Thursday 6 May 2021

Glitzy scrunchies

I spotted this tempting pile of fabric scraps on a local free stuff group. The photo really doesn't do them justice as they are all very shiny and sparkly in real life.

DH kindly picked them up for me on his way home from work as it was to far to walk. 

My plan is to make the girls a handful of glitzy hair scrunchies for school. 

 They sew up pretty quickly and I'm already in double figures after two evenings stitching whilst watching a little bit of Netflix. 
The three eldest girls have all said nice things about them so that's really encouraging.
I love having a little project to work on.

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Sunday 2 May 2021



 If you've followed this blog for a while you will know I am a huge sucker for plants of all kinds.
Two weeks ago I rescued two sad looking plants from the nearby B&Q's clearance section for 50p each. 
The first was a rather sad looking polka-dot begonia which needed a good drink of water and blast of natural light. 
After two weeks of regular watering and a warm sunny windowsill he is rewarding me with fresh new leaves and lots of leaf buds forming.
I still think it looks like a plant from Mars though 🤣

The second plant was a pericallis which was almost bone dry and covered in spent flower heads. Once home I removed all the dead heads and damaged leaves. A few good  waterings soon perked it back up again.
Today I noticed the remaining flowerbuds had started to turn purple and open. 
I look forward to seeing it in full bloom again soon.
Watching both of them recover and start to thrive has brought me a lot of joy over the past fortnight.

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Saturday 1 May 2021

Baking day


I had quite a large pile of apples in my fruit bowl this morning looking quite sorry for themselves. That along with the drizzly grey weather put me in the mood for baking 🥰

I turned the apples into a chunky apple sauce with a little sugar and lemon juice.

Half the mixture became the filling of apple pies. 

 The other half went into a batch of flapjack mixture.

I even saved the seeds and popped them into the fridge with the others I'm trying to germinate as they were locally grown apples. 

The only question now is which ones to eat first! Decisions...decisions.

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