Woolly Hugs : Christmas Craft Fundraiser for Winston’s Wish, and a chance to win a Woolly Hug Blanket!

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RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 18-Oct-13 16:41:58

We are really pleased to be announcing our Woolly Hugs' Christmas fundraiser for 2013. We hope that you will be able to help us in some way. thanks

Winston’s Wish are an amazing charity who help bereaved children re-adjust to life after the death of a parent or sibling, offering practical support and guidance. Winston’s Wish have helped many families within our Woolly Hugs and Mumsnet communities, and we would very much like to do something now to help them.  To read more about the work they do, see here

Here's how you can join in...

We are looking to make and sell small/lightweight Christmas craft items, and to keep postage costs to a minimum we ask that ideally anything made can be sent on to a buyer in nothing bigger than a Large envelope. (35cm by 25cm, no thicker than 2.5cm, 750g max )

Some suggestions for you, but we are very open to others too
* Christmas tree and other decorations
* Little bags and purses
* Christmas stockings
* Bunting
* Gift tags
* Gift bags
* Craft kits
* Brooches, hair accessories, key rings
* Stocking fillers

Sewn, crocheted, embroidered, knitted, tis up to you!
Last posting for crafts to be Saturday 30th November please.
Please PM for the posting information.

If you would like to contribute funds to help others craft we would love to hear from you.


thanksthanksthanks


Woolly Hugs' Christmas Craft Sale - The sale itself will take place between Friday 6th and Sunday 8th December, and will be run through our Woolly Hugs Facebook page. All details of which we will be sharing here, on FB and Twitter nearer the time.

How to Win the Woolly Hug
* Anyone who makes something for the Craft sale will be entered into the free Draw.
* Anyone who contributes towards materials for crafters will be entered in the free Draw.
* Anyone who buys something (through Paypal) will be entered into the free Draw.

Our Paypal is admin@woollyhugs.com

If contributing towards materials or paying for a purchase, please add a note in Paypal that it is for Winston’s Wish, and a contact name.

The randomly generated Draw for the Woolly Hug will be made after the close of the Christmas Craft Sale. Craft items will be sent via second class post during the week beginning Monday 9th December. We will pay all money raised into the Winston’s Wish account that week too.

Huge thanks once again. Fingers crossed this will be a great success for Winston's Wish. 

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Pistey and Knotty X

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 16:43:04

It's a wonderful charity. So pleased we are doing something to support them.

MrsDeVere Fri 18-Oct-13 16:49:35

Yay!

rubycon Fri 18-Oct-13 16:50:43

oh - go on then - stick me name down!!

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 18-Oct-13 16:53:42

Season's greetings and thank you lovely Ruby! wine

I'm going to crochet Christmas bunting. I have already made two bunts
<beams>

SoupDragon Fri 18-Oct-13 16:55:05

No Anteaters...?

I am here, signing up smile

I'm a sucker for a chance to add to my stash - count me in! grin

rubycon Fri 18-Oct-13 17:00:25

almost done square 98 - 2 more to do and I shall get onto it!

I quite like knitting .............!

I have a load of knitted triangles I never got round to joining into bunting. What lengths of bunting would be best?

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 18-Oct-13 17:01:58

If you make an anteater Christmas tree decoration Soupy - I WOULD HAVE TO BUY IT!!!!

With a little Santa hat awww.........

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 18-Oct-13 17:04:00

Thank you everyone, ooo Ria, the bunting I am going for will be about 8 bunts ish, sorta the length of my fire place. I shall measure.

Knotty is better at this technical stuff, for sure. She be here in a mo <hopeful>

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 17:07:09

And I am here!

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 18-Oct-13 17:07:58

Tis like magic <beams>

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 17:08:15

A metre will do a fireplace or bedhead. So I would say that's the shortest length.

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 17:09:03

Obviously longer would be lovely too!

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 18-Oct-13 17:09:05

When you attach the bunts is it sturdy enough just to use stylecraft?

giraffesCantGoGuising Fri 18-Oct-13 17:11:40

smile

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 17:13:01

Should be unless your bunt is a biggun grin

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 17:14:16

To make the chain more sturdy you could double the yarn or use a weightier yarn or even dc along the chain after you've attached the bunts.

roguepixie Fri 18-Oct-13 17:15:06

Me too. I'll do some knitted stuff. Great cause.

SuperMuddle Fri 18-Oct-13 17:16:24

Ooh, may I join please? I'm doing a homemade Christmas this year, so an extra gift or two to make wont be much hardship.

More of a sewer and beader than a knitter, so tree decorations/jewellery/soft toys it is! <unreasonably excited at going through stash for inspiration>

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 17:17:52

Thank you both smile

Woolfey Fri 18-Oct-13 17:18:40

ooh I was waiting to see what you were going to be doing for Christmas fundraising. I'll do some crafted items, will think on and let you know what.

HoggyTruffle Fri 18-Oct-13 17:19:22

Put me down for some craft creation (even though I hate Christmas being mentioned before bonfire night). grin

I did see a very fetching trio of crocheted hat, jumper and stocking to put on an Xmas tree in my local department store - £15!! Hand crafted is in this year and it ain't cheap.

There goes dss knitted advent calendar again! I have some knitted stockings.

Will I include them with my next batch for posting?

Should say, small tree dec size! Not the type you need suspenders with!

