…advent activity calendar….

Over the years, I have tried various ways to present our advent countdown activities. We’ve had envelopes in mini trees. We’ve had boxes of supplies and prompts. For the longest time, I’ve wanted a shadow box advent calendar, and I finally found one last week at Spotlight. Being in a small house, with most of our supplies packed away, and […]

…down the rabbit hole…

I tried to resist a 2020 cross-stitch-along. I swear I did. I tried so hard, and then the kits were released and there was an option to split postage and well… self control isn’t exactly my strong point, is it? It didn’t take much more than a little push and I was down the rabbit hole – literally. The Alice […]

…WIP Wednesday…

The further that covid breaks my brain, the further I have to reach back into the WIP pile for projects. Having successfully kicked my 2014 list in the butt, my current project, and today’s WIP Wednesday feature, comes all the way from 2012. It started with a graphic I saw on facebook, that looked cute, and I shared it. Then […]

…felt hoop…

Ahead of quilt camp each year, there is always a flurry of messages about the projects being packed with intentions of working on them, or at the very least, side-eyeing the bag containing said projects and vaguely sort of mentioning we should think about possibly getting them out at some point. Last year, these discussions turned to some Pinterest inspiration […]

…black and white…

Sewalongs, stitchalongs, block of the month, crochetalongs, heck, even a good old-fashioned blogalong…none of these are my strong point. (Thank you Captain Obvious, I can hear all my long time readers say, this is not new information). With a move pending, and with it, a rapid downsize of my craft room, when a 2020 stitchalong was proposed, I resisted the […]

…tell me a story…

Monthly projects are not exactly my forte. Or more precisely, keeping up to date with monthly projects is not exactly my forte. Back in 2015, I allowed myself to be talked into joining the monthly Story Time Sampler project. With famous last words, I thought it would be easier to keep up to date on, “with smaller blocks” than the […]

…creating a daily habit…

There’s something about the start of a new year, that brings with it a fresh burst of energy and creativity and a gross underestimation of what I can achieve in daily life, once the delightful laziness of summer holidays has worn off and we are back into the usual rhythm of school and chores and all the things that exist […]

…little row of houses…

Often, when I have an idea, and I try it and it doesn’t work quite right, I very maturely pitch a fit, throw it in the corner and refuse to look at it ever again. I am an excellent adult like that. Sometimes though, the failed project sticks in my brain and demands to be revisited. Yesterday’s print project was […]

…wash the dishes dry the dishes…

Sometimes, I wonder if it’s really worth the effort to get kids doing chores. I know it’s a good thing, it is teaching them valuable life skills, it is forming them up into functional, capable adults…but man oh man, I could really do without the constant moaning and whining and reminding and bickering and…like, could we just do it with […]

…that darn duck…

When you are six, the phrase “loved to pieces” is not just a figurative expression. When you are six, and the one you love best is a small stuffed duck that has been in the family as long as you have, the pieces that you have loved into oblivion start to outnumber the pieces left to continue being loved. And […]