Posted in May 2013

Take note….

Take note….

I don’t know about you, but I have at least 3 seperate notebooks, that I carry around with me-one for random ideas about blog post, and to-do lists; one for my role as pre-school Committee Chair, and more to-do lists; and I am not really sure what the other one is for, but you can … Continue reading

Normal service has resumed..

Normal service has resumed..

Just a very quick one to say Thankyou so so much for all your lovely comments and support following on from my little bit of navel-gazing and snivelling..! I am touched and re-motivated that so many people are being inspired by My Make Do and Mend Year. In case you haven’t had a chance to … Continue reading

Socktopi…

Socktopi…

Those of you with children, will be well aware that it is half-term this week. And it has started raining. Again. So I thought I would share a quick and easy kid’s craft that we made earlier on this week at our Make It Better Mini-Swish and Socktopus making workshop with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. It … Continue reading

What am I doing?

What  exactly am I doing? Where am I going? What am I trying to achieve? I am sat here, tired, with a headache. My house is a mess. My kids are playing upstairs on their own, when I should be inter-acting or making some wonderful craft with them. I have a pile of jeans that … Continue reading

Giving…

Giving…

What is it with Giving? Why do we feel compelled to give, even when we know the person we are giving to, wants for nothing? You may see this as a nice thing, and I agree, the sentiment is nice, but I’m am no longer sure that it is the right thing to do. I … Continue reading

Trailgator update…

Trailgator update…

I am sure you will all remember our recent exploits with BigSmall’s ‘new’ “Trailgator” with it’s missing Shims thing and the resultant dental damage. (I am happy to say, that there appears to be no long-lasting dental damage, and BigSmall is back whizzing around on his bike and scaring old ladies off the pavement…) Well, … Continue reading

Guess what..?!

Guess what..?!

Warminster is going to be hosting Wiltshire’s very first Repair Cafe!!! How exciting is that? I blogged not so long ago about Repair Cafes and how awesome I thought they were, and how I thought that every town and city should have one, and wouldn’t it be great if we could have one in my … Continue reading

Make Do and Mend Silver Polish-Take 2…

Make Do and Mend Silver Polish-Take 2…

After the rather disappointing outcome of Make Do and Mend Silver Polish-Take 1-Tomato Ketchup, I am embarking on Take 2… Thankyou to everyone who left comments on the blog, on Facebook and on Twitter with vastly superior methods of homemade silver polish 🙂 The two most popular methods suggested were: Toothpaste-rub it on, and polish … Continue reading

The People’s Design Lab

Have you come across The People’s Design Lab yet? I was introduced to it by a fabulous lady called Katy Anderson, who I met at the screening of Trashed and is working with Karen Cannard on the Rubbish Diet. She works for a company called cwm harry, who amongst many other things, are helping a … Continue reading