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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?


simple homemade treasures

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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!

  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.

  3. May 14, 2015 / 10:12 am

    How lovely, it really is the simple things that are the best and mean the most!

  4. May 14, 2015 / 10:46 am

    Beautiful ideas Becky, it all means so much more when it’s homemade x

  5. May 14, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    I love those personalised stones Chloe would make them for friends and I have paid a fortune for similar on NOTHS in the past as a wedding gift.

  6. May 15, 2015 / 10:30 am

    Awww, I do love the butterfly feeder.

  7. May 16, 2015 / 12:15 pm

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

  8. May 16, 2015 / 7:15 pm

    The best things in life are free! And when it comes to things like this, often the best things are found cheap 🙂
    Thanks for sharing Becky

  9. May 21, 2015 / 3:53 pm

    I love a home made home, and these are such lovely ideas, thanks for sharing

  10. 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 🙂

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