We are a small family from Doncaster, England who have come to enjoy all things rustic, handmade and thrifty! In fact frugal living has really become a huge part of our day to day routines!
We have recently started to create items such as handmade jewellery, organic bodycare products and using logs we find from the ground to create various table decorations.
This blog has been created to show you what we have been making, our ideas, what we are up to in general and what inspires us - that little part of our life filled with rustic treasures.
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Awesome day blackberry picking on the weekend. The fine weather has made a huge difference as the same patch last was rather bare!!
So free blackberries means fantastic deserts so a quick sauce was made followed by blackberry cheesecake in a glass made by yours truly!
Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.
Today’s gathering from the rustic garden!
Roasties, home grown spuds with Rosemary, Thyme and Garlic from the rustic garden.
WIP Yggdrasil, got quite a bit more to add yet but here it is so far, the finished version will be animated in Flash (sorry iPad guys)
Clicking the image shows a big image 5000px :)
Inspired by Man vs Food! The 6 steps to chilli dog heaven, the Dave Dog. Sausage, caramelised onions, English mustard, bacon, grated cheese topped with Dave’s Beef Chilli!!! Veggie version also available :-)
Soap and lye
The best thing about hand crafted soaps is that, for the most part, they are almost entirely, if not entirely, natural. Also, hand crafted soaps, made with fats, either vegetable or animal, are real soap. Although many cleansing products today are sold as soap, many are just…
Why we should all be using hand crafted soap and not detergents!
Characters from my new project: Trottel
Our first tomato!!!
Keeping on the home made theme, our first batch of elderberry wine is ready. Still a little cloudy but perfectly drinkable!!