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  • Back For 1 Night Only!

    To raise money & awareness of the RSPCA week I’m holding a one off Make, Do and Mend to get the gang back together!
    Tuesday 17th June 2014
    RSPCA charity shop, 91 South Street, Exeter EX1 1EN
    6pm -9pm
    £3 (all money will go […]

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  • December 2013 – Christmas Party

     
    Thank you to everyone who came to our final meeting!
    It was lovely to see you all & your beautiful makes

    So that’s it!
    Thank you so much to all my wonderful make, doers over the last 4 years….. it’s been fun!
    I’ve made […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 3rd December

     
    It’s nearly Christmas!
    Come & join us for the last meeting of 2013.
    Please bring
    Any Christmas craft….decorations, unfinished gifts etc
    A mug
    If you fancy a Christmas triple than feel free to bring some along
    Normal charge of £3.50…… any sellers are more then welcome […]

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  • Crikey!!

    Crikey it’s Christmas!! Pop along to this fab event & pick up some Christmas goodies. See you there!
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  • November 2013 – Christmas Decorations

    Many thanks to everyone who came along on Bonfire Night to make Christmas decorations.

    I’m sure you’ll agree they’re all lovely
    Our final meeting of 2013 will be Tuesday 3rd December
    It’s party time!

    Bring what ever you want to make….. last minute presents, […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 5th November

    It’s time for our very popular Christmas decoration meeting.

    What about this fab Christmas scene. Check out this website for more inspiration

    Or this great tie wreath

    Or this lovely Christmas tree, you can find this on Mollie Makes 

    What about a lovely fabric […]

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  • October 2013 – Poppy Appeal

    Many thanks to everyone who joined us in our new home this month.
    Judging by the feedback you all seemed to like the new venue, it had a cosy feel & was much brighter than the Phoenix.
    With this in mind I’ve […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 1st October

    It’s 2 weeks until our next meeting & October is all about poppies!
    Come & make poppies with us to help raise money for The British Legion. This will be our 3rd year involved in this great cause, how many will we […]

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  • September 2013 – The Big Knit

    Thanks to everyone who joined us on Tuesday. We made a total of 60 hats this year!!

    Well done everyone!
    But it wasn’t all about knitting
    You can always bring your own project if you don’t want to join in
    Last month we […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 3rd September

    The Big Knit is back!
     Dust off your knitting needles & join us for this charity event.

    If you haven’t heard of the Innocent Big Knit you can find out more about it here including the pattern, just in case you want to get started!

    This […]

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  • August 2013 – Charity Knitting

    Many thanks to everyone who came on Tuesday
    We had a mix bag of crafts

    If you want to continue to make animals for The Mare & Foal Sanctuary please bring them to our next meeting & I’ll post them off.

    Can you […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 6th August

    August is charity month!!
    We’ve been contacted by The Mare & Foal Sanctuary to ask if we can help

    So of course I said YES!!!!
    So….. you have 2 weeks to come up with an animal theme knitting project!!
    If you don’t finish on […]

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  • July 2013 – Knitting

    Many thanks to everyone who came & knitted with us
    We had a great night!
    Once again I forgot to take photos of everyone’s work……. please remind me next month!

    Doing the Moonwalk next year?
    Take a look at this!

    Kathryn’s fantastic knitted bra! Yes […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 2nd July

    Learn to knit!
    Exeter Phoenix
    Black Box
    7pm -10pm
    £3.50
     
    You will need to bring:
    4mm knitting needles
    Double knitting yarn
    (a light colour is good while learning)
    A mug
    Instruction sheets will be provided
    Please be aware this is not a one-to-one tutorial…… there will be a few ladies helping […]

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  • Crikey!!!

    It’s nearly time for the 2nd Crikey it’s Vintage of 2013 & this is the big one!!!
    You find lots to see & do over the 2 days so pop along to say hello
    You could treat yourself to a new brooch
    […]

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  • June 2013 – Patchwork

    Many thanks to everyone who came to our patchwork meeting.
    Unfortunately we were all busy chatting I forgot to take photo’s of everyones work!
    Please feel free to share your photo’s on our Facebook page 
    I’m sure you’ll all agree is was a […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 4th June

    Come & make patchwork hexagons with us!
    Learn the basics……. how to use a template, cut out & sew together.
    Please bring the following:
    A mug!
    A selection of fabric…. cotton works best
    A basic sewing kit
    Magazine pages….. to use as backing
    Cardboard to copy the […]

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  • May 2013 – Upcycling

    Thanks to everyone who joined us last night for some real make, do and mending!

