Monday, 14 December 2015

Back blogging again.

Hello. Ive had a break from blogging due to personal circumstances but im back and ready to go again. Im still hunting out bargains and crafting. Back tomorrow as its late now :)

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Crochet Poncho I Made

An orange and yellow crochet poncho I finished recently.

A Catch Up

Today I have made another batch of washing powder.
3 cups borax
3 cups soda crystals
3rd of a bar of soap finely grated.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

I'm making a Onesie at the moment.

Currently I am finishing off a onesie and will post a photo when it's finished. I have so many projects on the go at the moment. I am also in the middle of crocheting some slippers, which I will also post photos of when finished! On Monday we cleared up loads in the back garden and filled the car with the bags of stuff to take to the tip, still a lot more to do. We have an old trampoline to dismantle and take to the scrap yard. (I'm not looking forward to taking the springs off as I think they will be tricky but hey ho, it needs to go.) After all the miserable weather we have had in the past few months it's so nice to get out into the garden for a potter about and get the washing drying on the line.

Sunday, 16 February 2014


I have recently been making my own dry washing powder and originally only managed to get a 500 gram bag from Amazon (for £5 ) but I've been surfing the web today and found that I can get much larger amounts from Inralabs if I order it directly from them which works out a fair bit cheaper off the top of my head. I ordered 4 kg for £16 which includes postage. They also sell other stuff for natural cleaning like bicarbonate of soda. Hope this helps someone.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

The Gang waiting for Sausage and Egg Pie.

I made Sausage and Egg pie on Sunday and while it was cooking my 3 little pooches and 2 pusses came and waited in the kitchen hoping to get some. Not a chance, it was lovely even though I say it myself. Forgot to take photo of it but above is a pic I took of The Gang on my phone whilst waiting for it to cook. Sorry about the poor quality but i'm useless at photography. I lightly fried 2 onions with 6 quorn sausages then cut the sausages up and placed in an oven dish. I whisked up 6 eggs with a splash of milk and poured this over the sausage mix, a teaspoon of Asda's Moroccan seasoning and topped with puff pastry cut from a yellow stickered ready rolled pack bought the other day.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Homemade Laundry Powder

Hello Readers. The bread that I made using AFrugalMrs' reciped did in fact turn out beautifully and tasted lovely. I think it must be leaving the yeast and water for ten minutes at the start to ferment is what makes it rise so much, the bread is trying to burst out from the lid!! I will take a photo and put it on the blog next time. I plan on using the breadmaker every day now rather than buying it from a shop and not knowing what is in it.(Preservatives and such.) Also, I know it hasn't been dropped on the floor! DD1 works in a supermarket and tells me that one member of staff, if she drops any bread on the floor, just picks it up and puts it on the shelf!! Also on Saturday, I made the laundry powder. A few weeks ago, I found the borax on Amazon, so I ordered some knowing that I was planning on trying a new recipe. I have previously made laundry gloop but I didn't like it. When I was surfing tinterweb recently, I came across several recipes for the powder. Here is the one I used: 2 cups Borax 2 Cups Washing Soda Crystals (sold in most supermarkets) 1/2 bar of soap (grated) few drops of essential oil (optional) Mix well, store in a container with lid. Use maximum of 3 tablespoons per washing load. I have tried this and it gets clothes clean but without the strong perfume that you get from shop bought washing powder. Great for allergies and kinder to the environment but I haven't worked out yet if it's cheaper than shop bought yet.