Category Archives: make do and mend

waste not, want not

Oh dear. This poor little dotty bag has been looking a little worse for wear for a while now. I’ve been on the lookout for a replacement, but nothing quite fit the bill. A couple of weeks ago we took … Continue reading

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carrier bag plant pots

Goodness me, what a lot of lovely new visitors! Welcome to all who’ve popped over from Jen’s fabulous My Make and Mend Year blog – and thank you to Jen for nominating me for her creativity blog hop. I must … Continue reading

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permaculture 5 – use and value renewable resources

At the beginning of last year I started writing about each of the permaculture principles in turn. A lot of what’s written about the principles is about land use, since that’s where permaculture has its origins. I’ve been trying to … Continue reading

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can I fix it? Yes! (well, maybe)

I’ve just finished a car maintenance course at WiCAT, a Sheffield project teaching women construction and technical skills that they might not ordinarily have access to. It’s a fabulous project, and I can’t believe I’ve never been on one of … Continue reading

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functional sewing

In the run up to the weekend wedding, I spent a lot of time sewing. Not exciting-presents sewing, or hope-this-skirt-doesn’t-look-like-a-tent sewing, but functional sewing. Somehow the shirts for the groom’s party had sleeves that only came down to their elbows, … Continue reading

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frugal friday – ‘but I want a new one!’

This week I’ve had a severe case of The Wanties. You know, when you get mildly annoyed with something you have, and want a new one, and then that wanting becomes SO BIG that you just have to do something … Continue reading

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farewell 2012

I started 2012 curled on the sofa, two days out of hospital, with a cup of tea and a pile of books. We sneaked into the garden at midnight to wave a sparkler and listen to the fireworks. I ended … Continue reading

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