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Post by frugalcrafty on 28th April 2010, 11:04 am

Hello, it's lovely to discover another place to hang out with likeminded people.
I live in Hampshire with my husband and young daughter. We grow our own food as much as possible, shop out of supermarkets as much as possible - have a local farm delivery, farmers markets, co-operative for bulk storecupboard items, etc. We also try our best to implement things around the home to save energy, water, money, etc.
I'm also passionate about crafts, mostly heritage ones and will have a go at anything.
Looking forward to chatting more, although apologies in advance if I am infrequent with my visits Smile
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Post by Adrian on 28th April 2010, 11:22 am

Hello Frugalcrafty and welcome

Have you seen our Heritage crafts section? I do hope that you will share photos of your work, we love to see photos here..

I look forward to reading more about you

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Post by polgara on 28th April 2010, 1:27 pm

Hello & welcome from me :flower:

Look forward to chatting about your crafty bits.

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Post by Dandelion on 28th April 2010, 5:49 pm

Hello Frugalcrafty - looking forward to chatting
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Post by Guest on 28th April 2010, 6:00 pm

Greetings Frugalcrafty,
Sounds similar to us (Zoe & I) over here in France, except we are virtually self sufficient in Fruit and Vegies.
Which crafts are you particularly interested in?

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Post by Compostwoman on 28th April 2010, 6:04 pm

Hello Frugalcrafty

Similar to us as well I suspect, glad to see you on here!

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Post by frugalcrafty on 28th April 2010, 6:54 pm

Hi, thanks for the welcome, would love to one day be self sufficient in fruit and veggies Wood Troll, would need a bit more space and a polytunnel though. One day.
Will no doubt get around to sharing some photos of the crafts. My main interests in crafts at the moment are Spinning, Felting - wet, needle and nuno, basic weaving, and knitting. I sew but don't find the time to do it often. I've also picked up and learnt to make cords with a lucet, braiding (Kumihino) and recently some naalbinding (but still at the frustrated stage with this). I also love woodcrafts but haven't done any for a long time, hubby likes a bit of carving and green woodworking. Think that's about it. I can just about crochet but still have trouble getting my head around it.

Will have to pop along to the craft area of the forums to chat more.
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Post by MrsC on 28th April 2010, 9:13 pm

Hi there Frugalcrafty - a big welcome from me too!

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 29th April 2010, 7:22 am

Hello Very Happy
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Post by Green Rosie on 29th April 2010, 8:14 am

And another bonjour from France - I'm no good at the craft stuff but I have veg garden and a polytunnel Very Happy

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Post by Sparhawk on 29th April 2010, 4:55 pm

Hi...

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Post by Guest on 4th May 2010, 2:53 pm

At last I managed to get in from the gardens. Hello Frugalcrafty! Great name, I would be craftilyfrugal I think! Very Happy

You do need a large area to really grow your own food. We had to double the size and then a bit more. It has also taken 4 years to get the plots humming well, but it was time well invested. First step is to develop the compost!

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 24th May 2010, 5:34 pm

Hello Frugo. Sorry i missed your arrival. Welcome to the Simple Jungle

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