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

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Keeping my fingers and mind occupied

Been busy whilst waiting around hospital for John. 1 aran throw, 1 baby blanket and a SIBOL blanket for Mrs Twins. Also made the bits for 12 mousies - to be finished asap as a mission for some dear friends, 8 premmie hats, a sushi loo roll cover and lots of other bits and bobs all since New Years day.

My frugal living personal challenge is going well and am making full use of the full pantry, making cakes and meals. I have also used my de-hydrator a lot and have dried lots of veg before it goes rubbery and also giving me more space in the freezers.

So far a very productive year. Apart from keeping my daily journal I have also started a log book of everything I craft so I can see at a glance how I am doing. I am just looking forward to getting my new plastic walk in greenhouse into production.

Recently I found a local proffessional gardener through freecycle who was giving away plant pots, nice chap who quite happily gave me lots of pots. So when I looked at my huge privet hedges I suddenly thought why not pay for him to cut them back instead of expending a massive amount of energy and time doing them myself. 2 days later bobs your auntie and I have a lot more light in the living room plus a daunting task accomplished!
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