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Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Being new to blogger for me seems to make it hard to think what to say. But to update my life for the past month, the two knitted rabbits are for my grandaughters, filled with lavender from my garden I hope they will keep them in their bedrooms. These were made using oddments of wool collected from charity shops and boot sales. I have been busy sorting and selling on ebay lots of craft books and items in an effort to diminish my stack of crafting items, this effort is in the realization that I will never use all of this stash but it is hard to part with after a lifetime habit of collecting but happy in the knowledge that a like-minded crafter is buying. For me it is just like an online boot-sale because most items are only 99p and after paypal and ebay fees it is very little money left. The next ruthless clearout is my crafting machines, embroidery, embellisher, overlocker wish me luck.

I did manage to produce this flower

Made from papier mache and vintage embroidery, must remmber do not hoard paper!!1

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Here is how I see it

So here we go my first post. I have been thinking how life seems to go round and round.  I was born in the middle of the second world war so as I grew up austerity was the norm for me, this was because nobody had a  lot of money and it would seem not a lot was available or it was rationed. With everyone in blogland seemingly trying to be more frugal today's post is my take on this.

So as well as being frugal with food, woollen jumpers were unravelled, material re-used (a man's shirt made a lovely sundress or baby dress) shoes were mended. My mother-in-law now 93 yrs old remembers how she bought rags from the ragman washed unpicked and remade into little rag dolls which she then sold to the village shop for others to buy as Christmas and Birthday Presents. So begins the merry go round!!