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