If this interaction was face-to-face, I would be sidling awkwardly into the room, avoiding eye contact and mumbling incoherently in greeting. You see, I’m feeling a tad sheepish, mostly down to the fact that it’s been a while (*cough* ten months *cough*) since I posted, but also because my last post gave the distinct impression that, after a hiatus, I was coming back to blogging (perhaps it was my saying “I’m back”, I’m not sure). But shit happens. Life happens. And boy, has shit/life happened! There is much to discuss but, quite frankly, I’m tired from even thinking about writing this post, so you’re just going to have to wait.

The most pressing thing is that there have been some changes around this little corner of the Interwebs. That’s right friends, birdandfox is no more. It’s a long story that I’ll maybe bore you with at some later stage but, essentially, I had a brainwave to do with my Etsy shop that necessitated a change in name (it’s now Secondhand Stitcher). Then whenever I came to the blog, birdandfox just didn’t feel like it fit anymore either. I wanted to write about certain things (baking, sewing, crochet, sketching, op-shopping) and wanted something that would better capture the delightful “homey” essence of such things. After much soul-searching involving bathing naked in twilight when the moon was in the quarter house and sacrificing a virgin, I came up with the name Hand and Home and it felt right. The virgin sacrificing less so, but hey.

As I alluded to, I want the blog to be about all things hand- and home-made. I want to spend more of my time making things with my two little hands and I want to use the blog to share, complain, and brag along the way. I have a lot of different posts planned and am an excited Enid to get stuck into them. I hope you’re keen as mustard to read along!

tl;dr: RIP birdandfox. Welcome Hand and Home.


Jacquie is a 20-something maker and writer from Melbourne. She enjoys eating virtually anything that is labelled salted caramel and, contrary to popular belief, has forgotten how to ride a bike. She feels ambivalent about writing in the third person but thought it might be fun. It was.


  1. Carolyn

    I am keen as mustard. I will take the form of a nice Dijon!


    1. DeannaM

      Me too! I’ll take an English though.


      1. Jacquie

        Another superb choice!


    2. Jacquie

      Glad to hear it. Dijon is an excellent choice.


  2. Isabel

    Love a good refresh and welcome back! I am keen as a nice Seeded Mustard to see what 2018 has in store for Hand and Home


    1. Jacquie

      Thanks Isabel! It’s so lovely to hear people are so keen and mustardy. I’ll have to get back into the swing of things and start reading my favourite blogs again – yours included ๐Ÿ™‚


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