Welcome to My SITS Party

It’s my SITS Day! How fitting for it to be in Me Me Me Month (sharing selfish crafting and favourite recipes of mine and some great guest bloggers) . For those that don’t know, SITS (Secret Is in The Sauce) is a fantastic community of more than 8000 bloggers committed to supporting each other, particularly […]

Vote for Me Me Me

How funny that during Me Me Me month, I’m asking you to vote for me! My Big Boy Booster Chair made it into the Top 5 at the Iron Crafter (over on Fireflies and Jellybeans). I’d love it if you popped over and voted for me here (well, actually, vote for your favourite project – […]

Mother’s Day Recap

I hope everyone enjoyed Mother’s Day yesterday. My day was filled with attempting to rid our kitchen of a pantry moth infestation – not quite how I planned to fill my day – but I’ll give you the full story on that another day!   The average Mum would probably be horrified to receive the […]

Me Me Me Month

Let’s start of Me Me Me Month with some random ramblings about myself. I’m a chemical engineer by training, and am normally shy about talking about myself, but I’ll try my best. I started Cook Clean Craft in March last year to have something just for me. At that time, I had a 13 month […]

Happy Easter!

Things have been a little quiet on the blog front here. A cold spread through the family, and then my parents visited for a few days, so life just got in the way. We’re now spending a quiet Easter at home (with a little bit of toilet training chaos thrown into the mix!). Preparations are […]

2011 Ultimate Blog Party

It’s party time! Grab a slice of cake (actually my husband’s birthday cake – coffee sponge with coffee buttercream icing, decorated with choc bits supposedly like the wheel of a bike!), and have a look around. I started my blog a little over a year ago (oops, I missed my blogiversary) with no idea where […]

Random ramblings

It’s been a while since I’ve posted and I can’t really explain why. The last few weeks have been draining as the Little Man hasn’t been sleeping well. Things finally felt like they were getting back on track, and then he had a really bad night last night. He’s got a bit of a temperature […]

Can’t escape social media…

So I’ve joined the realm of the Facebook page. If that’s your preferred way of keeping up to date, like me on the sidebar, or click here. I’ll try to add some behind the scenes posts and photos, and links to what’s caught my attention out and about, although I’ll try my best not to […]

Where I’m at

So it’s February already, and I thought I’d review my goals since 9% of the year is already gone (sorry, I can’t always control the engineer in me…). To be honest, I’d actually forgotten what some of my goals were. Good thing I put them in a blog post! 52 New Recipes: I’ve cooked a […]

Have I always been crafty?

I still haven’t got decent photos and tutorials together for my growing pile of projects (including the coolest thing I’ve ever made), so I thought I’d share a bit more about me. Have I always been crafty? I remember watching Fat Cat and Friends on TV as a kid and loving the crafts segments. They […]

Weekend Update

Blog posts have fallen by the wayside this week. I returned home to soggy Brisbane after 2 1/2 weeks at my parents’ place whilst my husband was overseas. I’d scheduled a few posts before I went away, and naively thought I’d be able to write some posts in the evenings after the kids went to […]

Floods in Queensland

As you may be aware, an area the size of France and Germany combined is currently submersed in water in Queensland, here in Australia, with flooding expected to hit the city of Brisbane in the next day or two. Toni from Make It Perfect along with a heap of other generous bloggers has organised an […]

2011: A Whole New Year

Image from Free Digital Photos So it’s a fresh and sparkly New Year. Time to reflect on the past and set some goals for the year ahead. Quite a few blogs are using a word (or three words) as a focus for the year, and I’m going to join in on the trend. My magic […]

2010: What a Year!

The year is fast drawing to a close, and what a year it’s been! My life looks so different from 12 months ago. My family has grown with the addition of our adorable baby girl, and I entered the fun world of blogging. I’m loving all the changes life has brought me this year! Looking […]

Nursery Rhyme for Crafters

Curly locks, curly locks, will thou be mine? Thou shall not wash dishes, nor yet feed the swine, But sit on a cushion and sew a fine seam, And feed upon strawberries, sugar, and cream! We listen to a lot of nursery rhymes in this house (thanks to an ABC double CD of 200 of […]

The world of Cook Clean Craft

Four weeks of visiting grandparents came to an end this week, and we’re trying to find a routine for our family of four. I’ve managed to find a little bit of time to craft – half an hour or so of crochet in bed when the kids are finally asleep before I pass out from […]

9 months in the making…

My latest project is complete: Celeste Annabel arrived on 11th October (just missing out on being a 10/10/10 baby). The labour and birth went much more smoothly than first time around. I’m not one to share unsolicited birth stories, so I’ll leave it at that! We’re settling in at home, with big brother fascinated by […]

The world of Cook Clean Craft

It’s been a quiet week for me blog-wise, but there’s been a flurry of activity on the home front. Bub #2 is due in a month and the nesting instinct has gone into overdrive. I’ve got lots of projects to show you, but by the time I finish each day, all I can do is […]

Weekend Link Love

Two weeks of link love in a row – I’m on fire! Here’s what caught my attention this week (in no particular order): Very cute Soft Bunnies and Letters pattern at Ottobre Designs My husband sent me this: What to search when you’re expecting at Google. If you’re pregnant, eat chocolate – Dr Weil told […]

Weekend Link Love

I’ve been meaning to share some of the things that have caught my eye in the blog and internet world during the week, but have never quite got around to it.Well, I’m finally giving it a go today. Hopefully it will become a semi-regular feature…So check out: The post at Domestic Indecision for tips of […]

Perfection-Induced Craft Paralysis

For those of you wondering what happened to my nesting theme, it kinda went out the window with my never-ending cold (which finally ended) and general pregnancy fatigue. I’m still nesting, just not in the order that I originally set, and the list of projects has got a lot shorter as I’m realising my limitations! […]

Guest Blogger – Tiff from Making the World Cuter

Two guest bloggers in a week – it’s saved me from a bare blog while I get over this cold. Today, I’m visiting Making the World Cuter (another fabulous blog with lots of cute projects to add to your to do list. Over to you Tiff: Hi cleaning, cooking, crafting people! I’m Tiffany, you can […]

New Toys

My husband has been in a generous mood lately and decided that I could use a few new toys (actually he wanted a fancy computer for his bicycle…). So firstly, I got one of these: Asus EeePC Seashell OK, the reason I got this one is my husband spilt coffee all over his laptop quite […]

New Blog Design

For the Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom, I actually won a fantastic prize of a Deluxe Blog Design, by Diana from The Girl Creative. Today is the official launch of my new design, and I am so happy with the result (much nicer than the standard blogger template I was using). Working […]