with all the money problems in the world, ive been making do and mending for a while. i think because i grew up around parents that encouraged this behaviour, its become easy for me. for instance, i wanted a bedside cabinet. and i didnt want fake wood, mdf covered in vinyl, or what it is they cover it in. real wood was far to expensive at the time, ( ten or more years ago) for me to afford. so i got a couple of champagne boxes, shoved some books in , and here it is years later.
thank goodness, i have all my christmas presents. thanks to my mum, and the internet. i now just need to wrap them.