Category: craft

Week 22/2024: Hacking and journalling

Week of 27 May 2024 Hacking and journalling There were two highlights this week, both of which meant I had to drive a car to get there. (I dislike driving and avoid it wherever possible so you’ll know if I drive somewhere I either have no choice or it’s...

Week 33/2022: Arty adventures

Week of 15 August 2022 Arty adventures Tuesdays are my half days at work. When I have a medical appointment at 12.00, which doesn’t happen very often because I normally get in at 2.20, my work day gets cut back to about two and a half hours. This Tuesday...

20 for 2020: week 33

Week of 10 August My 20 for 2020 list. What did I want to do better this week? Start packing up at 10.15. Schedule 15 minutes of creative time every day and do it. So how did that go then? That did not go well. By the weekend I...

crafty fails – the end of the story

Someone asked me today whether I’d finished my scrapbooking organiser. You remember, the one that ended up covered in white paint . . . Well yes. I’m pleased to say that the salvage operations were successful and I have a functional (not white) crafty organiser. Here’s the finished product....

crafty fails

Today I was going to post a photo of my super new scrapbooking organiser that I was going to use for my Project Life supplies this year. I was going to have it all set up today, with all the cards neatly organised and it was going to look...

Book Week – the result

Since I wrote about the fun I had with making Juniordwarf’s Book Week costume, I thought I should post a picture of the result.So here it is. Hat by Spotlight. Makeup by Slabs. Cat-like outfit by me. Unfortunately the photos don’t show the tail. The skill, imagination and improvisation...

(im)perfection

This week is Book Week. Juniordwarf’s school is having a Book Week Parade and the kids are all encouraged to dress up as a character from their favourite book. Two years ago he wanted to be The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and I did this. Last year he was a...

P365 – Day 340 – 19 days til xmas

A few years ago, in a rare fit of Xmas nostalgia, I bought a ‘beyond the page’ wooden Xmas tree from Kaisercraft.  Kaiser had a few example trees on their website and in their workshop magazine, but they all looked a bit too, well, Christmassy. (Yes, it is a...

P365 – Day 316 – show time

This weekend is our local Garden Club’s Flower and Horticultural Show. The show is mainly for flowers, but there are sections for things like produce, home brewing and photography, and there’s also a kids’ section. For Juniordwarf’s age group, there were classes for photographs and for models of a...