General ramblings

A quick recap

Recently I teamed up with the lovely Pugh family over at A year without supermarkets, for a gift exchange. You can read about it here and here.

This is all very exciting, and as I was perusing their great blog (it really is inspiring stuff, check it out, and we could all pledge to ditch the supermarket in the New Year!) I saw a post that they had done in celebration of their first month. You can read all about it here. And I thought ‘what a great idea’, a periodic recap of all the goings on that have happened.

So here is my edited highlights, or my Top 10, of the first 3 months (a quarter of the way through!!) of My Make Do and Mend Year:

pulled thread1              and patching trousers

patching the patch1

slipper make71

My 'arty' shot!

My ‘arty’ shot!

The new boots

The new boots

The photo doesn't really do it justice-it is very warm looking and makes you want to pick it up and stroke it!!

The photo doesn’t really do it justice-it is very warm looking and makes you want to pick it up and stroke it!!

In case you hadn’t noticed, I am having a ball! It has already proved to be a life changing experience, in that it has pushed me out of my comfort zone and introduced to a whole new world of people and organisations, all doing their bit to try and change the world. I have ‘met’ people both online via social media, and in real life too, that have inspired me to keep going and to do more, and do better.

 So I am very excited about the next 9 months, and at the moment I really don’t want it to end! There are lots of exciting developments in the pipeline, that will hopefully take My Make Do and Mend Year onwards from what started as a very personal challenge to a much broader challenge to engage my local community, and the wider world, in a little bit of Make Do and Mend!!

Thankyou all so much for reading, and for all your comments (keep them coming, it’s lovely to get some feedback, and I love finding out what you are all up to too!). If you don’t want to miss a thing, then sign up for e-mails, and tell all your friends! Together we will Change The World (one mend at a time)!!

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  • Reply notimeforironing December 7, 2012 at 8:54 am

    AAgghh! I want those slippers!!!!!!!

    • Reply Jen December 7, 2012 at 11:12 am

      You can make some! They are quite easy really 🙂

  • Reply Jo aka Kiwijo December 6, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Yay, you go girl! Its really inspiring to see how creative you’re being and Im really enjoying following your exploits. Long may they continue (even after your year is up). :o)

    • Reply Jen December 6, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      Thanks Jo, and thanks for all your support! It is lovely to get such nice comments, and to know that people are enjoying following! I really don’t want it stop. I know it’s early days still, but I think it really will have a positive impace on our lives long after the year is over.:)

  • Reply Sew Scrumptious December 6, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    I love what you are doing. Its brilliant! So pleased that you enjoyed making the pillowcase dresses. Can’t wait to see what you get up to over the next 9 months!! Have to catch up in the New Year sometime. x

    • Reply Jen December 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      Thanks Louise! I understand Rebekah from A year without Supermarkets is planning a sewing day-great news! Would love to catch up in the New Year. Have a great Christmas!!

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