A few of my favourite things

It’s been all about making the most of the little things this year. My pace of life has slowed down considerably but I’m choosing to look at the benefits. My holidays were cancelled, so I really appreciate days out. I haven’t been out for a meal for months, I have had some gorgeous food at…

More from the lockdown house

We’re in the seventh week of lockdown. The days seem to fly by, on some of them I’m a bisy backson (from Pooh, meaning busy back soon, in a note to rabbit left by Christopher Robin), running around and getting lots done, then on others I’m just so laid back I’m horizontal (literally, lying down…

Would I buy this?, the acid test

My philosophy of make, reuse and re-imagine is a constant theme in my blog. It’s a thing that gives me a lot of joy; creativity is fundamental to me. When I’ve finished something I usually look at it critically and think, ‘would I want to buy this’. It’s my acid test of whether it’s just…

Inspired by Nature

My need to connect with nature seems to grow in proportion to the dire warnings we hear about the fate of our planet. Vintage clothes, thrifting, upcycling, yep, I’m still doing those and I’ve seen some amazing things that other people are doing too. I’ve discovered bags that I can keep reusing to buy my…

Kitchen/Garden toiletries

Back in 1995 I was given this book: and I’ve consulted it regularly over the years. I’ve bought so many cosmetic products that haven’t lived up to expectations and that ended up in the bin. Surprisingly though, there are some that I’ve made that have been better than anything I’ve been able to find down the…