HairyPotter Fri 18-Oct-13 17:20:37

Ooh I'd like to knit something. What's small and easy?

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 18-Oct-13 17:23:21

Oh huge thanks everyone, this is just brilliant!

Yes please Fizzy, but what about DS's Advent Calendar??

Small and easy - I'm going to have a look for some patterns

Hairy, get thee to ravelry, search for Christmas decs.

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 17:26:05

There are some ideas on our FB page under 'Crafting for Yorkhill Christmas'

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 17:26:57

Pinterest! Search handmade Christmas decs was there for hours

Woolfey Fri 18-Oct-13 17:29:48

I'll do a Christmas star garland and a snowflake garland, both crochet and both with lots of christmassy glitter grin.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 18-Oct-13 17:31:00

Oh how lovely Woolfey!

Beautiful

<gets out purse>

Thank you X

Our Ravelry group is here hopefully

Next year Pistey!! He still doesn't know what's going on, so I'm sure he won't notice!

I'll have a google and an inventory of my stash and see what I else I can knock up before the deadline.

What I did last year for my cards was knit long lengths of icord. Could jazz that up with something at either end, voila card bunting?

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 17:38:41

Our problem will be not buying it all ourselves.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 18-Oct-13 17:47:52

<frantically saving pennies>

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 18-Oct-13 17:48:15

Fizzy, that sounds such a good idea! Thank you X

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 18-Oct-13 18:05:59

Ria how big are your triangles?

I'm not sure the ideal size of bunt. Am crocheting and have done 5 rounds. Don't want them to be too hefty.

Woolfey Fri 18-Oct-13 18:20:36

I've started a thread on Ravelry in the Woolly Hugs group here

13cm wide, 14cm long. They aren't Christmassy, does that matter?

Well this is something I have to be involed with, even though I have a week DS craddled in my arms. I might be able to make some xmas dec's, would a pair or gloves be ok pistey ?

That meant to say a week old DS!

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 18:23:45

Ria, it doesn't as people may want to buy gifts too.

Awww Fan. How is the little chap? <happy sigh>

A pair of gloves or handwarmers would be smashing, thank you. smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 18-Oct-13 18:40:47

Thank you Woolfey, you star X

My bunts are nearly 10cm, and only Christmassy as they are made in red, white and green stylecraft. I think non Christmassy things would be lovely as gifts.

Awww, and welcome to Fan's DS, the latest member of Team Woolly Hugs. We'd love gloves, or those lovely hand-warmers you made last year, or actually anything. THANK YOU!

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Fri 18-Oct-13 18:55:31

These are very pretty and easy tree decorations - there's a heart, start, tree and round.

I'll make you some smile.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Congratulations Fan smile

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 19:16:48

Thank you, OhOne smile

Yes please, Beer!

JollyScaryGiant Fri 18-Oct-13 19:41:49

You lot are so clever. I'm on it smile <eyes stash>

I can't find my stocking pattern <wails>
Ds wouldn't be getting his advent calendar after all!

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 19:54:41

Ah bum, Fizzy.

BIWI Fri 18-Oct-13 19:58:52

<Opens wallet>

<Bats away moths>

<Eyes Pistey and Knotty suspiciously>

I have a couple of farthings you might like?

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 20:06:44

What's a farthing ???

I can contribute funds because I can't sew, knit, crochet or do anything useful sad

I blame my mother.

Should I donate on the website page?

Thanks guys! DS is doing great, he's laying in my arms at the month with hiccups! Bless him.

My mum is on the case as well and says she has some things up her sleeves for this appeal, so keep your eyes open.

I shall see what I can do between feeds, I'm lucky though DS seems so far to be pretty laid back.

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Fri 18-Oct-13 20:14:23

marking my place, so much to do at the moment but will see what I have going spare smile

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Fri 18-Oct-13 20:16:13

aww fan, he sounds gorgeous smile

can i do something? maybe jewellery or a little clay dragon or something?

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 20:18:30

Pete, you can or via Paypal : admin@woollyhugs.com. Please add a note to say it's for Winston's Wish. Thank you smile

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 20:20:35

Fan, he sounds adorable smile

Cherry, probably jewellery would be better as we're trying to keep postage to a minimum. Thank you smile

Ingles2 Fri 18-Oct-13 20:21:03

Hiya... I can help definitely...
I've got some lovely Xmas cards with crochet snowflake decs attached I can donate..
And owning a craft shop I can donate some yarn as well..
I've got some lovely Adriafil crochet cotton or just let me know what you want xx

BIWI Fri 18-Oct-13 20:23:39

Knotty. Don't pretend you aren't old enough to know what a farthing is. Otherwise I may have to kill you.

Kindly, of course. In the spirit of Christmas. Obviously.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Thanks Knotty.smile

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Fri 18-Oct-13 20:32:39

Oh this sounds like fun grin

I don't know if I will be able to make any things to send - if I can, I will.