    Well done ladies…… I hope you’re wearing your new upcycled cardigans with pride!!!

    Jo’s lovely patchwork mat!
    Our next meeting is June 4th….. see […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 7th May

    Our next meeting will be all about make doing and mending!
    We’re going to upcycle a cardigan
    Have a dig about in your wardrobe & I’m sure you’ll find one you haven’t worn for months….. in 3 hours you could have a […]

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  • April 2013

    Thanks to everyone who came to crochet with us
    I hope you all enjoyed trying out crochet…….. it’s not for everyone but it might be your new craft!
    Basic stitches

    Squares

    And flowers

    Well done ladies!
    Don’t forget to sign up for the mailing list for […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 2nd April – Changes

    I asked for your thoughts about Make, Do and Mend & you gave them to me!
    Thanks so much to those who took the time to give me feedback
    So you find the venue good, you think the price is good, you […]

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  • March 2013 – Yarn Bombing!

    Doesn’t it look fab????

    Thanks for all your hard work ladies!
    Check out the This Is Exeter’s page
    Looking forward to next years…… I have a plan!!!
    See you all in April 7pm – 10pm …….. don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 5th March

    It’s yarn bombing time again!
    Everyone is welcome!
    If you can’t knit or crochet you can help sew together.
    Please wear warm clothes, bring yarn, knitting needles, crochet hook & yarn needles if you have them…… we need lots & lots of patches […]

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  • New Stock!

    Over the last few weeks I’ve been a busy bee making new brooches
     
     
     

    What do you think?
    They’re based on an original 1940’s brooch

    Or what about roses for Mothers day?

    Or my best selling cherries!!!
    Why so many brooches?
    Crikey it’s nearly that time again!!!

    Do […]

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  • February 2013

    Happy Birthday to us!!!

    We even had a birthday cake made by the lovely Clare

    So what did we make?

    And our fab bunting this year was made by Helen

    After hours of sewing the squares together it became clear we did not […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 5th February

    Yes the Make, Do and Mend man is in disguise again!!
    This will be a secret under cover mission……
    Please meet at the Phoenix at 7pm to prepare ….. we’ll be heading off for our adventure around 9pm before heading back to […]

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  • January 2013

    Many thanks to everyone who came on Tuesday to help plan for our secret mission in February

    Lots of knitting

    Our bunting taking shape!

    A big thank you to Joyce for the lovely scarf that’s just perfect & to David for all the […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 8th January

    Happy new year!!!
    Our first meeting of 2013 is just 1 week away!
    We’ll be planning/making for yarn bombing to celebrate our 3rd birthday in February.
    Please bring the following:
    Yarn/Wool
    Crochet hooks
    Knitting needles
     Sewing needle for wool
    Any trims
    Your imagination!!
    A mug
    Please email makedo@me.com with any ideas […]

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  •   Start the new year off with some Make, Do and Mending!!
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  • Last Orders!

    The last order date for Christmas delivery will be Sunday 16th December….. this of course does not included made to order items.
    You can buy from my shop or my Folksy shop

    A selection of Christmas goodies!

    Merry Christmas & thank you for […]

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  • December 2012

    The final Make, Do and Mend is over for 2012.
    Thank you to everyone who came on Tuesday 4th……. it was a real mixed bag of crafts
     

    So that's 2012 over for Make, Do and Mend……… many thanks to all the Make, […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 4th December

    It's nearly Christmas!!!
    Come & join us for the last Make, Do and Mend meeting of 2012.
    Bring any project …… you can make more decorations, Christingles (see last years meeting) or something that has nothing to do with Christmas!
     
    Normal charge of […]

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  • November 2012

     
    Thank you to everyone who came to our Christmas decoration meeting……. I hope you're now feeling festive!
    Can you spot your decoration?

    As you can see we made some lovely decorations
    And the winner….

