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marigold



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Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 09 12:58 pm    Post subject: October "make a cosy" challenge  Reply with quote    

The challenge is to "make a cosy of your choice, using materials you have to hand, during the month of October". You can interpret the challenge how you like, but the main thing is not to spend any money - use stuff you already own, acquire by barter, scrounge or are given.

Suggestions:

tea cosy
egg cosy
coffee pot cosy
phone/ipod cosy
head cosy (aka hat)
foot cosies (aka slippers)
mug cosy
bottle cosy
spare loo roll cosy
bed cosy (aka quilt)
hot water bottle cosy
wine bottle cosy
hand cosies (aka gloves, mittens)

Hammer and nails types will have to use their ingenuity to create cosiness from less obviously cosy materials - a hay box is the only thing I can come up with...

No prizes, but at the end you may have:


created something that will help save on winter heating bills
practised a new skill
inspired others
raised money for charity (or yourself)
finished a work in progress
make a gift
earned awe and admiration

In so far are:

mochyn
ros
AnnaD
marigold

Is anyone else is going to play?

judith



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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 09 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ah go on then. I know I want to.

Nell Merionwen



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Location: Beautiful Derbyshire
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 09 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll play this time

Bodrighy



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 09 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hmm....now hoe do I turn a cosy.....I'll get back to you on this one

Pete

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 09 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm in, I've jsut spun some yarn for a shawl, so that should count as a sally-cosy

Bebo



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 09 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Do socks count as foot cosies? I was thinking about starting a pair....

frewen



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 09 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So you are seriously saying I can do a hat?

Bebo



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 09 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Frewen Feltmaker wrote:
So you are seriously saying I can do a hat?


Aren't you always doing hats?

marigold



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 09 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Frewen Feltmaker wrote:
So you are seriously saying I can do a hat?


Of course, hats, socks - anything that can remotely be called a cosy thing .

I'm looking forward to what Bodrighy come up with...

Bodrighy



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 09 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

marigold wrote:
Frewen Feltmaker wrote:
So you are seriously saying I can do a hat?


Of course, hats, socks - anything that can remotely be called a cosy thing .

I'm looking forward to what Bodrighy come up with...


So am I

Pete

ros



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 09 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bodrighy wrote:
marigold wrote:
Frewen Feltmaker wrote:
So you are seriously saying I can do a hat?


Of course, hats, socks - anything that can remotely be called a cosy thing .

I'm looking forward to what Bodrighy come up with...


So am I

Pete


thimbles ? ( end of finger cosies ?? )

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 09 3:41 pm    Post subject: Re: October "make a cosy" challenge Reply with quote    

marigold wrote:
The challenge is to "make a cosy of your choice, using materials you have to hand, during the month of October". You can interpret the challenge how you like, but the main thing is not to spend any money - use stuff you already own, acquire by barter, scrounge or are given...

...
No prizes, but at the end you may have:


created something that will help save on winter heating bills
practised a new skill
inspired others
raised money for charity (or yourself)
finished a work in progress
make a gift
earned awe and admiration

In so far are:

mochyn
ros
AnnaD
marigold

Is anyone else is going to play?


I intend to make us cosy in October within those parameters as set out above. And I should have achieved everything apart from making any money for charity or myself.

Bodrighy



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Posts: 2157
Location: Near Devizes
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 09 3:58 pm    Post subject: Re: October "make a cosy" challenge Reply with quote    

marigold wrote:
The challenge is to "make a cosy of your choice, using materials you have to hand, during the month of October". You can interpret the challenge how you like, but the main thing is not to spend any money - use stuff you already own, acquire by barter, scrounge or are given...

...
No prizes, but at the end you may have:


created something that will help save on winter heating bills

Is anyone else is going to play?



Does firewood count in this category? I make plenty of that

Pete

Last edited by Bodrighy on Thu Oct 01, 09 3:58 pm; edited 1 time in total

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 09 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bodrighy wrote:
Hmm....now hoe do I turn a cosy.....I'll get back to you on this one

Pete


Mug cosies (coasters)?
A turned wooden casing to cosy a small flask of something decadant?
A pot to hold a nightlight candle, or any candlestick really?

Bugs



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 09 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm in...not sure what for, but in, all the same.

The idea of a sally cosy makes me giggle but unfortunately sallies are thin on the ground here. I'm sure inspiration will strike (and I already know it will be mostly cream..)

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