The ways I saved money this week included:
I saved $4 on a bag of turkish bread that is now in the freezer for an emergency meal. (was 99c)
I have been painting a lot this week. There are french doors at the back of the house and we use these the most to go in and out to the car etc. Of all the paining this was the most worn area. Painting the doors, frame, around the windows etc has been like a miracle! It looks beautiful! I love it! This took some sanding, puttying and much fiddling around but I did it! It has actually transformed the living area too it looks so nice! I am glad to get this done it was a big job.
My friend Sue asked me if I would like some baskets and tins. She reads my blog so she knows I will make SOMETHING with them! So obviously I said yes please!
We had coffee together and she had the baskets in the car.... When we got to the car I discovered they were not the gift type baskets I imagined but big old style sturdy baskets and a car laid of them!
I have big plans for these!
There were also tins... old and new! Plus some glass containers suitable for candles ala Mimi style or maybe powered and powder puffs?
Some of the old style tins I will use when I make my Dad a fruit cake or biscuits I will give them in a tin as he loves tins and will keep them.
I also might paint some to use in the kitchen and add a rose decal or something like that.
I was really thrilled with all of this! (Thanks Sue!)
Before Christmas I was given bags of stretch knit fabrics. I sorted it into fabric to sew and then was left with a large amount of plain white. I have wanted to make rag rugs for ages. I decided I will crochet them. One lady on Etsy makes the most gorgeous rugs and she uses t shirt yarn. I googled this and it is quite expensive but you can make your own. So every evening I have been cutting this fabric up and making yarn. This is where I am up to! (I have a long way to go!)
Some ways I built up our home:
I pruned the Hydrangeas, this is toward lots of good flowers next year. I did quite a few bits and pieces in the garden.
The Quince tree is so heavy with fruit it is leaning over and I can pick Quinces even from the highest branches without a ladder. They are huge and so heavy...
I am planning to make Quince paste and some could come with us on our holiday.. with cheese and crackers Quince paste is just beautiful. That's the plan.
I started them off with ten packages of toothpaste on a super good special.
I think that's it!
Oh, no it's not... Ways I got ahead!
Adding quite a bit to the present cupboard.
I also added frozen vegetables to the freezer. I realised I should keep some as now and then I run low on veggies and these are good back up.
And I put more items in our holiday basket. This included fig jam, crackers and balsamic vinegar.
I hope you had a good week.
Thank you to everyone who has sent photos for the February Show and Tell! I love the photos but it also gives me a chance to get to know some of you much better. You are welcome to send photos of anything you are working on, even if not complete. Progress reports are good too. Just imagine how far we would have come even by mid year!
Have a lovely weekend. Be proud of all your work and looking after your household.xxx