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#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 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

#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 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

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

10 Useful Uses for Conkers…

10 Useful Uses for Conkers…

Conkers. I love ’em. I just can’t resist them. There is something so compulsive about finding them, and it seems to be impossible to leave them just lying there on the ground. Something about their shiny brown conkery-ness seems to compel me to pick them up. And then to look around for more, and more, … 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