Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Busy in January

Janurary has been a busy month so far. Right into the School holidays and in the middle of the hottest most humid summer time has been spent a: with the girls in the pool, or B: with a needle and thread.
Fed up with how little I actually made for gifts at Xmas I went and sewed three christmas themed aprons for next Xmas. I also made a reindeer from Homespun magazine and am continuing Georgias quilt, plus a Christmas tree skirt from Bareroots pattern , oh and I did a Halloween cat and pumkin doll - thing- from the November edition of Homespun. I did this because I saw the magazine and I couldnt get this design out of my head so I just had to do it. I will post photos next time.
I have fallen off the frugal wagon over the festive season and now I am desparately trying to get back on! In that vein I have been reading some very inspiring frugal blogs that may inspire you too. Look http://living withoutmoney.blogspot.com/ here and my favourite Rhonda here:http://www.down---to---earth.blogspot.com/ Rhonda at down to earth is doing a great job and has an inherent love of simple things and housekeeping and self sufficiency so of course I visit here blog all the time. At this minute she is encouraging readers to post threee things they can do to improve ona eco friendly basis. Here are mine:
1. Reuse the butter packets by keeping them in the fridge and using them for greaseproof paper for cooking,
2. Making my own and my childrens clothes or buying from an op shop (no packaging)
and 3: turning off ALL the unecessary power.
I am eagerly awaiting the start of PYO strawberries for some Jam. A year ago we opicked heaps of blackberries from the roadside and aonly just now are we using them in smoothies, blackberry fool etc. YUM! The green skins of fallen walnuts have been falling off the walnut trees in our park and we have been collectin natures free bounty as they arrive and are drying them out the front. Lovely neighbours are presenting us with bags of tangerines. Isnt nature grand?!
We have spent another steaming hot day at Splash planet today. I am SHATTERED. Great day with hubby and kids. I couldnt beleive how brave my two girls were with the water slides. Complete daredevils!! How they grow. Last time I ventured near that theme park, Alex was in my belly and Georgia was one year old and paddling in the teeny pool! I would so love to have caught photos of them careening down the slides but cameras and water just dont go together.
Cheers from the ever cheery Cherry


Rhonda Jean said...

Hi cherry. I reuse my butter paper too!! I've tagged you. Come and read my post. : )

Wildside said...

Re: the butter paper idea -- a neighbor who drops by just told me she does that too! As yet, I still either give them to the worms or chooks, but I practically jumped up and down upon hearing -- what a good idea that is! (Not one I'd thought of before...)

I came here to see what 7 things you posted from Rhonda Jean's tag -- and see you live in one of the most wonderful spots of the world! (Or so I think!)