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Bugs



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 05 1:05 pm    Post subject: Whisper it...crafts for Chr...  Reply with quote    

yes, ..istmas...

for reasons best known to myself I have been thinking about this...well actually the reason is that I am extremely slow and incompetent so if I'm to do what I want to do which is to make either a Christmas stocking or an Advent calender for our godson and nephew (bargain baby, two relationships rolled in to one! - it will be his first Christmas), I would need to start soon.

I found a design today for a pretty advent calender in cross stitch with pockets for presents. I thought of adapting this to another design I saw before, of little felt stockings (which I think would be easier to sew together!) that can be pegged on to a line, either with numbers on or "merry Christmas" or something like that. I know Home on the Hill has done a nice advent calendar and wondered if anyone else has other ideas.

Otherwise I might want ideas (and designs!) for very small simple Christmas motifs to cross stich and attach (the design I found was far too complex for me to manage any time before I'm 40)...so far came up with star, bauble, baby?, holly leaf, santa hat.

And finally I think a simple knitted stocking, with a small plain decoration, will find its way in to the Bugs 2005 Collection...if any of you kind people can suggest a *simple* pattern...

apologies for bringing up the C word...I'm sure I have been beaten to it by the preserving and winemaking lot though!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 05 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's AUGUST woman, your'e worse than the supermarkets!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 05 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Have you considered felted stockings? Lots of fun to make, very simple too, and can be nicely embellished

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 05 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sally_in_wales wrote:
Have you considered felted stockings?


Regularly, but I don't think this is the forum to discuss such things.

Bugs



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 05 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sally_in_wales wrote:
Have you considered felted stockings? Lots of fun to make, very simple too, and can be nicely embellished


No, I don't even know what they are to consider! Tell me more

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 05 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Basically, its the same method I use on my pointy hats, just, well, stocking shaped. Would a small and bijou article-ette be appropriate perhaps (we could save it till nearer thingymas so as not to upset the late summer sensibilities)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 05 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sally_in_wales wrote:
Basically, its the same method I use on my pointy hats, just, well, stocking shaped. Would a small and bijou article-ette be appropriate perhaps (we could save it till nearer thingymas so as not to upset the late summer sensibilities)



Just send it straight to northen lad, that way you wont have to worry about censorship!!!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 05 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Remind me on December 15th - I'll do something then.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 05 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Maybe I should just do an article on generally useful felted bags, then a small addition to extend it into Thingymas variations nearer to the time?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 05 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds good to me. Is this using bought in felt?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 05 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

made from scratch felt- so you start with a bald sheep and go from there

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 05 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Basically, you do this- just not hat shaped if you see what I mean...
http://www.geocities.com/sallypointer/pointypictures1.html

Its geocities, so if you get a page not found message, it means more than about 2 people have looked ta thepage in an hour, it will come back, honest.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 05 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

under assorted threats from amipest, I hearaby apologise to Bugs. Talking about xmas in August is entierly a good idea.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 05 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
under assorted threats from amipest, I hearaby apologise to Bugs. Talking about xmas in August is entierly a good idea.


Heard that loud and clear

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 05 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
under assorted threats from amipest, I hearaby apologise to Bugs. Talking about xmas in August is entierly a good idea.


good boy, you can have your tea now. and a bit of advice, if you want things like articles and members, don't insult them.

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