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Hello my name is Donna. Thanks for visiting. I live in an Edwardian house in inner city Manchester, I love Baking, car booting, hunting around charity shops, and crafting.I work full time.I have two grown up children. And lots of spare time. This blog is my online diary where I can and do ramble on about my everyday life.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Natasha's 18 Birthaday

Happy Birthday Natasha
I can't believe my baby's have grown up so fast and into beautiful young women

Thursday, 2 April 2009


I went shopping today not dull food shopping nice shopping I had set my heart on a Laura Ashley cake dome but when I saw it in the shop I couldn't justify £25.00 for a bit of tin and a piece of glass.

So I bought a bath mat instead not just any bath mat a Cath Kidston lovely I found in TK Max.

Then I saw A lovely pair of slippers in Monsoon and I swear they just fell into my hands well I had to take them home.

On the way home I went into the charity shop and there it was a glass dome all the princely cost £1.00.

So not a bad day got every thing I wanted for less than the the price of a cake dome.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

What made you buy your house ?

I have just Thought we have lived here 15 years today and this is what made me buy this house, I stumbled across it by accident, the estate agent phoned and told me about another house on this road, I went to see it and it was beautiful with a hundred foot back garden and a stream at the bottom of the garden. But it didn't feel right so driving back down this long road I saw it for sale it was the windows I spotted first. I stopped the car and had a look in the letter box and knew then I had to have it.

I came to see it the next day and put an offer in there and then £10.000 below asking price well it had been empty 4 years, it was accepted and it was ours.

It's been a very happy house and I always pinch myself when i walk in knowing how lucky we were to find it.

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Thrifting and a gift!

I got some lovely buttons today hand painted they look really old, a big bag of wool that I started to try and make granny squares with. My dear friend Michelle said she saw this book and thought of me thank you Michele I know Michelle will never read this because computers scare her, but who knows maybe one day.

Finaly finished the dining room!

Heres the dining room finaly finished.

Monday, 30 March 2009

Wasting food

One of my pet hates is wasting food, I went to Mr T'S this morning and after leaving £100.00 lighter with hardly any shopping. I get home and start putting it away in the salad drawer I find three dodgy looking peppers, 10 dodgy tomatoes I say dodgy that's the families take on anything that is a little wrinkled me included. In the fruit dish there was 2 over ripe bananas and in the veg rack 4 dodgy looking carrots, now if I had have gone shopping yesterday as usual the said family would have put the shopping away and all this dodgy produce would have gone in the bin instead of here. Any one want a piece of carrot cake or a banana muffin. and with some mushrooms,courgettes,garlic and a can of tomatoes tomorrow nights dinner sorted lasagne.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Thank You Caroline Lace Threads

I have been busy doing this today, this statue was destined for the CS, my mum keeps bringing me stuff that she thinks I like and to be quite honest I hate most of the things she brings me, so with a little present from Lace threads a scrummy packet of tissues I decided to do this, because she has got a pretty face and now a pretty dress. what do you think.

Shabby dining room /not chic

As promised before pictures of my shabby dining room, I have been working hard all weekend with my daughters to chic it up we are still busy doing it so may post pics tomorrow of the finished room.

Finished Quilt

I have spent the morning finishing the quilt I started last weekend, I had enough of the dining room, so thought I would sew for a couple of hours. Excuse the mess on the dressing table.

Saturday, 28 March 2009


My darling daughters and I have painted the walls,and re painted the furniture.
I don't know how they feel cos there not up yet but I feel like I have been hit by a train god I ache. Today we have got to finish painting the table and the chairs, I say we but I'm guessing they will cry off. better get to it, I want it finished for tonight.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Right heres the list

1, Buy paint, Floor varnish.Done Scrub dining room take everything out.Go to work.

2,Wednesday After feeding mum's psycho cat, another post a long story. Go and buy some yummy Cath Kidstom fabric to make new curtains hay how hard can it be. Go to work

3, Thursday Working all day, Finish at 4pm. Make a start, oh better tell Geoff at this point.

4, Friday Start painting, try and make at least one curtain.

5, Saturday finish making curtains and put them up. I will come back and add things as I think off them

Monday, 23 March 2009

Shabby dining room

I have been looking at blogs and my dining room is shabby, Not chic just plain shabby. So on Thursday I finish work for 5 days, do you think that's long enough to shabby it up. Pictures to follow. I have made a list, and I am going to tick it off as I go along

Thought i would resurrect my blog

Thought i would resurrect my blog, I don't know why I haven't posted for so long. My grandma would have been 100 today, if she were still alive.She died 5 years ago, she was a wonderful funny lady, who taught me allot.
I got to thinking about her on Saturday as I was sat making a patchwork quilt, the green fabric reminded me of an old eiderdown she used to have.
I wish we still had it it was really warm and snuggly.
Here's a picture of the quilt not yet finished

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