I have been resisting manfully, but it was always going to happen. At the weekend, I went out for what will probably be my final ‘new shop’ for a whole year. And boy, did I go crazy… This is what I bought: A newspaper of the lovely hubby. He only buys a paper about … Continue reading
Posted in August 2012 …
The fix-it box
In preperation for the start of My Make Do and Mend Year, we have instigated a ‘Fix-it’ box! It is something I have been meaning to do for ages, and must have mentioned it the lovely hubby, because at the weekend, he and BigSmall very proudly produced this: It is essentially just a cardboard box … Continue reading
Flea market finds
I have been waiting for today for a long long time. Today was the day I FINALLY got to go the amazing Giant Flea Market at the Bath and West Showground. It is on reasonably regularly but I never seem to be able to make it, but this time I was determined! It is immense. … Continue reading
Thrifty chic or charity shop tramp..?
The lovely hubby and I went out for a meal last night. This is in itself newsworthy, as I think it’s the first time we have managed it in over a year! We went to a great place in Bruton, called Matt’s Kitchen-it is in his lounge, in his house-check it out-it was awesome, and … Continue reading
Woohoo! I managed to get me a cable reel on Freecycle!! Hurray for Freecycle-I heart you! Now I know a lot of you are thinking “what is the excitment about a cable reel?” I will show you-via the wonder of Pinterest, I could turn it into this via Create forever more or this via Country … Continue reading
I love a good car boot. This Sunday, the sun was shining, and I managed to sneak off, on my own(!) to our local car boot for an hour-yay! This was my haul: a vintage/retro suitcase, £2. I will use this for transporting stock from Shouty Cat Makes to various craft and vintage fairs, and … Continue reading
Make It and Mend It-some great tips for the year ahead!
Have just found this awesome site Make I and Mend It, which I have a feeling I might be visiting quite often over the course of My Make Do and Mend Year to check out all their awesome ideas and making and mending tips, and general fabness!
Oooo, think I might be needing some of this…
Wow! Just found this awesome stuff, Sugru via The Upcycle Movement‘s great Facebook page (more about them and their exciting new website launch to come…!) It just looks so amazing. I think it can fix practically ANYTHING!! I think it could come in very handy over the following year-need to get me some!
This is going to bemore difficult than I thought…
At the weekend, I managed to make a BIG mess and break the fridge-DOH! I innocently opened the fridge door in pursuit of milk for a much needed cup of tea, and a full 2 litre bottle of lemonade fell over in the shelf inside the door, and this was enough to cause the whole … Continue reading
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