Rephrased for the 21st century

Curlypops’ post here, and the article link inspired me to knock up this little picture for buttonising:

Make_mend_and_do 

Original slogan from the 2nd World War:

Original_make_do_and_mend (from here)

Actually I might try and tweak that image above, but given I have the flu and feel like crap, I don’t have the energy to wrestle with Paint Shop today.

Another cute one, from here:

Makedoandmend_poster

One of my New Yearly resolutions was to “buy once, buy quality”…although I’m not 100% sure I’ve stuck to it.  This was inspired partly by Betty’s craft manifesto…a post definitely worth reading. This poster below, also from Wartime Britain, sums it up nicely:

Squander_bug “I don’t suppose it’s worth half the money”.  (same source as previous photo)

And here’s an Aussie one, with a catchy slogan:

Renovate (source)

Renovation helps the nation! Yay!

Now back to my knitting…

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3 Responses to “Rephrased for the 21st century”


  1. 1 Amy Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    cool! I love old booklets like these :-)

  2. 2 Curlypops Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Renovation helps the nation is definitely my fave….
    It would be nice if we could all just stop consuming long enough to stop and take a look at all the stuff that we don’t actually need (of course this rule does not apply to craft supplies).

  3. 3 Hoppo Bumpo Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Great top button. And I love the “New Clothes From Old”. I’m all for a bit of refashion …but how the heck did they get those box pleats out of the trousers?!


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