Jack and I visited a PYO farm (Spuds and Berries near Selby see here) The strawberries are nearly over but I wanted a few for some jam - PYO used to be the economic way to do this but I have to say the price of fruit per kilo was very expensive. Picking fruit was part of my childhood; living in a Yorkshire village surrounded by PYO strawberry and raspberry fields. I think Jack enjoyed it (not exciting when you are 12) but I enjoyed showing him anyway so maybe it offset the cost a bit!
Nice set up with the strawbs on table tops for accessible picking, and rows of raspberries (a few ready) and blackberries (loads ready). The Farm Shop is nice too though we only bought some Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil
I'm making Chutney, Jam and Pickles as and when I can - the cheapest tomatoes I have found for chutney have been from Aldi. I save my own tomatoes for eating as they're too tasty to put in chutney. Looking forward to getting more donated glut fruit and veg from family and friends too.
I have finished my Polka Dot top, from the free Prima pattern I blogged about before. This one fits much better - I made it a bit longer, adjusted the back darts and added a bit to the side seam.
Much neater this time around!
I have been crocheting these flowers to make garlands as Christmas presents and also for my cousin's daughter who is visiting from Australia. Fab way to use up odds and ends of yarn. The pattern I based them on was from My Rose Valley blog (which is my current favourite blog to sit and read I just love it) and it can be found here
I'm also having a rationalising of cupboards/wardrobes and selling stuff on ebay to make some pennies. Holidays also give me the opportunity to visit different charity shops and have a rummage. Latest find is this Early's of Witney white cellular single blanket, which was £2 and is like new
No expensive holidays here; just a couple of days away this weekend, and odd days here and there at Filey and Hornsea, with maybe some cheap camping in the Yorkshire Dales thrown in. I've lots of odd jobs and decorating to do as well as crafty stuff, so I won't be bored - though I'm sure my life might not be exciting to others it's what needs doing and I can't afford to pay anyone to do it!
See you soon x
See you soon x