Those of you on Twitter will be aware that there seems to be a Twitter hour for pretty much everything now-handmadehour, wiltshire (or insert other county) hour, etc etc.
BUT by some glaring admission, no MakeDoandMendHour!!
I decided that something needed to be done about this.
So now, every Thursday from 8-9pm, sees me glued to the computer tweeting and re-tweeting all things Make Do and Mend 🙂
The first one was Thursday just gone,and it was awesome!
Here’s a little summary
To kick off the hour I posed the question “What does Make and Mend mean to you”, and here are some of the replies:
- @fireflyphil It means not just replacing worn or broken things by default. It doesn’t have to mean second best! And it can be fun
- @Maker_of_Things Make do and mend is a way of life for me. If I can manage without then I do, if not I will try to make it before buying it
- @trudlenoodle For me its about appreciating the resources available and not jumping to buying new ones
We then moved on to a bit more general Make Do and Mend chit-chat. Here are some brilliant Make Do and Mend nuggets!
- @bluebirdanielle tweeted how she turns old dresses into skirts, and turns her old jumpers into leggings for her toddler 🙂
This is just FABULOUS and needed follow up, so I asked if she had a tutorial. And here it is!
- There was much talk of patching. This pair of jeans won the prize for most mended item of the night!
- Rubbish Queen Karen Cannard confessed to honing her embroidery skills repairing her lacy smalls 😉
- To which @trudlenoodle replied that she and neighbour had turned their knickers into bunting for their Big Lunch! Now that really is dedication to Make Do and Mend
- @nikkiw76 showcased this gorgeous toddler dress made from a grown up’s maxi dress. I just love the fabric!
- And there was the brilliant upcycle of babygros into a memory ball from @madebycharliex
- @therubbishdiet showed us how to make planters out of tin cans and old nail polish
- Gem of the night had to go to @nikkiw76 who found a copy of a book from her Great Granny called “Aunt Kate’s Day by Day Book-a thought, a recipe, a household hint for every day of the year”
And she tweeted some of the tips
She has a blog post with some more of these priceless tips right here
- Oh, and we decided that Make Do and Mend should be a compulsory part of the National Curriculum. Just in case Michael Give was tuning in….
Thankyou everyone who joined in, who tweeted and re-tweeted. It was a blast, and together we will get the whole world Making Do and Mending *evil cackles*
Hopefully see you all next Thursday (8-9pm) for the next awesome #makedoandmendhour 🙂