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Easy Thrifty Muffins

Easy Thrifty Muffins

You may have noticed my mild excitement at making butter from cream last week… As well as delicious butter (that I am still astounded tastes like actual butter!) that particular experiment yielded about 150ml of buttermilk as well, which has been sat in my fridge patiently waiting for an opportunity to be used. We were … Continue reading

Dry Clean Only?

Dry Clean Only?

Those of you have been following the blog for a while, may remember my delight at ‘transforming’ a coat I found in a charity shop, by simply changing the buttons. The coat served me very well last Winter, and has been pressed into service again this year. But it is, well, a little on the … Continue reading

Top 10 Posts of 2014

Top 10 Posts of 2014

I saw a post on Facebook yesterday from the brilliant eco-friendly craft blog Crafting a Green World yesterday, that charted their top 10 posts from 2014. After I’d had a browse through (and found this fab post about how to turn a flat sheet into a fitted sheet!) my next thought, inevitably, was “oooh, I … Continue reading

Make Me a Wardrobe-sewing machines

Make Me a Wardrobe-sewing machines

If you are joining me on the #mmaw2015 challenge, to sew an item of clothing a month, then you may well already have your own sewing machine. But if you don’t (and whether you are doing the challenge or not) then you will probably be on the look-out for one, unless your hand sewing skills … Continue reading

Top Ten Tips for Buying Nothing New

Top Ten Tips for Buying Nothing New

In yesterday’s post all about sustainable New Year’s Resolutions, I promised you some top tips of you are contemplating making Buying Nothing New the resolution for you this year. Here goes: 1) If the thought of a year Buying Nothing New is making you feel a little trepidatious (I assure you you will find it … Continue reading

Sustainable Resolutions

Sustainable Resolutions

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

Love Your Leftovers….

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

My Homemade Christmas Jumper

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

#makedoandmendhour 4th December

#makedoandmendhour 4th December

Just in time for this week’s #makedoandmendhour (8-9pm every Thursday on Twitter!) here’s the round up from last week! I asked everyone for their top Make Do and Mend tips for a the festive period-scroll down to see them 🙂 Pics we shared: 1. @VintageHomeShop is well and truly in the Christmas spirit and has … Continue reading

Homemade Christmas Jumpers

Homemade Christmas Jumpers

Have you heard all about it? Save the Children have a campaign that is now in it’s 3rd year, to raise much needed funds by encouraging the wearing of Christmas jumpers (some people very wrongly term these ‘Ugly Sweaters’…!) in the run up to Christmas. The campaign has raised over£1.6 MILLION to date, and this … Continue reading