Tagged with homemade presents

Make Do and Mend 40th Birthday present

Make Do and Mend 40th Birthday present

OK, so that post title doesn’t make it sound like the best present ever does it..?! My big brother turned 40 towards the end of 2014, causing much merriment and mirth amongst those of us yet to reach this milestone ūüėČ I racked my brains for something to buy/make him to mark this auspicious occasion … Continue reading

Last Minute Gifts #2

This one is a bit of a cheat, and is an update on last year’s Ginger Fudge,¬† which¬†was an¬†adaptation of Nigella’s Dark Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge from Nigella Express. This is Christmas Pudding Fudge, and it is quite delicious! This is what you need: 350g dark chocolate, or a combination of milk and dark-the more … Continue reading

Baby Baby Baby…#2

Baby Baby Baby…#2

Number 2 in the triumverate (is that the right word? In the right context?) of baby presents. (Number 1 is here) And just before you accuse me of cashing on the Royal Baby-these presents have been on my ‘to-do’ list for ages, and I made them last week, having forgotten all the impending arrival of … Continue reading

Easy peasy baby present

Easy peasy baby present

I made one of these AGES ago (pre My Make Do and Mend Year, which seems like a lifetime ago..) for some friends and their new baby. And I was recently asked to make another one by my friend’s sister for her friend’s new baby (are you following this..¬† ?!) I thought I would share … Continue reading

30 Ways to Save ¬£1

30 Ways to Save ¬£1

I first read about this on the wonderful blog of a fellow Waste Watcher, Everyday Life on a Shoestring, and then again on the equally wonderful¬†A Cheerful Living Adventure. It is a competition being run by MoneySupermarket to celebrate 30 years of the ¬£1 coin, and they are trying to collate 1000 ideas all together. … Continue reading

Birthday number 3

Birthday number 3

The last (but by no means least) of our birthday triple bill… And this one is an extra special treat for you, a guest post by the lovely hubby…! It has been some years since we have exchanged Birthday and Christmas gifts with my brothers. We initiated a present amnesty when it we realised that … Continue reading

Birthday number 2

Birthday number 2

So the second birthday in our triumvirate (is that the right word to use?) of birthdays was my lovely mum’s. She has been dropping some reasonably heavy hints that she wanted a pinboard/memo board for her new kitchen, so this is what we decided to make. And this is how you do it… What you … Continue reading

Our homemade Valentine’s…

Our homemade Valentine’s…

As I said in the “Say it with (British) flower’s” post recently, Valentine’s Day tends to pass us by a bit, as it is preceeded by the Lovely Hubby’s birthday, and I am then usually all out of ideas for either presents or extravagant meals. This year, I had given it very little thought, and … Continue reading

Christmas Makes-Christmas Chutney

Christmas Makes-Christmas Chutney

This year, inevitably, we are making many of our Christmas presents. So I thought I would share them with you! Here is the first one. (And as today is Buy Nothing Day, you could use your freed up time, to make some pressies!) Every year for the last few years, we have made a batch … Continue reading

Christmas is coming….

Christmas is coming….

I did warn you I would need to be planning ahead… And there are at least 3 birthdays, including BigSmall’s 4th and my sister in law’s 30th before that, so I need to get organised. I have therefore started a new Pinterest Board. Obviously. I heart Pinterest. You may have noticed… I thought I would … Continue reading