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#mmaw2015-My First Make!

#mmaw2015-My First Make!

Hurray! I have finally, and very belatedly, finished my January make for the #mmaw2015 challenge 🙂 I decided a little while ago that I wanted to try and work my way through Tilly Walne’s fab book, Love at First Stitch. It makes sense, as it is aimed at beginners dressmakers, and with each project it … Continue reading

#mmaw 2015-making a start

#mmaw 2015-making a start

OK, so I am in danger of reaching the end of January and failing in my quest to make an item of clothing a month throughout 2015, before I’ve even started! In the resources post I did a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned the post on Sew Mama Sew by Allie Olsen of Indiesew, … Continue reading

Make Me a Wardrobe 2015-Secondhand Supplies

Make Me a Wardrobe 2015-Secondhand Supplies

Making your own clothes will ALWAYS be much more ethical than buying something off from the High Street. BUT I think sometimes it is easy to overlook the environmental impact of cotton and other fabrics, and yarn too. Conventionally farmed cotton uses vast amounts of water (about 200 litres to make a t-shirt) and pesticides. And … Continue reading

Make Me a Wardrobe 2015-Resources

Make Me a Wardrobe 2015-Resources

Having decided I want to up my sewing skills, and make myself a handmade wardrobe (contents of, not the actual wardrobe…!) I realise I need a plan. Contrary to my usual ‘bull in a china shop’ approach to sewing, and just jumping into having a go at whatever I think looks nice, with whatever fabric … Continue reading

Make Me a Wardrobe 2015…

Make Me a Wardrobe 2015…

OK, so I’ve blogged about suggested resolutions for a sustainable 2015, and useful tips for anyone thinking of Buying Nothing New this year, but today I want to share with you one of my two main resolutions for 2015. I really want to make more time for crafting and making, and to improve my skills at sewing … Continue reading

Make Do and Mend Christmas Linky Round-Up!

Make Do and Mend Christmas Linky Round-Up!

I set up a linky post a little while ago, asking you all to link up any blog posts from your archive, that fit in with the theme of a Make Do and Mend Christmas. And link up you did! Thankyou so much to everyone who added their brilliant blog posts 🙂 I’ve collated them into … 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

Last Minute Gifts #1

Last Minute Gifts #1

OK, so because I have been less than organised this year, most of the presents we are giving are still being made, which I am aware is less than helpful for anyone else who was hoping to find some ideas here for things to make themselves. So big grovelling apologies. No real excuses. Just a … Continue reading

Emergency Cards…

Emergency Cards…

With all the new babies recently, I have used up my stash of cards I made ages ago without realising it, and so needed an emergency card the other day, when I was due out of the door in 5 minutes, to meet one of the lovely new little people. I have a stash of … Continue reading