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!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Handmade Monday is on once again. So don't forget to have a look at what everyone's been up to!

Last week I was lucky enough to win some blog candy thanks to Rowena at Craftypagan Designs It includes some lovely stamps, which I am very much looking forward to trying out. I have not really done a lot of stamping, apart from the odd bit here and there on a card, so it will be fab to have a good go and experiment with these stamps. The parcel also included some fab papers, which I am sure will look great with my new tattered florals die. I'm chuffed to bits to have received it, and can't wait to get a bit of time to play!

Not much in the way of creativity has gone on since last week. The week seems to have gone by really quickly, and to be honest I'm not sure I've done an awful lot of anything. Of course we did have the now obligatory weekly bake and I trawled my cupboards and my recipe books for something to make. It's fair to say that I was a bit Mother Hubbardish last week. There was very little except flour, cocoa and dried fruit and it was just lucky that I remembered my *in an emergency* muffin recipe, which basically means I can make muffins out of whatever I have hanging around (within reason, of course, not really sure I could safely include chilli or tomato ketchup in the mix!)
Here it is:

1lb self raising flour
9oz sugar
3oz butter
310ml full fat or butter milk
1 large egg.

Sift flour, rub in butter, add sugar, milk and egg and whatever flavourings you want. Spoon into muffin cases and bake for about 20 minutes at 200c.

I added 7oz of dried fruit (raisins, sultanas etc) a teaspoon mixed spice, and I exchanged about an ounce of flour for an ounce of cocoa powder. But you could pretty much add whatever you wanted to, blueberries, jam, apples, bananas, chocolate... give it a try and let me know how it goes!


PuppyFly Boutique said...

I was making muffins today too :) Maybe one day they'll be some crazy technology that allows us to do an online muffin swap lol. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Anna xx

Caroline Nash said...

That goody pack looks fun and cannot wait to see what you create, love stamping


The blog candy looks good - look forward to seeing your makes. The muffins sound even better.


Wendy said...

An excellent win and the recipe sounds good too :-)

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

The devil in me would like to try a 'Chilli' muffin. Have fun with your stamps

mcrafts said...

Thanks for that little recipe - I may give it a go (I'm not much good in the kitchen really but like the idea of making some muffins - will let you know how it goes :))

Penny said...

I'll be giving that muffin recipe a go, sounds great, thanks!

Ros Made Me said...

Emergency muffins... yummy, just my sort of post!

Picto said...

Being 'Mother Hubbardish' at times makes us a bit more versatile. You can get chocolate covered chillies so why not chilli muffins?!!!!

Jan x

Martha said...

congratulations on winning the candy! lucky you! :)
a weekly bake? great idea! ive recently discovered the goodness of baking and im thinking how to combine it with my gym and diet :) any ideas? x x x

fatmonica said...

Oh my!What fabulous candy-I'm soooo jealous of all those stamps.