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January 18, 2013

Craft group update

Well we’ve be very busy in sewing/craft group recently sharing lots of ideas and skills, sewing and more. Here is a little round up…

Flower arranging
We had a great evening before Christmas making festive door hangings utilising Kate’s expertise on the subject. Using a potato(!), wire, festive off cuts and decorative accents we each made an arrangement that can be hung on the door.

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This was a really fun evening and I think we were all happy with the results we got.

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Sewing skills
We have a new member of the group, Sally, who worked as a seamstress and is keen to pass on her knowledge, yes please!! We’ve had a couple of sessions looking at clothes alterations and how to do piping on a cushion cover. It’s really nice to learn new techniques with good instruction. We are hoping that there will be more to come.

Sock monkeys
I recently came across Craft Hope on Facebook. They (based in America) seek to spread love and encouragement to those facing difficult times, through crafted gifts. I think this is a great idea, to know that someone has put in the time and effort to make something unique for you might be small in the face of the big issues in the world but it must be encouraging. It’s great that people are also willing to organise the collecting and distribution of these gifts and amazing how much response they get to their projects.

So the most recent project was to create soft toys for children affected by hurricane Sandy. I thought it would be good for us to get involved so we had a sock monkey making session. I’ve made many sock monkeys in the past (tutorial here) so led people thought the process. They are fairly easy and each one is unique with lots of character.

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Our little clan of sock monkeys

They might not be the best of the lot that craft hope receive but I think they look fab. They are on their way to The States now.

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Hopefully there will be many more evenings of making, sharing ideas and techniques and chatting over coffee and a needle and thread to come in 2013 x

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April 16, 2012

It’s not Christmas I know…

I have lots I want to blog about, I just need to find the time.  Get ready for embroidery, thrifting and a tutorial coming soon.  But for now I had to show you this…

A fantastic nativity scene

 

This is the creation of one of the ladies in sewing group.  Isn’t it amazing?!  She designed it (based on something she had seen but this looks way better) and made it all herself.

I’m sure she wouldn’t mind me saying that she is at the perfectionist end of the spectrum within the group.  This shows in the level of detail involved in each piece.

Mary and baby Jesus

 

Joseph, a wise man and the donkey with little pots of hay on its back!

 

A camel, shepherd and an angel

 

Incredibly she is now going to make more for other family members.  I’m sure they will be just as great.  Nice one Emma!

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