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tazzy - 01/01/2017 12:26:11
   
New Start
well Its a New Year So ... Ive made a Start By learning myself a different way to crochet Blankets... Its Called Corner to Corner... But I have also heard it called Block Stitch.... I was Determined To Master this So Last night while Drivel was on Tv And I was Winding down after a Huge "Family" meal Id done, And Washed up everything and dried and put away.... Out Came a "oddment" of Wool and My crochet needles :oops: :oops: Got my Scribbled bit of Paper out Where Id written down instructions... and After 4 False Starts Im On my Way :D :D :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: Im Feeling All pleased with Myself... Now Ive got the Increase bit.. I'll let you know How I master the Decrease bit when I get to it :lol: :lol:
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craftysandra - 01/01/2017 12:55:18
   
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Well done Annette not tried one of those. My new start is I'm trying needle felting not doing too bad for first attempts. though I think it may have been an idea to watch some you tube videos before I started the instructions on the hobbycraft kit aren't that good for a beginner but I'm getting there.
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iccrafter - 01/01/2017 13:44:36
   
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A New year as started. Well done Annette,my daughter enjoys that way of crochet. Sandra good luck with the felting enjoy. I had the Gemini cutting machine for Christmas very happy with it cuts like a Dream Irene.

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adriennebem - 01/01/2017 13:50:54
   
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This year I am going to teach myself with the help of computer videos to do Tunisian crochet(never been able to do crochet very much)I have lots of oddmants of yarn in my cupboard. Annette,sure you will do well with your new way to do blankets. Sandra,I have a fear that if I tried to do felting I would spend most of the time stabbing my fingers instead of the fabric,having watched some do felting on the craft channels.Good luck. Adrienne

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tazzy - 01/01/2017 14:16:24
   
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Adrienne I did try out Tunision Crochet Back in the early 80's I learnt a Few Basics then the teacher left... then I never really carried on with it .. mind you it was a Knitting Machine Group at the time.. like everyone back then I had knitting machine still got it up in the loft..Still got a tunision Hook to :lol: :lol: Sandra Ive seen some wool Felting and would like to give it a try one day. :hug: :hug: :hug: i dont think its as easy as it looks I think though the more you stab it the More solid it goes?.. A Few Nice xmas prezzies I see... Im Sticking with My Cammy Cant Budge me from them after using the Robo's for years. the Power Of the Internet Is Great to get Instructions of How To's When we need them... Plus It draws Like minded people together im sat here with my Fingerless Mitts on Doing my Arthritis Mavels... Must Remember to knit a New pair one day :lol: :lol: :lol: Im sure Ive still got the pattern Jotted down Somewhere....
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dicards - 01/01/2017 14:53:21
   
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Talking of knitting machines, mine is still up in the loft somewhere. Maybe I will get hubby to bring it down and then I can get back to it. I stopped using it when handknits went out of fashion :o :o My girls refused to wear 'handmade' so I stopped sewing at about the same time. Don't fancy needlefelting, I am too clumsy and would end up with lots of holes in my fingers :lol: I have loads of how-to pages taken from magazines, so my new years resolution is to try a new technique every week. No use resolving to buy less stash, I have already broken that in the online sales :lol: :lol:
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Nannybroomsticks - 01/01/2017 15:15:23
   
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My new start this year is to go back to knitting properly. I made that potato chip scarf just before Christmas after years of not knitting and since we have been up here made two plain knitted neck "cosies" for the two youngest granddaughters. Saw an idea in Portobello Rd market and had a go. Just need to sew them up and decorate with pomp poms when I get home. I want to make myself a long waistcoat. So will search around for a suitable pattern when I return home.
I really appreciate all your lovely comments on my projects. Your feedback is very important to me.
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Gingers girl - 01/01/2017 15:59:32
   
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I want to do more scrap booking. I have now got the interactive pages ready and am in the process of mounting the photos to go in. This will be for our daughter who will be 40 next month. I don't want to rush it, and I want it to be better than the last one I made for eldest daughter's wedding. It made me feel sad looking at the photos that i sorted out to put in the scrapbook. It just seems like the years flew by!! Angela

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tazzy - 02/01/2017 14:38:37
   
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Last Year Flew By Past!!! Didnt get as much made as I thought I would Either... Think I got Side tracked a few times... I like to Try out New things But at times Its Impossible to do so as my Funds dont stretch That far :lol: :lol: ... Id really Really Really Love to try Sewing machine Embroidery... Ive seen the Price id "Basic" ones And the One Id Like is Top of the Range. (Sigh) Ive just got a expensive taste... I am going to try out Glass Etching As I bought a Starter Kit before xmas... Just didnt have time to try out... but now things are settling down ;) ;) ;) The corner to corner Started off rather well But Ive had to undo a lot of it as It kind of Lost its Shaping :( :( :( oh Well Try try and try again :roll: :roll: :roll:
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