Stay Radical and Repair

My friend Sadie contacted me and asked whether her slipper boots could be saved. Of course I agreed, not knowing the extent of the damage but excited to start the project. This is the first time I’ve been asked to mend an item that wasn’t from someone in my immediate family. I was a bit…

#Mendmarch : Week 1

Mendmarch is a daily challenge for March set up by @Visiblemend on Instagram. So here is the 1st week prompt list: View this post on Instagram Week One #mendmarch -3 days! Here are your mendmarching orders— full month posted a few back. Recap: it’s an instagram challenge but not as you know it, there’s no…

DIY Handsoap & Facewash

While doing #plasticfreejuly I wanted to see if I could reduce our consumption of plastic in our house. I did some research about Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap and decided to try out making some soaps to replace our usual shop bought ones. Dr Bronner’s soap is a surfactant and is not anti-bacterial. However, I’ve fallen…

Plastic Free Present Wrapping

Anyone who knows me personally will know that I can’t let a perfectly lovely piece of wrapping paper go to waste. Our good friend had a birthday and to wrap her items I used some beautiful paper that had wrapped my own birthday gift. I’d been carefully saving it for this purpose. There was no…