Either way I shall haemorage cash over the 'Sale Weekend' smile

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HoggyTruffle Fri 18-Oct-13 20:35:44

I broke one of the MN golden rules and clicked on a link. You bad person Ohone, I now appear to have started a crochet star.wink

MrsBramleyApple Fri 18-Oct-13 20:36:12

I cant do anything crafty but want to say I am SO pleased that you are raising money for WW! My ds2 has lost his Dad and Grandad in the last twelve years and WW have helped us so much. I gave money to them in lieu of presents for my 40th bday four years ago!

tell you what, i will donate a piece of jewellery, and a little dragon and will cover the postage myself, i can send direct to whoever gets them smile

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Fri 18-Oct-13 20:42:38

grin Hoggy

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Fri 18-Oct-13 20:43:05

Pistey & Knotty - I also meant to say 'Great choice of charity' smile It's one we all recommend frequently on here (sadly) so it's nice to feel we can give a bit back to them from MN (as well as whatever we do personally). Thank you for organising it!! flowers

PurplePidjin Fri 18-Oct-13 20:48:37

I shall make a hat, PidjChick was Rudolph last year with sticky up antlers and a big red nose, would that do?

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 20:54:28

OOOO Ingles, you tempress! We'd love some so yes please! thanks

Pete, btw I meant to say you are doing something VERY useful. We can make some lovely things because you are buying us materials. All for a very good cause thanks

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 20:55:52

Beer, if Paypal is a problem, we'll find a way to grab your cash, no worries grin

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 20:57:08

MrsBramleyApple, big gentle hugs for you and yours. They are a wonderful charity, we agree. x

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 20:58:16

Cherry, sounds brilliant, thanks. Nearer the time, could you send us pics so we can add them to the sale site?

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 20:59:14

Pidj, I've seen that hat grin That would be perfect! Thank you, my lovely thanks

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 21:00:40

I note BIWI has threatened to kill me....again. hmm

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 21:01:30

I'll let someone else get a word in now...

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PurplePidjin Fri 18-Oct-13 21:25:08

smile

I will try and crochet something wonky smile

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 21:34:35

With character, Cup smile Hozabout a little owl?

Dammit, Beer. grin

Good call Knotty, an owl with a Santa hat maybe?! I can manage that...!

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 21:45:05

Yes you can smile

Ingles2 Fri 18-Oct-13 21:50:57

No problem..pm me and I'll send some over. X

I've just bought a massive lot of red and white yarn on eBay if someone needs some?

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 22:48:35

Ooo what yarn we talking about here, Pig?

Not sure yet knotty, I'd say acrylic, looks to be dk but it's not arrived yet. Monday probably. It's about 6balls of each for €2 and dp will most likely have a heart attack with more stash so it's no problem to donate a good bit. Perfect for Christmassy bits

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 23:11:26

Tip
Top!

Let us know smile

You got empty suitcases btw? I hide shed loads of yarn from DH in mine wink

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 18-Oct-13 23:12:24

Evening all wine

Wow.. Just WOW, what an amazing response, huge thanks to everyone! So excited by all these lovely offers of crafts! Winston's Wish is a wonderful charity. So pleased we are all doing something to support them.

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks
Sorry to have been awol. School Quiz Night. <sigh> Home now <happy sigh>

Knotty and I will definitely find a way for those who don't have Paypal, not a problem, we will work that out before the sale.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 18-Oct-13 23:13:13

Which works well until you need your suitcases grin

TimrousBeastie Fri 18-Oct-13 23:21:07

Just waiting for my wool delivery on Monday and I would love to contribute to this. Can any wool be used for this? Have so many odd bits here that need used.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 18-Oct-13 23:31:57

I think this is the perfect opportunity to use up bits and pieces. Last year I made bunting and used wool I found in a charity shop.

Thank you so much thanks

I hide my secret clothing purchases in my suitcases. Not sure what dh despairs of most.

I'm in! Will rifle though my patterns later

Would a Santa meerkat be acceptable?

KnottyLocks Sat 19-Oct-13 09:46:22

Sounds lovely! Can you wrestle him into a large envelope?

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 19-Oct-13 09:51:38

The vision of which made me laugh grin

Morning, just putting all this info onto our website brew

YoniMatopoeia Sat 19-Oct-13 10:27:08

Will either craft or donate smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 19-Oct-13 10:55:15

Thank you so much Yoni smile You are a star thanks

roguepixie Sat 19-Oct-13 11:05:46

Was thinking of knitted baubles - have some lovely Scandinavian designs - are they ok>?

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 19-Oct-13 11:07:22

Just as a reminder, there is a lovely Woolly Hug to be won in our free Draw. Tis perfect for a child or sofa etc. There are pics on our website, see here!


How to Have a Chance of Winning the Woolly Hug

* Anyone who makes something for the Craft sale will be entered into the free Draw.
* Anyone who contributes towards materials for crafters will be entered in the free Draw.
* Anyone who buys something will be entered into the free Draw.

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smile We already have three fabulous folk who have contributed towards materials, so their names will be entered in. Huge thanks to them, we REALLY appreciate this, and they will help make our Christmas Craft sale bigger and better, so raise more for Winston's Wish, marvellous. thanks


thanks BIWI
thanks MsNobodyAgain
thanks Bluesky

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 19-Oct-13 11:08:02

Oh Rogue They sound PERFECT!!!!!! Thank you!!

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

I need my suitcases to hide my handbags in... wink Maybe I should buy a new suitcase just for yarn storage? Or maybe I should just make more and buy less yarn....

Meerkat wrestling! Now there's a thought...

