Posted in September 2012

An epic voyage

An epic voyage

We are embarking upon an epic voyage. To Scotland. In the car. With 2 Small people… I am slightly trepidatious. And if I’m totally honest, My Make Do and Mend Year is adding to these feelings of trepidation. You see, maybe I am overly anal, but I find the whole going away thing quite stressful. … Continue reading

A bit of tarting up

A bit of tarting up

I found this hoody in a charity shop makred down to £1.99. It is from Fat Face, and the label said it was marked down beacause it was worn (I’m assuming meaning looking a bit shabby, not previoulsy been worn..) and had a mark on the front. I couldn’t see a mark and thought it … Continue reading

The Great Boot Pursuit

The Great Boot Pursuit

I have some lovely leather knee high boots that I love love love, but I have had them about 5 years, worn them out, patched them up and worn them out again, so I though maybe it was time to admit defeat and get some new ones. They have been on my list of things to … Continue reading

Mending the mend…

Mending the mend…

…it’s all a learning curve. So that explains why BigSmall’s recently patched jeans (which I was so proud of!) now need a little more TLC… My sewing must have just slipped off the edge on one part of the patch and has allowed the edge of the patch to lift up But never fear, I … Continue reading

No car booty

No car booty

I went to our local car boot armed with our wishlist, some cash, and an optimism about all the lovely thrifty finds I would make… Alas, I drew a blank. And I was really quite disheartened about the whole thing. I think this year is going to really test me. I’m not sure if it’s … Continue reading

Christmas is coming….

Christmas is coming….

I did warn you I would need to be planning ahead… And there are at least 3 birthdays, including BigSmall’s 4th and my sister in law’s 30th before that, so I need to get organised. I have therefore started a new Pinterest Board. Obviously. I heart Pinterest. You may have noticed… I thought I would … Continue reading

My kind of mending

My kind of mending

The lovely hubby has been asking me for ages to mend a hole in the pocket of his jeans. He has even gone so far as to leave his jeans in a heap on our bedroom floor with the offending pocket sticking up, so it is just sitting there berating me for putting it off … Continue reading

4yr old birthday present #2

4yr old birthday present #2

BigSmall had another birthday party to attend this week (it is just one big social whirl), so another present was required. Again, I cheated a little and made a girl version of the beanbags I made in August as part of the practice month-see post here. (and there’s even a tutorial on how to make … Continue reading

Mutiny in the ranks…

Mutiny in the ranks…

Mutiny is possibly a little harsh. Especially when referring to a 3 year old. But BigSmall really isn’t getting the whole not buying new thing. To be fair, I haven’t really sat down and explained it to him, because, well, because he’s 3. But at the moment, his favourite phrase seems to be “we’ll have … Continue reading

Mending pulled threads

Mending pulled threads

I have 2 knitted jumpers (not by me I hasten to add, I can do very basic knitting, like a scarf, but nothing wearable) with pulled threads. Wierdly, in almost exactly the same place on both-on my left arm about 3/4 of the way up. I can only think that this is from where my … Continue reading