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17 For 2017-September Update

September always feels like a second ‘New Year’ to me as my year has revolved around school term times since I was 4, and as a student and then a teacher (and now a parent) it’s a real month for reflection and resolutions. As a supply teacher, it’s normally a quiet month and gives me…… Continue reading 17 For 2017-September Update

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Why Couldn’t There Just Have Been Two Walnuts?

Monday’s school run was just like any other walk home, a route we’ve covered hundreds of times. However, it suddenly became different when we crossed the road and discovered a walnut under a tree. There was just the one-the others had either been picked up or run over by cars, or just hadn’t dropped off…… Continue reading Why Couldn’t There Just Have Been Two Walnuts?

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A Not WIP Wednesday Post, Featuring Fairy Dust

This week I decided not to have a WIP Wednesday post, because all of my makes have been seen before! What I did decide to do though, was share some magic that happened last Thursday. I hadn’t had a call for work, so I was at home. I’d done the chores, including a very thorough…… Continue reading A Not WIP Wednesday Post, Featuring Fairy Dust

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An FO, a Sprout and a chat about Instagram 

I try to keep my posts all about one thing and not mix up too much, but today I thought I’d break my own rule. First of all, I said in my WIP Wednesday that I’d post a photo of my latest finished project. It is a Lush cardigan by Tin Can Knits and it…… Continue reading An FO, a Sprout and a chat about Instagram 

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Busting the January Blues

The new year is in full swing now, Christmas is well and truly over and the decorations are packed safely away in the loft. (Is it ok to feel a little bit relieved about the new found space and the ability to hoover absolutely everywhere again?) I was sorely tempted to keep this little fella…… Continue reading Busting the January Blues

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Salt Dough Decorations

Another person making salt dough? Who’d have thought it at this time of year! This was however a momentous occasion for me, as they actually worked. You know how you’re supposed to learn from your mistakes? It seems I missed that and I’m a huge glutton for punishment. Over the years (in my job!) I…… Continue reading Salt Dough Decorations


How To Create It Yourself ~ Exploding Gift Box Tutorial

Originally posted on CraftyCAN :
I’m sure this Tutorial didn’t want to be done today…that or the Universe was telling me to leave it today and try again tomorrow, but tomorrow I’m focusing on other things, so today it is. My frustration at the constant interruptions, phone calls, Google Docs dictation translations (some of them just…