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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!



Sunday, February 12, 2012

This one's for Liz.

I've got a couple of things to show you this week, despite the fact that we spent some of last week in a very snowy York.



It was very pretty and Caoimhe enjoyed playing in it, but it did make getting out and about a little bit difficult!

I did manage quite a few makes this week though, mostly for the ATC and card swaps over on UK Scrappers, and a couple of which I have shared already. I also made a card for my lovely husband's birthday, which was quite simple but took me ages to make. You know when you have an idea what you want to do but it doesn't quite work out like that? Well, that's what happened to me! But this is the card I came up with in the end:


And I got my hook out with the scraps of my chunky white, and blue and green flecked wool for a quick make:


It turned out quite a bit chunkier than I thought it would, and at first I didn't like it. But it has grown on me now. Even so, I think I'll try with a lighter wool and see what effect that gives.

I'll be linking up this week with Wendy of course for Handmade Monday, and I've also recently discovered Serenity You, so I am linking up there as well. Lots of lovely and inspiring blogs to read through this week!

Before I go this week I want to just use my blog to introduce you to a very special lady who is doing some amazing things.

Liz Goodchild.  

I am in total awe with this lady, she has been raising money for Mind for a good while now, and this year she is taking on an astounding (and slightly bonkers if you ask me!) feat of running in 4 races in 4 cities. Her reasons for doing so are very personal. Mental health and illness is such a huge taboo in this country, we shy away from talking about it, and yet it can , and does, devastate lives. Please spend just a few minutes reading Liz's blog where she explains what she is doing, and why, and if you can donate just a couple of quid, share her request and story on your blog, Facebook page, Twitter, whatever, then that would be amazing.

This is her Just giving page if you would like to make a donation.
You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter and get in touch with her if you want to ask her anything about the races and her fundraising at 4races4cities@gmail.com


Thank you for sparing the time to read!

Til next time!

19 comments:

iampisspot.com said...

Thank you so, so much for doing this.

Penny said...

What a little poppet, she looks so sweet with her crochet flower, Penny x

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Lovely makes Helen - especially the headband, looks very smart. Off to read Liz's blog - thank you for sharing it with us. Have a good week

Adaliza said...

Very romantic card - lucky chap! The headband looks beautiful and not at all chunky - just really, really pretty & stylish.

mcrafts said...

Your card is lovely, as is the flower headband. It looks soft - not at all too chunky. Mich x

Caroline Nash said...

Love the picture of the snow and the card iis fab

Wendy said...

Love that little headband - gorgeous!

itsamistry said...

Lovely headband and card. I used to volunteer at the Rochdale branch of MIND - teaching the group how to make jewellery - they absolutely loved it.

Whitney-Anne Baker said...

What a sweetie with her little headband on - it looks adorable! The simplest things can be the hardest to achieve but how satisfying when you do!

Mrs Pink said...

The card is lovely! So is the headband and the model is simply adorable!

Ros Made Me said...

I think the headband is gorgeous... just like the model! Good luck to Liz with her runs... I really could not do it :)

Picto said...

The headband is really sweet and a beautiful photograph to show it off.
Thank you for the links and Good Luck to Liz in all her endeavours.

Jan x

Pickle Lily said...

Lovely card and your model looks so sweet! Liz is an amazing lady!
Jo x

Jenna Odie said...

I love that hairband - sooooooooo cute!

Your Friend Susie said...

I love that card, it looks very professional. The hair piece is adorable too (as is your model, I agree!) I never had girls, so I never got to put cute things in their hair. :)

Kat Shenton said...

Lovin the heart card.

Whilst we had some snow it didn't look anything like what you seemed to have had! So jealous. Love a good picture postcard morning!

Blackwillow said...

I have to agree, the card, the headband AND the model are all very cute. And it was great to read about what Liz is up to, very inspirational!

butterflyblossom said...

I love the colours on your heart card, they compliment each other perfectly! x

Jam Dalory said...

That card is lovely, after its used it would lovely in a simple white frame so it can be kept. The headband looks lovely, very wintery so ideal for the sort of weather we've been having lately. Hats off to Liz for taking on such a big challenge for such a worthwhile cause. x