    I think you'll all agree that this table of new Make, […]

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  • Crikey!

      I will be selling here on Sunday…… hope to see you there!! I'll update the blog with photo's from Tuesday's Make, Do and Mend after Crikey……. busy making at the mo!!  
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  • November 2012

    It's nearly time for our popular Christmas decoration meeting!
    This year you can choose your decorations……. search the internet for fab ideas, pop to the library to browse through books….. or better still make your own design!
    To get you started here's […]

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  • Crikey it’s nearly Christmas!!!

    If you love vintage & handmade goodies then this is the place to be!!!
    The good news is…… it's a Sunday!! 
    What a perfect way to spend the day with the family and get in the Christmas spirit.
    Get all your present under […]

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  • Best Sellers

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  • October 2012

    Thanks to everyone who came last night to help us make poppies!

    It was lovely to see you all again.
    Our next meeting is Tuesday 13th November….. slight change to the date due to the room being used.
    We'll be making Christmas decorations……. […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 2nd October

     
    We will be making poppies for The British Legion 
     
    If you’d like to join in please bring some red/green fabric or yarn & some black buttons, a basic sewing kit, knitting needles or crochet hook. You can either knit, crochet or […]

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  • Crikey!!

    Come & say hello!
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  • September 2012 – The Big Knit

     

    Thanks to everyone who came on Tuesday night for our September meeting……. it was lovely to see you all!
    There was lots of wooly crafts happening on the night!!!
    We wanted to make about 150 hats this year but I'm sorry to […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 4th September

     
    The Big Knit is back!
     Dust of your knitting needles & join us for this charity event.
     
    If you haven’t heard of the Innocent Big Knit you can find out more about it here including the pattern, just in case you want to get […]

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  • August 2012

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    Thanks to everyone who came on Tuesday night for our August meeting……. it was lovely to meet two new […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 7th August

    Apologies for the delay…… our next meeting is Tuesday 7th August

    It's been a stressful week at Make, Do and Mend HQ!
    Your votes have been counted & it's agreed you would like to do your own thing.
    So just bring your own […]

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  • Busy Bee!

     
    I've been busy this week crocheting a new tea cosy!

    Also cherries & rabbits for 'Good Golly Miss Molly' as they've sold out!!
     

     

     
    Don't forget you can find all these items on my shop page!
    Next Make, Do and Mend …… Tuesday 7th […]

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  • A day at the seaside!!

    What a grand day we had at Crikey!!
     
    Some dates for your diary:
    Tuesday 7th August – Make, Do and Mend – What would you like to do? Email suggestions to makedo@me.com
    Tuesday 4th September – The Big Knit is back!!!!
    Saturday 15th September […]

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  • Crikey!

    Are you coming?
    I will be holding the following workshops:
    11am – Basic Knitting – Learn to cast on, knit, purl & cast off.
    12.30 – Basic Crochet – learn the basic stitches
    2pm – Basic knitting – as 11am
    Only 5 places per workshop……. […]

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  • July 2012

     
     

    Many thanks to everyone who came last night……. it was a busy night despite the weather!

    The lovely ladies from Meme had brought a big selection of goodies for us to choose from!

    The corsage kits were very popular!

    Aimee with her completed […]

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  • Good Golly!!!

        There's a new shop coming to Exeter…… Good Golly Miss Molly! and I'll be selling my wares there! Opening Saturday 7th July Make sure you pop in!!! Don't forget it's Make, Do and Mend on Tuesday 3rd July
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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 3rd July

     

     
     
    On Tuesday 3rd July the ladies from Meme fabrics will be joining us!
     
    They will be bringing a selection of kits to make

     
    Choose from a simple corsage, collar or even a skirt!
    If you have a portable sewing machine & don't mind […]

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  • June 2012

     
     
    Many thanks to everyone who came on Tuesday.
    As it is Knit in Public week we had lots & lots of knitting!!!
     

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 12th June

     

     
     
    Tuesday 12th June is bring your own project night!
    No group craft just bring along something you've been working on…… this is a great chance to finish that project!
    Or if you're stuck on something it bring it along as I'm sure […]

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  • Josie-Mary Makes The Press!!!

