Posted in May 2013

Wonk

Wonk

The other day, for reasons that will remain unexplained and enigmatic, I had a long day, child-free with little else to do all day other than surf the net. So, what’s a girl to do? I surfed the net! And I found this great blog, called Ginger Hendrix, or maybe Weiner Dog Tricks, I’m not sure, … Continue reading

Secondhand loo brushes….

Secondhand loo brushes….

We have never had loo brushes in our house. I don’t think we had them when I was little either. I’m sure I remember my mum telling me once that they were unhygienic, and when I eventually got my own house, and stopped to think about it (not that I spend vast portions of my … Continue reading

Recent purchases

Recent purchases

I feel like I have been on a bit of a spending spree recently, albeit a Make Do and Mend one… I visited my first ever garage sale, and came away with a motley selection including 4 rolls of sellotape, some scrubbing brushes, and some colouring pens and paper for the Smalls (which I have … Continue reading

Easy peasy baby present

Easy peasy baby present

I made one of these AGES ago (pre My Make Do and Mend Year, which seems like a lifetime ago..) for some friends and their new baby. And I was recently asked to make another one by my friend’s sister for her friend’s new baby (are you following this..  ?!) I thought I would share … Continue reading

Make Do and Mend Silver Polish…

Make Do and Mend Silver Polish…

I have a pair of silver earrings that I wear pretty much everyday, and in the way of silver things, they get pretty tarnished. Now, we are not in possession of a vast amount of silver…and even if we were, given the state of the rest of the house, I am pretty sure that polishing … Continue reading

Ethical Awards

Ethical Awards

I am very excited. The lovely people at Ecover have very kindly offered me two tickets to the Observer Ethical Awards,  on June 13th. And I am very excited! I asked the lovely hubby if he would like to come, but he couldn’t get the time off work (Boooooooo!), so my ‘plus 1’ is going to … Continue reading

A very visible mend…!

A very visible mend…!

We had a small accident the other day (not the bike crash, another one..) involving SmallSmall and a fish shaped salt pig thing that we keep all sorts of random keys and bits in. He has a fascination with keys and all the sorts of small things that Small children should never be allowed to … Continue reading

Fused plastic flowers

Fused plastic flowers

At the May Bath Artisan Market, the theme was Bath in Bloom, and all the stall-holders had been asked to decorate their stalls with a floral theme. Now, obviously the easy thing to do for my Make It Better…Upcycle Exchange stall, would have been to go out and buy some flowers, or to dig something … Continue reading

Groovebulb Upcycle…

Groovebulb Upcycle…

I hope you all coped with the suspense ok…. The task (in case you had forgotten) was to Upcycle this cardboard packaging from our lovely energy efficient, mercury-free, LED Groovebulb. The most obvious thing that spings to mind is obviously some kind of pen holder. But I wanted to be a bit more inventive than … Continue reading

Let there be light!

Let there be light!

When I first started My Make Do and Mend Year, I have to confess to not really having thought the whole concept through. I just thought it would be a ‘good’ (in many different ways) thing to do, and that this whole blogging thing might be a bit of fun too. And it is proving … Continue reading