My Year of Eco Challenges – Challenge 9 and an update

I have already announced my 9th challenge and this time it doesn’t start until the beginning of June.  Just to recap, in case you missed it, the next challenge is to slow down fashion!  I plan to try and create an outfit which is ‘in fashion’, but I don’t plan to buy anything. I am
-> Continue reading My Year of Eco Challenges – Challenge 9 and an update

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
-> Continue reading Broken buttons and ripped seams…

What is the problem with fast fashion and a challenge for you all!

My next challenge on My Year of Eco Challenges will be all about slowing down fashion.  I am writing about it early, because I want to invite you all to join in with this one! Why do I want to slow down fashion? These days very cheap fashion items are readily available.  Why mend, repair
-> Continue reading What is the problem with fast fashion and a challenge for you all!

The I Quit Blog Fiesta no. 11

  I’ve made it to the 11th I Quit Blog Fiesta after a little bit of a wobble last month (read more here)! This month it is a party for 3, plus all you lovely readers out there. Westywrites has set herself the challenge of preparing to go single use plastic free for Plastic Free
-> Continue reading The I Quit Blog Fiesta no. 11

TheFIREstarter on his no clothes challenge!

Back in September 2013 I started a Year of Eco Challenges.  I decided to take on one challenge for each month of the year and so far have taken on 5 challenges and am preparing for a 6th one!  They include not using shampoo, avoiding supermarkets, buying nothing new or secondhand for myself, trying to
-> Continue reading TheFIREstarter on his no clothes challenge!

Turning old jeans into a skirt…

A few weeks ago I got a massive burst of inspiration and decided to make a long denim skirt out of a pair of jeans. The jeans in question were size 16 jeans from my larger days early last year. Not only that they were going at the seams between the legs so they must
-> Continue reading Turning old jeans into a skirt…

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
-> Continue reading Breakages

My Year of Eco Challenges – Challenge 3!

I’ve given up shampoo, I’ve given up supermarkets  and now I am going to give up new things!  For the rest of my challenge year (i.e. 10 months) I am not going to buy anything new or second hand for myself and I am going to try and make the stuff we use in my household last
-> Continue reading My Year of Eco Challenges – Challenge 3!