Now I know My Make Do and Mend Year only started in September, so I can’t really do a review of the year, and I recently did a recap of the best bits after the first 3 months, so I can’t do that. I started doing to do a run-down of all the Makes and … Continue reading
Posted in December 2012 …
What to do with a problem like Pannetone…
My mum and dad were given a Pannetone for Christmas. Which was lovely. But they had no clue what to do with it, so they passed it on to me. Not being a big fan of Pannetone (this one was a kilogram in weight..!) I consulted the lovely people Facebook land and Twitterworld, and the … Continue reading
Despite my best efforts, as ever, there was too much food on the table on Christmas Day. This would be a travesty if it were all thrown away, but in true Make Do and Mend style, we have made us of our leftovers to keep us fed over the last few days..! On Christmas night, … Continue reading
So what did Santa bring..?
I know you are all desperate to find out exactly what Santa bought me… Hubby, who is bound by “The Rules” of My Make Do and Mend Year, did very well, and made all of my pressies! Desk tidy-I think as a subtle hint/vain attempt to get me to keep the study/office/sewing room a bit … Continue reading
Christmas morning Chelsea buns
I mentioned yesterday that we had Chelsea buns for breakfast on Christmas morning, so I thought it was only fair to share the recipe with you! Despite my Bread Day at River Cottage and my other bread making exploits (you can read about them here, and here ) I have always been a bit scared of making Chelsea … Continue reading
Our Make Do and Mend Christmas
Well, we did it. We made it through Christmas without buying anything new! We had ‘alternative’ Advent calendars I had a small rant about Christmas and ‘stuff’ We did a Gift Exchange with the lovely Pugh family from A year without supermarkets We made a Christmas tree from egg boxes (Which I am sure you … Continue reading
And I think we’ve done it! WE HAVE BOUGHT NOTHING NEW FOR CHRISTMAS!! A couple of E-bay finds, some car boot treasures, and charity shop goodies, and all the rest is 100% homemade!! Including the tree, the star on top of it, and most of the decorations..! I will share with you more of the … Continue reading
The whirl that is the social life of a pre-schooler continues apace, with no heed for Christmas and the like, so last weekend saw us at another party (it really is all go..), which meant, you guessed it, another present… I know I’ve said it before, but I’m going to say it again (my blog, … Continue reading
After the Great Make Do and Mend Egg Box Tree, topped with it’s peg star, and all our other handmade and upcycled decorations, we obviously needed a wreath for the front door to match. We haven’t used the baubles on the tree this year, so…. I used them to make the wreath! I had a … Continue reading
(Nearly) No Sew Nativity Costume….
BigSmall had his first ever nativity play this year. His pre-school, rather ambitiously, decided to do a full on traditional nativity play, in the Church, with 3-4 year olds as the main roles, with a supporting cast of 2 year olds… It was so lovely. They all did brilliantly. No one wee’d themselves, you could … Continue reading