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Wed 27-Oct-10
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Thank you for the instructions, think I need a sewing machine with all these projects!  CSH isn't a cheap habit to have is it... big_laugh

What a shame about the little owl, bless him.  Hope they manage to avoid this again.

I've got some fleeces, just need to make some time in my evening to get some of this done!  Must admit I'm jealous of your 3 boxes of bits though.   I fancy slippers first, mine from last year have given out.  Found this simple pattern today, could embellish as you please too.

LET THE SEWING COMMENCE!!  laugh

Wed 27-Oct-10
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Toffeeapple said:

spork  big_laugh big_laugh big_laugh


 

I just love it when that happens.....big_laughbig_laugh   rhino...mosquito.....Danny quote....I am sensitive you know....kisscry

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Wed 27-Oct-10
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ep said:

I am sensitive you know....kisscry


 

Erm...to what?  wink               big_hug

I'll try that again!

Wed 27-Oct-10
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Ah, yes, I already have this pattern. Thanks. My neighbour is a teacher working with special needs children, and she took this pattern for them to make - not sure how they got on, but it did look easy enough for them to do.

What would be good when making slippers is having those non-slip bits to add on to the bottom - I haven't seen them for sale, so not sure if they can be bought. Do you know what I mean, like slipper-socks thingies?

I found this site, which may be of use for that purpose ......

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Wed 27-Oct-10
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I do know what you mean - I've got some slipper socks and they're ace!  I had thought maybe I could try and do lines from my hot glue gun - whaddya think?  I don't need to totally cover the sole like that link, though that's a helpful idea.  Actually the t'other half's a building type so bet he's got all that sort of malarkey.  Maybe that's a better idea, not sure what the glue sticks are made of and if they'd be slippy on some surfaces?

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Ruthdigs said:

I do know what you mean - I've got some slipper socks and they're ace!  I had thought maybe I could try and do lines from my hot glue gun - whaddya think?  I don't need to totally cover the sole like that link, though that's a helpful idea.  Actually the t'other half's a building type so bet he's got all that sort of malarkey.  Maybe that's a better idea, not sure what the glue sticks are made of and if they'd be slippy on some surfaces?


 Thought about sandpaper....multifunctional slippers...great for the DIY enthusiast...ponderponder

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Wed 27-Oct-10
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Ruth, when I helped out at the school when they were making their slippers (well, that's what they called them!), they did in fact use a glue gun for that very purpose, so that's probably a good idea!

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This reminded me of some bed socks my grandmother made me years ago, not long before she stopped knitting. She made 2 squares of wool, from memory about a foot square. For eash one, sew up two adjoining sides to make a triangle. The open side should be half or two thirds sewn up, so the corner forms the heel. She folded down the open top and edged it in a contrasting color. The pointy tip was folded over and sewn down so they weren't miles too long.

I think she felt sorry for me, coming to live in frozen England! smile

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I've been reading this blog today, very interesting I think.

I'll try that again!

Sat 13-Nov-10
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Good find, TA. ok

I had a good read of it too. Pretty inspiring to say the least. Must say that I love her sartorial elegance on a shoestring budget. Classic looks always work best and she does it very well.

I think we must add that blog to our list of resources or blogroll.

Resources, I think, as it has great inspiration value.

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Both please Danny?  I've spent a few hours reading her blog and found it so good.  How did I find her? No idea - but I am so glad that I did.

I'll try that again!

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wave I'm glad you did too TA. I have enjoyed reading some of her articles and will read more later.

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Danuta, I am so happy that you enjoyed her site -  I must find her name...

I'll try that again!

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Added it to both Resources and the blogroll.

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