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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

Festival of Thrift Interviews-John Orchard

Festival of Thrift Interviews-John Orchard

Well, I promised you interviews with the people behind the Festival of Thrift, so here goes…. Today, my Jeremy Paxman style questions are being directed to John Orchard-owner of the Festival venue Lingfield Point, and co-curator of the Festival: 1) Can you tell us a little bit about you, and your involvement with the Festival of Thrift? … Continue reading

The Festival of Thrift

The Festival of Thrift

Have you heard about The Festival of Thrift? The inaugural event was last year, and was a rip-roaring success with 27,000 people joining in will the thrifty fun. And now it’s back for it’s second year and promises to be even bigger, better and more thrift-filled that 2013. The Festival of Thrift is the brainchild … Continue reading

Make Do and Mend-able Facebook Community

Make Do and Mend-able Facebook Community

I’m sure you have all noticed how much I LOVE the weekly #makedoandmendhour Twitter chats It is such a fabulous community of wonderful people sharing all their awesome Makes, and Mends. It’s also a great place for people to ask for help with all things Make Do and Mend, and its such a lovely feeling … Continue reading

Waste Less Live More Week

Waste Less Live More Week

Hurray ,it’s back! It doesn’t seem like a whole year since last year’s Waste Less Live More Week, but it is! Last year was all about Better Food for All, and if you missed it, and have a burning desire to read them, you can see my posts here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and … Continue reading

Charity Fashion Live

Charity Fashion Live

I read about this project a couple of days ago on Vicky Myer’s fabulous blog, and LOVED it! You may or may not be aware that London Fashion Week kicked off yesterday-bringing all the latest looks from the catwalk. And I sure that you know that the fashion industry is renowned for it’s pretty poor … Continue reading

#makedoandmendhour 7th August

#makedoandmendhour 7th August

Here we go with the round-up of this week’s #makedoandmendhour Twitter chat 🙂 Pics we shared: 1. Bargain 10p vintage pillowcases from a car boot! @Shelleykitten is going to use these for a patchwork quilt 2. @lovesusiestars found this canvas in the recycling bin, and hot-footed home with it, to turn it into… 3. This! A … Continue reading

Fill Your House for Free-Episode 5

Fill Your House for Free-Episode 5

Apologies for the lateness of this round-up of this week’s Fill Your House for Free-the summer holidays are making it harder than ever to get things done..! BUT the good news is, that this week’s Fill Your House is not the last one, as I thought, but there is another episode next week-HURRAY! As usual, … Continue reading

#makedoandmendhour 31st July

#makedoandmendhour 31st July

Here’s this weeks round-up of our #makedoandmendhour Twitter chat-every Thursday 8-9pm! Pics we shared: 1. Beautifully painted and re-vamped furniture from @petitmiracles 2. Another great example of what lick of paint can do to an item-I LOVE the painted shelves! From @raebyrae 3. and 4. raebyrae works at REWORK London, and tweeted these before and after … Continue reading

Fill Your House for Free-Episode 4

Fill Your House for Free-Episode 4

We’ve been away for a few days, technology and wi-fi free, in a friends caravan, so I missed this week’s episode of Fill Your House for Free. BUT via the wonders of modern technology, I have now caught up on 4OD, so here is my little round up of some of the brilliant re-use and … Continue reading