…christmas stitchalong…

With only three weeks until Christmas, there’s plenty of time to start a new project, isn’t there? A detail-heavy, heavy hand work project seems like a grand idea, doesn’t it? And the fact it is a Christmas theme, and thus rather time sensitive wouldn’t be a problem, would it? Obviously, the answer to all three question is yes, there is, […]

…it’s painting, it’s pouring…

It’s always handy when challenges overlap. In my 202020 list, I have “try four new crafts”. Thanks to Pinterest and the Instagram explore tab, we also added “paint pouring” to our list of 365 creative adventures. I may or may not have had a starter kit fall into my basket a few weeks back at the cheap shop, and then […]

…bleach printing on fabric…

With quilt camp coming up (two weeks to go!), I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what to give for gifts, and I will confess, it has been harder than in previous years. In the way that life goes, we are all getting increasingly busier, with less time for crafting and other hobbies, which precludes some of the obvious […]

…easter wrap up…

What a crazy, busy, fun weekend! So very very full of so many fabulous moments. I shared on Thursday my weekend plans for crafty bingo, and oh man, did the crafty goodness get cranking over the past four days! I ended up being too tired after a huge day on Thursday, along with battling a threatening cold, to do much, […]

…reducio…

If there is one thing I love about the creative life, it is the sheer playfulness of making something for no other reason than to get my hands dirty and make something, regardless of the outcome. It doesn’t need to be perfect, whatever I end up making. It just needs to BE. I recognised my creative restlessness when I was […]

…mini Monday organisation spree…

Over the weekend, I managed to catch up on my morning stitches project. It has been a bit of a muddle around here the last couple of weeks and I’d gotten behind, so most of last week was spent playing catch up rather than doing the actual stitches that were allocated to that day. Saturday night saw three full days […]

…raffia herb basket…

Sometimes, I struggle with gift ideas all the way to the last minute before I leave for camp. This year, however, most of my ideas seemed to fall into place quite easily, and rather than my usual late nights trying to get it all done in time, this year I finished the first project almost a whole month before camp. […]

…hollow book…

It is a traditional each year, that at camp, we exchange gifts. (You can see my previous year makes here – 2017, 2015, 2014, 2012.1 2012.2 2012.3 2012.4 – 2016 & 2011 remain unblogged). This tradition started with our very first quilt camp, which was a hosted retreat at the end of November, the organiser suggested as the dinner was a Christmas theme, that […]

…morning stitches…

Sometimes, I look at my blog list in Feedly, or my instagram feed, and have no recollection of how I first found someone. Especially these days when my Feedly is so empty, I wonder how I ever came across someone in the first place, especially my old-school favourites. As much as I love Pinterest (and sometimes dislike it immensely, because […]