I bought a copy of this book last weekend, and I love it. It's a collection of official Second World War advice leaflets with instructions on darning, patching, letting out clothes so they last just that bit longer and even how to cook and use the gas more economically. Little did I know that these skills were going to be called upon so soon. Lucy had a bit of a mishap in her bedroom which resulted in her duvet cover sporting a hole. So rather than a trip to Ikea for a replacement (as much as I would love a trip to Ikea), out came the fabrics and thread...,
and voila, a patch. I think she's a bit disappointed that there's only one, and is threatening to make more holes.
I've hidden the scissors!