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Make Do And Mend Revisited

Last year’s shopping tactic was to buy as little as possible. It was all about investment purchases, make do and mend and ethical responsibility.

I’ve reviewed my purchase habits from last year and I made three. 502 more words


Learning from History- Part 1

Recently, I had to get new siding and windows for my house. That is a much more expensive up-date then I had originally anticipated.  Saving money to be able to pay for the siding will become a very important consideration especially in the upcoming months (years?).  970 more words

Hello again

Well it has been much longer than I had anticipated to get back to the keyboard and write a blog.

Winter around here does tend to get a bit dismal. 448 more words

Furoshiki Workshop

I am doing a workshop next week! Come and try the Japanese fabric folding techniques with Furoshiki! Hopefully see you there :)

Facebook event page:  160 more words

Glasgow School Of Art

Shoes worth wearing are worth repairing!

As my cobbler says, and it’s true.

I took in my brown boots to be re-heeled and for £10, my boots look good as new! Much better than buying a new pair, and the cobbler even cleaned and polished them for me. 288 more words

Frugality 101


The penalty for having such a nice time before Christmas making all sorts of fun creative gifts was that a large pile of mending didn’t get done!  1,066 more words

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Crafty Catch Up...

It’s been a while since I had a round-up of current crafty WIPS. Today is the day to remedy that.

This crochet chevron has been my main focus. 660 more words