MrsFTHC Sat 19-Oct-13 13:14:56

Does anyone have any ideas for a very beginner crocheter? I've only just started but would love to make some things

roguepixie Sat 19-Oct-13 13:23:46

How about a wash cloth or a pot stand? Both very useful.

roguepixie Sat 19-Oct-13 13:24:19

Or you could crochet some simple leaf shapes (holly?) and stitch them to a garland?

KnottyLocks Sat 19-Oct-13 14:05:59

Coasters, if you can crochet a circle smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 19-Oct-13 15:19:48

Afternoon lovely Christmas craft folk brew

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 19-Oct-13 15:22:46

My daughter bought me a crocheted flower garland. Tis in my kitchen and is rather lovely. It's very simple just the sort of small crocheted flowers we put on squares, with some leaves all just chained together. Very colourful. If I can work out a leaf I could do that next.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 19-Oct-13 15:29:17

Mine is all diff brights but you could do a version with a Christmas rose and holly leaves.

Be luffly smile

roguepixie Sat 19-Oct-13 15:29:56

Afternoon Rather. That garland sounds lovely smile.

pistey that does sound lovely.

Just simple circles and squares in christmas colours to hang from the tree might be good for beginners.

Just been to a party. 30 2&3 year olds, a bouncy castle, sweets and cake <wibble>

Is it too early for wine

Calming down with a spot of knitting!

KnottyLocks Sat 19-Oct-13 16:38:04

never too early! wine

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 19-Oct-13 17:40:35

Good! wine

Is the start of a solid granny triangle the same as normal granny triangle?

I'm thinking on....

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 19-Oct-13 18:00:40

I did it and it will be a triangle. Centre looks odd but that might be because am doing stripes so it stands out.

Will see it how goes

Lovely idea smile

I would LOVE to donate some items, unfortunately my "craft" is photography, so not sure I can help in that respect. Unless people would like some funky glowstick images as postcards/coasters or something? I also have nice images of the sea, and of things in Prague haha.

JollyScaryGiant Sat 19-Oct-13 18:18:53

Does anyone have any recommendations for where to buy buttons? smile I have a cardigan and hat set I made for DD but they were too small by the time she came home from hospital... So I never got round to sewing on buttons smile

I get mine from www.beadandbuttoncompany.co.uk or usually find something on eBay.

Glow stick images sound fab lollipop! I would be interested in those <applies for remortgage>

MrsFTHC Sat 19-Oct-13 18:26:12

Ooh good ideas thanks

JollyScaryGiant Sat 19-Oct-13 19:31:41

50 buttons for less than 2 quid?! Oh no. Another stash is so not what I need. (At least buttons don't take up much space!)

JollyScaryGiant Sat 19-Oct-13 19:32:01

Thanks Fizz smile

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Woolfey Sat 19-Oct-13 20:57:50

They have some REALLY cute ones...oooh lovely grin

Mhw02 Sun 20-Oct-13 10:21:29

I should love to contribute, but realistically I really don't think I have time (desperately trying to finish some Little Hugs by mid-November so I can start on blanket for friend's baby due in December!)

I do have a little knitted Duke and Duchess of Cambridge I made when very bored on a Sunday in Stornoway a wee while ago though. They are rather inexpert as it was the first time I'd made toys, but would they be any use?

Kveta Sun 20-Oct-13 13:56:13

I'm going to contribute some crochet butterfly things, just posting here to remind myself!

KnottyLocks Sun 20-Oct-13 15:13:42

Mhw02, we can give them a go if you are happy to part with them!

Thank you, Kveta smile

<desperately tries to ignore the button link>

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 20-Oct-13 17:01:53

Evening wine

So many lovely things - am so excited by our Christmas craft sale! Thank you to everyone!

While my DC were tucked up with homework, I finished my crocheted bunting, will take a pic tomorrow, it fits my fireplace and is about 1.5m long, 10 bunts I think, just granny stylee triangles, in red, green and white stylecraft, have made loops at either end if someone wants to hook it on something.

Off to look at buttons smile

PastaBeeandCheese Sun 20-Oct-13 17:16:18

I move house in less than 3 weeks so I'm mega busy and can't really craft this time.

Have donated instead and I'm certain I'll buy.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 20-Oct-13 17:59:18

Oh HUGE thanks your contribution towards materials has arrived, we really appreciate this, and.....

PastaBeeandCheese

.... we have entered your name into the free Draw for the Woolly Hug!

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 21-Oct-13 07:40:28

Morning brewsmile

SoupDragon Mon 21-Oct-13 07:48:15

I'll make something. Obviously.

I have a felted bag here that is currently homeless if that's any use?

SoupDragon Mon 21-Oct-13 07:49:22

Bucket shaped, dusky pink, somewhat fuzzy, may actually be a little too big and heavy for a "large" postage stamp...

Herhonesty Mon 21-Oct-13 07:51:16

Can't craft for toffee so will send some funds, great work crafters, very important charity!

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 21-Oct-13 08:56:41

Soupy We [heart] you smile How about little hanging anteaters with Santa hats?

<arf>

Oh but the bag sounds lovely, how much does it weigh?

Herhonesty - You star, funds are fab, this is a real team effort going on, for an amazing charity, thank you so much for being part of it. thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 21-Oct-13 08:59:06

I have green, lipstick and white stylecraft if anyone needs some.

My bunting has barely used any. Might try to make one more string, but there will still be loads left

OhIDoLikeToBeBeside Mon 21-Oct-13 09:24:55

I am so dense - just donated and remembered message that it was for Winston's Wish but forgot to put my MN name!

