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Re: Are you Crafty ??
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2012, 21:10 »
If you can sew, you can do it.  It just takes time.

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Re: Are you Crafty ??
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2012, 21:30 »
Those are beautiful, Gloria.

I learnt to do smocking at school but I don't think I've done any since.  I've got two sons and I don't think they would have wanted a smocked dress  :lol:

 :lol: Boys can be such spoilsports, can't they?  We have a girl coming next month so I'm in my element  ;)

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Re: Are you Crafty ??
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2012, 21:34 »
I made a smocked apron when I was at school- not done it since either- 2 boys again! 
I like having a go at making things, they might not all turn out good, but I will have a try.  I have a wall of cross stitch pictures here, I did them for MIL and Jims Aunt so when they both died I got them back! 

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Re: Are you Crafty ??
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2012, 21:37 »
That's beautiful Lesley.  It's so much more personal than picking something from a shop and I'm sure she will treasure it. :)

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Re: Are you Crafty ??
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2012, 21:38 »
Those are both lovely Lesley, and the colour of the gingham is not one I have seen for ages. Clever thing, you  :D

I used to do a lot of cross stitch work until my fingers decided to do as they please rather than what I want, and a lot of knitting too.

Now that my DIL has learned to knit, she has my needles and is going to start a cot blanket  :D

Things you have made yourself are so much more special somehow, aren' they?
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Re: Are you Crafty ??
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2012, 21:45 »
I've just finished a cat embroidery, now framed in my GD's bedroom,  and I've got another Regency ragdoll ticking away in the background (as if I haven't get enough to do  ::))

Just as long as it's finished by Chr present giving time  ::) :D will remember to do pics when it's finished.

Us ladies all seem to have learnt smocking at school, it's one of those things ( like overlocking edges by hand :blink:) that I've never done since :nowink:
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Re: Are you Crafty ??
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2012, 22:09 »
I do crewel embroidery and always have one on the go.  I like to use lots of different stitches.

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Re: Are you Crafty ??
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2012, 12:01 »
...  and I've got another Regency ragdoll ticking away in the background...

The beautiful rag doll you made for last mid winter festival has inspired me to make one for Eva when she is a bit older.

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Re: Are you Crafty ??
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2012, 12:58 »
I'm not as talented as some of you ladies on here, but here are a few cross stitches I was pleased with.

Wish I was better at sewing though!

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Re: Are you Crafty ??
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2012, 13:18 »
Those are super Ann. 

I particularly like the mermaid - love her tail :D

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Re: Are you Crafty ??
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2012, 13:29 »
here is a make of mine- sorry it is sideways!



I gave it to a friend who liked it  :D :D :D

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« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2012, 13:40 »
That is really lovely.  I'm sure lots of our chicken keepers on here would love to own it.

I've never tried appliqué so I must put that on my list of things to have a go at.

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Re: Are you Crafty ??
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2012, 14:10 »
Lovely work, ladies   8)

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Re: Are you Crafty ??
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2012, 16:30 »
Lovely work, ladies   8)

I totally agree  :)

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Re: Are you Crafty ??
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2012, 16:34 »
This better Pamela?   I love my shopping bag, but I didn't get a chicken on mine!   ;) ;)

My mermaid was my Nici's 30th Birthday card.  I framed it, then stuck a blank card to the back of it.  The tail is all metallicy and tiny shiny beads and her face is petit point.
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