Monday 17 February 2020

Homemaking Mondays: Trying Something New


Trying my hand at some felt food for my sweet niece. 
I cut out the felt pieces for a few things
and then started sewing. 
I am using some heavier embroidery thread and 
then some polyester fill for the stuffing. 
I was so happy that I was able to find so many 
colourful pieces of felt at the Dollar Store.

I have more to make...but this is the beginning. 
My one son is helping with the sewing and is doing really well.
It's a good skill for everyone to have and a 
fun part of homeschooling.

One other fun skill that I'm passing on to my oldest is hair cutting.
My son was super nervous about it but Danielle did 
a wonderful job on his hair, and on his brother's to. 
I don't use razors except to trim up the neck at the end. 
So it's learning how to use just a pair of scissors and a comb.  
A skill that helps our families in a frugal way.
My oldest daughter has graduated...
but really no one ever really graduates...
but we all keep learning.

What have you been up to this week? 

The weather has been up and down here...
but at the moment it's cold and clear. 
The sun is shining gloriously and there are lovely ice crystals 
shimmering in the air.  

Love and Prayers,

Monday 10 February 2020

Homemaking Mondays: Sweets and Strong Winds

Want to come over for a something sweet? 
I was so happy too be able to stand in the kitchen and make some 
cinnamon buns.  
I don't use a special recipe...I just use my bread recipe and add some sugar to it.
Then I love to add butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, a touch of nutmeg...
and some thawed diced apples from last fall to the middle.
Of course there needs to be some glaze to...I like vanilla in mine...
my husband loves some orange extract in his.

My daughter made some blueberry buckle this past week as well.  
So good!  

We had some really  high winds a couple days ago and in the middle of the night...
it blew our greenhouse off. 
Thankfully it didn't damage the trucks or anything else...
even the willows the base landed on are not too bad for wear. 
My girls and husband pulled the base down and flattened it so 
to keep it from blowing away further. 
We collected and secured what was blowing away and then retreated from the 
bitting snow (like being sandblasted).  

So what will become of the greenhouse...that has yet to be decided. 
It doesn't look too damaged, but not sure how to go about it yet.

With the winds still fairly hight the next day we thought...
we'd leave the major clean up for when the wind died down.
Big mistake....woke to a huge amount of snow this morning and it's still coming down. 
Cleaning up the greenhouse things will be like an 
archeological excavation. hehehe 
Perhaps a homeschool project? 

I also found this great new bag of diatomaceous earth at the free store!!!
It is great for detoxing, & for pest control in my plants.
If you've never heard of this...check it out. 
I take mine in a gelatine capsule with a big glass of water.
Or smoothies, or applesauce is good.
It kills the bad bugs in your gut and removes toxins from
your intenstines.
This is a big's going to last a LONG time. 

Thanks for dropping by! 

I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Love and Prayers,

Monday 3 February 2020

Homemaking Mondays: New to You and Mending

It's so wonderful when you can go to a free store 
(a recycling part of the dump), 
and find some treasures!  
Same reason I love second hand stores and garage sales.
Things that one person doesn't need anymore, 
that another person does. 
Well...mostly does.  
I have brought some unnecessary things home at times. 

This past weekend I found some lovely odd sheets. 
It is good for they compliment other sheets that we have 
that are wearing out. 
I like to find items that are around to re-use instead of always buying new. 
It's a frugal thing, and a fun thing to.

I found this pair of mittens at the free store awhile back, and they have 
started to wear out in spots.  
I have learned to knit some so I decided to try making patches. 

They work great and are very secure so I don't have to worry about them 
coming apart.  
Being able to mend items that you have is so important. 
It saves you so much money to be able to fix little odd things. 
Plus it makes what you do have more presentable.  
I personally am not a fan of shabby things...when they need not be. 

I also wanted to show off  a felt blanket that my son was making for his stuffed bear.
He sewed two sheets of felt together all the way around and then 
cut out a tree and sewed it on the front. 
It is so nice to see his stitches looking more even. 
Such a good skill to have for those 
little mending needs that we all have.

Below are all the sheets I found.  
Two fitted and two flat.
I am not a great sheet folder...I must admit. 
For me as long as they are clean, somewhat folded, 
and tucked away in the linen closet 
I'm happy. :) 

Thanks for dropping by!  
Praying you have a beautiful day! 

Love and Prayers,