Hi &Thanks for dropping by!
My name is Anthea and I am a busy mum of one very inquisitive primary school boy and partner to one motorcycle nut...
Thrifting is part of my everyday life - my home, my wardrobe and even my weekly food shop are all on the tightest of budgets and this blog is all about how I make the most of what we have!
I love good home cooked food. I love to upcycle - taking something old and unwanted and turning it into something new and wonderful (and often putting it to a completely different use). I love creating unique hand crafted items for my home and gifts for my friends and family. I even sometimes make something just for me!
Most of all I LOVE creating tutorials - sharing my ideas, recipes and makes with you all (maybe I should have been a teacher...).
Over the last 6 months or so I have finally come to terms with the fact that our tiny, end-terrace 'new-build' - rather than the character cottage in the woods I always dreamt of - will more than likely be our home for life. I very much hope you will join me on my journey to create a comfortable, hand crafted, family home full of character on a shoe string budget.
A home that will make me smile every day!
ps I am also the designer/maker behind Forest Flower Designs creating cute and colourful treats,often with vintage and upcycled materials, for you and your home. I blog about my creative business - and others too - at forestflowerdesigns.co.uk and you can currently purchase my designs online from Folksy.