Friday, 23 April 2021

Make Do And Mend.

 We often HAVE to watch The Repair Shop.  Especially watching Suzie the leathersmith.   I think it inspired J (Mrs Northsider) to have a go at repairing a ripped leather car seat.   

It belongs to one of number one son's friends.  He said he would give her eight cans of the 'black stuff' or Guinness if she stitched it for him.  I will sup it if she doesn't want the cans of Guinness🤗.

Like yours truly.  Barter is also the currency my wife will use.  Here's some pics for your perusal:


Before.



After.


Didn't she do well?
















21 comments:

  1. She did do a good job, and she was a bargain at double the price! I've been wondering about you and your carboot sales. Are things opening up for you there. Fingers crossed, hoping to hear good news.

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  2. Did she use a left handed sewing needle?

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    1. No she is not a Citeog like me JayCee😊.

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    2. Thanks for the new word Dave!

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    3. Citeog is Irish for left handed or a very clumsy person JayCee. It would be a good name for a Prog group. I am sure Mr Pudding will add it our list. My dad use to call me a Citeog.

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    4. I'm a southpaw too. Back when my father was young, his hand was slapped when he tried to write with his left hand. Isn't it odd that this was considered a bad thing?

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    5. Sign of the Devil. They use to say Debby. They use to tie your left hand behind your back when my dad went to school. A lot of architects are left handed.

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  3. Thanks Debby. I passed your praise on and she smiled. The markets are open but the powers that be in Dublin still won't allow carbootsales, hairdressers to open or even travel to another county. Ireland seems to some of the most Draconian lockdown rules in the world. Thanks Debby.

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  4. Sorry. It should say Ireland seems to have some of the most Draconian lockdown rules in the world.

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  5. Thanks Debby. I've been gardening all day and my fingers aren't typing properly.

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  6. Good work by J. I am an admirer of Suzie's skills too.

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  7. Thanks Marjorie. Suzie is very talented and yet very humble. She seems a lovely lady. Thanks.

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  8. Well done. So much satisfaction when you/she can make a fix like that

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  9. I will pass on your compliments Linda. We live in such a throw it away world don't we? Bring back Cobblers and Saddle Makers I say.😊

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  10. Repairing leather is difficult - upholstery even more so. I'd say eight cans was bargain and they're clearly a good negotiator

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  11. It does look a difficult and physical task The bike shed. I love the barter system when you have to do something in return. I once renovated a garden for a second hand car. Thanks.

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  12. As your lady is an expert leather worker perhaps she could make you a leather hood, thigh boots and a bullwhip for night-time entertainment purposes.

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  13. Night-time entertainment purposes? Night time is for sleeping, drinking night caps and having pleasant dreams. Imagining I am appearing in Baywatch with Pamela Anderson...

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  14. It's just that YP is holding a bit of a grudge against cows right now, having been trampled to death by a herd of them earlier. He's trying to increase the demand for leather.

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  15. Shoes perhaps or even clogs often worn in the north of England along with flat caps and shawls?

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