Hi October babies.
My name is Wondra and this Halloween I will be THIRTY. *gasp*
I'm American but I live in a tiny village in Wales, UK. I work in a call centre for a bank (so you know I get a lot of hate) but I'm studying to get my BA in Enlish Language and Lit. Reading and writing are my life.
Here in Wales our choices for craft supplies are pretty limited.
We have one local craft store and they are EXPENSIVE so... I too have troubled getting craft supplies that are really common in other places.
I live in a house without any kind of heating and the wind just howls through the valleys in the winter so anything like a hat, socks, gloves, or a scarf
would be so, so, so welcome.
If you'd rather ignore my list and just craft a surprise based on one of my favourite themes
, have at it.
Themes: cows, witches, vampires, autumn, Halloween, geekery, music, skulls, video games, photography, bats, gnomes, football, rum, pinterest, twitter, zombies, stags, swear words and general naughtiness.
And if you'd rather craft for one ofmy pets
instead, that's great too! I have a miniature smooth haired dauschund named Dylan (full name: Dylan Tiberius Lovetoy), a (12-year-old) mutt called Sweep, a (14-year-old) cat named Sweatpea, a cat named Willow, three beareded dragons (Elvis, Frankie, and Rocky), and two chinchillas called Eddie and Maggie. My doxie is my baby. Anything doxie themed is a win - as well as anything for him to wear. (It gets cold for him too in the winter!) A repurposed, knit, crochet, or sewn sweater for him would be a lifesaver. (He doesn't like anything that goes on his head, though!) Or even a mini doxie sized blanket since he likes to burrow under them!
Lastly, I suffer from Depression, migraines, and arthritis. If you want to craft a "comfort" surprise
for any of these, that's welcome too. (Something that says "F**k Depression would make me LOL.)Colours:
I like gem tones, reds and purples and oranges especially. Black with anything is a win. Nothing white or light coloured!Stuff I like and/or need:
Tree art. (Just something like 5x7 or 8x10 or somewhere between, nothing big.) Ideas here: http://pinterest.com/witchybelle4u2/bud-blossom-leaf-and-tree/
Any hoopla art. Ideas here: http://pinterest.com/witchybelle4u2/hooray-hoopla/
A pair of pillow cases. (Seriously... Who has enough pillow cases?)
Rude "business" cards. Like this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/106215321/you-suck-at-parking-novelty-business
Cloth pads. Like these: http://www.etsy.com/listing/105820143/set-of-2-medium-flow-pads-skulls-n-polka
or these: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66112567/mamacloth-starter-pack-with-free-mini
A pair of slippers. Something like this: http://www.sewnews.com/articles/Cozy_Toes
A potholder/potholders. Like this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/98873136/bright-owls-set-of-two-quilted
or this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/75991220/double-oven-mitt-reversible-potholders
A dream catcher. It doesn't matter how small or big or colour or whatever.
ATCs or an altered... Whatever. (Something to hold my ATCs would be even better.)
A shawl pin. Something like this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62708754/tutorial-for-wire-wrapped-heart-fibula
A loo roll holder. Like this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/102249236/spare-toilet-paper-roll-holder
or this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/105064863/toilet-paper-spare-roll-holder
Something a little dark and strange. Ideas here: http://pinterest.com/witchybelle4u2/a-little-dark-and-strange/
A reuseable bowl cover. Like this: http://goddesshobbies.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/ecolovies-how-to-make-no-plastic-wrap.htmlSupplies:
Yarn Bee brand yarn. (I love it but they don't sell it here.)
Peaches & Creme yarn. (100% cotton yarn is so hard to find here!)
Wool or needles for needle felting.
Any pewter charms. (Just whatever's on sale, honestly!)
Hemp. (Any size, any colour.)
A jar of leftovers. (Seriously... Whatever bits of ribbons, buttons, trim, etc. that you've got laying around.)
Buttons. Any size, shape, colour, etc. It's my goal to have an enormous jar of buttons that makes my (future) children roll their eyes when I say, "Go find me a button that looks like this..."
A box full of poms and tassles. (Handmade is better!) I always want them but don't have the patience to make them myself.Extras:
Postcards. (new, vintage, sent, unsent, whatever - I collect them.)
Kool-Aide (Not sold here.)
Sausage gravy mix. (My husband is addicted to it and they don't sell it here.)
Cheap dog treats or a dog toy. (If it squeaks, Dylan loves it.)
An old, second hand paperback. (The chinchillas love to nibble on them.)