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Just ask!

Just ask!

You may have noticed my delight at the return of Fill Your House for Free to our screens. Whilst watching this week, Kirstie was wafting around a lovely house filled with all kinds of impressive upcycling and free finds. Including a spiral staircase, and a cast iron bath. Both of which the builder hubby managed to … 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

Choose to Live a Life that Matters

I got e-mailed this poem last week, and it made me smile. And it inspired me and lifted my day. I wanted to share it, in case anyone else is feeling in need of inspiration and a bit of a lift 🙂

The Veg Machine!

The Veg Machine!

Hubby discovered a great new app last week, that I am hoping will help to make we are always able to use up every last scrap of the veg we buy each week. We got a weekly Veg Box from Riverford. Which is brilliant, and the quality is fab, and the veg is delicious. But … Continue reading

My Make Do and Mend Year goes International..!

My Make Do and Mend Year goes International..!

After My Make Do and Mend Year was featured as the Guardian’s Sustainable Blog of the Week, I was contacted by a lady called Donna, in the US of A. Donna is a presenter on an online radio station called Survival Mom, and presents a programme called “Surviving on Shoestrings”. She wrote to ask me … Continue reading

Me. On patching. In the Guardian.

Me. On patching. In the Guardian.

Eeeeeekkkkkkkk!!!!! How excited am I? More excited than a Make Do and Mend addict in a vintage fabric shop, that’s how. I had an e-mail from a journalist at the Guardian a couple of weeks ago, asking if I would be interested in writing a short piece on patching for them, as part of a … Continue reading

Screw Work Lets Play

As part of my master plan for Make Do and Mend to take over the world, I am doing lots of courses at the moment, to learn the skills I need to make Make Do and Mend-able into the site I know it can be. One of the things I have signed up for is a … Continue reading

Taking Stock

Taking Stock

I am doing a Blogging course, to try and be a Better Blogger. It’s with the fabulous Pip Lincolne from Meet Me at Mikes, and is called Blog with Pip. If you have a blog, or have ever wanted to have a blog, I would totally recommend it-LOADS of information, and lots of support from … Continue reading

Make Do and Mend on Holiday…

Make Do and Mend on Holiday…

We’ve just got back from a week away in sunny (and it was, kind of. Or at least, not rainy, so a big Hurrah!) Cornwall. It was fabulous. There was no wi-fi, which meant I was forced to kick back and spend the evenings reading, and going to bed at a sensible time, rather than … Continue reading