My Make Do and Mend Life

Hello, and welcome to what has now, I guess, become My Make Do and Mend Life! In September 2012 we embarked upon a challenge to buy NOTHING NEW for a whole year. We Made, we Made Do and we Mended our way though the whole 12 months, and proved that taking small steps towards a more … Continue reading

Easiest Children in Need outfit EVER!

Easiest Children in Need outfit EVER!

This is a little belated, and of no use to anyone for this year’s Children in Need, but if you have a really good memory, you might be able to use it next year…! SmallSmall had to go into Pre-School on Friday in ‘something spotty’. Now, if you have girls, I would imagine that this … Continue reading

#MinsGame Week Two

#MinsGame Week Two

I am ploughing on with my #MinsGame (de-cluttering one item on the 1st day of the month, 2 on the second, and so on, right up to 30 items on the 30th!) Week 1, if you missed it, is here. And here is Week 2: Day 8 Random selection from the drawer that everyone has … Continue reading

#makedoandmendhour 13th November

#makedoandmendhour 13th November

Apologies for the lack of round-up posts for the last couple of weeks. Here is the round up of this week’s fabulous #makedoandmendhour! Pics we shared: 1. Some wonderfully snug looking knitted socks from @CrochetKat 2. @DalkeyDan is doing an antique furniture restoration course, and this is her rocker, all stripped back, polished and awaiting … Continue reading

Your Top Make Do and Mend Tips

Your Top Make Do and Mend Tips

I asked for Your Top Make Do and Mend Tips a little while ago, and you very generously came up trumps (yet again!) As suspected, I was too last minute to get organised with business cards, but I am love the idea of collating all your fave tips and having them printed onto business cards or … Continue reading

Secondhand First

Secondhand First

I got an exciting e-mail the other week, from the fabulous team at TRAID. TRAID is a charity working to stop clothes being thrown away-they focus on reducing the negative impacts of textiles and the fashion industry on the environment and people’s lives. Which all sounds pretty good to me :) They have clothes collection … Continue reading

#MinsGame Days 1-7

#MinsGame Days 1-7

So here we are then. on the 7th day of #MinsGame, and here is an update for you. The idea, for those of you who missed the original blog post, is to make a bit of a game of de-cluttering. 1 item on the 1st day of the month, 2 on the 2nd, etc, until … Continue reading

Knickers and sweets!

Knickers and sweets!

Isn’t that what every girl wants for her birthday..?! Except if you are of the Make Do and Mend mentality, you will be more delighted with a knicker making workshop and a book all about how to make sweets. So you can imagine how excited I was to get exactly these two things for my birthday last … Continue reading

Warminster’s Repair cafe rides again!

Warminster’s Repair cafe rides again!

We’ve had a bit of a break from Repairing in Warminster, largely due to my inability to get organised…. However, this weekend, we Repaired again! (Previous Repair Cafe blog posts are here, and here , in case you are interested!)   I had the mild stress of trying to find a totally new bunch of volunteer … Continue reading

#MinsGame

#MinsGame

I blogged a couple of weeks ago about going to see The Minimalists on the UK leg of their book tour for Everything That Remains (which I have now read, and thoroughly recommend!) I alluded at the time to a new challenge, a mission. And here it is…. It’s #MinsGame! I had seen this hashing … Continue reading