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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 30, 2013

An apple a day

We've been thinking about the end of the school year and looking forward to a new chapter in our eldest daughter's life as she starts school proper in reception in September. She has spent the last school year in a school nursery so I am hopeful that the transition to full time school won't be too much of a shock for her. Unfortunately she is going to be at a new school rather than staying on where she is now. Something that brings its own anxieties,  though more for us than her I feel!

So this week I've been looking into presents for the teacher.  I don't ever recall doing this myself so it must be a new thing. It's quite a nice idea really. But it does get the brain working. ..what on earth do you buy them that hasn't all ready been done? I suppose the simplest answer is something handmade. I was therefore quite pleased to be directed to an article in the Guardian about crocheted apple cosies. (Unfortunately the link is not active now so I can't pass it on) and I thought it was something quirky and different and plays on the old giving the teacher an apple tradition.  So thats what they are getting :)

I've spent a bit of time behind the sewing machine too and I'm hoping to have something to share with you from that soon. Its not quite finished yet and my sewing time is limited. 

I'm off to bake a cake now to take into work tomorrow when i visit (I'm sure they are missing their regular Herman cake while I'm not there!) but I will leave you with the link for Wendy's blog hop for

 handmade Monday 

Til next time!

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Natalie Jones said...

Oooohhhh, Herman Cake! I've not had one for ages - I must try and do something about that!

Anonymous said...

I too have been thinking about end of term pressies - there just seems to be so many people to include!!


End of term pressies are always difficult to either make or find, and I love your apple cosy. A really lovely idea. Hope you have a good week.

CatkinJane said...

Presents for teachers seem to be required these days - I think my teachers were just pleased to not see me for a while!!
The apple cosy looks a great idea :)

Lucy Blossom said...

As a former Nursery teacher I can tell you that I would have loved a thoughtfully handmade gift. Although I never expected a gift from anyone, I was always delighted and grateful for any I did receive.