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Saturday, 4 April 2009

Making and Swapping


I have been lucky enough to have been involved in 3 swaps and I have also won 1 fab giveaway. Its funny cause I get much more pleasure from participating from these as I would do any day shopping. I used to many years ago, love visiting shopping malls and trawling the shops, but now it fills me with dread, and I would much rather go to the local charity shops
sit at home with Mr M and Miss Sue, pottering about, reading Blogs, making and painting things...

Which brings me on to this, did any of you see on the TV this week about the Make Do and Mend campaign that ran during WW2?There was a little clip on the telly, and I managed to see a couple of things, a beautiful dressing gown made of scraps, and a babys cot made from 2 chairs back to back, with a kind of square thingy made from an old sack put over it - just brilliant!

Anyway, apparently there is an exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London, so as I am visiting 'The City' shortly I think I may have a visit. (I do also enjoy reading about History, so it won't just be about my vintage addition!)

So here I am, early on a Saturday, writing a list about all the things I want to do..and was just wondering if there are
any more swaps coming up...

Cause I'm addicted!

Happy Saturdayxxx

5 comments:

bekimarie said...

You could always arrange a swap 'hehe'!
I know what you mean though, such fun. I love putting the swaps together and it's sooooo exciting unwrapping the ones sent to you.
Have a great weekend
Hugs
Beki xxx

Rosesposes said...

That sounds like a great exhibition to go to. I love the whole make do and mend spirit too. They were so much less wastefullin days gone by xx
ps love your swap goodies from Rachel they are so cute xx

Josie-Mary said...

Hello, I loved the clips on TV... if you visit my blog I did a post a couple of days before it was on TV about the new IWM blog. The clips they showed are on there. :)

Jemm said...

I like the poster for the campaign. He's cute with needle sword :)

Lavender hearts said...

Hiya, they are more tedious and time consuming to make than difficult. I wouldn't even contemplate cutting my own squares (takes ages!) I jut buy charm packs of 5" squares (usually get about 40). I used 80 to make that small quilt, to make a big one you would probably need 200 or so. I then sew them all together, use plain backing and insert wadding (also called batting), sew cross ways to get a quilted effect and then use either bias binding or strips of fabric to do the edging. I hope that helps, I'm a beginner too. Just have a go and see what happens, 9 times out of 10 I make things and they look rubbish. I only show the good ones! :-)

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