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Homemade Christmas or Anytime Gift Ideas
Thu 11-Nov-10
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lilythepink
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Those fairy wings are great, Michelle, and the size can be tailored to fit the child - so many that are sold are flimsy, or designed for hen party-goers.

The dressing up costumes I made for my little 'uns were very much more macho - they were boys.  This girlie business is so much more creative,  qlthough I don't want to typecast or "genderise" any play at such a young age!  She's into Thomas the tank engine too, but I don't reckon she'll want to dress like 'im.

 

Thu 11-Nov-10
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When it comes to dressing-ups, hats of any kind are so popular. They complete the outfit " you could make a tiara out of stiff fabric with twinkly bits glued on, and if you make it flat and fasten it at the back with velcro, size is not an issue. Mediaeval Princess would be easy " like a witch hat without the brim, and another opportunity to glue on twinkly bits. That's another one that could be made flat-pack, with velcro.

I'm just thinking on my feet here " what I really meant to say was: senior daughter has decided that they can't have the glass baubles out this year, with a Very Active 14 month old, so I have been using up lots of leftover wool to make pompoms " the brighter the better. I KNEW there was a reason that I bought that pompom maker " never mind that it has taken several years to find that out. I love bits of kit!

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I hope I did it  right with putting the link in " I certainly didn't do right to look it up " they have some New and Very Desirable bits

 

Jean, edited to make the link neater.  TA.

Thu 11-Nov-10
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How does that work?  When I was a nipper it was 2 bits of circular card with a hole through the centre and much winding of wool around.  Like the sound of your pom-pom baubles though - piccie please?!  wave

Thu 11-Nov-10
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Same as I had Ruth so how does your thing work Jean?

 Picture of pompom garland courtesy of Planet Penny.  Image Enlarger

I'll try that again!

Thu 11-Nov-10
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big_laugh so,  we all meet here, but we have all, without realising it until this last few days,been visiting planet penny,attic 24,do you mind if I knit  when we aren't here. Fabulous.big_laugh

 

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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You'd think we'd manage to cross paths on those sites wouldn't you?  Kate you left out Poshyarns.

I'll try that again!

Thu 11-Nov-10
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Everybody - there seems to be such good advice on here regarding general "making" from wool fabrics, alternative material etc. I think it might be worthwhile opening a new forum for these ideas because quite a lot of you love it.

What do you think?

And, if so, what should we call the new forum?

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Fri 12-Nov-10
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How about "Textiles", then sub-categories for fabric, knitting and crochet. Maybe even weaving?  

Gosh Danny, do you have the room? That would be great!

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Fri 12-Nov-10
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Sounds a good idea, yes please Danny

Fri 12-Nov-10
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The way the pompom maker works is - it has two ends that fold out to make crescent shapes, to wind the wool on, and then you fold them in and cut the wool, tie the middle tightly and the it comes apart the other way so you can fluff it out and trim the strays. Sounds impossibly complex, but it is entirely intuitive when you do it. I could never make a pompom as a kid - I got totally cheesed off with pushing that wool through the hole in the middle, and then when you'd done it was a pain trying to get the cardboard away.

Thanks for the photo Toffeeapple. Don't hold your breath for photos from me - I have great difficulty getting the occasional one onto Ravelry via Flickr, and I have more or less given up my blog since it will not upload photos - the main point about that was to do a little boasting, and, if nobody can see what I am boasting about, it sort of takes the shine off! Oh the joys of Narrowband!

By the way I am on Ravelry as "Jeanfromcornwall" if anyone wants to see the little I have put there.

Fri 12-Nov-10
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Oops! Forgot to say yes please to a forum on - shall we call them - "Fibrecrafts".  Or "Yarnery" Or "Anycloth you like".ok

Fri 12-Nov-10
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Here is Jean's Ravelry link.

I'll try that again!

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Danny said:

Everybody - there seems to be such good advice on here regarding general "making" from wool fabrics, alternative material etc. I think it might be worthwhile opening a new forum for these ideas because quite a lot of you love it.

What do you think?

And, if so, what should we call the new forum?


 

I know I weighed in on this all ready, but how about calling the new forum "Arts & Crafts", with subs for fabric, all things yarn, and then an "other" area for painting, photography, bead work, and repurposing?

 

That's funny, when I posted last night it was 9+9 too....

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Toffeeapple said:

Here is Jean's Ravelry link.


 

Love the shawl wave

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'Cottage Crafts (or Crafting)' ?

plus Michelle's idea of subtitles ¦¦  ok

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