Yearly archive: 2009

craft workshop at

December 16, 2009

Here, as promised, are the pretty pics of the crafty workshops we held at Drink, shop, do. I loved this beautiful flower which was created in a neutral colourway by a colourblind crafter. However, the lack of colour was more than made up for in tantilising texture; we decided with a little scrap of net, […]

drink. shop. do.

December 14, 2009

A pop up shop after make do mend’s own hearts has opened for three weekends only in Kings Cross this December. I made it over there this weekend to look around, buy nice things and run some making workshops, more of which, including pictures, in a later post.Drink, shop, do was an idea dreamed up […]

beginners knitting class at high tea

December 9, 2009

The beginners knitting class at High Tea at the weekend went swimmingly, helped along by copious cups of tea provided by the ever helpful and smiling staff. High tea also served up a variety of home made cakes which were divine – I had luxuriously naughty clotted cream scones with strawberry jam. The new knitters […]

christmas craft markets

December 1, 2009

Well, it’s December, which can mean only one thing – the countdown to Christmas has started; everyone has opened the first door on their advent calendar, are thinking about the best time to put up the tree and fretting over how few presents they have bought. For the Makedomenders, part of the excitement of December […]

launch party!

November 30, 2009

After much anticipation, the Make Do Mend Grand Launch finally went ahead last Thursday night at the wonderful 40 Winks. It was a really fun, chic and cosy night with crafting over three extravagant floors. Downstairs in the homely kitchen, we had cake decorating with the lovely Mae Len, using Christmassy snowflake icing and ruby […]

sewing kits

November 28, 2009

Last night was the official launch party of Make Do Mend. Here at the Makedomenders headquarters we are still sifting through fabulous pictures of the mad creativity rush in the opium den at 40 Winks. So to tide you over until we post them, here are some colourful images of the goodie boxes we gave […]

Corsages and Christmas

November 25, 2009

At the lovely venue of High Tea in Highgate more classes are planned. On Saturday 12 December, 10am – 12pm, the makedomenders will be holding a crochet workshop for corsages and Christmas baubles for all improver crocheters.All for £30 you will receive tuition in some new crochet techniques to add to your repetoire of basic […]

knitting lesson london

November 23, 2009

The makedomenders are going to be running a series of classes in Highgate at High Tea of Highgate, the lovely tea shop we have posted about before. First up will be an introduction to knitting on the 5th December: Beginners knitting class 10am – 12pm £30, including all materials needed to make a simple cowl […]


November 20, 2009

Last night was the launch of the SweetHerts Sisterhood, a Hertfordshire based monthly meeting for women (and a few brave men!) to try out lots of exiting crafts while quaffing wine and eating sweeties! Make Do Mend were there to teach the group how to make fabric flowers, which were creatively made into hairclips, brooches, […]

hot tickets!

November 16, 2009

Make Do Mend are having a launch party. We have been busy making our invites, by hand of course! They shall be going out this week. The venue is 40 Winks in East London which is stunning; we just can’t wait. Will post pictures of crafting and cake eating galore here very soon.