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, 11 May 2018

Renovating my spaces

I decided recently, to devote more time to making nice things for me. I have never really done that before but often tell people to be good to yourself - time I took my own advice. I spent a couple of weeks exhausted beyond belief, no energy, no mojo and generally ill. After much devouring of vitamins and drinking gallons of water I perked up a little. This is when I made my decision to turn things around and its working. I also started a crochet throw for my bed in vintage colours and that's something I am dipping into whilst paper piecing.

Its time I gave the house and garden  a bit of a boost too. They are all looking dreary. So I threaded beads onto string and hung them around the shed to catch the light and put out all the garden ornaments Jenni bought me. Next I need to paint up some plant pots for the flowers I am growing.

My bedroom is quite prettily decorated but has been the same for 8 years so I think a spot of furniture painting is in my future. Some new art work may be good too. 


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