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Simple Homemade Treasures

I do adore simple homemade treasures..they seem to mean so much more somehow.

As a thrifty blogger I like to be creative with the world around me and things that come to hand rather than always buying ‘stuff.’ When I do buy objects I like to keep them low cost and make the very most of them. I don’t always find it easy but this week I think has been a winner.

Have a look what we have been up to.


I found this old stone that I made into something rather special last year and it has spurred me on to start stone seeking whilst we are out and about . Have a look at my tutorial on making name stones.


My daughter went to a wild kids session at our local country park and came back full of tales about butterflies and instructions on how to make a butterfly feeder. So we did!


I have been learning to flower arrange and this was the start of my thrifty mantel display. Amazing what you can create for under £4!


My son sat his KS2 sats this week and so we made him some homemade fairy cakes and his sister made him a  good luck card to cheer him along. We used these fabulous party toppers from a cupcake kit. Aren’t they the cutest and they can be reused too.


My daughter and I have been chatting away as we make daisy chains in the garden and I have loved these relaxed times amid the stressy exam days


And I have been learning to cook more healthily and whizzed up the leek tart this week. It tasted wonderful and was a pretty big deal for me. I am a tad scared of cooking

I have a pinterest board full of simple things which I curate with my good friend Chris Mosler who blogs at Life is delicious (and whose recipe I used for my tart!)

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So we have had a lovely week filled with simple homemade treasure ..how has your week been?


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  1. May 14, 2015 / 5:04 am

    Flower arranging! That is one thing I always wanted to do! And that leek tart made me drool!
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  2. Penny A Residence
    May 14, 2015 / 8:41 am

    How lovely Becky, I’ve been really enjoying the garden, digging a border I have been meaning to dig for years, and planting wild flowers. Love all these ideas and can see the butterfly feeder going down well in our garden.
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  3. May 16, 2015 / 12:15 pm

    The leek tart looks absolutely fantastic. I love making daisy chains!

  4. May 22, 2015 / 6:20 pm

    What a lovely post, some beautiful ideas yet so simple! I love thing like this, I’m not very creative or crafty so I love to get ideas from others. Thanks for sharing, you were linked up to #sundaysharefest, I hope you link up your fave post of the week this time ๐Ÿ™‚
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