New Year’s Eve, and even before the old year is officially over, thoughts are turning to the shiny new year, and all our hopes and aspirations for 2015. If you are wanting to try and make your life more sustainable, dare I say it, ‘greener’, then here are some suggestions of do-able resolutions, and awesome … Continue reading
Posted in December 2014 …
Love Your Leftovers….
I’m back! All Christmas’d out and raring to go…. How was your Christmas? Ours was lovely, I hope yours was too 🙂 Now, obviously you lot are a canny bunch and will have cooked exactly the right amount of food so that are no leftovers, and we have all achieved zero food waste over the … Continue reading
Happy Christmas One and All!
I haven’t yet plucked up the courage to attempt a Gingerbread House, but was looking for an after school activity for the Smalls and a couple of friends last week, and thought that these would do the job very nicely. The recipe I used for the gingerbread was from The Hummingbird Bakery book and is … Continue reading
Last Minute Gifts-Chocolate Bites!
This is another quick and easy last minute gift idea-I always forget about the neighbours, so often end up making something last minute-this is this year’s…! I got the idea for these while browsing Cathy’s fabulous blog Nurture Store, for ideas for Advent Activities. Cathy makes them with just melted chocolate, but I thought I … Continue reading
Last Minute Gifts-Fridge Magnet Peg Clips
OK, so with less than 6 days to go, we are now approaching the realms of last minute, and the need for speed crafting, if you are still hoping to give homemade presents! I always struggle a bit with what to give the Small’s teachers at this time of year, and really try to give … Continue reading
How to Make a Pom-Pom Christmas Tree
We are ludicrously pleased with our pom-pom tree: and in anticipation of the Pom-Pom Christmas tree trend that is going to sweep the globe next year ( 😉 ), here is a little how-to… First and foremost, START MAKING POM-POMS EARLY!!! We were pretty organised (for us) and started making ours at the beginning of … Continue reading
Our Pom-pom Christmas Tree!
Hurray-it’s FINALLY up, and ready for the ‘big reveal’….! Following on from the tradition we seem to have started for ourselves a couple of years ago, of making homemade trees (the egg box tree in 2012, and last year’s lampshade tree), I am very proud to present: Here it is, in all it’s glory…. I’m … Continue reading
Yes, I finally did it! I made my own underwear 🙂 When I started My Make Do and Mend Year, I drew the line at secondhand underwear, and always thought that it was maybe a step too far to make my own pants, but no more! Hubby had a flash of inspiration, and entirely umprompted, … Continue reading
My Homemade Christmas Jumper
I blogged earlier on in the week about Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, and it’s TODAY! I blogged lots of ideas for you to make your very own bit of festive cheese, and have as usual left it until the last minute to do my own. But now, here it is…. It’s pom-poms! I … Continue reading