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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!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A new skill?

The Book Man has been to work this week and delivered our book selection for this month. As usual there are plenty of kiddies' books to umm and ahh over, which, of course, I did before having a look at the adult choices. Normally there are a couple (at least) of recipe books, but not today. Instead there is a book on quilting. 50 projects for the home, apparently. Lots of lovely things from various bags to rugs to throws. And there was me thinking that quilting was all about, well, quilts, really.

It got me thinking. I'm getting along a bit better with my sewing machine now. We're still not best friends, don't get me wrong, but we are rubbing along quite nicely. I even managed to repair my hubby's jeans the other day. Could i extend this relationship and have a stab at quilting? Is it really as simple as it looks in this book? Or will it be another book flipped through and then shelved without completing even one of the projects? Bit strapped for cash at the moment, especially with my expanding waistline, but is the £4 they are asking for this book worth the investment?

Think I'll sleep on it!


PuppyFly Boutique said...

ooh I've bought so many cook books from the book man! I say, as long as you can find 1 or 2 things in the book that you definitely want to make then go for it. Long live the book man! Anna

fatmonica said...

if you need any help justifying getting the book,you know where to come!

Helen said...

Well i have bought it! Since i am now a lady of leisure (if you can be a lady of leisure with a 2 yr old and an iminent arrival at least lol) i need something to do :)