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Visible Mending – Make the Most of Imperfections

Do you ever have a favourite item of clothing that you fetch out of the wardrobe with a big smile across your face, only to have your world shattered when you notice a hole in the sleeve? This happens to me a lot. It is one of the perils of being a cat owner; they are the most wonderful little beings to have lounging around the house, subtly moulding your behaviour to their every whim, but are a sartorial nightmare! Yet, even if you are not a cat lover (although I would really question why  ...

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Lace Mending Technique – Save Your Favourite Clothes

Ever have that favourite old cardigan, or perhaps a new one, that despite  acquiring a few holes you just can’t throw out? Well this may be the post for you! It’s January Make Do and Mend on the blog, so here is my first mending tutorial, the lace mending technique. Favourite Things I have this cardigan, it used to belong to my mom. It’s a dark grey and perfectly slouchy. I wore it a lot. But then I noticed a hole. And then another one. Unable to part with it, I resigned  ...

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December: ‘Tis the Season to be Thrifty

It’s here people: the season to be jolly while you stress about what to get everyone for Christmas. What are your thoughts on Christmas? Personally I do have a fondness for the season, but that probably has more to do with my love of food than anything else. Gift buying is another issue. That’s not to say that I don’t enjoy getting people gifts, it is by far one of the best aspects of Christmas Day to finally reveal that perfect item that you have found for someone. But, having lately been  ...

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How To Make Damson Rum – Simple 3 Ingredient Recipe

So this post was supposed to be about making Damson Gin, however, as I stood in the supermarket in the drinks aisle looking at an empty shelf of own-brand gin (the cheapest variety), it was clear that everyone else seemed to be onto the same idea. Either that or there are a lot of budget gin drinkers in my local area… So I had to improvise, because alcohol is expensive and I am all about making things on a budget, and I had a bumper crop of damsons this year from my recent visit to  ...

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