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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Misfits ipod cozie on: July 24, 2005 03:24:30 PM
that is amasing!
really wow for just going with your own pattern and all!
P.S you are a great sister! Smiley
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Yellow feet on: September 17, 2004 08:54:15 AM
my indian friend says UV light will get rid of the tumeric stains on fabric etc and recommends putting them in the bright sun for a few hours. worth a try anyway!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Traditional Sampler on: August 21, 2004 09:32:56 PM
in the end I found a kit that was pretty much what I was looking for - and I don't think I could have got the fabric & threads for the price, let alone the hours desigining it!

http://www.scottishneedlework.co.uk/newshop/traditional_samplers.htm it's the top one

I have replaced the 2 birds and theheart are roughly in the centre with my name, the year, and two hearts Smiley
4  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Re: Stranded In London! on: August 16, 2004 09:57:54 AM
Hobbycraft sell everything you could want but it's not awfully cheap (although i did get some amazing 9p glow in the dark outliner in the sale today). They are a chain across the country.

I can't think of any other ones that might be in London.. have you looked in the Yellow Pages? (www.yell.com)

5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: christmas presents for a variety of people - financially challenged! on: August 09, 2004 07:51:21 PM
dudes, great ideas and links - thank you!! Smiley

im liking the handmade cards for boyfriend's mum (going off it slightly for mum though!).. feel free to suggest any funky card ideas ec... I thought I could also keep an eye on the cheapy shops where they occasiobally have really nice unusual cards cheap.. and mix them in...

one idea (pinched from mums box of cards) i thought was really nice was make a card bookmark and decorate it, and then in a folded piece of card you cut two diagonal slits at  top left and bottom right (or vice versa) of where the bookmark will go.,.. then you slot the bookmark into the card (does that make sense?)

you can decorate around the bookmark too.. but its really ncie because even after the occasion they can take out the bookmark and its something useful and pretty they can keep taht will remind them of you..

6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: christmas presents for a variety of people - financially challenged! on: August 09, 2004 05:13:51 PM
great idea - that would make it more permanent & presenty than a shoebox Wink

do you know how successful decoupaging bits of newspaper might or might not be..?
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: christmas presents for a variety of people - financially challenged! on: August 09, 2004 01:00:53 PM
just adding.. I am lookng through this card book still.. and they have a really simple idea that is still quite nice I think..

sort of "pebbles" with a slot in them thick enough to hold a card, made out of clay (the kind you bake or air drying or whatever) decorated..

a christmassy set of these or to match a particular person's decor would be nice, i think Smiley
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / christmas presents for a variety of people - financially challenged! on: August 09, 2004 12:47:22 PM
anyone want to join me in brainstorming xmas presents for a whole bunch of family, friends, etc...? thinking of ones achievable by financially-challenged student.. Sad

some ideas i have... my sister will remain secret.. as i know she comes on here sometimes Wink

mum - she has this like box of cards for all occasions her friend gave her last year, and  I was thinking I could make some different handmade cards as a kind of "refill" for the box..i have got a book from the library with ideas on how to make some that are slightly more professional-looking than my normal attempts!

grandparents - really into antiques etc... i can't afford a real one!... so I am making them a replica victorian sampler - the top one here: http://www.scottishneedlework.co.uk/newshop/traditional_samplers.htm

the people I am mainly stumped for:

boyfriend's parents : have done a couple of cross stitch pictures etc in the past (last xmas i did a sort of family portrait with Jo Verso people adapted to look like the family.. which went down well Smiley ) so want something a bit different this year.. they are both on Atkins which makes edible gifts tricky (although last year for his dad's birthday we cooked them both an atkins-friendly meal!! hehe)... actually thinking about it... maybe a box of cards like for my mum would be nice...? it would probably be faster to make 2 of each card at a time (if you see what i mean?)

brother, age 13.. possibly a shoe box or clock or something covered in puictures of his favourite football team...? but stuck for what else

small presents for friends.. thinking maybe purses... notebooks/diaries..other ideas?


please join me if you want in suggesting your own mental blocks, solving any of mine, or just adding any cool ideas you have anyway!

rosie xx
9  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: this may be a dumb q but are simplicity patterns only available in the US? on: July 25, 2004 10:58:56 AM
Bubbles - if you go to any big department store like John Lewis, Co-op etc and go to the habedashary department, they usually have the pattern books to look through and then they get the patterns you pick out as well (they have the patterns in the shop but in sort of drawer things and usually the assistants get them).

They usually have all the "big names" like simplicity, vogue, etc.

HTH (Im in the UK too)
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Mixing fabric types in quilting on: June 05, 2004 06:13:09 AM
Thanks to both you guys Smiley

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