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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!

Monday, August 15, 2011

How is it Monday already??!

Having to type this one handed so please forgive any spelling mistakes. It's easy to forget the newborn stage of wanting to be glued to mummy's chest permanently for the first couple of weeks! It's all coming back to me now, though!

Well it's Monday again folks, and of course that can mean only one thing: it's time to see what everyone has been up to in the crafty world. So once you've finished here. have a bimble over to see Wendy at 1st Unique Gifts for Handmade Monday I will be doing, given half a chance!

Just want to make a couple of other mentions here as well today. First of all to Claire Mackaness at Beautiful Things by Claire I bought some buggy grippers from her and although I haven't yet had much chance to try them out, I am happy and looking forward to dangling Teaghan's favourite toy from them! Or my brolly if this glorious summer continues!
Claire also directed me to the Isle of Tea blog I never knew it existed, and as a 'Tea Head' am grateful for being shown! They have a giveaway at the moment as well, so have a look.

Obviously it's not been easy fitting in craftiness this week, but I did succeed to spend a couple of hours with my head in the craft box, so to speak. I had a project to finish so thought that I should make use of a 2 hour nap from Teaghan to get it done. It is a mini book for Caoimhe's childminder, as she is retiring. I wanted to give her something personal to remember Caoimhe by (as if anyone can forget Caoimhe!) and I am pleased enough with the result:

Front cover

some of the pages

Even had time yesterday afternoon for some baking with Caoimhe. We made some green Shrek shaped biscuits :)

You'll notice that some have eyes and some don't. I forgot to put them in before they went into the oven and only managed to get a few in before they went hard! 

Off to put my feet up with a brew now, as Teaghan has actually gone to sleep woop!
Til next time :)


Ros Made Me said...

Helen - how do you manage to do all this? Am feeling peckish seeing your Shrek biccies... any left over?

Caroline Nash said...

A wonderful keepsake to treasure and am sure she will be delighted

Maria said...

What a lovely pressie I'm sure it will be treasured.
I love the Shrek biccies wit or without eyes LOL!

Wendy said...

What a wonderful keepsake and well done you for getting it in with such a young baby! x

Sam Findlay said...

Shrek biscuits are awesome!!

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

You'll certainly bring a tear to her eye with this one - it's lovely

cj - Curious Cat Creative said...

Oh the mini book is really lovely! I'm sure shrek tastes just as good without eyes lol

Picto said...

A great keepsake and lovely gift.
I follow Claire on FB, she does some great items.

Jan x

Your Friend Susie said...

Sounds like things are settling down a little..maybe? I dont' know how you get anything done, to be honest, so I'm very impressed! :) Wonderful little book, I know it will be a hit. And great cookies, even without eyes. :)