key to mummy’s heart :: mothers day craft

Late last year, Beetle Boy decided he was done with forever trailing after his big siblings and just doing whatever activities they were doing. He wanted something just for his own, somewhere to make friends that were someone other than the younger siblings of his own siblings friends. Scouts, we thought, might be a good fit for him. To say […]

WIP Wednesday :: December Daily

It’s interesting to me, that the longer I do this crafty thing, the less prescriptive I am in my expectations of myself. I have always struggled with perfectionism, to the point of complete stoppage on projects, leading to creative freeze. It’s something I’m working on though. I’ve shared a bit about my struggles with my 2022 December Daily album. Since […]

press pause

Two weeks after we ground to a halt, I feel like the adrenaline crash has well and truly hit. I’ve caught up on all the washing. I’ve rescued the last of the dishes from random places – bookshelves, floors, jammed between mattresses and walls. I’ve hauled ten* bags of tissues to the bin. I’ve thrown open the door and hustled […]

…blogtober day 11 :: 31 minutes for 31 days…

Part of my blogging process, especially over Blogtober, is once the post goes live, is to view the post on both my laptop and my phone. I’m familiar enough with my theme now that I know how it looks, but I still like to take that moment to review it, make sure everything loads properly in both formats. In our […]

…rediscovered memories…

After 18 months of living tiny, my patience with constantly diving into boxes to find my belongings has worn thin. I bought shelves. I collected boxes to organise my stash into. Slowly, slowly, I made progress in the unpacking, sorting things into neatly labelled boxes lined up in rows. Finally, I made it to the last box. A tricky one, […]

…crafting together vs crafting alongside…

There’s a stage in children’s social development that I learnt of when my big boys were tiny. Before co-operative play, there is parallel play – two (or more) toddlers sharing a space but doing their own thing. As an adult, that together-but-different thing keeps cropping up. Quilt camp is a perfect example – we happily all chill in the same […]

…pandemic memory keeping…

It is a common theme, when the children go away, that I grossly over estimate exactly how much I will manage to get done. This school holidays was no exception. I had three full days to myself, and I wrote myself a list a mile long to fill those three days with. While they are away though, there isn’t just […]

…life in lockdown, documented…

I’ve always loved mini books. Even in my project life days, I still loved to pull out an event or a theme, and create a mini book about just that one topic. Holidays and challenges were especially good for the mini book treatment. It’s been a while since I’ve made one, and like any habit that falls away, I forgot […]

…the parting gift…

Whenever I am drowning in big emotions, my go-to coping mechanism is to keep busy. Last month, I was honoured to be asked by my nan to make her a bundle of return of thanks cards, when she couldn’t find anything suitable following the death and funeral of my pop. In the week after the funeral, it was just the […]

{december daily wrap}

If I needed any further proof that 2020 broke me, as if all the finished projects weren’t enough, the final evidence arrived in the form of a finished December Daily. I think this may possibly be the first time I’ve actually managed to complete the entire 24 days of documenting! The small format had it’s challenges, but I think it […]