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    Secret Santa this year?

    I've been keeping an eye out but might have missed it!
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    Secret Santa this year?

    That sounds very interesting, I'd like to take part. Edit: Can't seem to find the threat though; most of them seem to be days of the week.
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    Secret Santa this year?

    I would be interested in that. I can't knit though.
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    Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 2015

    That's really cute! Wonder if there's anyone I can do that for....
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    Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 2015

    Has anyone else been watching the new series? There have been two episodes so far (both available on All 4) and they're so inspiring, as always - although I can't help feeling Kirstie doesn't seem her usual chipper self this year, and in part of the first episode you can definitely hear she's got a sore throat! But the programme is still fantastic and it always makes me want to try loads of crafts. There are a number of competitions in each episode including wreaths, gingerbread houses, cakes, and advent calendars (which I would have loved to see last month, in plenty of time for the start of December!); plus Kirstie gets shown how to make things, some of which are fantastic. I'm still too unwell to do much more than go online or watch TV for a little while, so for now my Christmas crafty inspiration is staying in my head. But I still love watching the programmes and having loads of ideas; it's a great distraction if you're not feeling great. On a side note, one of the advent calendars was made of balloons - a balloon filled with treats for each of the 24 days - and I couldn't help thinking that many of them would look more like prunes by the time they got popped.
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    Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 2015

    You can watch them on demand. If you go to their website you can watch the two that have been on so far. Here is the link: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/kirsties-handmade-christmas
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    Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 2015

    I wasn't keen on the trees either :/ Prefered the ones last year. Maybe we should all email channel 4 and ask them to start showing it earlier! They could repeat it again in December.
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    Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 2015

    It's been on Tuesday evenings on channel 4. Well worth a watch! The final one is this Tuesday.
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    Bigbunnies big day

    I hope you're having a lovely birthday. The gifts from the girls at your work sound great.
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    Brainstorming angels

    Thanks Mary, I would very much like to feel a little better! xx
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    Brainstorming angels

    It looks like my Mum may be in hospital over Christmas. I'll be visiting her on Christmas Day and thinking it might be nice to take little gifts in for the other patients on the ward who are stuck in over Christmas. It depends if I'm well enough to make anything, but in case I am I'm doing a bit of a brainstorm. I think maybe Christmas angels would be nice and wondered if crafty people on here have some ideas? It would have to be simple and not take much time to make each one, as most of my energy is focused on going to the hospital and recovering in between. I can't knit or crochet; I can do simple hand sewing as long as it's not intricate. I think it would need to be something small, sturdy, and that can be easily cleaned. I'd love to hear ideas. PS. It doesn't have to be angels, if there's another idea you have. Thanks!
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    Brainstorming angels

    Thanks. I'm feeling horrible now so can't work on anything. I definitely don't want to transfer my germs to the gifts! Good idea about the angel fabric xx
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    Help

    Glad someone could help. It's like a foreign language to me! :/
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    Brainstorming angels

    I've picked up a virus which means I can't visit my Mum in hospital. Hopefully it'll be well gone before Christmas.
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    Brainstorming angels

    Thanks Mary
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    Brainstorming angels

    Applique - is that where you cut the shape out of fabric and stitch it onto a different fabric?
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    Brainstorming angels

    That's a nice idea. I'll have a look
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    Brainstorming angels

    I had been thinking of something soft, but I have received a few of these little handmade beaded angels from charity and loved them. They might be an option! Thanks x
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    Brainstorming angels

    Thank you, much appreciated x
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    Brainstorming angels

    I'd like the to feel nice and soft so probably wouldn't use plastic canvas. Thanks for the suggestion though x
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    T-SHIRT HOOP-LA!

    What a great idea
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    The Name Game

    Yolanda
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    The Person Below Me........

    No, but I really want to learn. TPBM makes paper beads.
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    The New Word Association Thread

    Mend
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    The Food Game

    Hula hoops!
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