teacher mug rugs

One each for the two main teachers Bear had last year, one each for the two release teachers, and one for the teachers aide. Five gifts to make. Not too onerous, you wouldn’t think. Except end of year hit me hard, and I found myself cutting it fine. How fine? See that ridiculously dodgy phone pic at the bottom, with […]

Secret Santa :: what I sent

There is a little group of lovelies that I spend the best part of my year chatting to, crafting with and laughing at with. Each year we do a Secret Santa swap, and this year, I was playing Santa for Alley. This lovely miss is one of my quilt camp crazies friends, so I had a fair idea almost straight […]

lights, camera, action

As everything starts winding up for the year, I love looking back over the past 12 months and seeing the shifts in our family. One big shift this year has been watching the boys blossom in their confidence. Partly to do with Bear being at school, and Boy2 finding his feet in a world not dominated by his big brother, […]

to us a son is given {Christmas canvas swap}

One of my favourite things about belonging to online craft group is having swaps, and having a little piece of your friends nearby. For instance, as I sit here typing, immediately to my right is a mugrug Nic made me. I think of her every time I use it, which really, is pretty damn regularly. It’s a lovely way to […]

20::20 {gingerbread men}

PROJECT PROGRESS: TWENTY! OCCASSION: why the heck not? BRIEF & RATIONALE: Small people @ & 3 thought they looked good, simple as that! SOURCE: Essential Baking Cookbook EASE OF MAKING: 8/10 CHILD FRIENDLY? yes – they loved kneading and helping cut out their shapes! REALITY V COOKBOOK: well, as good as biscuits decorated by 7, 5 and 3 year olds […]

Christmas Prep starts with crafting

With just over a month to go, it’s time to admit Christmas is indeed coming, and pull my finger out and get organised. First on my list is an advent calendar. I’m playing with a few options, but I think all options will incorporate in some way, these cute bottle cap ornaments from this tutorial, that I started all the […]

And so this is Christmas…

The last Boogie for the year! Thank so much to everyone who has joined in this year, here’s hoping 2013 is bigger and better and boogier! I’ll be taking the week off next week, and will be back on deck in early January. Merry Christmas everyone!! HOW IT WORKS: Blog up to five songs between Saturday lunchtime and Sunday lunchtime […]

teacher gifts and bargain shopping

I’ve been eyeing them off on various blogs and Pinterest for a while now. So Tuesday afternoon, with two grumpy small children, I popped on Playschool for the grumps, and Bear and I raided the tip affectionately known as my studio. With the various bits and pieces in hand, we set ourselves up on the craft table. Bear picked the […]

Here comes Santa Claus…

Christmassy activities abound a the moment. As we pulled out the decorations, a wreath was uncovered, made with Bear when he was just a wee chap – a circle of cardboard, and red and green crepe paper stuck on. So with the Christmas carols playing, we parked ourselves on the loungeroom floor, my box of scraps between us all, and […]