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#makedoandmendhour 20th November

Wow, this week’s #makedoandmendhour was the busiest ever!So busy, that I had to split the pictures into THREE separate collages…! Pics we shared: 1) This great lampshade made from doilies (I heart...

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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...

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#makedoandmendhour 4th December

Just in time for this week’s #makedoandmendhour (8-9pm every Thursday on Twitter!) here’s the round up from last week! I asked everyone for their top Make Do and Mend tips for a the festive...

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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,...

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Last Minute Gifts-Fridge Magnet Peg Clips

OK, so with less than 6 days to go, we are now approaching the realms of last minute, and the need for speed crafting, if you are still hoping to give homemade presents! I always struggle a bit with...

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Top Ten Tips for Buying Nothing New

In yesterday’s post all about sustainable New Year’s Resolutions, I promised you some top tips of you are contemplating making Buying Nothing New the resolution for you this year. Here goes: 1) If the...

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Make Me a Wardrobe-sewing machines

If you are joining me on the #mmaw2015 challenge, to sew an item of clothing a month, then you may well already have your own sewing machine. But if you don’t (and whether you are doing the challenge...

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Make Me a Wardrobe 2015-Secondhand Supplies

Making your own clothes will ALWAYS be much more ethical than buying something off from the High Street.BUT I think sometimes it is easy to overlook the environmental impact of cotton and other...

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Homemade Butter!

I was doing the weekly food shop the other day, when I spotted some much reduced double cream, that was on it’s sell by date. I remembered reading somewhere about using double cream to make butter, so...

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Style Yourself #Secondhandfirst

I had an e-mail the other day from the lovely people at TRAID-a charity working to stop clothes being thrown away. They have stores across London, and run some great events, including clothing repair...

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