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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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Monday, August 5, 2013

A little holiday project.


I couldn't come away without bringing a little bit of something to do, even though I've not managed to do much yet. So I brought the little bag I made (and shared) a few weeks ago, which I've turned into my 'little project' bag...it's just the right size to hold a few balls of yarn and a hook. Inside there are several balls of different coloured yarns, a hook and scissors and yarn needle. I am making a granny square throw,  something I've said I'll make for ages but not quite got round to. I'm know I'm not alone with the planned-but-never-quite-started project! What's yours? I'm aiming to make squares as and when I can, in between other things, though being honest I do seem to have a few unfinished projects lying around. ...

I've also brought a little project for Caoimhe to do. We watched Kirstie Allsop together a month or so back and Caoimhe was fascinated by the cross stitch she did. So I searched for a little child's kit for her, eventually finding one for a couple of quid in Wilkos. We've made a little start on it but really need to get time on our own to do it I think as Tig was desperate to get involved too. It has been some time since I last did a cross stitch too so I am a bit rusty!

It's time to have a look at  Handmade Monday  and see what everyone's been up to. And we should get ready for a (rather wet) day out in York. Have a great week.

Til next time!


7 comments:

CPC Wedding Stationery said...

Helen, I can fully understand the 'planned but never started' things. As well as that I have loads of planned, spent a few minutes on the abandoned'. Very frustrating and I keep telling myself that if I run out of things to do, I have lots of go back and finish. As if! Hope you enjoy your holiday.

Lucy Blossom said...

Your bag makes a great little place for carrying some crafty bits with you - there's always so many little bits and pieces that otherwise get lost. I first did cross stitch as a child and its a great introduction to crafting.

Picto said...

I have a few of started but not quite finished things :)
Granny squares are a great thing to do in between other things or to take on holiday as it's not too much to carry about with you. Have a great time with the kiddies.

Jan x

knitnrun4sanity said...

A lovely bag. Unfortunately I have several of these types of bags (non as nice as yours) that have various projects in, in various states! If only I could limit myself to one.

Louise Oakes said...

I always take something crafty when I'm going to be out for at least one night. I hate the idea of not having anything to do.
I have a few projects on my to do list to. A granny square blanket is one of them but I need to learn how to crochet properly first!
I hope your daughter is enjoying her cross stitch.
Have a great week.

Bath Bomb Creations said...

Hope you had a great time in York! I love it there! I have recorded Kirstie programme and she has another series too - just have to wait till hubby out the way lol!

Pickle Lily said...

I always have my knitting bag with me, with a project on the go. It's great your daughter is joining in with the crafty stuff as well. Have a good week, Jo x