Welcome to my blog!

If you ask me what my very favourite thing is I would not hesitate to say my family. I came into motherhood quite late on, and was immediately overwhelmed with how amazing it is. Now I would like nothing more than to be a Domestic Goddess, and surround my family in love, good food, beautiful things and lots of happy memories. And like the majority of families these days, we need to do it on a budget!

I firmly believe we all have a little bit of the Domestic Goddess inside us, just waiting to break out. Whether that is knowing how to make a roast chicken feed a family of 4 for a week, being able to make, repair or recycle clothes, hunting down a bargain, or simply turning everyday, simple things into pretty or useful items, with a little bit of imagination we can all dip in to the Goddess inside and make our lives that little bit more interesting.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy sharing my (challenging) journey into Domestic Goddessness!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Well not exactly, but something a bit different was needed for my friend Paul's birthday (you can take a look at the jewellery he makes here: Clockwork Zeppelin ) He's very much into Steampunk and although it's not a style I know a lot about, I thought I would give it a try! So armed with some lovely card stock (amazing what you can get from Costco these days!) and a handful of watch parts, I came up with this:

I still have some parts left so might think about using them in different ways.

Other than that, it's been all about crochet this week. I'm crocheting madly to get a few things done ready to try my hand at other projects, There's a big box of beads urging me to have a try and jewellery making, and a trip to Selfridges for a fascinator for mum yesterday has put a few seeds of inspiration in my head too. Not to mention I've been challenged to get a children's story published in People's Friend in the next 6 months... does writing count as a craft???

Friday, September 10, 2010

It's all about flowers...

I seem to have been making a lot of flowers recently. And I'm not really a flowery kind of girl. There's been a flower shaped chocolate chip cake (thanks to a silicone mould I bought the other week) the flowers for my mum's favours (pictures to follow after the Big Day!), a flowery scarf for Little 'Un, a couple of flowery bookmarks and a flower brooch donated to a friend for a charity craft fair.

The flowery scarf and bookmark are all courtesy of my friend Sharon who introduced me to the Happy Hooker. The scarf is from a pattern there (the garden scarf) and the bookmark is just 3 of the flower motifs -simple.

I thoroughly impressed myself by reading American crochet instructions and not getting into a muddle!
The brooch was based on a pattern in a kit I bought from  Purplelinda Crafts, a site I have (un)fortunately recently discovered and will therefore be spending quite a bit of time (and money) on I'm sure!

I'm quite pleased with the brooch in particularly, since it's the first time I've made one and I think it's quite pretty.

The flowery cake was delicious too!

Next project: A scarf for Himself. Wool is chosen, foundation row is made... watch this space!