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

Stir up Someday….

Stir up Someday….

OK, so i missed Stir Up Sunday. I just kind of thought it was always the last Sunday in November, and that it was next weekend (30th), but it wasn’t, it was on the 23rd. Christmas is ruined already!!! Not really. I was at work all day on Sunday, and by the time I realised … Continue reading

#makedoandmendhour 20th November

#makedoandmendhour 20th November

Wow, this week’s #makedoandmendhour was the busiest ever! So busy, that I had to split the pictures into THREE separate collages…! Pics we shared: 1) This great lampshade made from doilies (I heart doilies!) by @bluebirddanielle 2) Awesome happy looking socks in the making from @CraftyBlueberry 3) @DalkeyDan’s furniture restoration tutor made her a touch … Continue reading

#MinsGame Week Three

#MinsGame Week Three

I am ploughing on with my #MinsGame (Weeks 1 and 2 are here and here), and this week saw 126 items sorted and re-homed (or at least waiting re-homing!). Day 15 I sorted out the ‘wrapping up box’! 3 big sheets of previously used used cellophane; 2 random plastic bags that once had kids toys/books … 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