Friday, 15 January 2010

And The Winner Is!!

Hi Everyone! Hope you are all ready for the weekend! I am - I've a list of jobs to do, mainly cleaning up after the snow. All the paths are full of dirty slushy stuff!
I promised you a New Year Giveaway - and here it is, a little goodie parcel all ready to go off to the winner.
And the Winner is Da Da!!! Tracey ( Tracey's - Crafty Scraps)
Well done you - email me your details and I can get Postie to bring it on over to you.
Just a quick and easy Thrifty Snippet!
I was just having a sort through my veg basket - as you do. I really needed to use up the shallots I bought at Christmas (I put them in a stew for Hubby P's tea). Looking at the little bags they came in, I thought how sturdy they are, and how awful to send them to landfill via the dustbin - they will never rot down (not to self - don't buy veg in nylon nets!), so what could I use them for?

Well earlier in the week I had sewn up the net bag used to hold the peanuts for the birds - the bigger birds rip big holes in it. So I thought I could use the onion net.
I made a bit of a funnel arrangement with an old envelope, and filled it with the nuts.

Then sewed up the hole, and made a hanging loop.

Works a treat, and just look - no sooner had I put it up and we had our first visitor, a striking Coal Tit (at least that's what I think he is - or possible a Large Tit? not very good with bird identification!)

There were a whole family of these Long Tailed Tits - so pretty!

Well that's all for today - off to catch up with Larkrise on i player!
xx Take care xx


  1. What a great idea for using up those veg nets:-) Did you see Snow Watch the other evening...great stuff.
    Take care,

  2. OMG! I've never ever won anything before....THANK YOU so much!!!!! XXX

  3. I've been feeding our birds, but haven't got around to putting up nets. Must do a couple today.

  4. Much love and many blessings
    Love Jeanne

    I too love to feed the birds and animals especially in the winter

  5. What a great idea! I can't feed the birds as I have cats & there's loads of other cats in my area. I'm afraid I would be also feeding the cats! Loving your thrifty ideas :)

  6. That's a brilliant idea! I'll be popping back to get some more recycling and thrifty tips from you.



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