@barefootcrafter - Rachel - The Barefoot Crafter

In love with making all the things, especially letterpress stationery & hand-bound books. Home of the #saturdaynightcraftalong . Based in NW NSW.
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get excited party people - it’s #saturdaynightcraftalong time
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This weekly craft party is hosted by myself (Aus/NZ/Asia Pacific), @charmaboutyou (UK/Europe), and @myteaandbrie (USA/Canada/South America)

To participate, just add joining @barefootcrafter for #saturdaynightcraftalong to your photo’s caption. This makes it easy for us to find you, and also for anyone new to find the hosts easily to find out what SNCA is all about.
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Everyone is welcome, join in any time - day or night! If it’s Saturday night somewhere in the world, the party is still rocking! Tag either your regular local host, or the host of the current time zone.

New to our little community? Welcome!! We look forward to getting to know you. Please take a minute to like/comment on a few photos as we are really trying to create a community.

So, who's here? Any regulars in tonight? Any new friends joining us for the first time? I’d love to know what you are all working on tonight! We’ve just finished a game of pandemic, and about to sit down to pizza, and then I think I’m going to hit up Netflix for the new men in Black movie with my crochet. How about you?
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get excited party people - it’s #saturdaynightcraftalong time ️ This weekly craft party is hosted by myself (Aus/NZ/Asia Pacific), @charmaboutyou (UK/Europe), and @myteaandbrie (USA/Canada/South America) To participate, just add "joining @barefootcr

Yesterday lunch time, we were sitting on our back deck, chattting about our afternoon plans - back to work for him, homeschool assessment for me to get Mr6 registered. The doorbell rang, a good twenty minutes ahead of my expected assessment time....you all know where this is going, right?
Him: who was at the door?
Me, completely believable and not at all shifty: oh it was the assessor, he just ticked me off and said close enough
Him: so a parcel then
Me: ...
Him: ...
Me: ...maybe?
Him: can you ask Mr NESA where fabric shopping fits in the homeschooling curriculum? There seems to as much of one as of the other...
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And what a parcel! Look at this gorgeous bundle of rainbow goodness from @craftaholickat  and it came with the sweetest note, that absolutely made my day. Thank you so much Kat, I can’t wait to play with it all.
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Yesterday lunch time, we were sitting on our back deck, chattting about our afternoon plans - back to work for him, homeschool assessment for me to get Mr6 registered. The doorbell rang, a good twenty minutes ahead of my expected assessment time....y

Anyone else getting hooked in for #australianreadinghour ? We’ve been out at homeschool group all morning so what better way to decompress than with a book in the sun
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Anyone else getting hooked in for #australianreadinghour ? We’ve been out at homeschool group all morning so what better way to decompress than with a book in the sun

Hanging in the sewing room with the smalls. They’re making sleeping bags for their teddies, I’m cheering after hitting the 1/3 mark on my new quilt top.
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Hanging in the sewing room with the smalls. They’re making sleeping bags for their teddies, I’m cheering after hitting the 1/3 mark on my new quilt top.

Today’s journal prompt is “book page poetry”. I’m having a fiddle with a random page from Persuasion, and trying to decide if it’s cheating to switch pages  #carweneedahashtagforourshenanigans @carrosecreative
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Today’s journal prompt is “book page poetry”. I’m having a fiddle with a random page from Persuasion, and trying to decide if it’s cheating to switch pages #carweneedahashtagforourshenanigans @carrosecreative

get excited party people - it’s #saturdaynightcraftalong time
️
This weekly craft party is hosted by myself (Aus/NZ/Asia Pacific), @charmaboutyou (UK/Europe), and @myteaandbrie (USA/Canada/South America)

To participate, just add joining @barefootcrafter for #saturdaynightcraftalong to your photo’s caption. This makes it easy for us to find you, and also for anyone new to find the hosts easily to find out what SNCA is all about.
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Everyone is welcome, join in any time - day or night! If it’s Saturday night somewhere in the world, the party is still rocking! Tag either your regular local host, or the host of the current time zone.

New to our little community? Welcome!! We look forward to getting to know you. Please take a minute to like/comment on a few photos as we are really trying to create a community.

