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Homemade Christmas or Anytime Gift Ideas
Wed 3-Nov-10
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KateUK
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Good luck with your shop Rae!

I'm awash with making stuff....

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/

Thu 4-Nov-10
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brightspark said:

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wave  I'll say it again Val.  You would have made a wonderful primary teacher. big_hug


 

Thanks, Danuta   embarassed   big_hug

Too many regulations nowadays (remembering the fun I had at school) - I even save all little plastic containers for the reception class to make their models, and one thing I loved at school was the egg trays and painting them all different colours. Now, we're told no loo-roll tubes, and no egg boxes - health and safety malarkey. The kids are missing out!!!!!   frown

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Too true! On what scientific basis have they made that decision? Not known any little tikes being made ill from those things.

If they are cardboard they can be baked in the oven to make them "safe"doh

 

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brightspark said:

 
 Now, we're told no loo-roll tubes, and no egg boxes " health and safety malarkey. The kids are missing out!!!!!   frown

 

 

 WHAT???!!!  I could never have gone through my childhood without these.  Ma used to keep a big box in the garage in which all loo and kitchen roll tubes, yoghurt pots etc etc used to go.  Whenever I was bored I'd gather up the glue, sticky tape and scissors and head out there.  Re-emerging hours later with some 'creation'.  I'm sure the peres were happy as it kept me quiet and out from under their feet for hours. big_laugh  We used to love making marble runs with the tubes, balanced precariously on towers of yoghurt pots.  Happy days. cool

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JoannaS said:

Too true! On what scientific basis have they made that decision? Not known any little tikes being made ill from those things.

If they are cardboard they can be baked in the oven to make them "safe"doh


 I suppose, Joanna, that they consider if a child becomes ill, it could  be the result of salmonella or somesuch, and it could  be from egg boxes or loo roll tubes, but hey, don't the children touch them at home????

To be honest, when I'm making the Christmas cards (and any other crafts) with the children and taking in all my craft materials (the little extras for something special) , how does anyone know where they've been stored, etc etc. Loo rolls are ideal for making home-made Christmas crackers!

I'll put forward your suggestion about baking them in the oven beforehand.  tea

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

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Baking them was the recommendation that someone once told me a while back, as the ban on loo rolls has been around a long time. And the world wonders why there are so many allergies, Sweden and Finland have the same problems - everyone too clean and an increase in the allergies.

Anyway I am going to be making a stole for my daughter for her wedding and so no time for making prezzies methinks. The stole is because she will need something very warm to wear when she has her second wedding in the UK in winter as her first wedding will be in Oz in the height of summer but she will be wearing the same dress.whistle

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Knitting or crochet, Joanna, and what sort of yarn are you using?

"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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Knitting or crochet, Joanna, and what sort of yarn are you using?


 

Embroidering and using a woollen fabric as a liner - only suitable material we could find in a hurry but should make a good backing for the stole but is a tad heavy - got to go in the suitcase.eeek

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Sounds lovely, Joanna - our daughter had a little bolero-type matching jacket to go over her outfit - but the woollen fabric will be nice and cosily warm for her. welldone

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Hope so, the change in temperatures is something none of us is looking forward to.eeek

Mon 8-Nov-10
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I have some new, less blurry, pics on my etsy shop now. And a load more pics taken so I can list some more stuff.

 

Also, is it wrong that i was a tad miffed when I opened my December good housekeeping (I know, i know, i'm prematurely middle aged and worryingly middle class) in the little Christmas for under £10 booklet they listed three kinds of presents to make; shortbread biscuits, chocolate truffles and flavoured vodka. Exactly the things I made as presents last year!

At least because i did it last year nobody should think I'm just doing it this year because good housekeeping told me to.

Intolerance will not be tolerated.

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Rae Mond said:

Exactly the things I made as presents last year!

At least because i did it last year nobody should think I'm just doing it this year because good housekeeping told me to.


 You don't think they have stashed a secret camera in your workspace do you?????....    roll_eyesroll_eyes

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ep said:

Rae Mond said:

Exactly the things I made as presents last year!

At least because i did it last year nobody should think I'm just doing it this year because good housekeeping told me to.


 You don't think they have stashed a secret camera in your workspace do you?????....    roll_eyesroll_eyes

 

I would pity them if they had! my house is a terrible mess.

 

Also, in other fora I frequent, use of the roll eyes emoticon (especially in multiple) is generally meant to indicate a patronising tone. I'm sure that isn't the case here.

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Rae Mond said:

I have some new, less blurry, pics on my etsy shop now. And a load more pics taken so I can list some more stuff.

 


 Ah, that's much better, Rae. How exciting is all this ....... and I don't even have a blog !!

Do you belong to Ravelry, Rae?

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oo, what's a ravelry?

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never been to etsy before , all the things i wish i had time to make in one place cry

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