Anyway, I am hoping that, if Santa brings me yarn and hook, I will be able to join you next year.

SoupDragon Mon 21-Oct-13 09:47:03

340g apparently. With no packaging smile

SoupDragon Mon 21-Oct-13 09:47:45

It is under your 750g limit.

SoupDragon Mon 21-Oct-13 09:48:41

But I imagine it would be thicker than 2.5cm.

Note to self: think about all you want to say before hitting send.

Wily depend on how thick to was, a small packet would be £3 if it didn't fit in a large envelope.

grin would depend on how thick it was

Need more brew

SoupDragon Mon 21-Oct-13 09:56:14

[arf]

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 21-Oct-13 09:58:11

<snort>

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 21-Oct-13 09:59:11

Makes coffee for all, wine for anyone who needs it...

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TeaAndCakeOrDeath Mon 21-Oct-13 10:58:02

Well I cant sew/knit in any shape or way whatsoever so will be buying myself a lovely woolly birthday present instead!

GlaikitFizZombieFodder Mon 21-Oct-13 13:54:53

Nine stockings stitched up and ready to go! grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 21-Oct-13 13:58:08

Afternoon smile

Fabulous, thanks both, I'm just about to do the Attic24 way of blocking and then bunting is ready. Will post a pic.

Ok eBay yarn has arrived and it is a LOT! If anyone needs some red or white for projects for ww, pm me, I'll pop some in the post to you.
Actually can't believe how much it is for €3...

I have made a note of this, and will try to find something to send for the craft sale. If I can't find anything, I will definitely buy something.

......

Ooooh - I have just remembered - I have a scarf I knitted, but don't wear - I will send that!! To the usual Woolly Hugs Address?

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 21-Oct-13 20:50:45

Ooo thanks lovely Pig, that is very kind, and thanks lovely SDTG, marvellous and yes please

thanks

Woolfey Tue 22-Oct-13 07:26:43

oh good idea SDTG I have a scarf I crocheted but don't wear either. I'll pop that in my parcel too.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 22-Oct-13 09:23:33

Ooooooooooooooo <squueeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaalll>

So excited by our craft sale, thank you lovely Woolfey, that will be marvellous!!

thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 22-Oct-13 09:23:49

Morning btw brew smile

KnottyLocks Tue 22-Oct-13 12:30:05

Hellooooooooo, lovely Woollies smile

GlaikitFizZombieFodder Tue 22-Oct-13 13:37:14

At we ork so crafting opportunities are slim. Unless you was a load of balance sheets to decopache something with.

WereTricksPotter Tue 22-Oct-13 14:49:59

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JollyScaryGiant Tue 22-Oct-13 14:54:07

Love your name change WereTricks smile

WereTricksPotter Tue 22-Oct-13 15:57:08

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KnottyLocks Wed 23-Oct-13 19:02:48

I'm on the too many ideas, not enough time phase.

Grrr.

SuperNappy Wed 23-Oct-13 19:39:40

I've got two flowers and a baby cardigan so far. They need sewn up/ peskies dealt with. Part way through a third flower too. I think I'm going to buy brooch backings and make brooches.

I was hoping to have a little hug too but I think it's not going to be possible any time soon to get one finished.

I really, really hope someone gives me money for Christmas so I can buy more yarn. Can't justify it at the moment and my stash is slowly shrinking.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 23-Oct-13 20:24:15

I'm on the too many ideas not enough ability phase <sigh>

SuperNappy, don't forget we have funds for Woolly Hugs projects X

Evening. wine

SoupDragon Wed 23-Oct-13 20:29:42

I have too many ideas, too much yarn and not enough skill hands smile

SuperNappy Wed 23-Oct-13 20:33:09

Oh and a pot holder!

Thanks Pistey, I will bear that in mind.

KnottyLocks Wed 23-Oct-13 20:35:46

Too much yarn? shock No such thing.

(she says as she realises she has to hide the hooooooge stash hidden in the suitcases somewhere else there's no where else as suitcases are needed )

roguepixie Thu 24-Oct-13 08:08:24

Ditto soup .. so many ideas, so much yarn and not enough time smile

Please note I said "so much yarn", as Knotty said -there's no such thing as too much yarn grin.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 24-Oct-13 08:29:13

Morning all brew

Huge thanks to another lovely, who has sent a contribution towards crafting materials. No MN name but initials LK thanks

We shall enter her into our free Draw!

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Thu 24-Oct-13 10:36:51

too much yarn shock surely not grin

and stylecraft is 20% off at deramores atm with code STYLEWK, not that I'm thinking of buying more yarn, no not me . . .

SuperNappy Thu 24-Oct-13 10:43:25

NinjaGoose, there is a discussion here about Stylecraft : www.mumsnet.com/Talk/woolly_hugs/1782871-Woolly-Hugs-The-Babettes-Billies-Blankets-and-Little-Hugs?msgid=42467164#42467164

Even with the 20% off elsewhere may be cheaper.

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Thu 24-Oct-13 10:53:22

it works out much the same price wise super depending on whether you get free delivery but you usually get faster delivery with deramores smile

SoupDragon Thu 24-Oct-13 10:57:17

Woolwarehouse delivery is fantastic.

Apparently. Obviously I have never used them, oh no no no.

