping and pinterest and into […]

…festive cheer…

In between all the other things that need to get done this week, it seemed the most excellent time to procrastinate with a bit of non-Christmas crafting. Who wants to get Christmas clothes and masks finished with plenty of time to spare, when there are challenges to finish that could be done at any time? To try and justify my […]

…daddy decal…

One of the side benefits of homeschooling, is bonus daddy time. Mr Barefoot is off to work of a morning before the children are up, so lunchtime is often the first time they see him for the day. It’s really lovely for them to have that little slice of time in the middle of the day. Less lovely? The constant […]

…this week at the school table…

Back when I was at school, there was a persistent rumour swirling around our un-air-conditioned classrooms, that if it hit 40 degrees, they had to send us home. We never got sent home, so I’m pretty sure it was more wishful thinking than anything else! These days though? I’m the boss of this school and can do what I darn […]

…a friday finish…

You would think, if ever there was a year to let a weekly-release craft along project slide, it would be 2020. Who has the headspace to keep up with stuff with *waves hand* all that going on? And yet…2020 is the first year that I have actually managed to keep up, and finish, a stitchalong. When I started the Peppermint […]