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

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

A month of busyness and then peacefulness.

April wore me out then re-charged my batteries. I spent lots of time starting crafty things, finishing craft things, stocking up the cupboards and then managed to go away for a few days. Jenni, Anthony and Michael took off for Spain on a bargain holiday so I managed to book us a break in Lincolnshire too.

Whilst they were away Michael had his 3rd birthday so we saved his pressies till we got back and here in all its glory is the doggy cushion I made him
 I was very pleased with the outcome  but decided the crochet was too open to stuff as it was and needed a dog shaped cushion pad making, which was quite easy if a little fiddly. On opening his parcel he gave the dog a big hug and looked amazed at it with a big grin on his face - perfect result!