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Make do and mend

My way of going about things is not always the most direct. My thoughts swirl, coalesce, disperse, and coalesce again – a murmuration of starlings… 532 more words


Tending the Mending

I had thought when TR was born that the most difficult thing would be to make time to do things like great grandma. In fact, I am doing lots of things like great grandma but the challenging thing is making the time to write about it! 1,175 more words


FO Friday (sort of) 16.02.18

So this isn’t technically crafty related, but I’m counting it because if I were not a crocheter I wouldn’t have had the right yarn to do this. 127 more words

darning socks

I have lots of socks with holes in the toes. It seems a shame to throw them out just for that. Today I bought a little darning mushroom to make fixing them easier. 48 more words

Visible Mending

Saving the socks: a proactive approach

During a visit to Purl Soho Mark saw these socks and wanted a pair (or two). As I’ve previously mentioned, I rarely refuse one of his requests, so the pattern and wool was duly bought. 639 more words



This is definitely not my best time of day! I am not feeling fresh or friendly. I’ve declared February as the feel good month, of cosying up to the hearth, drinking hot chocolate and darning socks. 362 more words

Start as you mend to go on

Last week we had the disappointment of having to replace something rather than mend it. Our ancient dvd player, which has been making strange noises for some time now, finally gave up the ghost. 278 more words

Reducing Consumption