Tag Archives: DIY

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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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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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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Arm-y Of Me

I decided to cut the sleeves out of an old jumper which had pretty cuff detail. I used the lovely scallop stitch… Continue reading

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We will find it, We will bind it…

I am by no means an expert (hence the term DIY) but I was lucky with my upbringing to have been given many practical skills to which others were perhaps not exposed. This blog is to document my everyday bits and pieces that I do around the house, the crafty things I create for myself, and the crafty things I create to sell… Continue reading

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