So, who's here? Any regulars in tonight? Any new friends joining us for the first time? I’d love to know what you are all working on tonight! I’m doing some crochet while catching up with visiting family. How about you?
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get excited party people - it’s #saturdaynightcraftalong time ️ This weekly craft party is hosted by myself (Aus/NZ/Asia Pacific), @charmaboutyou (UK/Europe), and @myteaandbrie (USA/Canada/South America) To participate, just add "joining @barefootcr

New blade day  I don’t know why I’ve battled through for so long when I have an entire packet with spare blades just sitting in my sewing box! It’s actually enjoyable to cut the last of the blocks for my new quilt, now
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New blade day I don’t know why I’ve battled through for so long when I have an entire packet with spare blades just sitting in my sewing box! It’s actually enjoyable to cut the last of the blocks for my new quilt, now

In today’s #carandrachysquirkyjournal adventures, @carrosecreative spun up number 71. Plan A Story. I semi cheated, and instead used it for planning time on an existing project. It currently is sitting around 30,000 words, and I’ve been winging it the entire way, as evidenced by the random hot mess hodge podge of scenes and chapters and half explored plot bunnies! It was very odd trying to find a planning groove, but I think I’ve managed to outline the next scene in my current chapter. It will be interesting to see how the scene comes together after preplanning versus the usual “start typing and hope for the best”....
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#carweneedahashtagforourshenanigans
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In today’s #carandrachysquirkyjournal adventures, @carrosecreative spun up number 71. Plan A Story. I semi cheated, and instead used it for planning time on an existing project. It currently is sitting around 30,000 words, and I’ve been winging it th

Today’s school brought you by Kids Making Beds From Lounge Cushions, and also the end of my tantrum about having to frog twelve rows of my #sunrisestripesampler blanket...
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Today’s school brought you by Kids Making Beds From Lounge Cushions, and also the end of my tantrum about having to frog twelve rows of my #sunrisestripesampler blanket...

Sunday sewing, AKA the #sncaafterparty! Today’s prompt for #carandrachysquirkyjournal was “250. Time Travel”.
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I originally planned on pulling up a random blog post from 2012 and creating a remix project. Then, I remembered I had a whole pile of grey Kona from @eclecticmumma demanding attention, that I planned to use in a quilt with fabric leftover from...the @fatquartershop 2012 Vintage Modern BOM. Time travel  it’s new quilt day!
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(For those playing along at home, this will be third quilt made from the kits. The first - the actual BOM blocks - was remixes into a queen sized (upgraded from the single of the design) quilt top awaiting quilting. The second was a double sided improv quilt that is finished and used the majority of the leftovers. But yep. I’ll get a third quilt - how generous were these fabric cuts!!)
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Sunday sewing, AKA the #sncaafterparty ! Today’s prompt for #carandrachysquirkyjournal was “250. Time Travel”. . I originally planned on pulling up a random blog post from 2012 and creating a remix project. Then, I remembered I had a whole pile of gre

A few years back, one random Saturday night, my husband was off at a community function and I was home with the kids. I’d put them to bed, made a cup of tea, and surveyed my craft room. On a whim, I picked up my phone, threw together a graphic in about 30 seconds and whacked it up to my 80 followers, to see if anyone else was crafting and wanted to chat. That, I thought, was that. The following weekend I received a message (if I recall correctly I think it may have been from @life.behind.the.purple.door), asking if we were #saturdaynightcraftalong-ing again this week.
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Why not, thought I? And just like that, a weekly craft party was born. As it’s grown, I’ve invited @myteaandbrie, and then @charmaboutyou to join the crazy ride as international hosts. I never, ever, expected it to be as wildly successful as it has been. I’m not a cool insta influencer. I’m not a name in the crafting community. I’m just a weirdo who likes to hide at home on a Saturday night and make pretty things. And somehow that’s something a lot of you could get on board with. I checked the tag yesterday and found we have passed the 40,000 photo mark. FORTY THOUSAND.
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My mind is blown and my heart is beyond humbled. SNCAers, you are amazing. Thank you for being a part of this wonderful community.
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A few years back, one random Saturday night, my husband was off at a community function and I was home with the kids. I’d put them to bed, made a cup of tea, and surveyed my craft room. On a whim, I picked up my phone, threw together a graphic in abo

get excited party people - it’s #saturdaynightcraftalong time
️
This weekly craft party is hosted by myself (Aus/NZ/Asia Pacific), @charmaboutyou (UK/Europe), and @myteaandbrie (USA/Canada/South America)

To participate, just add joining @barefootcrafter for #saturdaynightcraftalong to your photo’s caption. This makes it easy for us to find you, and also for anyone new to find the hosts easily to find out what SNCA is all about.
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Everyone is welcome, join in any time - day or night! If it’s Saturday night somewhere in the world, the party is still rocking! Tag either your regular local host, or the host of the current time zone.

New to our little community? Welcome!! We look forward to getting to know you. Please take a minute to like/comment on a few photos as we are really trying to create a community.

