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

Friday, 23 March 2012

March is on its way out already...



..I cannot believe how fast time is passing. little man is nearly 2!

As for pinching the pennies, I am doing my best. Managed to find a few whoopsied items lately, mainly veggies. I now have my new secret weapon - my plastic walk in greenhouse. As of today it is full of seed trays with all manner of loveliness in them. I have put in a lot of bedding plant seeds to satisfy Johns craving for prettyness and tone of veg. I have borlotti and braod beans, peas to grow and to eat as shoots, black and yellow sweetcorn and squashes of 2 different shapes. I am determined to get some squashes this year.

Have defrosted the little freezer and its all ready for stacking. the de-hydrator is worth its weight in gold, no more droopy veg bargains lying around or worse filling the freezers.

I actually ran out of wool the other week!!! But swiftly stocked up again. Am on number 2 SIBOL blanket and have started making tiny pigs. Few pairs of boottees and lots of blankets on the go plus finished one cushion cover and 1/3 of the way through number 2. Also finished another Oscar rabbit, just have the clothes to do -all in pink!

Have spent a bit at the garden centre of late but after all thats investment. All in all have kept busy as possible to keep me going.