kindle cover :: 2024 update

Back in 2012, in the lead up to our second quilt camp, I was in full gifty stalker mode and very subtlely slipped into the chat. “Hey Kylie,” I asked, “do you have a kindle? I’m thinking of getting one…”. It wasn’t a total lie, I had kind of thought about the idea of one for a while; I had […]

wrapped in blooms

It was an ordinary Monday morning, when an ordinary ping on my phone had me tapping an ordinary gmail notification – just like I had a million times before – which led to my phone opening an email with news that was anything other than ordinary. After eighteen years, our women’s pastor and my very dear friend was leaving not […]

me made what?

For the past four years, I’ve participated in Me Made May. A month dedicated to the wearing and making of handmade garments, it’s been a mainstay of my crafting and blogging calendar during the pandemic and tiny house life; a little sliver of connection and some desperately needed scaffolding when the rest of the everything felt far outside my control. […]

tell me a story

and then I’ll go to bed… It is a little rhyme my mum always used to sing to me as a child. After fifteen years of blogging, it can be interesting, shall we say, the ways I come up with blog titles. Especially with projects that I’ve shared progress posts of, it becomes harder and harder to come up with […]

web of blooms

In April of last year, I was in the car on the way to Sydney for a party; in between the thirty million deadspots along the New England Highway, I was madly refreshing my instagram. It was after all, a destash weekend and if there’s one thing I like more than pretty fabric, it’s pretty fabric at a discount. Of […]

quiltmas progress

On my morning walk earlier this week, I was listening to an episode of the ABC podcast, “All In The Mind”, all about performance psychology. Specifically, sports psychology. Not a link you would normally expect to read on a craft blog, written by someone who’s idea of high performance activity is “getting all the parcels from the post office desk […]

couch crafting :: cross stitch edition

Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention. With my latest cross-stitch, I splurged on a pattern marking app (I use Markup R-XP) to track my pattern on my phone. I’ve long envied the numbers and stats tracking AJ has been able to share in the chat, and with a larger pattern with more complex distribution than I would usually […]

whoops I tripped

Never say never, so the saying goes. I have declared, in the past, that I really do not need more cross-stitches in my life. And it’s true, I don’t. Alice and the Wizard are languishing in my “finished projects” box, unframed and with no hanging in sight. My valentines gnomes likewise remain forgotten about (though with three weeks to valentines […]

hanging out

For the last two years, the infamous 5-centimetre-that-are-really-5-inch gnomes have consumed my Christmas crafting. I finally managed to get them finished in January of this year, and then they were tucked away safely in the container until the move was done. In perfect timing, a month into unpacking, my framer was offering a 40% off sale on in stock frames […]