I could buy new jeans, but I prefer my DIY haute couture ripped stained ones!

I bought a pair of jeans at a car boot sale last summer for £1. It had a few paint stains on it but I didn’t let it bother me. They were small and near the top of the jeans, so are easily covered up by a top or a jacket. I’ve worn them almost
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They were really disgusting – but now look at them!

Have you ever bought something and then realised the error of your ways? We invested in some really good quality cream sofas about 10 years ago and then the kids came along. We learned the hard way that cream sofas and kids don’t mix!  Our lovely sofas gradually turned from cream to a filthy grey
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The end of My Year of Eco Challenges!!!

My Year of Eco Challenges has come to an end!!!  It’s been an amazing year, full of adventures, changed habits and money saved. I’ve pushed myself to the limits in some ways and still have so much more to do in others. My year would not have been what it was without the support of
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Broken buttons and ripped seams…

I promised to share some of my mends from my recent mendathon (read more here)  and the brown raincoat one is first on the list.   It had come apart at the seams under both arms (as you can kind of see from my mirror selfie…), had one broken button and one missing button. I
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A mendathon!

Ages ago I put a whole load of things that needed mending in a large laundry bag, which I then didn’t look at again until yesterday. I tipped everything out of the bag and I was pleasantly surprised to rediscover some clothes, bags and even a pair of sandals that I had forgotten about.  I
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Breakages

Since I decided to go on a mending spree, things have been breaking faster than I can fix them! I have found holes in socks, my weighing scales falling apart, holes in my son’s school p.e. trousers and school bag. Plus after thinking I had solved my sons glove problem I found an even bigger hole in
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The things I need to mend!

Following on from yesterday where I decided to put a put a stop to the shopping, I wanted to get started on mending stuff and where better to start than finding the things I need to mend… This picture doesn’t do my mending pile justice – it includes: 11 tops  2 bras 1 pair of shorts 8
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