Posted in September 2012

New watch strap

New watch strap

My watch strap has died. It has been on the critical list for a little while and has been patched up with odd dabs of leather glue from my friendly cobbler, but I think that the time has finally come to admit defeat… I really like this watch, and when the strap started to die, … Continue reading

The first official purchases…

The first official purchases…

The first official purchases of My Make Do and Mend Year! Not really anything we needed, but still. I was browsing the local charity shops the other afternoon while waiting to go and pick BigSmall from pre-school… I found this dress, and thought it was rather lovely, and so treated myself (£4.99) and all of … Continue reading

The very first mend…

The very first mend…

Let the mending begin… But before it does, just a quick note to plead with you not to ridicule my efforts too much..! I am very much a mending novice, so will be learning as I go along. If you are a mending/stitching aficionado then I would love to hear from you with any hints … Continue reading

Just when I thought it was all under control….

Just when I thought it was all under control….

I thought things were going swimmingly and my motto of  “plan ahead” seemed to be serving me well. Nothing urgent needing making and plenty of time to make the required pressie for a birthday party on the 18th September… BUT then I picked BigSmall up from pre-school on Friday only to find an invitation for … Continue reading

Making Do-the #pinaddicts challenge-part 3

Making Do-the #pinaddicts challenge-part 3

I know you’ve all been on the edge of your seats… The verdict!!! Following on in the style of this challenge, the verdict is in 2 parts-why make it easy..?! Firstly,the ice lollies will be judged on lolly mould, with points awarded for ease, practicality, and ‘worthiness’-ie how Make Do and Mend they are. Secondly, … Continue reading

Making Do-the #pinaddicts challenge, part 2

Making Do-the #pinaddicts challenge, part 2

This is the second part of the pinaddicts challenge debacle, where you get to see some of my attempts at homemade ice lolly moulds… Onwards and upwards with September’s challenge… I was tempted to throw in the towel and have a mild strop but I decided to stubbornly plodge on having now amassed all the … Continue reading

Making Do-the #pinaddicts challenge, part 1

Making Do-the #pinaddicts challenge, part 1

On my other blog for my crafty business, Shouty Cat Makes, I am taking part in something called the #Pinaddicts Challenge. Basically this is for people like me who are ever so slightly addicted to Pinterest, and get sucked into spending a lot of time pinning, leaving not much time for actually making. I thought … Continue reading

The ‘C’ word….

The ‘C’ word….

Not that one… This one-Christmas…! As I said in an earlier post, I think the key to My Make Do and Mend Year is going to be planning ahead, and this applies doubly to Christmas. So, when I saw a jumper in a charity shop, I thought it would be just right for a lucky … Continue reading

Stitch ‘n’ Fix

Stitch ‘n’ Fix

  Look what I got! Stitch ‘n’ Fix by Joan Gordon-“Essential mending know-how for bachelors and babes”. (I will confess to being neither a bachelor nor a babe, but hopefully I won’t get struck down for following the mending advice) Secondhand on Amazon as well!! Previously my attempts at mending (clothes, everything else is the … Continue reading