Category Archives: look what i made!

a drawing competition

Sometimes we look after our friend’s small furry dog.He’s a bit pesky, and always ready for mischief, but with a face like that he’s usually forgiven. (That isn’t our house, just so you know, although I kind of wish it … Continue reading

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an actual finished project!

It’s been a while since I’ve had anything sewing-related to show off. It’s not because I haven’t been sewing at all, because I have. But I’ve done that ridiculous thing of starting too many projects, and getting nearly to the … Continue reading

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an exciting thing

Just look at what arrived in the post yesterday! On Boxing Day in 2008 I started a blog, Daffy’s Garden. I intended to post pictures of my garden, and imagined nobody but my mum would read it. I carried on … Continue reading

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basket making

A couple of years ago I planted a willow hedge, and, predictably, it’s gotten rather out of hand. In the spirit of turning my problem (excess willow) into its own solution, I decided to have a go at basket making. … Continue reading

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experimental soap

I’m down to my last bar of home made soap. This pretty impressive, given that I last made soap in February 2012. I use the instructions from the Down to Earth blog to make a plain olive and coconut oil … Continue reading

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functional sewing

In the run up to the weekend wedding, I spent a lot of time sewing. Not exciting-presents sewing, or hope-this-skirt-doesn’t-look-like-a-tent sewing, but functional sewing. Somehow the shirts for the groom’s party had sleeves that only came down to their elbows, … Continue reading

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30 ways to save £1

I read about the moneysupermarket.com ’30 ways to save £1′ challenge both on Robyn’s blog and Mean Queen’s. I don’t normally join in with stuff like this, but I’m going to this time, because, quite frankly, the last few months … Continue reading

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TaDa! a nice new raised bed

Right at the end of last year, I started building a raised bed out of sticks leftover from pruning our rather unruly lilac. I got half way up, ran out of sticks, and then it was new year, and then … Continue reading

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frugal friday – ‘but I want a new one!’

This week I’ve had a severe case of The Wanties. You know, when you get mildly annoyed with something you have, and want a new one, and then that wanting becomes SO BIG that you just have to do something … Continue reading

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frugal friday – making what you need (or want)

For this week’s Frugal Friday post (yes, I know it’s Saturday now), I wanted to tell you a couple of things, and show you something I made. First of all, this week I reached £100 in £2 coins! Each time … Continue reading

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