Posted in March 2013

Take one pair of jeans…

Take one pair of jeans…

As you are all no doubt bored to the back teeth by now of my tales of patching, I got to thinking what else could be done with jeans that are ‘past their best’. Last summer, I made an old pair of jeans in to a skirt: I have also made a small bag from … Continue reading

Simnel Muffins

Simnel Muffins

Here is a bit of a twist on the traditional Simnel cake for Easter, Simnel muffins..! They have a delicious little nugget of marzipan hidden in the middle, and you can decorate the tops with mini eggs, which always makes them a hit for the Small people…. The recipe is from Good Food Magazine’s 101 … Continue reading

Slippers and Sugru

Slippers and Sugru

Slippers have been a bit of an ongoing theme in this blog. Along with boots. So apologies if I am boring you all rigid. But warm feet are very important to me… You may re-call, that I did in fact make my own slippers a little while ago. And despite not looking the best, they … Continue reading

Wibble wobble…

Wibble wobble…

…wibble wobble, jelly on a plate..! Back in the heady, long, hot, sunny,  rainy, damp days of last Summer, hubby and BigSmall made a most excellent discovery. Homemade jelly…! All Small people seem to love jelly, and ours are no excpetion. One day BigSmall and I made rainbow jellies, from various different packets of jelly cubes, … Continue reading

Another day, another party….

Another day, another party….

Last week, I alluded to the fact that my children have a far more exciting social life than me, and that we had not one, but two birthday parties coming up.. This is what I made for the first one-where the birthday party was for a little boy, who was turning the ripe old age … Continue reading

Waste Watcher’s-the end..?

Waste Watcher’s-the end..?

So here it is. The end of the Waste Watcher’s Challenge, and the Rubbish Diet. And I am more than a little sad. During the course of the eight weeks, I have: met some fabulous, inspiring people during the eight week challenge, including Emma from Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, Sarah from the fab blog, Everyday Life … Continue reading

6 Not Out….

6 Not Out….

This weekend saw the lovely hubby and I celebrate our SIXTH wedding anniversary 🙂 And as it was Earth Hour on the Saturday, it seemed only fitting to break out the candles for a candle-lit fish and chip supper, from the most excellent Scallop Shell at our local farm shop. Hubby googled it, and apparently … Continue reading

How to make a hooded towel…

How to make a hooded towel…

BigSmall has started swimming lessons, and is loving them. But we have a minor issue. His ‘shark’ towel, which is one of these hooded poncho type ones is getting a bit small, and I end up nearly pulling his ears off each week, when I try to take it off… Each week, I have been … Continue reading

Waste not, want not-recipe ideas #4

Waste not, want not-recipe ideas #4

It might be the end of the Waste Watcher’s campaign, but it certainly doesn’t mean the end of (banging on about) Waste Watching….! You may have forgotten about my little Waste not, want not series, as it’s been a while since I posted on it, but things have been kind of busy, and in order … Continue reading