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1  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Calling all Cumbrian Crafters. on: October 03, 2007 02:28:09 PM
My family are organising a Christmas craft fair in aid of The west cumbria, Copeland branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  This is taking place on saturday 8th December at Cleator Moor Civic Hall.  From 10am to 4pm. 
Stalls cost 12.50 each.   If you would like a stall for this event, Whatever your craft, please pm me with your contact details.

This is the first craft fair which we have organised, but we have organised many other sucessful events for the ms society in the past, so we are confident that this will be a sucess and will be well attended.

2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / My first diaper cake on: September 16, 2007 01:10:41 PM
I know theres been loads on here,  Thanks for all the inspiration, but this is my first.
I made it for my new niece and my sil loved it, so did her mum.

I hid loads of other goodies, soaps, shampoo etc in the cake hidden by the nappies.
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Innocent smoothie/age concern uk Big Knit KAL (mini Hats) on: August 24, 2007 02:49:33 PM
Innocent drinks are for the 4th year running raising money for age concern by asking people to knit hats for smoothie bottles.  The hats will be put on bottles to be sold in november.  50p from each bottle with a hat sold will go to age concern.

More info can be found on their web site along with some patterns.

I intend to knit up some of these, great way to use all those little balls of yarn left from other projects.  Thought it might be good to do this as a knit along and see how many we can make between us.  This year they are aiming for 400,000 hats - raising 200,000 to help age concern.

Although this is a uk charity you can post the hats to them from anywhere in the world, so everyone can join in.

I've had a go at making one of the basic hats and it only took me 15mins (without pompom)  I'm not the quickest knitter, so loads of time isn't needed to join this.

Looking forward to seeing all your smoothie hats.


Ok, so I have now completed my first one of these.   Didn't have a smoothie bottle to try it on, so here it is modelled by my belgian chocolate milkshake.

4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / My first attempts--Nintendo and Jack on: July 03, 2007 04:35:08 AM
I don't like sticking to one craft as I get bored easily,  so recently I have been going through all my stash and trying different things.  I inherited a box of fimo from my little sister a couple of years ago,  so I dug it out and made these.

I'm going to make them into earrings for my niece,  Just need get some earhooks for them.
Thanks to everyone on here who has inspired me by posting mario and nightmare before christmas models.  Not sure who's post it was I have seen, but the inspiration was definately from craftster.
5  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Flower clutch and ribbon clutch on: July 01, 2007 04:20:26 PM
I love this book.  I only learnt to crochet at christmas,  and I wish I had bought this earlier.  It makes it all seem so simple.  My first project out of this is both of the clutch bags,  I made the flower one first with an odd ball of wool I had and then realised I had enough left for another so made the ribbon one.  I still need to line them, I have the linings cut, just need to sew them.

I need to go wool shopping as there are so many patterns in this book that I want to try and my sister wants a fat bottomed bag.

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My first skirt recon on: July 01, 2007 03:27:58 PM
I bought this skirt at our local charity shop,  I liked it and thought I must be able to do something with that.  I reconed it into two skirts for my niece.



The second skirt was inspired by xxrocket88's piano skirt
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Turtle shell on: July 01, 2007 10:57:19 AM
Not sure if this is the right board for this,  as it's not exactly clothes.
Ran this up this afternoon, as my son has spent the last week pretending to be a sea turtle some days and a tortoise on others.

He helped me with all of this, the cutting, the sewing, the drawing of the markings on it.   I would have liked to have spent more time, shaping the shell and perhaps sewing the shapes on, but really it was his project, not mine.

He's only just taken it off now to go to bed,  and as the shell was stuffed with a pillow he has taken it with him.
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Beaded Lanyard. on: June 30, 2007 06:05:00 AM
This was a joint effort between my sister and me,  my sis is starting a new job and needs to wear her pass on a lanyard,  not content with the fabric lanyards that the company issue, she wanted a beaded one.  I don't do alot of jewellry making so the black and white beads were the only colours I had enough of.
After about an hour, me threading one side and her the other, this is what we had come up with.

My sister was so pleased with how it turned out, shes been hunting the internet for loads more beads to make some more.


9  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Pink Foam Blocks ??? on: May 10, 2007 02:56:34 PM
I have about 70 blocks of pale pink foam (Like sponge only not as squishy).  they are all A5 sized,  Half are 1cm deep, half 2cm deep.  My new dress form came packed in them and I could not bear to throw them away.
I don't have a pic at the mo as I had to put them in the loft while the builders are in,  but hopefully you will all know what I mean.
Any ideas at all gratefully recieved.

Many thanks
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My first book bag. on: April 08, 2007 02:42:42 PM
Inspired by all those I had seen on here I just had to make one.  I managed to use it once before my sister swiped it.

Thanks to everyone who posted pics of theirs and gave me the inspiration.  I will make more of these at some point,  I'm just looking for the perfect book to make another with.

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