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#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

Back to Basics Book update

Back to Basics Book update

The book! I bet you all thought I had forgotten about the book! If you are thinking, “what book?”, I am referring to my Make Do and Mend-able Back to Basics e-book! It’s a collaboration with other fabulous Make Do and Mend-ers, and aims to cover the basics of (at least some aspects of) Make … Continue reading

#makedoandmendhour 9th October

#makedoandmendhour 9th October

Very belatedly, and only just before this week’s #makedoandmendhour, here is the round up from last week! Pics we shared: 1. @Maker_of_Things shared this picture of a variation on the Bell in a Vacuum experiment. I had to get him to explain.. The air is sucked out of the jar, and the noise from the … Continue reading

The Minimalists

On Saturday evening, I was lucky enough to be able to squeeze in (quite literally , it was standing room only!) to see The Minimalists on this book tour, in Romsey near Southampton. The Minimalists are two American guys (I think if you’re an American male,  you have to be a ‘guy’, or maybe even … Continue reading

Now we are six

Now we are six

BigSmall is six! I have absolutely NO idea how that happened, or where the last six years have gone. As we all know, being six is a Big Deal. And merits much celebration. But is it possible to have a Buy Nothing, Zero Waste 6th Birthday (without the 6 year old even being aware of … Continue reading

Waste Less Live More-Discover It

Waste Less Live More-Discover It

Waste Less Live More Week has flown by. Today is the last day, and it’s time to #Discover It. Discover new ways of doing old things-different ways of getting to the same place; different places to shop; different things to do with the kids… I thought that as this blog came about from a year … Continue reading

Festival of Thrift Interviews-Stella Hall

Festival of Thrift Interviews-Stella Hall

The third in my series of interviews with the people behind the Festival of Thrift, is with Stella Hall. Stella is the Festival Director, and according to my interview with Festival co-founder Wayne Hemingway, she is the best in the business! 1) Can you tell us a little bit about you, and your involvement with … Continue reading

Festival of Thrift Interviews-Wayne Hemingway

Festival of Thrift Interviews-Wayne Hemingway

Here is the second is my series of interviews with the people behind the fabulous Festival of Thrift. Today, I talk to Wayne Hemingway of Hemingway Designs, co-founder of the Festival. 1) Can you tell us a little bit about you, and your involvement with the Festival of Thrift? Gerardine and I went to visit … Continue reading

Waste Less Live More-Value It

Waste Less Live More-Value It

Wednesday, hump day, brings us #ValueIt for Waste Less Live More week. This is all about valuing what we have. Taking the time to think about what our ‘stuff’ is made from, and how we choose to treat it. It’s all about re-using and really treasuring our things. I guess it’s the opposite of the … Continue reading