Handmade Christmas 2013

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Handmade Christmas 2013

Postby PerpetualMadness » 02 Jul 2013, 21:40

Oh yes I did. I said the C word out loud. I waited til July though...

I have ordered yarn to make a start on some bits and pieces. Meep.
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Re: Handmade Christmas 2013

Postby Disco » 02 Jul 2013, 21:42

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Although I did start a cardi for my ma in february, either for her xmas or birthday (nov). I'm on the last sleeve... so er. yeh, I'm in.
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Re: Handmade Christmas 2013

Postby VanillaPickle » 02 Jul 2013, 21:43

Yay!!!! I love Christmas! I've been making the odd bits and bobs for Christmas since February :D
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Re: Handmade Christmas 2013

Postby supermansmum » 02 Jul 2013, 21:45

You are all mad!!

Can I join you?
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Re: Handmade Christmas 2013

Postby CherryPop » 02 Jul 2013, 21:46

YAY!

I found Hama bead coasters to be a big hit for quick thank-you presents/last-minute birthday presents, and it's great having something Jacob can help with.

So I'm going to be making loads of them for Christmas :D

I had a look through my Christmas pinterest board yesterday and I'm going to start present planning now. I made loads of decorations last year and as I'm now unemployed, I was wondering about starting to make them in bulk and do some Christmas craft fairs to give me some extra spending money at Christmas.

I'm so looking forward to this year, last year rolled around through the newborn fug and I ended the day in floods of tears, so I'd quite like this one to be a bit less stressful!

ETA:

Disco wrote:Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Although I did start a cardi for my ma in february, either for her xmas or birthday (nov). I'm on the last sleeve... so er. yeh, I'm in.


I read this as 'start a card' and I was thinking "Why is it going to take you 10 months to make a card?!" :D

VanillaPickle wrote:Yay!!!! I love Christmas! I've been making the odd bits and bobs for Christmas since February :D


February?! Super organised!
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Re: Handmade Christmas 2013

Postby PerpetualMadness » 02 Jul 2013, 21:48

Oh good. Not just me that's mad then. ;) and I'm not the maddest of the bunch either.... There's hope yet!
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Re: Handmade Christmas 2013

Postby ches » 02 Jul 2013, 23:42

Thank you for waiting until (the day) after my birthday to talk about Christmas. Otherwise it would have been soooooo wrong.
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Re: Handmade Christmas 2013

Postby Heidi » 03 Jul 2013, 06:19

I don't make any of my Christmas stuff (as I am the least crafty person EVER), but I am going to the Phoenix Christmas launch next week, to see all the original artworks and Christmas products. It all goes on sale on 1st August... I'm sooooo excited already!

And I love reading your crafty threads, and crafting vicariously through you lot :D
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Re: Handmade Christmas 2013

Postby robyn » 03 Jul 2013, 06:53

noooooooooooooo.

by christmas I will have a 2 month old baby.
everyones getting socks, chocs or an annual this year I reckon.
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Re: Handmade Christmas 2013

Postby AB&M » 03 Jul 2013, 17:58

I'm in! I haven't made a list but I have lots of supplies as I think Bruno may have the odd crafting day with me over the holidays & I'd like to stock up ready. I just need to do a stock take....

Re Hama beads.... Bruno has never done these. Are they aimed at younger children or is he ripe for them?
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Re: Handmade Christmas 2013

Postby ToothFairy » 03 Jul 2013, 18:05

Dilly loves Hama beads, Elsie's a bit little yet, and Martha still likes doing them although I obviously didn't say that out loud :wink: I think Bruno would love them.

I've not thought about Christmas yet, I've not even decided what I'm doing for the summer swap yet :?
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Re: Handmade Christmas 2013

Postby AB&M » 03 Jul 2013, 18:15

I like the idea of Hama coasters - simple & useful! I shall research stars & baubles online!!

Other things on the present making list:

Baubles (knitted by me, stickers on kinder eggs by Bruno)
Votive holders (knitted cosy by me & painted glass by Bruno)
Glass painting baubles by Bruno
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Re: Handmade Christmas 2013

Postby blackberrycrimble » 03 Jul 2013, 18:25

I'm in!

Have vague plans for crocheted wrist cuffs and raspberry vodka.
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Re: Handmade Christmas 2013

Postby peasmummy » 03 Jul 2013, 19:51

I'm in, I've got a list of ideas saved on my phone that I add to when inspiration strikes. Things like quilted mug rugs, homemade granola in pretty jars, and decorated mugs all packaged up together. I'm trying to do an entirely handmade Christmas this year. Just not sure where I'll find the time though...

And TF, thank you for reminding me. Must pull my finger out and start the summer swap!
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Re: Handmade Christmas 2013

Postby PerpetualMadness » 03 Jul 2013, 19:58

I'm doing a trial run of one of my Christmas gift ideas for the summer swap so not revealing yet.
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