Tagged with make do and mend

Christmas 2013-the post-match analysis

Christmas 2013-the post-match analysis

Ooooh, this is a bit like Match of the Day. Only without Gary Linekar. Or any football…. OK, so is today Twelfth Night, or was it yesterday? I can never work it out. But whatever, I hope you have de-decked your halls, and removed the holly (and the tree and the fairy lights). If you … Continue reading

The Year that Was

The Year that Was

So as we prepare to say “So long” to 2013, here is the obligatory Make Do and Mend Review. This may well bore some of you to tears, and I apologise if that is the case. But I know there are some new followers out there, who may not have been reading all year, and … Continue reading

Hitting the headlines…

Hitting the headlines…

Hurrah! Make Do and Mend is hitting the headlines. Sadly not the blog, (we have already had our day in the Sun though..!) but Make Do and Mend itself. For those of you who haven’t seen it, the Telegraph led, on it’s front page, with the news that environment minister, Lord de Mauley has urged … Continue reading

Off track…

Off track…

I feel a bit like the blog and possibly even My Make Do and Mend Year has gone a little off track lately. I have been invited to do lots of things and go to lots of things, which inevitably I have then blogged about, but they probably don’t really make for very interesting reading. And … Continue reading

30 Ways to Save £1

30 Ways to Save £1

I first read about this on the wonderful blog of a fellow Waste Watcher, Everyday Life on a Shoestring, and then again on the equally wonderful A Cheerful Living Adventure. It is a competition being run by MoneySupermarket to celebrate 30 years of the £1 coin, and they are trying to collate 1000 ideas all together. … Continue reading

Small people’s clothes

Small people have a habit of growing. Most inconsiderate. So while I get ‘new’ clothes because I want some, I don’t very often need them, but the Small people do, as they are starting to run out of clothes that fit! We very frugally and cleverly had 2 Smalls of the same sex, which makes … Continue reading

A what…?!

As part of my grand Make It Better…plans, I am starting up an Upcycle Exchange. A what? An Upcycle Exchange! The concept originated in America, and is the brainchild of an inspirational lady called Autumn Wiggins. Autumn started up the very first Upcycle Exchange, and has a very busy and thriving store in St. Louis … Continue reading

Look what the postie bought..!

Look what the postie bought..!

I have had yet more unsolicited lovely post! I wrote recently about the Kindness of Strangers, and it is continuing. Everyone loves getting post (don’t they?) and especially parcels. And especially parcels with hand-written labels. And even more especially parcels with hand-written labels that you don’t know what’s in them! I have had not one, … Continue reading

Great kids (and grown ups too!) craft…

Great kids (and grown ups too!) craft…

Somebody recently posted me a message on Facebook for ideas for a ‘Make Do and Mend’ style birthday party for a 7 year old. My first thought was, “wow, what a fab idea!” My second thought was, “would this make a good business..?!” And my third thought was “ermmm…..” But having got the rusty cogs … Continue reading