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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, June 24, 2012

Come on England!

This may be a rather hurried post this week, as I am waiting for the England v Italy game to kick off. Are you enjoying the Euros? Must say I have been quite unimpressed so far overall, but there's time. I am not a betting girl, but my money would certainly not be on an  England win, as ashamed as I am to admit that. But I will still be cheering them on! (See, I am patriotic!)
If my arm was bent up my back and I had to say who I thought I would win, I think I would have to say Germany. It's a long time since 'The War' so I'm sure I won't get strung up for that!

Talking of Germany, it leads me nicely on to tell you about my week. Of course this wouldn't be my blog without a little mention of Herman, who is, you may remember, a German friendship cake. Well I have not baked any Herman so far this week, as he is not ready to cook with yet. However my interweb meanderings after inspiration about what to do with him led me to find a website and forum devoted to him. If any of you are interested in learning more about him or finding new recipes, or tips or advice, or other people's experiences, then you can find it here at the Herman website. And if you have a good look around the site you might find an article written by me! You might even recognise the photo!

I haven't had a lot of time this week to do much making. Although I did receive through the post a copy of Craft Artist Platinum edition and of course I have been having a little play. I'm enjoying the whole digital art 'thing' even though I prefer to get my hands dirty with paper crafting, and glue and glitter! But even so I thought it might be a nice way of making the thank you notes to send out to all our family and friends who came to the Christening last weekend. It took me quite a while to do, though I am sure with practice I will get the hang of it all. I didn't get the final effect I had wanted but was relatively pleased with what I did achieve, really.

There are some really nice digikits over on Daisy Trail so have a look!

As usual I'll be linking up with Wendy for Handmade Monday, over on Handmade Harbour, which, for those of you who perhaps don't know, is a link party for craft bloggers. There are some fab blogs linked there by some very creative, talented and inspirational crafters, so take a look! I will be doing as soon as the match is over!

All together now...Come on England!

Til next time! 


fatmonica said...

The thank you cards look great,it's a lovely photo of you all.Can't comment on the football!

Wendy said...

Lovely thank you cards, I'm another not commenting on the football!

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous Thank You card Helen, love the design.

Donna x

Anonymous said...

I am sure that the cards will be gratefully received. it is always extra special to get something that has been handmade and your handmade cards are 100xs better than mine!


Your Thank You card is lovely. Not a football household, so not following it - although with it in the news all of the time, hard not too. Hope we win though. Have a good week.

Handbags by Helen said...

Can't believe it....lost on penalties again!

Planet Penny said...

Not following the football, but I know it's all over for England now...again.

Ros Made Me said...

I think that playing is essential... the thank you notes are lovely and much appreciated, I am sure... I ranted on the train about someone not saying thanks for a gift!

Tickled Pink said...

I have so far avoided all the football, and fortunately hubby is not a fan either! Hope you are not too disappointed this morning though.
I have the Craft Artist CD too although haven't used it yet - I'm still not sure about digital crafting.

Free Spirit Designs said...

digital crafting sounds intriguing!

your card is lovely, and such a thoughtful way to say thank you :)

Picto said...

Thank you cards are lovely and I always like to both send and receive them. I have used some digital Art but much prefer to 'get messy'

Jan x

ps... commiserations on the football X

Kazies Magical Designs said...

beautiful card much nicer than the football result in the end xxx

Libby said...

My Other Half was gutted about the football last night - it was very tense - hate penalties!! Hope you have a good week x

Fiddly Fingers said...

Lovely thank you card. It's good to try out different things.

Highland Monkey's said...

hmmm to the football!
Great card using the computer. It's a good idea to use a different technique.

Caroline Nash said...

Well the game is now over as our England chances again bring back the '66 squad. The digi card looks very good