Maggy Woodley is our creative, inspiring, budgeting mum of the month. Over to Maggy
V chuffed to be your July mum of the month! Thank you.
Here are my top three tips (I truly believe in all three!):
- Buy frozen blueberries & raspberries – they keep well, are great in muffin & you still provide fabulous vitamins at half the cost (supermarkets frequently have 3 for 2 deals on them too!)
- Crafts do not have to be expensive, on the contrary, it should not be! All sorts of odds at ends around the home and office are fabulous for crafting (the obvious are egg boxes & loo rolls, but a bunch of flowers usually have lovely tissue paper or crinkly shiny paper, an old tshirt, shirt or cords can be lovely piece of fabric, in the office old presentations have great covers and backs or there is usually tons of paper “left” on the printer)! For example, just by collecting bits and pieces, I was able to make a lovely scrap touchy feely book with Red Ted virtually for free (all I paid for was printer cartridge ink).
- Join a Freecycle group near you – fabulous for “getting rid of things” to people who really want it (and not fill up charity shops) and to find things you need! We received a wonderful walker for Red Ted once! And have given away duplicates when The Englishman and I moved into together!
Maggy started Red Ted Art a little over year ago – painting bespoke artwork for children, as well as pop art inspired portraits and handpainted greeting cards. She has recently re-focussed her blog as a simple, but fun craft resource for young and old, for singles, families and carers alike. You can find her at RED TED ART