     
    How excited was I on Saturday when I received my copy of Let's Knit!!
    I opened the page to check the index to find this

    Can you spot me? 
    Ok so now for page 23

    And I'm above Cath Kidston!

     
    I'd love to know if […]

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  • Red, White & Blue

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  • May 2012

     
     
    Thank you to everyone who came last night….. it was a busy night with lots of red, white & blue!!
    Take a look at what we made

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  • How Terribly British……

     
    This week has been a week of Union Jacks & Jubilee goodies
     

     
    I'm already for Make, Do and Mend on Tuesday 1st May…….. my fascinator is complete….

    I may be tempeted to add a few flags or a corgi!
    Look forward to seeing […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 1st May

     
     

     
    It's nearly Jubilee time and the Queen will be visting Exeter on Wednesday 2nd May…..
    To honour this we'll be making fascinators!
     
    Think red, white & blue….. flags….. corgi's…… buttons….. it's up to you, just let your imagination run wild!!!
     
    Please bring:
    Alice band…. […]

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  • Owls & Jubilee!

     
    This week I've been busy making more owl phone cases

    I've also been finishing more Jubilee bags & pin cushions

     

     
    These are now winging their way to Let's Knit! magazine for a feature all about Jubilee knitted goodies!
     
    They're limtied edition so snap […]

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  • April 2012

     
    Thank you to everyone who came on Tuesday 3rd to help knit for charity
    We had a great turn out!
    You can continue to knit for the fish & chips babies but we need all completed jumpers & hats by Saturday 14th […]

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  • March Best Sellers!

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  • This week…..

     
    I've been making retro poodle toilet roll covers & more Jubilee lavender bags

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    I'm […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 3rd April

    We'll be knitting for charity!
    With have 2 different charities to choose or if you've feeling productive you can make for both!
     
    First up is Fish & Chips babies

     
    You can make either hats or little jumpers
    You can find out more here
    Once finished […]

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  • Crikey …. it’s tomorrow

        This week I've been busy knitting & crocheting for 'Crikey Mother it's Vintage' tomorrow… Do pop in & say hello!!   #gallery-9 { margin: auto; } #gallery-9 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-9 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-9 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */  
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  • March 2012

    Thanks to everyone who attended last night…..

     
    it was lovely to see so many crafty things happening from some old t-shirts!

     
    Lots of other crafts too…..

    If you would like to contiune t-shirt upcycling then check out this Pinterest board
     
    Our next meeting will […]

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  • February Best Sellers

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 6th March

     
     

    Our next meeting is all about Make, Do and Mending…… I guess most of you have some old t-shirts hanging about that you no longer wear.
    It maybe because you don't like the colour or it's shrunk in the wash & […]

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  • February 22nd

     

     
    I love bring your own project night…….. it's great to see so many different things happening!
     

     
    Felt brooches, knitting, card making, peg bag & a fancy dress costume!
     

     
    More Knitting!

     
    How clever is my 6 year old niece???? We were all very impressed […]

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  • Next Meeting……

          No group craft on Wednesday 22nd February…….. Just bring your own project   Normal charge of £3.50 will apply…… 20% off for members Membership is availiable from my shop Tea & coffee will be provided. Don’t forget to bring a mug   See you there!
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  • Yarn Bombing – 7th February 2012

     
     
    Many thanks to all the lovely Make, Do and Mend ladies who came on Tuesday 7th February for our first…… oh yes they'll be more!!!….. yarn bombing evening!
    We had great fun & the city Centre looked great after we finished. 
     
    We […]

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  • February 2012

     
     

    Come & join us to celebrate our 2nd birthday & take part in some yarn bombing on Tuesday 7th February.
     

     
    We'll be meeting at the Phoenix at 7pm to prepare, normal charges will apply….. Then heading off on our adventure, in small groups, […]

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  • January 2012

     
    Thanks to everyone who came last night…… it was a busy one!
    Lots of knitted squares being made…….
     

    All ready to be sewn together to make tree scarves!!

     

     

    But it wasn't all about knitting
     

     

     
    And of course our beautiful bunting…
     

     
    Made by Mary, Susy, Louise, […]

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  • It’s Another Sell Out!

