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

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Clearing the decks for Christmas

I am working my way through things and posting parcels here and there. This week I posted these off
To Sibol   http://sunshineinternationalblanketsoflove.blogspot.co.uk/ the squares were passed to me to make up by a friend who had her hands full and I was happy to help out.


This is how they arrived along with lots of lovely yarn to make them up. I m now happy they have been recieved by the lovely Mrs Twins who runs Sibol and will soon be keeping someone warm and cosy in a British care home.







Another job I had to finish was to make another blanket with squares from ll over the uk and some from further afield. I cant revel the recipient until the gift arrives at its new home but here is  photo of it along with the cushion cover I made to use some more of the squares up.

Off to sew bunting now, my new addiction, its so easy and makes me happy !















Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Busy Busy November

I have been keeping close to home  lot of late so need to to be busy. My Fb page is going well if a little slowly but am happy with all the support people are giving.

Even popped a card or two on there.

Michael has been poorly for a week and invited himself over for the night, promptly falling aleep on the floor! Grandad made him an easel for his painting at our house - pic to follow.
I made some air drying clay gingerbread men to tie to this years Christmas gifts, just need eyes painting on and  ribbons and they are done!
Leave me alone with a ball of yarn and a hook and this is what I came up with - quite a big snowman, think I may make some more of these.