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Veg stock fail

Veg stock fail

In a brief aside to #mmaw2015 posts, I tried to make my own frugal veg stock, with minimal success. I was interviewed towards the end of last year, for a piece in the Guardian all about food waste (I know, get me..!) I promptly forgot all about it, until I saw the finished article, and saw … 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

Gingerbread Baubles

Gingerbread Baubles

I haven’t yet plucked up the courage to attempt a Gingerbread House, but was looking for an after school activity for the Smalls and a couple of friends last week, and thought that these would do the job very nicely. The recipe I used for the gingerbread was from The Hummingbird Bakery book and is … Continue reading

How to Make a Pom-Pom Christmas Tree

How to Make a Pom-Pom Christmas Tree

We are ludicrously pleased with our pom-pom tree: and in anticipation of the Pom-Pom Christmas tree trend that is going to sweep the globe next year ( 😉 ), here is a little how-to… First and foremost, START MAKING POM-POMS EARLY!!! We were pretty organised (for us) and started making ours at the beginning of … Continue reading

Our Pom-pom Christmas Tree!

Our Pom-pom Christmas Tree!

Hurray-it’s FINALLY up, and ready for the ‘big reveal’….! Following on from the tradition we seem to have started for ourselves a couple of years ago, of making homemade trees (the egg box tree in 2012, and last year’s lampshade tree), I am very proud to present: Here it is, in all it’s glory…. I’m … Continue reading

Homemade Pants

Homemade Pants

Yes, I finally did it! I made my own underwear 🙂 When I started My Make Do and Mend Year, I drew the line at secondhand underwear, and always thought that it was maybe a step too far to make my own pants, but no more! Hubby had a flash of inspiration, and entirely umprompted, … Continue reading

My Homemade Christmas Jumper

My Homemade Christmas Jumper

I blogged earlier on in the week about Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, and it’s TODAY! I blogged lots of ideas for you to make your very own bit of festive cheese, and have as usual left it until the last minute to do my own. But now, here it is…. It’s pom-poms! I … Continue reading

Homemade Christmas Jumpers

Homemade Christmas Jumpers

Have you heard all about it? Save the Children have a campaign that is now in it’s 3rd year, to raise much needed funds by encouraging the wearing of Christmas jumpers (some people very wrongly term these ‘Ugly Sweaters’…!) in the run up to Christmas. The campaign has raised over£1.6 MILLION to date, and this … Continue reading