Tagged with mending

A Fashion Revolution

The anniversary of the horrific factory collapse at Rana Plaza is fast approaching. On the 24th April last year, 1133 people were killed, and over 2500 people were injured when the building they were in, working long hours, for pennies, making cheap clothes for us, collapsed. And the people behind Fashion Revolution are saying Enough … Continue reading

S.O.S

S.O.S

That stands for Save Our Socks! My socks are getting pretty tired, and a little threadbare at the heels. I have already decided that in the spirit of Buy Less, Buy Better, I want to replace my cheap, synthetic worn out socks with some of these beauties-Goat Socks from the good folks at Wiggly Wigglers. … Continue reading

A Fixathon (Hurrah!)

A Fixathon (Hurrah!)

Since Christmas, we (well actually mostly hubby, if I’m honest..) have been on a bit of a fix-a-thon. On the quiet. It kind of crept up on me, and before I knew it, we (hubby) had fixed an impressive number of things 🙂 1) A few days before Christmas, the dishwasher started making avery ominous … Continue reading

Patchin’ Patchin’ Patchin’…

Patchin’ Patchin’ Patchin’…

I have already blogged several times about patching jeans, here, here, here and here but I make no apologies for blogging about it yet again.It would seem, that patching has become to define my new way of life… Anyway, this time, there was a pair of jeans each from hubby, BigSmall and me. I saw this … Continue reading

The easiest mend ever…

The easiest mend ever…

I bought a top about 10 years ago, while I was at uni in London. And it has served me very well. It was only cheap ( forgive me, it was pre MDAM,and my enlightenment) but does go to show that cheap clothes don’t have to be disposable. I had however, recently retired it as … Continue reading

A mend…

A mend…

Hubby is not a regular swimmer, but we do try and take the Smalls for a splash around, and swimming shorts are really a necessity for this. So when the elastic in hubby’s swimming shorts gave up the ghost, I was a little concerned that he wouldn’t really be that keen on secondhand speedos, and … Continue reading

Back on track…

Back on track…

I blogged yesterday about how I think that the blog and in fact I, have gone off track a bit lately, and how I want to get back to Making Do and Mending. So I have come up with a list of things I still want to have a go at before the year is up: … Continue reading

Repair Cafes

I have just discovered Repair Cafes, and I am loving the concept! They are free meeting places and are all about repairing stuff, together. I think the original Repair CafĂ© was started by Martine Postma in the Netherlands, and now they are springing up all over the place. I have paraphrased from the Repair CafĂ© … Continue reading

The Big Mend

The Big Mend

Not long after commencing My Make Do and Mend Year, I found out about a project called The Big Mend, run by the extremely talented Eirlys Penn, aka Scrapiana in Bath. It is a free monthly mending meet up, part skill share, part social, part mending/sewing project helper. And it’s fab! I have been going … Continue reading