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Diabetic Craft Club

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by RosieLKH, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. Debmcgee

    Debmcgee Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Wow that's amazing. I've not been doing well at all - done three events so far - all have had dire turn out and the last two resulted in Zero sales :(

    So frustrating!!!!
     
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    RosieLKH Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Poor you. Sometimes organisers take you money and then fail to advertise the event properly.
     
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    Opalshards Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Opalshards Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A couple of small paintings I did.
    GAR - WIN_20141106_105628.JPG GAR - WIN_20141106_105446.JPG
     
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    Debmcgee Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Very impressed!! Xxx
     
  6. Mep

    Mep Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh cool to have found a craft thread here... I crochet but I'm still learning as replaced singing hobby with crochet.
     
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    HazelD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Loved looking on your page... now if you were in the UK I would order but getting anything from the US more than 25 dollars we have to pay duty on. :(
     
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    Opalshards Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So sorry I missed this HazelD I am based in the UK the shop was very quiet so I closed it to do table top Sales.
    If there is anything you would like in particular I could make it for you. No obligation to buy.
    Regards June
     
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    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just found this super thread - it's lovely to see what everyone likes to create - brilliant inspiration on a Saturday morning. There is so much creative stuff I'd LIKE to do in my spare time but end up frustrated. My knitting ain't pretty, and I'd love to draw but can't!

    I work with glass, though, so I do tick a few artistic boxes.
     
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    ck18 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I used to make cards, but after doing them for several years I lost interest in that, but still have my stash if the urge returns. I've gone back to cross stitch and love making pictures, but only do it for pleasure. I've been cross stitching since I was small - my mum started me off on a square designed tea cloth at first doing very basic stitching, then binca fabric. I did odd bits for a while, then went back into it just after I got married (27 years ago). I lost my concentration after being diagnosed diabetic 2 years ago, but have done a few small projects since then and I'm determined I'm going to get back into it properly. I work full time and have a disabled husband, so don't get as much time as I'd like to do it. I've been asked to make pictures for friends who would pay me for them, but declined as I like to stitch when I want to and not be under pressure to finish items. Also, when you work out the cost of producing a cross stitch picture, taking into account the cost if products and the time involved, it wouldnt really be financially viable. I love to see other people's work - I did have pictures of mine, but they're tucked away somewhere. Will have to take some more & post them here.
     
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  11. HazelD

    HazelD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes, even if you can't eat it! unless you have a foolproof diabetic cake recipe to share.
     
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  12. HazelD

    HazelD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Since my last posting I have had trouble with my new knee, its doing OK now buts its exactly 1 year to-day I had the op. Getting mojo back has been the problem but not moving around as much has also made me gain a little weight, plus now sitting doing crafts does not help! I made a doll last month, was actually a guniea pig for a USA friend who is doing a workshop in Holland in October, so I did my doll slightly different than the other 9 volunteers. I forgot to download the pattern and as I had one of my own very similar I used that, so only worked off photos. The scissor cases I made last September after being bored with doing nothing except reading...which I love! The dolls are 1/12th scale which is 1 inch to the foot....I am 5ft.3 so the doll is just over 5 inches tall.
    Consuelo.jpg.jpg Consuelo2.jpg.jpg Scissor cases.jpg
     
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  13. Shar67

    Shar67 · Guest

    I make dog coats, made to your measurements, only ever make unique piece so there is something different in every one. Also try to recycle where possible though sometimes it is just buttons or a piece of trim
    https://www.facebook.com/dottydogsox
     
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    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Baking can be an art! Beautiful cake
    I'm a creative person as well. Recently started with mosaics. Here is my last creation :)
    mosac.jpg
     
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    Diamum5972 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm a knitter, I started learning a couple of years ago because my son wanted a Doctor Who scarf. He's autistic and totally obsessed with Doctor Who so how could I refuse! Here is a pic of him (and the cat!) wearing his first scarf, he liked it so much I made him 6 more!
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    ETA sorry I couldn't attach the photo, I'm on my tablet. I put a link to the Facebook picture instead
     
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    Mep Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well I'm currently working on a few crochet projects... but my biggest one is making a single bed sized blanket for my niece. I've completed 50 squares and currently bordering and blocking them all. The downside is blocking is a bit tricky because I'm doing it on towel on the floor with carpet under. So today I've pinned down about 9 squares but every time I bent over I could barely get back up and my nose completely blocked up. Oh the joys of trying to do our crafts. lol. I hope it is all worth it in the end. I have to sew them all together when I decide the sequence... then border the blanket and it will be ready... yay! I'm hoping to give it to her for her 3rd birthday in May.
     
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    Yes, I haven't blocked before myself.. this is my first project where I'm blocking. I've only been crocheting a couple of years and still learning. This blanket I've not used a pattern... just made it up as I go. I've tried to load a pic up for you but it won't let me upload the pic. :( I'm not sure how else you do it on here. Will see if it will let me PM you the pic.
     
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    HazelD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mep, I always put the photos I want to upload on my desktop, it is easier to find rather than browsing through stuff.
     
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  19. HazelD

    HazelD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Been a little unwell, had cellulitis again, same place on my leg as I had 12 months ago. Antibiotics have cleared it but being stuck with legs elevated was so boring, I decided to make some more scissor cases. A friend sent me a lovely Christmas card in the shape of a boot filled with all sorts of glorious Victorian stuff which I kept because I like it Scissor2.jpg Scissor1.jpg .... so here they are. Because the card gave me the inspiration to do these I will offer my friend the choice .
     
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  20. serenity648

    serenity648 · Guest

    I like to knit and do patchwork and quilting.
     
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