    The Make, Do & Mend event for next Tuesday, 18th January is now completely sold out. To avoid disappointment, book your place for the next meeting on February 7th via my brand new website at http://josiemary.com. Members can also book […]

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  • January 2012

     
    Thank you to everyone who came last night…… it was a quiet, peaceful crafty night….. just what was needed!
     
     

     
     
    Lots of different crafts 
     
    Our next meeting is Wednesday 18th January 
     
     

     
     
    We'll be starting our 2nd birthday celebration……. we need your help!!!
     
    It's top secret […]

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  • Next Meeting…..

    Come & join us for a relaxing evening after the Christmas madness!

    Time: 7-10pm
    Place: Exeter Phoenix

    No group craft for this meeting…. just bring your own project.

    Did you receive any craft books for Christmas?? Bring them along so we can all share!

    Normal […]

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  • December 2011

    Many thanks to everyone who came & made the Make, Do and Mend Christmas party such fun.

    We had a great time making Christingles & the room smelt lovely!!!

    I finally got to make something!!! Mine is top middle.

    Lots of knitting going […]

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  • Next meeting Tuesday 6th December

    It’s nearly Christmas!!!!

    On the 6th December we’ll be making Christingles!

    If you would like to join in please bring the following:

    *An Orange
    *A thin piece of ribbon….. enough to wrap around the orange twice
    *Cloves

    I will provide seasonal refreshments…… I don’t have a […]

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  • November 2011

    We had a fantastic time with the lovely Bunyip Beads ladies….. Thanks for helping us!!!

    Getting started…..

    It was a full house!

    Digging in!!

    And the end results…..

    Susy’s lovely fabric decoration

    Our next meeting is Tuesday 6th December……. last meeting of 2011….. we’re having a […]

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  • Our Next Meeting Wednesday 16th November

    Our next meeting is a week away….. they come around fast don’t they??!!

    This time we’ll be making Christmas decorations with the help of the lovely ladies at..

    They will bring beaded snowflake kits that you can purchase on the night….. don’t […]

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  • November 2011

    1st of November was all about Christmas!

    Once again we made some fantastic decorations

    But it wasn’t all about decorations

    Thanks to everyone who joined us

    Our next meeting is Wednesday 16th November

    We’ll be making beaded Christmas decorations with the help of Bunyip Beads.
    Come […]

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  • Our next meeting Tuesday 1st November

    Our next meeting will be Tuesday 1st November, we’ll be making Christmas decorations.

    I will bring a selection of patterns/ideas, please bring….

    A basic sewing kit

    Felt in Christmas colours 
     
    And/Or

    Knitting needles/Crochet hook 4mm

    Yarn in Christmas colours

     
    If you don’t wish to join in just […]

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  • October 2011

    Thanks to everyone who came on Wednesday……. to those that couldn’t make it due to illness… get well soon!

    It was our last poppies making session for this year……

    A BIG thank you to Jenny for organising…… we have now raised £1,000 […]

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  • Next Meeting Wednesday 19th October

    We will be making poppies for the final time…… so far we have raised nearly £900 for The British Legion which is fantastic!
     
    If you’d like to join in please bring some red/green fabric or yarn & some […]

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  • October 2011

    Thanks to everyone who came on Tuesday Lots of knitting Nearly Halloween!! And of course more hats!!!  No more thanks ladies…. they’re now winging their way to Innocent fruit towers. The grand total was……133!!!! See you all on the 19th when we’ll be making poppies.
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  • The Big Knit

     

    Thanks to everyone who came & got involved with The Big Knit 2011

     

    Once again it was a busy evening with lots of knitting

    Here’s a small selection of the best hats

    And the winners are:
    Louise – White hat with cherry pom […]

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  • Next meeting Wednesday 21st September

     It’s that time of year again…… dust of your knitting needles & join us for this charity event.

