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Topic: Nothing says Christmas like a used wine cork!  (Read 6798 times)
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« on: November 21, 2010 04:08:50 AM »

We have built up quite a cork collection since we've been living in Spain and I've been keeping them in a shoebox on top of the fridge for so long. Not wanting to throw them away because, you know, they might come in handy some day Wink

Our adventure out here is coming to an end and we're starting to pack things up and move home, but what to do with the corks? Taking them home in a box is pretty sad, and I've already made trivets out of some. Hmm. Time to get festive with the wino chic! Cheesy

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And also (because you can never have too many festive corks Tongue) an advent calendar! Cheesy
I'm going to pin sweets on to the corks for each day.




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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010 04:15:30 AM »

Fun stuff! I love the Advent calendar! It was nice of Spain to help you out with your crafting Wink
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2010 04:34:29 AM »

I love your wine cork crafts!

If you have plenty left, you might consider making one of these:

I use approx. 500 wine corks for each wreath. But of course you could also make smaller ones.
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2010 05:13:34 AM »

And if you can crochet, I love the little ninjas, gnomes and knights of LucyRavenscar:

http://lucyravenscar.blogspot.com/2010/02/cork-and-crochet-gnomes.html
http://lucyravenscar.blogspot.com/2010/02/cork-and-crochet-ninjas.html
http://lucyravenscar.blogspot.com/2010/02/cork-and-crochet-knights-ninjas-and.html

P.D.: I am from Spain and I hope you had a good stay here!
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2010 05:59:19 AM »

I LOVE the advent calender idea. All the things you made are really pretty.
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I'm looking for Simplicity 6340 (the 1970's sailor dress). PM me if you've got a copy to swop or sell! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2010 07:40:14 AM »

Love everything Phiz, especially the Christmas Card holder! Definately going to have to make one of those.
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2010 08:26:08 AM »

The banner is so cute! You have been awfully busy lately making beautiful little trinkets out of all your corks and spools. How's the packing going?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2010 09:18:03 AM »

Thanks!

Those ideas are really cute, Sisa! We've had such a great time out here so we're sad to go home. But happy to be with our friends and family again Grin

I might have to try and make one of those, BeaG. Thanks for the idea!

Packing is going well, racky. At least I'm sure it will once I start! I seem to be doing great at avoiding it Tongue We got some boxes yesterday so we feel like we've made a step forward Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2010 10:24:23 AM »

Phizzy- Your work is definately one of the ones on Craftster that most people recognize who the artist will be  when seeing the thumbnail. I've always wanted to ask, do you think Spain influenced your work a lot, or have you always had this style?
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2010 10:44:32 AM »

Thank you! I think being over here has definitely allowed me to develop my style a lot. Not just because I've had so much free time, but being surrounded by so many amazing buildings, intricate ceramics and inspiring landscapes has definitely played a huge part. You can't help but be inspired and soak up ideas!
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2010 10:59:44 AM »

I am another one in the "I love your style" line.   Grin
 
I LOVE the card holder! My mom is an avid winer (uhm... that doesn't sound right... how about she appreciates good wine. That sounds better!). That card holder may have to be one of her Christmas gifts this year - thanks for the idea!!

Good luck packing!
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2010 05:18:31 PM »

Fantastic!
Love your work, as usual,
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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2010 02:38:50 AM »

Thanks! It was super quick to make and it would be a cute gift for a wine lover. I want to make a horizontal one now to go across a bare wall. This one hangs down from our aircon control Cheesy
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