The first blog


If you are on here to look for quirky homemade gifts, achievable DIY tips or just to generally take a look – welcome! Firstly I must say that everything on here is bits and bobs I have picked up over the past few years, I don’t claim to have invented everything from scratch and I don’t know exact measurements or patterns, however I do know what has worked for me in the past and I hope I can give you enough guidance to help you create something you love all for yourself.

My new year resolution this year is to grow my own herbs and hopefully a few plants that will help with me with my homemade crusade. My success rate on this in the past has been poor at best, so I’m hoping for 2015 I can turn this around to grow some delicious smelling and tasting bits that can feature in my gifts. I’ve started with a gooseberry bush that I planted last week in our little garden and some herb seeds I am trying to grow on our windowsill. Hopefully by the end of the year I will adding them to oils, salts, sachets, teas, cosmetics …. and the gooseberries to a sorbet.

In the meantime the Christmas decorations have come down and it’s time for me to begin thinking about how to decorate the spare room, however I just couldn’t pack away my homemade moose-head, so I think he will have to become the first feature of the room.