Posted in June 2014

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Finally, after 5 weeks, my sewing machine is back! Apparently it needed more than a service… Even to my inexperienced eye, this looks pretty broken. It has now been repaired and my machine is back in place, ready for action. What I really want to do is to start having a go at making some … Continue reading

#makedoandmendhour 26th June

#makedoandmendhour 26th June

Here’s this week’s round up of our #makedoandmendhour Twitter chat (Thursdays 8-9pm BST) Pictures we shared: 1. Bag made with some favourite fabric from @Mehubbyankids 2. Fabulous bench made from a tree that @life_asweknow’s neighbour was cutting down! 3. Close up of part of the bench from @life_asweknow 4. Great selection of vintage finds from … Continue reading

Fancy a Cuppa..?

Fancy a Cuppa..?

I mentioned a little while back that I was doing a blogging course with the awesome Pip Lincolne from Meet Me at Mikes. It has now finished, and has been RAD (that’s one of Pip’s words-I had forgotten about ‘rad’, but now I’ve been reminded, I intend to use it more…) She has invited all … Continue reading

Elderflower and Almond Cake

Elderflower and Almond Cake

It’s been a while since I blogged a Make, and I apologise. My sewing machine is STILL away being serviced. I would get very cross, but everytime I ring up for a progress report, I get a very sweet, very elderly sounding lady on the phone, and it just feels wrong to go mad at … Continue reading

E-book update

I blogged at the beginning of June about the Screw Work Lets Play 30 Day Challenge that I had embarked on. The challenge I had set myself was to create a collaborative Make Do and Mend Back to Basics e-book. I thought I should give you all an update….. I asked you all for feedback on … Continue reading

#makedoandmendhour 19th June

#makedoandmendhour 19th June

Here we are again, with the weekly post of all the highlights of another fabulous #makedoandmendhour-our weekly Twitter chat (every Thursday 8-9pm, come and say hi!) Pictures we shared: 1. 50p finds! From @ForgottenTreasu 2. Cup and saucer bird feeder from @GDUKstyle 3. Flip flops from @CountrySkills, with the horrid uncomfy plastic straps replaced with … Continue reading

Decision Made! Kind of…

Decision Made! Kind of…

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about my hugely exciting new Make Do and Mend-able project, and my need for help making a decision about a logo. I had narrowed it down to these two: I got very technical(!), and managed to post a poll for you all to cast your votes-thankyou so much … Continue reading

#TheGoodThings

#TheGoodThings

I spotted a tweet earlier on this week, from a fabulous blogger called Elizabeth at Margot & Barbara about a new series she is starting called The Good Things. The idea is a weekly post “celebrating the things that bring happiness”. Every week, there is a linky, over on Margot & Barbara where you can … Continue reading