Fabric bins are my latest love. It began with three and then I couldn’t resist making more and yet more. These bins reside in our learning room and house all craft supplies. They look far more attractive than the previous jumble. Keeping with my frugal theme, this was my first purchase, a double doona cover […]
Lately I’ve been ‘nesting’ and have decided it is time to turn my attention to our home in earnest, our extensions have now progressed sufficiently to start the final decorating stage. The question is, what is my decorating style, and it isn’t just my tastes that have to be considered but PC’s too. I have been blessed […]
As a family with children, living on one income requires creativity, ingenuity and frugality. There have been periods in our marriage that have required complete frugality and other periods where we have had some ‘wiggle room’. Choosing to living on a single income with a large family in today’s world can be a […]
Sewing fabric bins has been going on apace and I was thrilled to complete four more this week, bringing my total to seven bins. Finally I was ready to set up a new toy area! The last three years our toy area has been set up in our ‘new bathroom area’, as this room is not […]
A couple of weeks back I was in desperate need of maternity clothes, googling for ideas I came across a tutorial on converting regular jeans into maternity jeans. Inspired I set out on the hunt to op-shops with our two oldest girls. I fell in love with these stretch, skinny jeans, I also found a […]
I’ve been busy making fabric bins. Due to the nature of our shelving (ex-school cupboards) standard size storage containers don’t fit. The measurement calculations recommended were nearly perfect, although I had to still adjust my height. Making a paper template first is very helpful (architects’ ‘cast offs’ are perfect) I’m a bit of a ‘cheater’, I […]
As a family with children living on one income requires creativity, ingenuity and frugality. There have been periods in our marriage that have required complete frugality and other periods where we have had some ‘wiggle room’. Choosing to living on a single income with a large family in today’s world can be a […]
Monday morning I spontaneously decided to begin the learning room revamp and so we began painting. My plan was to wait until all was complete before revealing, however I can’t wait to share with you and thought I’d give a sneak preview. Fresh paint and a smaller table thus far.