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Halfway….

Halfway….

I know I am a little bit late with this, but guess what? 1st March saw us reach the halfway point in My Make Do and Mend Year!! It has flown by, and as I’m sure you all know, I am LOVING it!! I do a monthly update on how things are going for this … Continue reading

The wonderful world of Sugru

The wonderful world of Sugru

Right at the very start of My Make Do and Mend Year, I was introduced to Sugru. What is Sugru..? Well, this is what the website says: “sugru is the new self-setting rubber for fixing, modifying and improving your stuff. Over 216.000 people in 133 countries are using it to make their stuff work better.” … Continue reading

Patching. Again…

Patching. Again…

So far this year, I have already patched 4 pairs of jeans. I sometimes feel as if my life is turning into an episode of The Good Life (how cool would that be?!) Being avid and dedicated readers, you will all remember my first foray into patching with BigSmall’s jeans. I was feeling very smug about … Continue reading

A mending moment..

A mending moment..

Amongst all the frantic making that has been going on for Christmas (remind me to start in June next year), I had to pause briefly last night for a few ‘running repairs’… Firstly, the buggy snuggle. SmallSmall seems to like kicking this off and the zip has ripped: So, I pinned it all back together, … Continue reading

Not such a bargain after all…

Not such a bargain after all…

I’m not really having the best luck with some of my buys at the moment! You may have read about my broken boots, and now we have broken slippers…! Disaster! I have been banging on about slippers since the start of My Make Do and Mend Year (warm feet are so important!). I (very selfishly!) … Continue reading

Bugger….

Bugger….

You may remember my Great Boot Pursuit. If you missed that particular post, I will precis it for you now. I basically made a big fuss about buying some new boots secondhand from E-bay, and when I got them, they weren’t that great, but I decided to tough it out and Make Do, in the … Continue reading

My kind of mending

My kind of mending

The lovely hubby has been asking me for ages to mend a hole in the pocket of his jeans. He has even gone so far as to leave his jeans in a heap on our bedroom floor with the offending pocket sticking up, so it is just sitting there berating me for putting it off … Continue reading

Stitch ‘n’ Fix

Stitch ‘n’ Fix

  Look what I got! Stitch ‘n’ Fix by Joan Gordon-“Essential mending know-how for bachelors and babes”. (I will confess to being neither a bachelor nor a babe, but hopefully I won’t get struck down for following the mending advice) Secondhand on Amazon as well!! Previously my attempts at mending (clothes, everything else is the … Continue reading

The fix-it box

The fix-it box

In preperation for the start of My Make Do and Mend Year, we have instigated a ‘Fix-it’ box! It is something I have been meaning to do for ages, and must have mentioned it the lovely hubby, because at the weekend, he and BigSmall very proudly produced this: It is essentially just a cardboard box … Continue reading