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KateUK
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Ravelry is wondrous Rae- all the knitted info/patterns etc you could ever wish for.Hours can be happily wasted there.

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

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Here y'are, Rae, something else to stop you doing the things you oughta be doing! big_laugh  whistle

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"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Mon 8-Nov-10
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Oh, there's also knittingpatterncentral.com & crochetpatterncentral.com as well, but as Kate says, you can easily while away hours on these sites ..........

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"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

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Now then ladies " all you need to know is  planetpenny.co.uk "  then navigate from there¦simplezx!

I'll try that again!

Tue 9-Nov-10
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Ooh Norfolk, yarn/fabric crafts and a Dachshund!!! What's not to love?

 

Great, now I'll be late to work. roll_eyes 

 

ToffeeApple is a bad influence - I'm warning you!

 

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Life is uncertain ………… eat dessert first!

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I'm guessing that you like that site then Suz? smug

I'll try that again!

Wed 10-Nov-10
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aha, so that's what a ravelry is! oh dear.i already don't have enough hours in the day.

This evening i've been covering myself in glitter decorating some vintage glass baubles. two shattered in my hand, which was bum, but i got 6 fully done.

Intolerance will not be tolerated.

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Rae Mond said:

aha, so that's what a ravelry is! oh dear.i already don't have enough hours in the day.

This evening i've been covering myself in glitter decorating some vintage glass baubles. two shattered in my hand, which was bum, but i got 6 fully done.


 

So, right, Rae - and then you discover you've spent a whole evening just looking through these interesting sites !!!!!  doh

How on earth did they shatter - because they were vintage (weak glass)?

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"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

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................ and as for planetpenny - Suz was right, TA - you are a bad influence ! big_laugh  big_laugh

but a lovable one  big_hug

There is another blog I love, very similar to planetpenny actually, see here. I have probably already marked out this one, but it's another colourful and very cheery blogsite.

So many things to do and not enough time to do them all. A wonderful position to be in - beats getting bored!  ok

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"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

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brightspark said:

 

 

How on earth did they shatter - because they were vintage (weak glass)?

 


 

I think this may be it, or I put too much pressure on them with the glue pen, but I was being very gentle :S

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This topic is so much fun and I've read through it all this morning, so thanks to all the posters for many tips and links.  My intended chores are all garden based and it's bucketing down so I won't feel too guilt-ridden.

This crimbo I won't be going back to Blighty for the festivities and will really miss my family.  Some years I make up hampers to take back but that's out this year. Anything homemade (which can be sewn/designed/painted with thoughts of the loved recipients) will have to be fairly lightweight as the  LaPoste postage prices are not very festive spirited.

My dear little grandaughter, not yet three years, loves dressing up in the fashion of Mum, Dad, Granny, or anyone passing by.  Her heroines and heroes change with the constant string of Disney or TV characters which  little ones are bombarded with, by the avaricious toy and retail industry.

Having googled all the relevant personas she'd like to dress up as I am  bloomin' flabbergasted at the quality, price and short life expectancy of the products.  I am determined to make up a dressing up package or box that might have a longer life and play value.

Fairies are a safe start point and she can mix and match skirts and tutus (and include leotard & tights for keeping warm under all those lightweight frilly bits), to design her own outfit but  I must remember Tinkerbell is a favourite.  

The French are much more into homemade crafts and sewing than in my hometown in UK, so supplies should be accessible.

Any more ideas would be gratefully received  as I am a bit out of touch and the dressing up boxes of my childhood, or even my son's, would be regarded as eccentric I reckon. embarassed

 

 

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Aww, the thought of a little Tinkerbell choosing her own outfits, bless her...

I'll try that again!

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BS, I've had Attic 24 bookmarked for some time...I'm a hopeless case.

I'll try that again!

Thu 11-Nov-10
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lilythepink said:

Fairies are a safe start point and she can mix and match skirts and tutus (and include leotard & tights for keeping warm under all those lightweight frilly bits), to design her own outfit but  I must remember Tinkerbell is a favourite.  

 

 


 I looked around and found this site for fariy wings....

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Fairy-Wings

4 wire hangers, some old panty-hose, duct tape, and some spray paint. I'd add glitter too.

They don't look too hard.....

If you can't be a shining example, be a terrible warning!

Thu 11-Nov-10
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gosh this is one area I struggle with; I can knit, but not sew very well and certainly not crochet; but those cushions on planet penny were gorgeous.... perhaps I need to take up knitting again!!

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