Hello, signing up! Am a relatively new crocheter but will try and make something pretty smile

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Thu 24-Oct-13 11:18:33

grin soupy, I haven't used them that much

waves at Antoinette smile

SoupDragon Thu 24-Oct-13 11:38:48

I'm told they sometimes stick in a free gift.

HoggyTruffle Thu 24-Oct-13 14:11:12

My favourite darning needle was a free gift from Woolwarehouse. In fact, I have just used it on something I'm making for the Xmas sale.

I have finished a string of stars and have started on something I am making up. It may go horribly wrong.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 24-Oct-13 20:27:29

Evening wine

Beautiful woolly treasure arriving from Rubycon for our fundraiser, including cardigans, hats and decorations, all just lovely. What a star, and we have added her name into the free Draw for the Woolly Hug smile

Thank you!!

thanks

Mirage Sat 26-Oct-13 20:30:30

I can do beading/jewellery/patchwork if that would be any use?

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 27-Oct-13 08:24:34

Morning brew smile

Hello there Mirage and thank you so much, that all sounds just lovely. The thing to bear in mind is that we are trying to keep postage costs to a minimum, so are looking to be able to post out in an envelope no bigger than large. Dimensions in the OP. Sorry am on my phone and having problems sc

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 27-Oct-13 08:26:47

grin

See?!!!!!

Scrolling!!

Thank you so much for joining with us for our fundraiser for Winston's Wish.

You are a star thanks

rubycon Sun 27-Oct-13 09:01:48

agree with the postage - first time I took the parcel to the post office it was too thick to go through the hole, so I put them in a bigger packet to make it thinner and the difference was £3 in postage charges. Weight is secondary now. Still think they're robbing sods either way.

Mirage Sun 27-Oct-13 12:00:24

No problem,I'll double check the dimensions and crack on.grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 28-Oct-13 07:04:45

Thanks Mirage, you are a star X thanks

Hope no one has been blown away in this stormy weather, and that everyone is OK X

SuperNappy Tue 29-Oct-13 12:47:48

I'm on the scrounge...

Does anyone have any brooch pins? I've made three wee flowers that I'd like to make into brooches but I don't have any pins. I mean something like this: www.alchemyandice.com/images/T/BP0414S.jpg

They're on amazon but I'm a bit loathe to buy 25 or 50 when I only want three. If anyone has any going spare and could post to me I would happily PayPal you the postage?

Thank you smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 29-Oct-13 13:36:50

Have just looked around, and have found a pack of 5, they are 30mm long. We have had funds sent to help buy resources for crafters, so if that sounds OK, we are very happy to order them for you, if you let us have your address.

Shame because I was in a fab craft shop (sadly not local) and saw them at the weekend!

JollyScaryGiant Tue 29-Oct-13 13:42:17

I'm happy to buy them if you can give me the link? smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 29-Oct-13 14:56:26

I found 5 pieces with this sort of back here on Ebay

Now this is 10 here but with a safety back also on Ebay

Just reassure me that doesn't take you to my Ebay profile someone??!!

I wonder if we should buy them for Woolly Hugs and send three on to you, wondering if anyone else might like any for the craft sale.

GlaikitFizZombieFodder Tue 29-Oct-13 17:29:41

Not at all Pistey finishes Xmas shopping on eBay thlwink

GlaikitFizZombieFodder Tue 29-Oct-13 17:31:53

My style craft in bottle arrived today (already hidden it so DH can't moan) going off to Rav to find something suitably festive to make with it!

SuperNappy Tue 29-Oct-13 17:52:49

I couldn't understand why you'd put Stylecraft in a bottle. I am a pillock.

GlaikitFizZombieFodder Tue 29-Oct-13 18:11:04

Message in a bottle!! grin

catmadcaz Tue 29-Oct-13 18:38:37

I have knitted some christmas decorations, but am a bit confused about how this works. Who shall I post them to?

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 30-Oct-13 07:00:27

Morning smile brew

When you have Christmas Crafts to post for our fundraiser, please PM for the address for posting. Thank you so much thanks

We can't wait to see everything! If not already, do find us on Facebook, MNWoollyHugs.

Cat, I'm coming to PM you now smile Huge thanks to you

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Ingles2 Wed 30-Oct-13 12:46:05

Afternoon smile
I've a little parcel to send you ... is it going to TW11?

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 30-Oct-13 19:19:40

Yes please thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

WereTricksPotter Wed 30-Oct-13 20:31:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 30-Oct-13 22:59:21

Thanks lovely. thanks

The folk in my Post Office are always desperate to know what's in all the parcels I send and I choose to side step their gentle hint like queries and remain enigmatic

<arf at enigmatic>

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 31-Oct-13 14:23:39

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thanks Just perfect!

From the very lovely BeerTricksPotter, three little knitted Christmas stockings for our Craft sale for Winston's Wish. Huge thanks to her, most marvellous, and we will enter her into our Free Draw for the Woolly Hug smile


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catmadcaz Thu 31-Oct-13 19:30:26

Posted a package off to you today, was ready for the what's in the package...... but they didn't ask !

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 01-Nov-13 19:05:31

Thanks cat X

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thanks To Ingles2 and PurpleKittyKnitting Gorgeous crafts have arrived safely for the Christmas fundraiser for Winston's Wish.

