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, 5 November 2013

I got by with a little help from my friends

Here is my little cotton rabbit, she is so beautiful - Alpaca body and Patons cotton plus a little basic 4 ply. I think I may make a couple more as gifts. All the yarn was gifted by 2 of my dear friends which makes her all the more special.

Have emptied my big freezer and re-organised ready for Christmas. Next stop is an order for approved foods so the larder is full. I bought, cooked and sliced 2 legs of lamb and a huge turkey leg so thats various meals including Christmas dinner. Roast spuds will be done and frozen too, they taste so much better cooked twice. I just cool them before freezing then chuck them in the oven on the day and they are crispy and light as a feather.

Have made lots of presents already and Dgs has \his quilt which just needs binding. Have some frames to fill with crafty goodness but have put something away for Hubbys and can't for the life of me remember where the heck I put it.