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

Waste Less Live More Week-Borrow It

Waste Less Live More Week-Borrow It

Day 2 of the Be Resourceful Challenge for Waste Less Live More Week is #Borrow It I would imagine that the most common ‘borrowing’ that most people do is from the local library. I LOVE our library, and the whole concept of libraries. Books for free! And then you get to change them when you’ve … Continue reading

The Festival of Thrift

The Festival of Thrift

Have you heard about The Festival of Thrift? The inaugural event was last year, and was a rip-roaring success with 27,000 people joining in will the thrifty fun. And now it’s back for it’s second year and promises to be even bigger, better and more thrift-filled that 2013. The Festival of Thrift is the brainchild … Continue reading

Waste Less Live More Week-Make It

Waste Less Live More Week-Make It

Hurray! It’s Monday, and not only the start of a brand spanking shiny new week, but also the start of this year’s Waste Less Live More week too :) The theme for this year is Be Resourceful, and there is a Be Resourceful Challenge running all week-you can register and download your Challenge pack here. … Continue reading

Make Do and Mend-able Facebook Community

Make Do and Mend-able Facebook Community

I’m sure you have all noticed how much I LOVE the weekly #makedoandmendhour Twitter chats It is such a fabulous community of wonderful people sharing all their awesome Makes, and Mends. It’s also a great place for people to ask for help with all things Make Do and Mend, and its such a lovely feeling … Continue reading

Waste Less Live More Week

Waste Less Live More Week

Hurray ,it’s back! It doesn’t seem like a whole year since last year’s Waste Less Live More Week, but it is! Last year was all about Better Food for All, and if you missed it, and have a burning desire to read them, you can see my posts here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and … Continue reading

Your Top Make Do and Mend Tips Please!

I need your help! As ever, I have left things until the last minute, but I’m hoping there might still be time…. I’ve been lucky enough to be given a ticket for the awesome Handmade Fair this Friday, (it’s on Friday, Saturday and Sunday-take a peek-looks AMAZING!), and it has suddenly occurred to me that … Continue reading

The Trouble with Tea….

The Trouble with Tea….

I will start by confessing that I am a big of a tea addict. I am not quite as bad as my dear old mum was-she couldn’t even face breakfast without having had at least 2 cups, and was never more than half an hour away from her next one! But I am partial to a … Continue reading

Charity Fashion Live

Charity Fashion Live

I read about this project a couple of days ago on Vicky Myer’s fabulous blog, and LOVED it! You may or may not be aware that London Fashion Week kicked off yesterday-bringing all the latest looks from the catwalk. And I sure that you know that the fashion industry is renowned for it’s pretty poor … Continue reading

#makedoandmendhour 11th September

Hurray-I’m back! I think. I’ve still got lots to do with the book and the new website, but SmallSmall has just started pre-school (eeek!) so I now have some regular child-free time. For the first time in SIX years! There will be no stopping me…. So back on the horse, and off we go with … Continue reading