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Post by Compostwoman on 30th December 2010, 11:17 pm

mark barker wrote:I'll have to delay adding a picture of the fine soaps & balm that I was sent... My daughter took one sniff and ran off with them! I will venture into the bombsite she calls a bedroom tomorrow and reposess my gift!


Ha ha if it is like my DD's bedroom you will never find them...Shocked

But glad to read she appreciates fine things... Cool whistle2

I am sure, if asked nicely, that the donor would send more..... if they have really gone AWOL....

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Post by danksshady on 31st December 2010, 12:20 pm

I would love to know if someone could possibly make a 'bee' like the ladybird I received
I would obviously pay, my dad was a beekeeper for years and would love it
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Post by Hedgerider on 2nd January 2011, 9:49 pm

I got an amazing home-knitted hat and fingerless gloves, yummy and warm and pink - pictures to come!
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Post by mark barker on 2nd January 2011, 10:20 pm

Compostwoman wrote:

Ha ha if it is like my DD's bedroom you will never find them...Shocked

But glad to read she appreciates fine things... Cool
Found them... Just need to find the camera now! Rolling Eyes

danksshady wrote:I would love to know if someone could possibly make a 'bee' like the ladybird I received

Ooo... A bee... I should think thats doable, although I might have to have a few bashes at the wings.... Watch this space! Wink

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Post by Compostwoman on 2nd January 2011, 11:45 pm

I rather think some of the SHMLS peeps need to post up their details for orders!

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But NOT here, as this is the SECRET Santa thread Very Happy `

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Post by Adrian on 2nd January 2011, 11:47 pm

I just want to say how wonderful I think all of these gifts are, you are one clever talented bunch

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Post by Compostwoman on 2nd January 2011, 11:55 pm

I concur, and I think the gifts on here are really lovely. All of them are wonderful and show a real thoughtfulness for the person to whom they are being sent

Cg appropriated the Snowmen I recieved and tok them in her room as part of her Xmas corner and was really impressed with them and has started knitting one, so if who ever made them would post up a pattern ( or pm me) she would be very greatful!

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Post by MrsC on 3rd January 2011, 9:39 am

I didn't have time to take part in this this year, but am so very impressed after hearing what a wonderfully talented bunch you are! A fantastic variety of skills too!

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 3rd January 2011, 9:55 am

I'm sure I just posted something here Question
anyway, just wanted to say similar to Mrs C. I didn't have time this year but maybe next year

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Post by Guest on 3rd January 2011, 11:28 am

I'm impressed too, don't forget the photos! :bigclap:

Also I think we should gang up on Badger and make him add his name next year, he can even pick who he wants a gift from.....or else we will all have to send him a gift and really embarrass him! bigthink

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 3rd January 2011, 1:23 pm

Perhaps we may wish to have a "regional" list next year. Not necessarily public viewing material, but something the admin of the list could manage. I'd have loved to give (or recieve) something, but for fear of what it would cost to post something to France from US.
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Post by Adrian on 3rd January 2011, 1:28 pm

Thats a good idea

I shall be starting the Secret Santa at the beginning of November this year in order to give folk chance to register and make stuff.

Considering the US, Canadian and UK postal systems seem to be fracked this year, I think that planning well ahead is in order, even though it chafes against the very core of my being to consider "The Season" before mid December...

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Post by polgara on 3rd January 2011, 2:58 pm

I must admit, I think a bit more time to make might be useful as there is such a lot to do at that time of year.

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 3rd January 2011, 3:23 pm

I know what Badger means regarding planning for Xmas before December but I think when you are making things it's a bit different and that needs a bit more planning. All the rest of the commercial stuff can wait
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Post by flute on 3rd January 2011, 8:28 pm

Here goes!!! Thankyou Dandelion! (info on how to post piccies) And thankyou secret santa!!!



Oooo Ooooo Ooooo! IT WORKED! Very Happy

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Still no sign of my camera, but I have found the lead for my phone, so heres a poor quality picture for now... I'm guessing it'll be used this evening by eldest daughter as shes been itching to get the soaps open!

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Post by Compostwoman on 5th January 2011, 12:15 pm

AngelinaJellyBeana wrote:I know what Badger means regarding planning for Xmas before December but I think when you are making things it's a bit different and that needs a bit more planning. All the rest of the commercial stuff can wait

Mmm a bit like Kirstys Home Made Xmas programmes telling people how to make soap as presents but not allowing long enough for it to cure, or making chutney but not long enough in advance for it to mature...

One of the many reasons I can't stand her programmes...!

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Post by Adrian on 5th January 2011, 12:44 pm

Actually, that is a very good point CW

2011 HML SS registration will open on the 1st October 2011, that way everyone who crafts things that need to cure, mature etc can participate and prepare...

Sucks to start so early, but best to be prepared...

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Post by Compostwoman on 5th January 2011, 6:58 pm

Badger wrote:Actually, that is a very good point CW

2011 HML SS registration will open on the 1st October 2011, that way everyone who crafts things that need to cure, mature etc can participate and prepare...

Sucks to start so early, but best to be prepared...

Good idea Badger, I reccomend my chutney sits in the dark for at least 8 weeks after bottling and longer is better.

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Post by Guest on 10th January 2011, 3:56 am

But really no one is going to make chutney just because they are making one present for a forum user, especially in December. Homelifers will be making chutney when the ingredients are in season and its chutney making time! A pot of good chutney will just be taken off the self.

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Post by Compostwoman on 10th January 2011, 9:12 am

Not everyone makes Chutney as a routine Zoe, in fact I think you will find a lot of people don't.

Also maybe someone would like to use the SS to start doing so and so would need time for it to mature.

Also some people might make their SS gift especially for the person concerned (I know I did!) ...so more notice would make it easier to have a range of ideas available to make as a possible gift...

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