    If you haven’t heard of the Innocent Big Knit you can find out more about it here including the pattern, just […]

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  • Poppies

    We’ll be selling our selection of lovely handmade poppies in  Debenhams Exeter on Saturday 10th September between 10.30 – 4.30  Come & find us on the 3rd floor……… all money raised will go the The British Legion  for the 2011 Poppy Appeal.
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  • Sad news……

    I’m sorry to announce the Poppy event on Tuesday 6th September is cancelled  
    We will be meeting again on Wednesday 21st September & will have one meeting in September. Normal service will resume in October. 
    Apologies for […]

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  • August 2011

    Thanks to everyone who came last night & ‘Knitted for Victory’

    We knitted 20 squares which is fantastic….. many thanks to the super fast knitter Margaret for knitting 10! 

    We were in the knitting zone last night ladies!

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  • Next Meeting Wednesday 17th August

    We’ll be knitting for victory…… dust off your knitting needles ladies & get knitting for charity!
     
    We’ve been approach by The Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum in Eastbourne to join ‘Knit for Victory’…… check out their Facebook page for some fantastic […]

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  • August 2011

    Yet again we had a fantastic evening & made lots of lovely poppies.

    I’m sure we’ve nearly hit our target. Carole from The British Legion was very impressed & I’m waiting to confirm some exciting news….. dust off your 1940’s outfits […]

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  • Next meeting Tuesday 2nd August

    Our next meeting on Tuesday 2nd August is all about poppies!

    We will be once more making poppies for the poppy appeal.

    This is what we achived in April

    We’re planning on selling these lovely handmade poppy corsages to help the poppy […]

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  • July 2011

    I hope you all enjoyed the fabric swap & patchwork

    Some beautiful patchwork

    Penny’s

    Caroline’s

    Lots of other crafts happening

    Love to knit?

    If you would like to knit some baby hats for the famine relief then please email me 
    info@makedoandmend.info

    We have a tight deadline so don’t […]

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  • Next Meeting Wednesday 20th July

    Our next meeting will be Wednesday 20th July
    We won’t be having a tutorial this time but we’re holding a fabric swap! 

    If you have any fabric hanging about or you’ve brought but changed your mindplease bring it […]

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  • Membership

    I’m pleased to announce the launch of the Make, Do and Mend membership card!

    For just £15 a year you can join the gang & receive discounts in local businesses…

    20% off all meetings
    15% off at Sew Bazaar
    10% off at Percy’s
    10% off […]

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  • July 2011

    Thanks to everyone who came to our last meeting. We found fabric flowers are easier then crochet!!!

    Didn’t we do well???
    Once again a big thank you to the lovely Mary for showing us how.

    But that’s not all 

    Hope you all had a […]

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  • June Best Sellers

    Rachel Rabbit           Cherry Brooch Red Cat
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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 5th July

     

    In July we’ll be making fabric flowers with the lovely Mary

    You can visit Mary’s website or pop over to Facebook to say hello.

    Please bring the following if you wish to join in:

    Basic sewing kit – thread, needle, scissors, pinsTea light […]

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  • June 2011

     

     Thanks to everyone who came & joined us in crocheting apple cosies
    Unfortunately we only managed to finish 2 cosies

    Caroline    ~      Louise

     

    Once again we discovered that crochet is not the easiest of crafts!!

    But there were lots of other things […]

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  • Next meeting Tuesday 7th June

    June is crochet time again!

    Have you seen the fantastic new magazine Mollie Makes?

    It’s a big hit in the crafty world….. so we’ll be learning how to make crochet apple cosies.

    You will need to bring a crochet hook…. 3.5mm or 4mm…. […]

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  • May 2011

    May was another sell out!!!

    Thanks to everyone who came & joined in but a big thank you to Mary for inspiring us to learn applique.

    Mary’s beautiful sewing machine.

    I love the fact that after listening to Mary’s advice you all produced […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 3rd May

    In May we’ll be learning how to applique with Mary……. here’s the info….

    ‘Come and learn how to appliqué, learn tips and techniques.
    If you’ve got an idea for a project and not sure where to start, bring it along.
    I […]

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  • April Meeting

    April was all about poppies…

    We launched the Make, Do and Mend poppy appeal for 2011….

    ….and didn’t we do well!!!

     It was another sell out meeting & we made lots of poppies to raise money for the British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. 
    Thank […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 5th April

    April is all about poppies!!!

    We’re planning on selling lovely handmade poppy corsages to help the poppy appeal in November. We’re starting early to make sure we make lots of money for the original make do and menders!

