Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Make do and mend.....

Did your mum ever say that?  It was a WW2 slogan and one of my mum's favourites.

My mum really took it to heart. She could take anything and make it into something new. She loved the challenge I think. I was reminded of her when I saw this in my email today from Sew-Whats-New.......

Recover an Umbrella........You can find the instruction sheet here

She would have really liked this idea. After she passed away I found that she had several umbrellas in need of repair.  I often wondered why she kept them but I think she optimistically felt that she could fix them one day or use the water repellant fabric for something else. More than likely as an interior lining in a baby's bib.......she had done it before:)

I also received this idea that would be great for using all those scraps that we all seem to accumulate.

Make fabric Easter Eggs..........

I was wondering if I could fill them with potpourri...hmmm. Maybe something kitcheny:)

Take care.


  1. Hello thankyou for popping by my blog, and becoming a follower. I will pop over here often to check out what you are doing.

  2. I sometimes like the challenge of 'make do and mend'.
    Fabric Easter Eggs, great idea for those who don't eat chocolate, or for chocoholics the fabric egg could sit on top of the choccy egg.

  3. Yes indeed, I'm a make do and mend sort of person (and of course it helps to be a hoarder). My mum was also a great mender and dad repaired anything and everything. When they passed away a few years ago much of their elecrical (working) equipment dated from the 1960s!!


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