Living the simple life

I am Goth by nature, a carer by choice and a crafter by habit. living the Old Style way, spending less and making what I can myself. I follow Money Saving Expert and NYK forum avidly and am working to be debt free.

I shop wisely as every penny counts, my stock cupboard is my solution to any problem.

My home is full of craft stuff and I love making things for my grandson Michael and grand- daughter Bethany who are the reason I get up everyday. My kids are the best in the world and I thank them for being there for me and John

Monday, 19 December 2011

Its begining to feel a lot like Christmas

Just a few of my makes so far, most of them posted off today. here is Michael off to deliver some post we think! he also had Grandads cap on at one point back to front.

Have most of Christmas organised, just a few stubborn giftee's to sort out. Have to make 5 pots of gold too. I guess its wehters sweeties to fill the gaps. Got to make biscotti on Thursday to fill the chicken tins I got in August.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011


Michael apparently loves his daddy's sausage casserole!

Went to see him last night in his Halloween outfit - Count Dracula, bought by Uncle Gaz (who still owes me for it!)

Popped in the library today and got a few good books still no Kirsty book, hope they re stock soon.

Posted cards for a hospice and some stockings to BB for the Maybole Christmas fair, lets hope they all sell.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Margaret's blankie

Here are some of my makes so far. the throw for Margaret and the hearts and stockings for various friends

Plans afoot

This is the reason I am so busy! Making Christmas extra special this year for little man! Just off to find the red wool for his snowmans hat then find the Santa who needs a beard and we have it partly sorted.

Chutney is simmering away - bargain onions so I had to find a use for them. Few mustard seeds, olive oil and black pepper and we are on our way. Need a few provisions next for chilli jam for his daddy and thats his hamper nearly done.

Making a hamper for Carrie too with all sorts of lush things in it and a few practical things for the car too.

Am waiting for jenni's bracelet bits to arrive then I can make that up, but want a nice box for it, so am hoping to get to Hobbycraft, need some polystyrene wreath bases for a fab crochet wreath I saw .

One throw already made for sister-in-law but have one to do for Jen too and have not started that yet. Need a quick trip to a big Asda for some nice bits and bobs I saw in the catologue and theres another few pressies sorted.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Your rainbow is shaded blue.

What is says about you: You are a tranquil person. You appreciate friends who get along with one another. You share hobbies with friends and like trying to fit into their routines.

Find the colors of your rainbow at