From the very lovely Ingles2, two beautiful cards with crocheted snowflakes attached, really beautiful thanks

And from the very lovely PKK - knitted coin purses with button fastenings, so cute, little woolly protective jackets for fruit, what a good idea, and just adorable, knitted house key rings. <happy sigh>

Thank you so much to you both, you are entered into our free Draw for the Woolly Hug!




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Ingles2 Sun 03-Nov-13 14:27:56

Pleasure smile

What is the last posting date on these? Is it ASAP? I'm building up a little pile of things to send but it's slow going

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 03-Nov-13 15:18:24

Well lovely Pig, last posting is Saturday 30th November and the sale is the following w/e, starting on the Friday.

My worry is that things often take longer from you for obvious reasons, so if you can post any earlier it would be so much appreciated. thanks

And thank you so much X

Oh that's loads of time! I'll aim for the 23rd so, that's enough of time for postage isn't it?
Delighted to be part of such a worthy project smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 03-Nov-13 15:47:51

That would be perfect I reckon, thank you thanks

MrsDeVere Sun 03-Nov-13 18:02:14

I have one and two thirds squares to finish for my latest Billie's Blanket.
They are big squares.

All the pinks and purples from the SK range so subtle it aint.
All of them are edged in Pomegranate an I will be joining them in Pomegranate.

This will be my first attempt at hooking squares together so it better bloody work.

Any tips?

I want to try and finish another blanket before the deadline but also want to contribute to the Winston's Wish appeal. The heat is on!

JollyStoutGiant Sun 03-Nov-13 18:07:34
DrCoconut Sun 03-Nov-13 20:00:29

I want to try and do something. As a former bereaved child Winstons Wish is a charity that is extremely important to me,I so wish they had been around when my dad died. Time is very short at the moment but I will try.

MrsDeVere Sun 03-Nov-13 20:06:01

Thanks Jolly :D

DrCoconut that is lovely thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 05-Nov-13 17:21:56

Big hugs for you DrCoconut thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 05-Nov-13 17:22:14

Sounds fab MrsDV thank you X

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 05-Nov-13 17:31:32

Beautiful treasure arriving today from Woolfey and HoggyTruffle Huge thanks to them for all their contributions

thanks Woolfey Beautiful handmade cards, embroidered tree decs, crocheted owls, two beautiful sparkly star garlands, one in red, purple and gold, the other icy blue, silver and white

thanks HoggyTruffle Beautiful crocheted snowflake tree decorations. star bunting, little knitted stocking tree decorations, star decorations and the Mumsnet bunting string grin

which goes

--- wink --- hmm --- shock --- grin --- confused --- smile --- blush ---

You really are both fabulous, huge thanks, and we have entered you both into our free Draw for the Woolly Hug. thanks X

JulesJules Sun 10-Nov-13 08:14:37

LOVE the idea of the MN bunting!

I am attempting a few Christmas tree decorations brew

KnottyLocks Sun 10-Nov-13 20:54:18

I lost the thread! shock

But obv have found it again.

Zombie brooches a go go here.

Woolfey Mon 11-Nov-13 09:37:03

Love your zombies. Such a brilliant idea! smile

KnottyLocks Tue 12-Nov-13 13:29:41

I found the pattern in a book that just happened to fall into my shopping basket again grin

KnottyLocks Tue 12-Nov-13 14:09:08

Downton Abbey styley hats on FB now. Forgot to say they are adult sized [twit]

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 13-Nov-13 17:15:13

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Some enormous thank yous to be said, beautiful crafts have been arriving for our fundraiser THANK YOU!! thanks



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thanks A glittery blue headband/ear warmer. Gorgeous! Plus a sweet little knitted stocking tree decoration. Huge thanks to the very lovely Georgette on FB


thanks Huge thanks to lovely Knotty for those fabulous zombie brooches, love them, and gorgeous Downton Abbey stylee hats, which are just beautiful.


thanks Three beautiful garlands from the very lovely OhOneOhTwoOhThree, two of white stars and one of green Christmas trees, they are approx 140cm longs, 9 bunts on each. Just lovely!


thanks MrsKwazii She who doesn't crochet or knit (yet grin ) knows of a fab lady who does, and she has made the most adorable collection of knitted tree decorations and cuddly gingerbread men, and Father Christmas and trees. All so cute! Huge thanks to them both X


Just marvellous. Heartfelt thanks X


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Must post tomorrow!smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 14-Nov-13 06:56:57

Thanks lovely smile thanks

brew Morning

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 14-Nov-13 18:39:04

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Beautiful woolly treasure arriving today from the very lovely BeerTricksPotter

Three super snuggly knitted mug cosies for our Winston's Wish fundraiser, two in red wool, one in a gorgeous Autumnal orange all with button fastenings. Plus four little knitted stocking tree decorations, so cute! Really smashing, huge thanks to her thanks



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KnottyLocks Fri 15-Nov-13 18:50:11

So many lovely things! Huge thanks to all thanks

Am off to raid the piggy bank.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 15-Nov-13 19:07:33

And more lovely things today! thanks thanks thanks

Huge thanks to two lovely crafters, you really are stars, and are now in the free Draw for the Woolly Hug! thanks

thanks Kveta Just lovely, a string of crocheted butterflies, and a separate butterfly decoration and two snowflakes, one with silver thread running through, the other with gold. Gorgeous!! thanks

thanks From the very lovely MinnieBar, an absolutely gorgeous crocheted garland of stars, snowflakes and pompoms! There is a slight sparkle in the woolly wool. Just fabulous! thanks

Thank you both so much thanks

SuperNappy Tue 19-Nov-13 21:50:12

Checking in and bumping smile

Pistey - I have just reread your OP and one of the things I have sent won't pack and send easily (it's a teacup candle I made) so I'd like you to have it as an early Christmas-cum-thank you present.

