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Post by Akuma on 15th November 2009, 12:16 pm

Apparently there are just 41 sleeps til Christmas :affraid:

I have many plans to make things but have yet to get started Embarassed But I WILL start this week!

For my big sis I shall be making a felted bag, not sure on the final design, I'm a bit of a 'free' felter....I know her favourite colours so I may just see what my hands feel like felting on the day :suspect:

I want to crochet some pan holders (oven glove type things) in the green & cream of her kitchen and I want to have a go at felting some teacosies too.

Dad wants a hat felting so lord only knows what he'll end up with Shocked Laughing

What are you making and who for?

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Post by Adrian on 15th November 2009, 12:23 pm

Just knitting two shawls for Yule gifts and that is all I have time for this year - the nephlings and niecelets are getting books and Itunes vouchers

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Post by Jaded Green on 15th November 2009, 4:47 pm

Akuma wrote:Apparently there are just 41 sleeps til Christmas :affraid:

A x

Shocked Shocked Shocked

when did that happen?
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Post by Akuma on 15th November 2009, 4:55 pm

It just sneaks up, doesn't it?!! Sneaky Christmas Laughing

Are you making anything JG?

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Post by Aberlemno on 15th November 2009, 5:11 pm

I've been knitting hats for what seems like forever now - some to kit offspring out for winter, others as Christmas gifts for littluns in the family. I am also making a throw for middle daughter but I've run into a few problems (my own stupidity for choosing one weight material for the front and a warm layer for the back . . .) Middle daughter has also asked me to paint her an elephant's head in shadows and highlights. This is proving a challenge as I am primarily best at copying something, so I need to find a suitable illustration to copy.

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Post by MrsC on 15th November 2009, 9:07 pm

41 sleeps! Yikes! Shocked

Last year I was so disorganised and promised myself that I would do better this year. It's not looking so promising though! Embarassed

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Post by Compostwoman on 18th November 2009, 7:01 pm

I tend to fall back on home made jams chutneys and alcohol in pretty hampers....

Plus truffles and cakes and biscuits

and for the favoured few friends, home made soap, lotions and potions and Damson Vodka..... Twisted Evil

I try to make a few extra jars or small ( 25 cl wine) bottles of stuff throughout the year, so I always have a small "something" to hand..

Not particularly organised..but if I do it this way I *know* I have things ready...otherwise I am running around like a headless chook about now...

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Post by MrsC on 18th November 2009, 7:47 pm

Yikes - it'll now be less than 41 and I'm no more organised yet... Shocked

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 18th November 2009, 8:56 pm

I have made a huge ham (well huge-ish - 16lbs), and am starting on a second one so I can give the first one to my Mum. The first was just cured normally, and smoked. The new one will be cured in cider with molasses.

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Post by polgara on 18th November 2009, 10:52 pm

I have been knitting all year ready for Christmas, mind you I usually stop in the summer.

Today though I bought 2 calenders in the cheapy shop, trimmed up the picctures on them, which were very fairy like, laminated them, the result several place mats. Look quite good if I do say so myself. Idea came from someone else on another thread. Smile
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Post by Dippy Mama on 19th November 2009, 3:18 pm

I love to knit, and my girls always appreciate gloves, mitts, scarves or hats etc, so will be making one of the above for each of them. Am also knitting for a new GS or GD due in May, and have nearly finished a jumper for 20 month old DGD. So am very happy to click the needles. Disappointingly certain members of the family would be totally ungrateful if I gave them something handmade. I begrudge having to buy stuff I'd otherwise steer clear of. However, they're hubbies side of the family and I wouldn't dare refuse to get anything at all.
Polgara that sounds like a really good idea.
This past week I also made lots of decorations for a surprise 70th Birthday party for a lady where I work as a volunteer.

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Post by polgara on 19th November 2009, 5:45 pm

Thanks Dippy. Have tried one out & it is fine for plates & cups. Wouldn`t put anything really hot on it though. As I bought calenders for the piccys I also ended up with some coaster size ones as well hippy2
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Post by Compostwoman on 19th November 2009, 10:55 pm

I have been making more seasonal decorations ( wreaths, twig stars and wands, scrolls, hearts and circles etc.....)

Am in the middle of writing a "how to " post at the mo..... Very Happy

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Post by Dippy Mama on 20th November 2009, 8:41 am

compostwoman wrote:I have been making more seasonal decorations ( wreaths, twig stars and wands, scrolls, hearts and circles etc.....)

Am in the middle of writing a "how to " post at the mo..... Very Happy

You must be a mind reader, as I was going to ask how do I make......... Laughing
We're going down to my brother & sister in law's home in Devon for Christmas this year and I thought it might be nice to take them something decorative as a little thank you for having us to stay. We'll be mucking in with all the preparations and cooking etc too, but DD1 is the fantastic cook not me and I should like to take something.

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Post by The Original Pod on 21st November 2009, 12:56 pm

I'm doing little quilted wallhangings for people (we don't do Christmas presents - bah humbug Laughing - but there are a few that still get a wee homemade thing). They are about A4 size and are a cross between patchwork, applique, embroidery and quilting. I started them weeks ago and am not getting on very fast - need to find some enthusiasm again Rolling Eyes .
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Post by MrsC on 21st November 2009, 3:00 pm

Looking forward to the how to CW as would love to make a wreath for the front door here.

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Post by polgara on 29th November 2009, 11:06 am

Have finished 3 shrugs now. 3 pairs of fingerless mittens/wrist warmers. knit
Intend to make some sweets this week & put in the freezer. Should be fun. Very Happy
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Post by polgara on 16th January 2010, 12:04 pm

I am a verry sad person :bigcry:

Yesterday I made several Christmas cards. Excuse I have a lot of cards to make, I enjoy it.
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Post by Compostwoman on 16th January 2010, 12:17 pm

MrsC wrote:Looking forward to the how to CW as would love to make a wreath for the front door here.

Mrs C

Ooops Embarassed I missed that...sorry Mrs C!

I promise to put a post up on how to, with pics...either here or on my blog with a linky...

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