    This is being organised […]

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  • March Meeting

    March was all about basic crochet

    We had a mix of crochet skills….. many thanks to those that helped with the teaching!

    We also had some knitting……. Amiee’s large knitting needles caused quite a stir!

    Some jewellery making & bead work

    I think this […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 1st March

    This month we will be learning basic crochet stitches…. 
    Crochet seems to be the craft of the moment.
    Please bring some double knitting yarn & a number 4 crochet hook if you want to give it a go (don’t forget […]

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  • February 2011

    Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us, happy birthday ‘Make, Do and Mend’ ….. happy birthday to us!!!!

    Yes it’s officially our 1st birthday so at our meeting on Tuesday we celebrated with birthday cake & a sing song…..

    […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 1st February

    Come & help celebrate our 1st birthday!!!

    This month we will be making granny squares, if you’d like to learn please bring yarn & a crochet hook…… number 4’s work best. Don’t forget you can normally buy these from […]

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  • January Meeting

    Thanks to all those who came on Tuesday 4th January….. apologies for the issues with the Phoenix closing at 8pm but I hope you all enjoyed the evening.

    January was all about crocheted granny squares….

    I think you all did really well […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 4th January 2011

     
    Please bring your own craft project…… not sure what to make???
    What about mending clothes or sewing on buttons you never find time to do???

    Need any more help feel free to email me 
    info@makedoandmend.info
     

     
     

    I will be teaching crochet granny squares, if […]

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  • Merry Christmas & next meeting

    Merry Christmas everyone!!

    Looking forward to seeing you all again in the new year…… don’t forget new year, new you…. it’s a great time to join a group!

    Our next meeting will be Tuesday 4th January….. same time, same place.

    At the moment […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 7th December

    It’s Christmas!!!!!

    So we’re having a party!!!

    No tutorial this month so bring any craft project’s you’re working on. Haven’t got anything? No problem I’ll bring some things to make more decorations.

    So here’s the plan…. I’d like everyone to bring some party […]

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  • November Meeting

    Another meeting gone & what a great one it was.
    It was lovely to see so many people returning & also some new faces – It looks like the Make, Do and Mend movement is matching on!!!

    It was great to see […]

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  • Next Meeting Tuesday 2nd November

    Well it’s that time again….. with just over a week to go until our next meeting I though I better tell you what it’s all about

    It’s Christmas!!!!
    Our November meeting is all about Christmas so we’ll be making decorations.
    I’ll be bring […]

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  • October meeting

     

    Well another meeting is over…… can you believe it was our 8th meeting??
    And what a great meeting it was! It seems you all wanted to make a Yo-Yo necklace!

    Please share photo’s of your finished necklace on the Facebook group […]

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  • Owl love……

    Both can be found on Folksy
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  • Next meeting 5th October…..

     Well it’s nearly that time again…. where do the months go???

    What’s next???
    Our next meeting is all about fabric….. Jo from Saints & Pinners will be showing us how to make a Yo-Yo necklace….

    Great isn’t it???

    If you’d like to take part […]

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  • 7th Meeting…..The Big Knit

    It was great to see so many people on Tuesday night….thanks for joining in!

    Didn’t make it?…. Take a look at what you missed…..

    Well done Make, Doers………we made 42!!!

    And the winners were….
    Best hat – non knitter ~ Penny
    Best hat – knitter […]

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  • Nearly time….

    Yes it’s nearly time for THE BIG KNIT
    Are you joining in?

    We’d love to see you.

    I will be bring wool & needles but if you have any spare please bring them. You may also like to bring pom poms, beads etc […]

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  • Folksy

    Bear £8 Owl Lavender bag £8 Make Do and Mend lavender bag £6 Can be found on Folksy now!!
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  • September Meeting……………….

     
     
    Our September meeting of Make, Do and Mend will be all about knitting….
    come & join us for BIG KNIT
     
     

    Can’t knit? Don’t worry we’ll teach you! Don’t want to Knit? No problem, just bring your craft project […]

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  • Summer Outing

    So Saturday evening the Make, Do and Maker’s headed here for our Summer outing.

    Now unfortunately due to other commitments there were only 3 of us but hey we had a great time!!!

