Maybe it was that quirky TV sitcom from the seventies; The Good Life, that led to my hankering for a life of self-sufficiency. It’s a hankering that’s existed for the longest while and one I feed frequently with articles about growing your own fruit and veg, preserving it through the winter and stocking your own pantry with all manner of […]
I can’t believe I’ve been writing this blog for over a year without mentioning what has become a cornerstone of my life. I joined my first knitting group about 4 years ago during the winter months. Seemed like a good way to keep these gardening fingers busy while the garden was snoozing. Little did I know […]
I am completely blown away by the skill of the amazing Linda Miller Nicholson, a mum from Seattle who dyes her own pasta with natural colours creating edible works of art. I think these would make amazing presents if you were able to get the hand of them, plus the ingredients aren’t expensive so what […]
I’m not the type of parent that feels the need to fill every hour of my kids’ days with entertainment. I think boredom is a great encourager of creativity and I feel that my kids, now 9 and 7, are more than capable of being responsible for their own entertainment. That said it’s nice to […]
Okay, I’m going to admit straight out that I think giving teachers gifts at the end of the year is a joke! If everyone got a gift for doing their job well the world would be drowning in crap that no-one wants. I think a verbal thank you or simple handwritten note is more than […]
How can it be Fathers Day again? I tell you the years are going quicker and quicker! Here are some uber cute ideas for homemade Father’s Day cards and crafts. I love this brown paper card from Angel Street Mom, who very kindly provides printable templates and instructions on how to make it.
I recently needed to replace my mascara and having read about some fellow zero wasters who’d made their own, I was intrigued. It took me a while to find a recipe with ingredients that i could access easily but I finally settled on a modified version of this one from The Green Lassie
A dear friend of mine was departing these fair isles for her home country of Australia and I was asked by the other members of our knitting group to make her a card. Here is the end result. It’s simply a circle of cardboard, wrapped in wool with two wooden skewers – capped with strips […]
I was a huge fan of Miffy when i was younger so i couldn’t resist including the uber cute Miffy inspired bunny garland from Mini Eco. They even include a template so you can make your own.
It’s mother’s day in Ireland this weekend and in an effort to avoid that awful plastic wrapping you get with most shop bought mothers day cards I’m making my own. Personally I wouldn’t mind not getting a card as long as there was some gesture of appreciation, but I think my mum would be heartbroken […]