blogtober day 19 // spring stash sewing

With the warmer weather hitting right as we move, I’ve yet to drag my clothes crates out of storage. There always seems to be something more pressing to unpack (like my craft room), which means I’m cycling through the same two or three outfits every time I go to town. I don’t go out that much, but when I do, […]

blogtober day 18 // WIP Wednesday

Back in the early days of the world shutting down and everything changing, I was at a loose end. We were locked down, in our cabin, so kid activities were non-existent, and housework not far behind it. My evenings were much more my own than they ever were in town. And so, I found myself convinced against my better judgement, […]

blogtober day 17 // Tip Tuesday

After being on social media for a while, the same discussion topics start to crop up. “Tell us your toxic crafting trait” is a common one, and generally it’s the same kind of things that get mentioned each time. Knitters who don’t swatch. Sewists who don’t prewash. And I get it, I really do. Both those things suck majorly. But […]

…on crafting – hobby, sanity, identity…

The past week on Threads, there was a QT trend going around. “Say I love you without saying those words”. Mine, clearly, would be to make something. It’s my go-to love language to express how much someone means to me. I craft to make things for people I love. I craft to keep my hands busy in down times. I […]

blogtober day 15 // Sunday snippets

At the beginning of *waves hands* all the everything, there was a lot of talk about The New Normal. it was really early on that we realised our 2019 selves were irrevocably changed, and whatever was to come, it would mark us forever. Other events in life create smaller, more personal, resets and recalibrations. Moving is one such event, and […]

blogtober day 14 // Saturday Stash

In hindsight, taking the teenager with me to buy supplies for a cricut project wasn’t my smartest move. He huffed and he puffed and he blew the attitude my way as he asked “how long, exactly, does it take to pick vinyl?” “I’m waiting on the board to help me decide which one,” I replied. Logical, I thought. Not to […]

blogtober day 13 // if they say jump

“If your friends jumped off a cliff, would you?” It’s such a classic mum line, isn’t it? We’ve all heard it from our own parents. Those of us in the trenches of teen parenting have likely said it a time or two. I know I have, even as I side-eye enablers one and two, and think to myself, “yeah, probably […]

blogtober day 11 // birthday season closed

And so, the voice inside my head that sounds suspiciously like Lady Whistledown, I do declare the 2023 season has come to a close. Birthday season is always a whirlwind. 4 birthdays in 5 weeks, plus our wedding anniversary, fathers day, a long weekend, and every year (lately anyway), there seems to be something big happening in between all that. […]

Blogtober day 10 // be prepared

Just like time is a heartless wench that refuses to slow down or stop passing, so too are my children determined to grow up regardless of my feelings on the matter. 2013 Me, exhausted and in the trenches of newborns and toddlers and kindergarteners, has a lot to answer for, having told myself “it will be easier once they are […]