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Thrifty Thursday

Thrifty Thursday

Day 4 of the Waste Less Live More Better Food for all Challenge, is Thrifty Thursday, and looks at the issue of food poverty. In the UK alone, more than 4 million people are affected by Food Poverty, and many people have just £2.57 a day to live on. So the challenge for today is … Continue reading

Make Do and Mend-able countdown!

Make Do and Mend-able countdown!

  I’ve been promising you the new Make Do and Mend-able website for what feels like a looooong time, (I originally blogged about it here, waaaay back in May last year!)  but I’m jumping up and down with excitement to say that it should be ready to launch this coming Thursday! I’m trying hard to … Continue reading

Style Yourself #Secondhandfirst

Style Yourself #Secondhandfirst

I had an e-mail the other day from the lovely people at TRAID-a charity working to stop clothes being thrown away. They have stores across London, and run some great events, including clothing repair and upcycling. The e-mail was asking if I would like to join them for their event next week (Thursday 19th) at … Continue reading

#makedoandmendhour 4th December

#makedoandmendhour 4th December

Just in time for this week’s #makedoandmendhour (8-9pm every Thursday on Twitter!) here’s the round up from last week! I asked everyone for their top Make Do and Mend tips for a the festive period-scroll down to see them 🙂 Pics we shared: 1. @VintageHomeShop is well and truly in the Christmas spirit and has … 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

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

#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

#makedoandmendhour 16th October

#makedoandmendhour 16th October

Another super busy #makedoandmendhour this week, and with a record number of pictures too! Pics we shared:   1.Recycled cashmere makes from @LoveTurtleDoves 2.@Maker_of_Things “Making Do” with two pairs of glasses at the same time as his vari-focals are broken! 3.@MarkWoodJoinery-bespoke wooden furniture from local and reclaimed wood 4.@PracticalLou is busy decorating..! 5.@raebyrae has set … Continue reading

#makedoandmendhour 2nd October

#makedoandmendhour 2nd October

How did it get to be October already? Here’s the round-up of this week’s fabulous #makedoandmendhour Pics we shared: 1. Blackberries just waiting to be made into liquer by @PracticalLou 2. DIY mum! @lovesusiestars 3. Fabric dressing @ThomasRenwart 4. @RachaelHodgetts asked for help with making a new H and C for her taps! 5. Upcycled … Continue reading