A Homemade Life
Welcome to Homemade Life.

To take full advantage of everything offered by our forum, please log in if you are already a member or join our community if not ....

Chilli-head
Who is online?
In total there are 4 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 4 Guests

None

Most users ever online was 62 on 10th April 2015, 8:24 am
Latest topics
» What happened to the garden in August ?
by Chilli-head Yesterday at 1:38 pm

» whats on the menu
by Chilli-head 15th August 2017, 10:25 pm

» What are you harvesting today?
by Chilli-head 15th August 2017, 10:17 pm

» This year's challenge
by Chilli-head 12th August 2017, 9:09 pm

» Greek "oily" green beans
by Chilli-head 11th August 2017, 2:00 pm

» The Polytunnel
by freebird 8th August 2017, 10:44 pm

» What are you preserving today?
by Ploshkin 31st July 2017, 11:17 pm

» Masaledar Sem (spicy green beans)
by Ploshkin 31st July 2017, 11:11 pm

» What have I done in the workshop today?
by Ploshkin 31st July 2017, 11:02 pm

» No more petrol / diesel cars from 2040 ?
by FloBear 31st July 2017, 10:21 pm

» Hugelkultur
by FloBear 23rd July 2017, 9:50 am

» Who knows what the weather will bring on the plot in July ?
by Dandelion 20th July 2017, 7:32 pm

» More mead ...
by Chilli-head 19th July 2017, 8:25 pm

» Quilting
by Chilli-head 18th July 2017, 11:58 am

» Host an Image wants a password
by Chilli-head 14th July 2017, 2:14 pm

» Drawings
by Dandelion 13th July 2017, 10:09 pm

» Insect hotel
by FloBear 2nd July 2017, 10:15 pm

» Heat in the June garden
by Ploshkin 30th June 2017, 10:56 pm

» No-dig gardening & weed control
by FloBear 29th June 2017, 9:10 am

» What are you reading now?
by Dandelion 18th June 2017, 7:41 pm

Statistics
We have 631 registered users
The newest registered user is gseifrit

Our users have posted a total of 44544 messages in 2315 subjects
HML on FaceBook
RSS feeds



Donate to our Charity
The Homemade life supports Kiva - microloans for people in developing countries working to change their lives.  These loans are repaid to our KIVA account, so your donation is used many times to help different people - literally the gift that keeps on giving..

Christmas knitting, crochet and needlecraft projects

View previous topic View next topic Go down

default Christmas knitting, crochet and needlecraft projects

Post by budburst12 on 3rd September 2010, 11:29 am

Dare I mention it?

Is anyone else making homemade christmas presents this year? What ideas have you got going? Have you thought about it yet or is it just me (my excuse is a very large family, so lots of preparation time needed!)?

This year I'd really love to resurrect my hairpin crochet projects.. one of them from at least three years ago (woops!) - this is basically making a lacework effect by crocheting with a tiny needle and fine thread and I have started making red coasters and lacy beaded edged covers for keeping the flies away from bowls of food left on the side. Bit fiddly, but I seem to remember once you get into the swing of it it's nice to do and looks dead flashy!

For other inspiration... I might take a browse at Etsy (wonderful homemade craft version of ebay) to see what kinds of things other people have made.

Anyone else got any projects on the go for christmas? Or any ideas about where we can get inspiration from?

avatar
budburst12

Posts : 148
Join date : 2010-05-24
Age : 39
Location : Shropshire, UK

http://oakhousepermaculture.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

default Re: Christmas knitting, crochet and needlecraft projects

Post by Compostwoman on 3rd September 2010, 11:58 am

I have, but they are soaps, lotions, potions, creams, jams, chutneys, herb bags, etc.

I tend to play to my strengths Very Happy

Am going to make some small fabric tree decorations, and some "vintage" material bookmarks and herb bags...having seen the price of those in my local craft shop, I KNOW they will be well recieved... ( I mean, £4.99 for a ( very pretty, it is true) fabric bookmark, but basically some applique bits, hand stitched in a pretty pattern?) Smile

Compostwoman

Posts : 5689
Join date : 2009-11-08

Back to top Go down

default Re: Christmas knitting, crochet and needlecraft projects

Post by mark barker on 3rd September 2010, 12:13 pm

We'll be making stuff again this year... Raya (eldest daughter) is keen to make tetra pak wallets, so we'll be saving the juice cartons for the next few weeks.

................................................................................................................................
It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice.
avatar
mark barker

Posts : 659
Join date : 2010-07-29
Age : 42
Location : Swindon, Wiltshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: Christmas knitting, crochet and needlecraft projects

Post by Hathorite on 3rd September 2010, 1:43 pm

I always did soap and bath products since I was doing that as a business, but this year I'm thinking I may move away from that and probably do some "gawthly" tea towels as I was really enjoying doing the embroidery for that; gives me an excuse to use the sewing machine. My friends aren't huge drinkers (a few are teetotal) so making ciders and so on only works for the lads! I just haven't the energy to wrestle with the cider bucket so I'll probably leave that out too and maybe just do a few liqueurs for myself.

With that said I think at least one bath type thing will feature in somewhere. I don't really have a huge gifting circle as it were so I can put together what I like in plenty of time.
avatar
Hathorite

Posts : 379
Join date : 2010-08-18

Back to top Go down

default Re: Christmas knitting, crochet and needlecraft projects

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum