Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Upcycled badge and a new project.

DD2 received this page last week during her birthday visit to Paultons Park. We already have one from her last birthday visit so I didn't feel the need to own two.

Instead I busted out the crochet hooks and some wool and got to work. 15 minutes later I had a pretty new badge to attach to my backpack.

Doing this project has inspired to see what else I can repurpose, reuse and redecorate around here.
 I will keep you posted.
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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Frugal Christmas: A tale of two jigsaws

I had hoped I could combine these two dinosaur jigsaw puzzles to make one complete one, but alas the puzzle gods were not feeling forgiving. 
 So instead we upcycled them.

We flipped all the pieces over and coloured the backs in with green marker pen. 
 My two glamorous assistant's were more than happy to do this part for me.

Then DH carefully superglued them together in a circle. He used a paper plate as a guide to make sure it was perfectly round. 
A few red buttons from the button tin and a piece of silver ribbon I saved from who knows where, added the finishing touches nicely.

I'm rather pleased with it.
What do you think?


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Radish Glut.

We came home from our holibobs to find a glut of radishes in the vegetable patch. Some were in mortal danger of becoming woody so we picked them all quickly.
Usually I pick a couple each day and munch them with my lunchtime sandwich or add them to the evening salad. Neither option would use up quite so many though. 

A hunt for inspiration on Pintrest found a whole host of pickled radish recipes.
So myself and my glamorous assistant DD2 knocked up a jar full to try out. They are fridge pickles so we can eat them after 24 hours. I will let you know what we all think.


Monday, 1 August 2016

Birds of Prey display

Today we spent the morning exploring the local model village and watching a bird display. Sadly for some reason almost all of my photos of the trip have been blurry. The two I do have I've shared with you here.

The girls loved the display, especially the tiny kestrel that wizzed around over everyone's heads. Goodness those birds are speedy!
It was nice to see even more of the village had been repaired and painted. The gardens were also looking freshly dug and full of pretty flowers.
I look forward to our next visit.