Author: theOCB

Tuesday Tip | Start Early

Tuesday Tip | Start Early

If it’s one thing we crafters know, it’s that we need to get ahead of the Holiday season. It makes for way less stress, and allows us to truly enjoy the season the way we really want to. With that in mind, I have two […]

Tuesday Tip | Year End Plan

Tuesday Tip | Year End Plan

Summer is winding to an end, the kids are back at school, and if you’re a crafter who loves Christmas, you might be starting to think about getting ready for the Holiday season. I most certainly am! This month I will be setting down on […]

Tuesday Tip | How to Use a Notebook

Tuesday Tip | How to Use a Notebook

I’m kidding of course. You already know how to use a notebook right? I’m sure it’s your go to for making lists, and keeping a personal journal. Here are some other things you can use them for: Lettering Practice Book If you’re practicing any kind […]

Tuesday Tip | Simplify

Tuesday Tip | Simplify

I won’t deny that I’m a notebook addict and that along with my daily bullet journal, I have different notebooks for different purposes. But sometimes it’s good to get back to basics and simplify. So right now I’m using one single notebook* for everything. We’re […]

Tuesday Tip | Pivot

Tuesday Tip | Pivot

The best laid plans and all that. Sometimes you just have to assess the changing situation and adjust to suit. I am in my secondary workspace today, making it happen! This is usually my workspace in the afternoon during summer time, because my attic office […]

Tuesday Tip | Write it Down

Tuesday Tip | Write it Down

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: write it down. I’ll keep repeating it, because sometimes I don’t follow my own advice, and just this week, I forgot an idea, and I’m kicking myself. We think we’ll remember that date, appointment, that quote, […]

Tuesday Tip | Practise Self-Care

Tuesday Tip | Practise Self-Care

We’re halfway through the year, and while we might be tempted to look at our yearly goals, to-do lists, and other markers to see how much we’ve achieved, I have a different question for you. How is your self-care? What have you been doing to […]

Thursday To-Do | Felt Coasters

Thursday To-Do | Felt Coasters

Grab your felt scraps to tackle this felt coaster project from The Gold Jelly Bean. I went with shades of grey and white and made a mug coaster for when I am having coffee at my desk.  I followed the instructions exactly, and it came […]

Tuesday Tip | Small Steps

Tuesday Tip | Small Steps

Can’t finish that knitted sweater today? Wind the next ball of yarn. Can’t get that Disney vacation scrapped? Edit your photos. Can’t get that masterpiece finished? Prep your brushes and paint. Can’t organise your entire craft room? Clear off your work surface. Can’t finish that […]

Thursday To-Do | Photo String Frame

Thursday To-Do | Photo String Frame

The inspiration piece this week is this photo string frame by Talia Christine.   Source Pin it here   And here is my version:   Here’s how you can make one too. Supplies Thrifted wooden frame String photos mini clothespins hammer and small nails OR […]