Posted in November 2014

Advent Activities

Advent Activities

As Christmas of My Make Do and Mend Year approached a couple of years ago, I had a rant about advent calendars, and blogged about my idea for doing an activity each day with the Smalls. I totally LOVE this idea, probably more than the kids do. They have been bought Lego calendars by a … Continue reading

Rudolph cupcakes

Rudolph cupcakes

I’m ridiculously pleased with these, and couldn’t wait to share…! SmallSmall’s pre-school had their Christmas fair this weekend, despite my protestations that it was still November, and therefore ILLEGAL to do anything Christmassy (everyone knows it’s not Christmas until the 1st December…), and the request went out for cakes for the cake stall. I knocked … Continue reading

25 Alternative Christmas Trees

25 Alternative Christmas Trees

Since our inaugural egg box Christmas Tree, during My Make Do and Mend Year, we seem to have started a bit of a tradition of ‘alternative’ trees for the festive season. Last year we did lampshades, and this year, we are attempting a pompom tree. For the last few years I have searched Pinterest for … Continue reading

Stir up Someday….

Stir up Someday….

OK, so i missed Stir Up Sunday. I just kind of thought it was always the last Sunday in November, and that it was next weekend (30th), but it wasn’t, it was on the 23rd. Christmas is ruined already!!! Not really. I was at work all day on Sunday, and by the time I realised … Continue reading

#makedoandmendhour 20th November

#makedoandmendhour 20th November

Wow, this week’s #makedoandmendhour was the busiest ever! So busy, that I had to split the pictures into THREE separate collages…! Pics we shared: 1) This great lampshade made from doilies (I heart doilies!) by @bluebirddanielle 2) Awesome happy looking socks in the making from @CraftyBlueberry 3) @DalkeyDan’s furniture restoration tutor made her a touch … Continue reading

#MinsGame Week Three

#MinsGame Week Three

I am ploughing on with my #MinsGame (Weeks 1 and 2 are here and here), and this week saw 126 items sorted and re-homed (or at least waiting re-homing!). Day 15 I sorted out the ‘wrapping up box’! 3 big sheets of previously used used cellophane; 2 random plastic bags that once had kids toys/books … Continue reading

Easiest Children in Need outfit EVER!

Easiest Children in Need outfit EVER!

This is a little belated, and of no use to anyone for this year’s Children in Need, but if you have a really good memory, you might be able to use it next year…! SmallSmall had to go into Pre-School on Friday in ‘something spotty’. Now, if you have girls, I would imagine that this … Continue reading

#MinsGame Week Two

#MinsGame Week Two

I am ploughing on with my #MinsGame (de-cluttering one item on the 1st day of the month, 2 on the second, and so on, right up to 30 items on the 30th!) Week 1, if you missed it, is here. And here is Week 2: Day 8 Random selection from the drawer that everyone has … Continue reading

#makedoandmendhour 13th November

#makedoandmendhour 13th November

Apologies for the lack of round-up posts for the last couple of weeks. Here is the round up of this week’s fabulous #makedoandmendhour! Pics we shared: 1. Some wonderfully snug looking knitted socks from @CrochetKat 2. @DalkeyDan is doing an antique furniture restoration course, and this is her rocker, all stripped back, polished and awaiting … Continue reading