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Warminster’s Repair cafe rides again!

Warminster’s Repair cafe rides again!

We’ve had a bit of a break from Repairing in Warminster, largely due to my inability to get organised…. However, this weekend, we Repaired again! (Previous Repair Cafe blog posts are here, and here , in case you are interested!)   I had the mild stress of trying to find a totally new bunch of volunteer … 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

#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

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

Waste Less Live More-Fix It

Waste Less Live More-Fix It

Happy weekend everyone! It’s Saturday, and for those following the Waste Less Live More Week Be Resourceful Challenge, it’s time to #FixIt 🙂 Needless to say, I am a bit of a fan of fixing and mending. I think maybe I like it so much, as it’s a bit of a Dr Pepper thing-What’s the … 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