Category Archives: Mending

Girls who are boys..

“Girls who are boys…” Be glad! You almost got the Cheeky Girls, until I realised from the alternative title that it was even less suitable than the above song! Another shorty today and I’m carrying on the run the 41st … Continue reading

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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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Kid Gloves

This was another pretty-easy wee project, I needed only to tie off the loose ends then sew over the current stitches, matching the stitching and thread… Continue reading

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Candle in the Wind

Today was the day of the Jean. Or should I say Jeans. Aaaaand also not the day of the Shirt. Nor Bra come to think of it. 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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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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