Category Archives: Household

Knocking on [a] Hollow Door

“Knock, knock knocking on Heaven’s Door…” Once again I have forgotten to take pictures of the ‘before’ and ‘during’. But it’s a pretty quick and simple one so I don’t think you’ll miss them. Indeed I will steal a picture … Continue reading

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Painting Panels

Right then! To paint a door you will need:

Some paint
A brush
A stirry thing
A thing to open the paint pot
Lots and lots of newspaper (if you’re anything like me)
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There is a light and it never goes out…

After removing the (doesn’t-work-very-well-as-a-screen-but-looks-very-pretty) shade it was just a simple job of carefully pulling out the old bulb and carefully slotting in the new. The most important part of this whole process Continue reading

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Hold on tight

And so it was I found myself in a rush trying to put on a pair of tights. This is never a good combination. Even when faced with several hours to complete the task, I can still manage to click them with a fingernail, and/or push my thumb through them. You can already see where this one’s going can’t you? Continue reading

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No more cold feet

Okay so it’s true, I admit it: I am an old woman: I wear bedsocks in bed.

Well actually they are old walking socks which are now relegated to bed socks as they are too thin for hiking.

However, one such pair of these bedsocks has been attacked by one of my ferrets. Continue reading

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There is unrest in the forest

Back to the chopping board then. As you may see from the above picture, it was beginning to get stained. Continue reading

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Handbags and Gladrags

And so to today’s project. This was a quick mending job on a wonderful, handmade handbag I was given for Christmas one year. It has served me well but the other day… Continue reading

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Hand In My Pocket

Today’s Mend and Make Do is brought to you fuelled by sherry, copious food, and red wine. That’s right folks, I’m having a night at the old folks home (commonly called My Parents House). Continue reading

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Second-Hand News

So do any of you co-habit with other species? You do? Oh good. I knew I liked you. Well then here’s a quickie for those of you who have cages/kennels/hutches to line. Continue reading

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Pack up your troubles…

So today’s wee venture was to sort out my Dad’s old RAF kit bag. He was clearing a load of stuff out and asked… Continue reading

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