Monday, 5 December 2011

Lakeside Shopping Centre a motorcycle crash and home made fat balls for the wild birds

The family went to Lakeside Shopping Centre on Saturday.  I wanted to set off by 1 ish so I told my daughters we were going to leave at about 12 and in the end we left at 1.10pm so that wasn't a bad guess lol.

I didn't enjoy it too much as it was too big but my daughters did. The lights were pretty and window displays were good so I took a video of one of them. Here it is:

Ok, its up above.  I'm not too clever with computers, sorry.

Also some lovely lights  here:

Or maybe above with the video again lol.

I went to Ikea to get some lights, tealight lanterns, which were quite reasonably priced i thought at £2.99 and 2 Solar Desk Lamps.

The solar lamps were the main reason for me going in there after someone mentioned them on frugal queens blog I think. They  were less than I expected aswell at £15.

The girls got some christmas presents aswell.

On the way home it wasn't so good as someone had an accident on their motorbike (they survived fortunately) and we were only 15 minutes from home but it took us 2 more hours!  Luckily we had the radio and had a bit of a sing song.

On Sunday I found some out of date vegetable fat (way out other wise I would have used it) so decided to make some fat balls ( only they weren't ball shaped lol ) by melting the fat, then mixing bird seed in and filling up small plastic tubs and used foil trays. Then I placed them on the feeding station which I got from Aldi a couple of years ago.  I hope to show a photo of it tomorrow.

Bye for now.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Check out my new craft blog

Hello Readers,

Just popped by to say that I have started a new blog to showcase my craft projects that I have for sale.

I love Cath Kidston fabrics so a lot of the items I will list are made with her fabric.

Some will be just one offs, some there will be a run of 5 to 10.  It depends on my mood and what time I have. I am also open to taking Bespoke orders depending on the time availability.

As you will have guessed by now, I am a keen crafter and experienced machinist so I thought, especially as its coming up to christmas I might as well put my talents to good use.

Feel free to pop over and have a look and make comments, ask questions and let other people know about it.

This is the address:


http://handcraftedfromfreesia.blogspot.com/

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Recycling and Knitting

Hello Readers,
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and I hope more followers join us.

Here is a link to a you tube video I found today which you might like to watch:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=toQ6CXciTKQ
Its a lady making a fruit bowl out of spiral binders from writing and drawing pads.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nppF10mQQQ4&feature=relmfu

There was also one on making a doormat out of old corks which I think is fantastic and the link for that is here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nppF10mQQQ4&feature=relmfu
 

Dinner for us today was quite frugal, vegetarian meatballs made with 2 tins of tomatoes, parsley and sainsburys basics dried mixed herbs and I cooked some basics spaghetti. No leftovers :)

Here are some photos of my latest craft projects.



The pink Moebius scarf is the first time I have made one and I didn't use a pattern. Funnily enough around the same time that I was knitting this, Hardup Hester blogged that she was making one, what a coincidence.( I love her blog, its very funny and also sad at times and she seems really kind and generous.)

Then I knitted the socks which I have made before, and I have started another pair. The trouble with buying sock wool is that it is so expensive! :(

The hats I just knitted up randomly without a knitting pattern.

I absolutely love crafting.

My daughter has just started knitting squares to make a blanket for our bebbies Lily and Georgie our Chihuahuas.

I have also knitted 2 dog coats for them and embroidered their names on and I get loads of appreciative comments about them. (The coats and dogs:) )

Anyway, thats about it for today, hope to be back tomorrow with more photos.
Night night.