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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.



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Sunday, July 1, 2012

And the Fairy Got Some!

It's quite scary how quickly the weeks are rolling by, and that it is now July already! This time last year I was just about to start my Maternity Leave, and now my little bugger angel is 11 months old! We are undecided about what to do for her first birthday, having the benefit of having gone through a first birthday before. Caoimhe was quite overwhelmed and I'm sure she didn't know what to make of all these people making a fuss of her, and in some way I would like to keep it small to avoid the same thing happening to Teaghan. Either way I have less than 5 weeks to decide!

Of course it's Handmade Monday again, which, if you don't know, is a bloghop hosted by the lovely Wendy of 1st Unique Gifts and gives crafters the chance to share their blogs with everyone. It is over on Handmade Harbour so go and have a look.

This week I shared my kitchen table with my mum, who has recently started to make cards. She definitely seems to have caught the bug, and most importantly she is enjoying herself. She made a lovely card for a freind who has been poorly. I found myself making a couple of ATC's for the ATC Trail over on UK Scrappers.



We've done a bit of baking this week, too. As regular readers will know I'm a Herman lover, and this week I decided to keep all the starters for myself instead of giving them away. Selfish, perhaps (you should share the Herman love!) but it was all in a good cause.
First of all it was sourdough pancakes



And then Herman bread


And finally Raisin and Oat Herman muffins. I didn't take a photograph of them, but we did share them with Daisy the Fairy, and she seemed to enjoy it!


If you want to know more about Herman cake, or maybe try out some of the recipes (and there are a lot!) then there is a great Herman website right here.

And that's it from me. I hope you all have a great week.
Til next time!

25 comments:

Caroline Nash said...

Treasure the time with your Mum so precious and love te atc's

Tickled Pink said...

I was given a Herman this week, but I think he is probably dead now as I have had to leave him with my husband. Such a shame as I was really excited about having him too.

Wendy said...

Wow those fairies can wolf the cake, can't they?

fatmonica said...

Lovely ATCs.Can I put my name down for some Herman please-I'm sure S would love having it!

Highland Monkey's said...

It's so nice to share a kitchen table with someone that also has a love of crafting. That's a big cake for a little fairy!

Mythillogical said...

The twinkle twinkle card is very cute, and all that Herman food looks scrummy.

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

lucky fairy - they can be such piglets. Your ATCs are really lovely, especially the lilac one. Good luck with the birthday party plans. Have a good week.

Ali said...

Your cards are really pretty. Will have to pay a visit to Herman as I haven't met him. Hope you enjoy the birthday party. Ali x

Caroline said...

Your card's are beautiful. Caroline xxx

WeirdCat said...

Lovely ATCs and that Herman looks huge
Ruth x

Free Spirit Designs said...

super cards :)

looks like you've had lots of baking fun too! I'm sure your little fairy enjoyed her share :)

knitnrun4sanity said...

I love the fairy door such a great feature - I would buy a house with one of those just for it! I am amazed at all the things you manage to make with Herman - is there a gluten free version?

Helen said...

@knitnrun4sanity: i don't know! But you could have a look on the net!

Helen said...

@fatmonica: will text you!

Helen said...

@Tickled Pink: the Herman website has instructions how to make a starter from scratch! It is actually quite difficult to kill him!

Nicki Tustin said...

I love Hermann cake, I must make some soon

Fiddly Fingers said...

Love the little fairy door. I'm sure she didn't eat all that cake! I think someone must have helped her!

Abbie721 said...

Both are lovely, love the colors xx

Martha said...

nice atc! i can see somebody has been experimenting with inks and sprays :)))
love the bottom pic! ha ha made me smile! little doors, ha ha ha :)

dreamstar said...

The fairy door looks fab, and my gosh what a hungry fairy lives behind the door!Off to learn a bit more about herman!

Handbags by Helen said...

It's nice that you're able to share your hobby with your Mum

Picto said...

1st birthdays are to be treasured but you don't need loads of fuss just loads of photo's :o)
Love the last photo, the fairies really enjoyed the cake.

Jan x

ZukieStyle said...

That bread looks amazing!!!! I hope Daisy enjoyed the cake and told all her friends. My friend has a little one who is 6months old at minute, bless her she looks shattered and has little spare time so I can only imagine what you're going through! x

Little Harriet said...

Aww happy (nearly) birthday to your baby. They grow so fast don't they?
The cards are lovely.

LH
x

Helena said...

We made the Herman cake in July! It was gorgeous!!!