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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

#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

Your Top Make Do and Mend Tips

Your Top Make Do and Mend Tips

I asked for Your Top Make Do and Mend Tips a little while ago, and you very generously came up trumps (yet again!) As suspected, I was too last minute to get organised with business cards, but I am love the idea of collating all your fave tips and having them printed onto business cards or … Continue reading

Secondhand First

Secondhand First

I got an exciting e-mail the other week, from the fabulous team at TRAID. TRAID is a charity working to stop clothes being thrown away-they focus on reducing the negative impacts of textiles and the fashion industry on the environment and people’s lives. Which all sounds pretty good to me 🙂 They have clothes collection … Continue reading

#makedoandmendhour 23rd October

#makedoandmendhour 23rd October

I was a bit worried that this week’s #makedoandmendhour would be a bit quiet, as it clashed with the 2nd episode of the Celebrity Great British Sewing Bee (did you see any of them? They were great!). But I needn’t have worried-Make Do and Menders are a clever lot and can obviously do more than … Continue reading

Make Do and Mend Christmas Linky

Make Do and Mend Christmas Linky

We’ve had a great thread going over in the Make Do and Mend-able community FB group, about Christmas, and ideas for homemade, handmade, buy nothing new, make do and mend type presents and cards etc. I thought that it might a nice idea to do a linky, for people to link up their blog posts … Continue reading