So, who's here? Any regulars in tonight? Any new friends joining us for the first time? I’d love to know what you are all working on tonight!
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get excited party people - it’s #saturdaynightcraftalong time ️ This weekly craft party is hosted by myself (Aus/NZ/Asia Pacific), @charmaboutyou (UK/Europe), and @myteaandbrie (USA/Canada/South America) To participate, just add "joining @barefootcr

What does an oil addict do the second she gets home from a market day? Make a roller, of course!! I was at a festival with a little market stall today for my @essentiallybarefoot business, so @carrosecreative and I decided today’s #carandrachysquirkyjournal prompt should be “make a roller blend”. We both had the same “Intentional” kit sitting in our stash, and Car picked the clarity blend. From the suggested oils, I chose clary sage, frankincense, sandalwood and peppermint and omgosh it is so so nice! Time for a big glass of water and a snack, and then it’s #saturdaynightcraftalong time!
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What does an oil addict do the second she gets home from a market day? Make a roller, of course!! I was at a festival with a little market stall today for my @essentiallybarefoot business, so @carrosecreative and I decided today’s #carandrachysquirky

Friday afternoon sewing  I’m putting the finishing touches on my journal bag and then am off to sit down and stitch for today’s prompt (78. Hand Embroidery).
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And yes, I’m sewing on the floor - I have a festival stall tomorrow with my @essentiallybarefoot business so my worktable is covered in bottles and notes and class supplies. So floor it is!
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Friday afternoon sewing I’m putting the finishing touches on my journal bag and then am off to sit down and stitch for today’s prompt (78. Hand Embroidery). . And yes, I’m sewing on the floor - I have a festival stall tomorrow with my @essentiallyba

Day003//carve a stamp :: our prompt today for #carandrachysquirkyjournal was picked very scientifically - “hey Rachy pick a number between one and 365,” says @carrosecreative, and out fell number 40, carve a stamp, which very conveniently also counts as one of my #carandrachys202020 projects #winning
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I actually spent most of my creative time today working on the bag I cut out yesterday, and have it nearly finished. I’m loving how it’s coming together! The flip side of that is I had to pick something quick and easy to carve for my stamp so went for a simple but versatile double stripe pattern.
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Day003//carve a stamp :: our prompt today for #carandrachysquirkyjournal was picked very scientifically - “hey Rachy pick a number between one and 365,” says @carrosecreative , and out fell number 40, carve a stamp, which very conveniently also counts

Day002//#carandrachysquirkyjournal :: I finally was able to extract myself from under a plague-ridden child to sneak into the craft room. Today’s prompt was “sew a journal bag” and after much Pinterest surfing and umming and ahhing about a pattern, I decided to pull a bit from a few different bags and make up my own. I managed to get 90% of the pieces cut today, so will pop down to the fabric shop tomorrow and grab the zips and bits I need. I’m so inspired by the start of spring and the start of a new project that I might even blog about it...
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Day002//#carandrachysquirkyjournal :: I finally was able to extract myself from under a plague-ridden child to sneak into the craft room. Today’s prompt was “sew a journal bag” and after much Pinterest surfing and umming and ahhing about a pattern, I

Reasons @carrosecreative and I can’t be left alone for 30 seconds on a random Sunday afternoon...a crazy idea becomes a full blown project in less time than it takes to say “let me just check Pinterest”.
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My plan today for day one of #carandrachysquirkyjournal was going to be to sew a journal bag, but Master 10 is under the weather so I’m snuggling him on the couch and scrolling our prompt list for something I can do one handed, and the sewing will have to wait for tomorrow.
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#carweneedahashtagforourshenanigans
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Reasons @carrosecreative and I can’t be left alone for 30 seconds on a random Sunday afternoon...a crazy idea becomes a full blown project in less time than it takes to say “let me just check Pinterest”. . My plan today for day one of #carandrachysqu

get excited party people - it’s #saturdaynightcraftalong time
️
This weekly craft party is hosted by myself (Aus/NZ/Asia Pacific), @charmaboutyou (UK/Europe), and @myteaandbrie (USA/Canada/South America)

To participate, just add joining @barefootcrafter for #saturdaynightcraftalong to your photo’s caption. This makes it easy for us to find you, and also for anyone new to find the hosts easily to find out what SNCA is all about.
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Everyone is welcome, join in any time - day or night! If it’s Saturday night somewhere in the world, the party is still rocking! Tag either your regular local host, or the host of the current time zone.

New to our little community? Welcome!! We look forward to getting to know you. Please take a minute to like/comment on a few photos as we are really trying to create a community.

So, who's here? Any regulars in tonight? Any new friends joining us for the first time? I’d love to know what you are all working on tonight! I’m pottering on my #acrwave and might chuck on a movie once I get the kids to bed. How about you?
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get excited party people - it’s #saturdaynightcraftalong time ️ This weekly craft party is hosted by myself (Aus/NZ/Asia Pacific), @charmaboutyou (UK/Europe), and @myteaandbrie (USA/Canada/South America) To participate, just add "joining @barefootcr