    We arrived to find Union Jack bunting outside the […]

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  • Future plans…..

    Welcome to the new web site, the craft forum is no more…….from now on all the information you need will be here or Facebook
    Tuesday night was our 7th meeting….

    Lots of lovely things being made.
    On Saturday we have the Make, Do […]

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  • Summer outing……

    Join the event on Facebook
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  • Summer Outing & Next Meeting

    The Make, Do and Makers will be having a summer outing on Saturday 7th August – it will of course still involve knitting, crochet & sewing but will be at The Tally Ho Inn in Exeter.They are holding a Blitz […]

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  • New lines

    Crocheted flower choker can be found on Folksy
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  • 6th Meeting

    Amanda’s lovely bear caused quite a stir!!! It was lovely to see so many new faces & some completed projects. Next meeting is Tuesday 3rd August6-9pmExeter Phoenix See you there…..everyone welcome.
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  • Next Meeting……

    Tuesday 6th July 6-9pm£2.50Exeter Phoenix Everyone welcome……….See you there
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  • 5th Meeting…….

    Just some of the projects from the 5th meeting. Next meeting Tuesday 6th July, see you there!
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  • Next Meeting….

    Tuesday 1st June6-9pmExeter Phoenix See you there
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  • 4th Meeting – May

    Lovely to see all you Make, Do and Menders again…..it so good to see so many of you keep coming. It seems odd that we’ve only been meeting for 4 months but it feels like we’ve known each other for […]

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  • Next Meeting…..

    Hello, thanks for dropping by. The next meeting is Tuesday 4th May.6-9pmExeter Phoenix Come along & join in the fun……new members welcome. For more information email me info@makedoandmend.info Or visit the web site
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  • More cats…..

    Become a fan on Facebook Find Josie-Mary on Folksy Or visit my web site You can also find me at the first Handmade Home Fair in Exeter
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  • Now on Folksy
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  • More new lines…

    You can check out my new Folksy shop here……Josie-Mary Or visit my web site …….free P&P Sign up for the maiingl list to receive offers
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  • New products online…..

    For more information visit……Josie-Mary
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  • 2nd Meeting

    Thanks for a lovely evening everyone. Sorry it’s taken so long to get the photo’s on.
    Just to confirm we have the black box until June then we can look at swapping if we want. I’m asking for more tables next […]

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  • Aim……

    The aim of the group is to meet regularly in order to share, inspire, start, continue, finish any type of craft project (knitting, crochet, sewing etc).
    We will encourage each other and challenge ourselves with these projects.
    Don’t worry if you can’t […]

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  • First meeting

    (click on me to visit the web site)
    Well the first meeting is done & what a success it was…… thanks to everyone who joined in the fun!I was hoping for 10 people but we got 16…..excellent!! Let’s hope it grows […]

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  • Badges

    available to buy at the meetings……come & join the gang!
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  • 1st Meeting & New web site

    Thanks for dropping by.
    Our first meeting will be Tuesday 9th February & then the first Tuesday of every month.We meet at Exeter Phoenix between 6-9pm…….. £2.50 – tea & coffee provided, drinks & food available from the cafe bar.Drop in […]

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  • Christmas lines…last stock

    Check out my web site for full details Josie-Mary Last postage date Friday 18th December Thank you
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  • Badges

    Pin badges made from Cath Kidston fabric.£2 each or 2 for £3Including P&P Edit:All sold – Thank you
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  • £6 including P&P
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  • £6 including P&P SOLD – Thank you
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  • £6 including P&P
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  • Crocheted purse & glasses case

    Fully lined purse made from acrylic yarn in soft blues & green, lined with 100% cotton. Complete with flower detail with button & ribbon.

    £18 including P&P

    Rippled glasses case made from acrylic yarn in soft blues, […]

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  • Crocheted flower corsages

    Made from recycled yarn, buttons & ribbons sourced from local charity shops. Each corsage is different, please state colour way when when ordering. £12 including P&P
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  • Blankets

    100% acyclic Taggie blanket with toy & cuddle bunny blanket
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  • Teddy hat

    100% acrylic 6-12 months
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  • Mouse hat & boots

    100% acrylic6-12 months
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