Off-Piste – Snowboarding in Austria

*** Check out your chance to win a vintage sewing pattern – Here! *** I’m going a little ‘off-piste’ today but I couldn’t let our snowboarding trip go by without sharing some photos. I’ve had one of those afternoons dreaming of snowier days and wishing myself back on holiday so there’s nothing like admiring our photos, whilst planning the next trip!  So here’s a snapshot … Continue reading Off-Piste – Snowboarding in Austria

Stash Busting – Fabric Gift Wrap

Check out your chance to win a vintage sewing pattern – Here! Hands up fellow sewers, dressmakers and crafters who else is guilty of a HUGE fabric scrap pile?! In a bid to do my bit in not being wasteful, at the end of each project I dutifully collect any ‘useable’ scraps and scurry them away into my scraps bag… Which is almost bursting to the … Continue reading Stash Busting – Fabric Gift Wrap

20% Off & a Giveaway from The Vintage Pattern Company – Exciting Exclusive! 

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I have a very exciting surprise for you all… The lovely Sonny from The Vintage Pattern Shop?has given all Trainee Housewife readers a huge 20% off at her shop! And if that isn’t enough, she has also gifted a sewing pattern for one lucky reader! So it’s time to have a little competition… To enter, simply leave a comment with your… Continue reading 20% Off & a Giveaway from The Vintage Pattern Company – Exciting Exclusive! 

20% Off & a Giveaway from The Vintage Pattern Company – Exciting Exclusive! 

Update! Extended for one week – Closing date now Wednesday 22nd February 2017 I have a very exciting surprise for you all… The lovely Sonny from The Vintage Pattern Shop has given all Trainee Housewife readers a huge 20% off at her shop! And if that isn’t enough, she has also gifted a sewing pattern for one lucky reader! So it’s time to have a little … Continue reading 20% Off & a Giveaway from The Vintage Pattern Company – Exciting Exclusive! 

YSL Dress in Austria

Well, I’m enjoying a good sit down after a full on week of snowboarding in Austria last week – photos to follow! Our suitcases were full of salopettes and jumpers, not much room for pretty clothes this week but I did manage to squeeze in one dress (I actually can’t believe I’ve been away with only one dress!). My new YSL pattern dress is the … Continue reading YSL Dress in Austria

Gingerbread and Butter Pudding – Use Up Leftover Ginger Biscuits!

Christmas brings with it so many food leftovers and if you’re like me, throwing them in the bin is the last thing you want to do. Bread and butter pudding is the perfect use for all your leftover bread, fruit and milk so I got experimenting in the kitchen and came up with the perfect solution for all those leftover ginger biscuits and gingerbread.  This … Continue reading Gingerbread and Butter Pudding – Use Up Leftover Ginger Biscuits!

Christmas Gone Too Fast? Upcycle: Christmas Wreath to Winter Wreath

The twelfth night of Christmas, time for the tree to go (if it hasn’t already) and for the decorations to be put away until later this year. Why does everything have to go away though? I always think the house looks so bare for the first few weeks without the glistening Christmas treasures so I set about to see what I could turn into ‘Winter … Continue reading Christmas Gone Too Fast? Upcycle: Christmas Wreath to Winter Wreath