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

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Making Do and Mending in January

I have finished my patchwork baby blanket tonight, though it has taken several months I have only done bits at  time.
This will be stored away for  future grandchild - nowt like hope !

This is a pile of Christian Dior fabric Mum bought me many years ago from the factoryshe worked in. I was wanting some nice cotton pillowcases and this is the solution.Thats my task for tomorrow now the quilt is finished. Then Im going to unpick an old jacket of mine and use it  as a pattern for a new one - possibly more than once. Its such a comfy well fitting jacket but worn out and I am hoping I can lengthen it to make a coat too.
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