KnottyLocks Tue 19-Nov-13 22:04:42

Awww that's lovely of you smile

She'll love it!

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 20-Nov-13 06:41:41

Oh SDTG! That is so lovely of you - I really will love and treasure it, bless you. Thank you so much! Xx

It is a L'Oreal moment, Pistey - you are so worth it!

I realised this morning that I had forgotten to put in the scarf I meant to include - it is the Hitchhiker scarf by Martina Behm (I have checked with her and she is happy for it to be sold for charity), so I will get it packed up and into the post asap.

SuperNappy Wed 20-Nov-13 20:25:42

Post ready to go. Fingers crossed Royal Mail agree it's a small parcel. (It's amazing how much wool you can fit in a cereal box!)

FanFuckingTastic Wed 20-Nov-13 21:32:20

May have something useful here.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 21-Nov-13 09:30:57

Awwww, <blush> Thank you SDTG. You looking forward to seeing your DT on Saturday night? I certainly am, although we have to delay as DD is away and we have to watch as a family, so it will probably be Sunday evening. We have been enjoying all the build up! X


The answer to that is LOADS SuperNappy grin

Oooooooo FanFuckingTastic Sounds interesting!!

Morning all smile brew

Ohh for sure, Pistey - it is already programmed into the sky+, and my spot on the couch is booked! grin

SuperNappy Thu 21-Nov-13 10:25:18

Posted Special Delivery guaranteed by 1pm tomorrow. I shall be tracking it!

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 22-Nov-13 10:31:43

Ooooh eeee ooooo Oooo ooo oooo, ooo eeeee ooooooo

oo ee oo

oo oo

tardis

<arrives in style>

JollySeriousGiant Fri 22-Nov-13 10:47:42

I don't envy all the hard work you do, but it must be so lovely opening all the woolly parcels that come through your door, Pistey smile

SuperNappy Sat 23-Nov-13 16:17:37

Bumping for traffic smile

JulesJules Sun 24-Nov-13 07:38:40

Oh tardis tardis Hadn't seen that until now!

I've made a few hanging decorations, including some hearts which have turned out quite BIG. Maybe they could be hung on door knobs. Or a sturdy tree grin will post this week.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 24-Nov-13 07:42:16

Morning brew

So many beautiful things arriving, huge thanks to everyone, folk are working so hard. Tis honestly marvellous. Photos are appearing on FB, just about to upload some more. We find that if we post too many pics too close together on Facebook that folk are less likely to see them, so we are attempting to spread them out, but of course this means it all takes much longer!

thanks Sincere thanks to SirBoobAlot for lovely knitted Christmas trees and scarves....

thanks to Bellavita for organising a friend to make a cute knitted Christmas wreath, thanks to her friend too, tis gorgeous...

thanks MNP for some adorable stocking fillers and decorations....

thanks to SuperNappy for an array of woolly treasure inc bootees and brooches...

thanks SDTG (who will be very happy to have seen her Doctor last night, not watched it yet, but know he's there!) for beautiful crocheted brooches and the most lovely antique pink shawl that was donated by a friend, thanks to her friend too..

thanks and three strings of beautiful knitted bunting from our Ria


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THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE
We have entered you all into our free Draw for the Woolly Hug X

Just marvellous! thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 24-Nov-13 07:44:02

Morning lovely Jules smile Thank you!

I made a hefty robin, he will need a sturdy tree too! I might make another, so whoever buys them can kinda balance out their tree

Elf and safety and all grin

KnottyLocks Sun 24-Nov-13 08:12:44

Maybe include a Disclaimer with Hefty Robin smile

JulesJules Sun 24-Nov-13 08:53:20

I also have made a fairly hefty robin. It has a bow on its head (from the hanging ribbon) so DD1 is calling it Bobina the Big Boned Robin grin

I am rather taken with the idea of a hefty robin - I might have to bid on one of them!

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 25-Nov-13 06:05:15

Awww. Hefty Robin will be chuffed smile

Morning brew

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 25-Nov-13 09:34:03

thanks Beautiful treasure for our fundraiser from the very lovely pegfreak Huge thanks to her, we have entered her into our free draw for the Woolly Hug!

Have posted photos on Facebook of a couple of her lovely things, much more to come later, but off out now. They are definitely worth waiting for! smile

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PiggyPlumPie Mon 25-Nov-13 16:14:16

Have finished my efforts so am away to PM for address.

Don't think they are half as good as what I have seen on FB...

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 26-Nov-13 10:48:02

Oi! They will be lovely, and we are so grateful, thank you thanks

PurpleFrog Fri 29-Nov-13 16:59:20

My package is now in the post! (And before the deadline grin)

Mhw02 Fri 29-Nov-13 17:32:20

Those sheep are adorable.

I'm afraid I've chickened out of sending the dolls I offered up thread as they're really (whispers) not very good.

JulesJules Fri 29-Nov-13 18:09:56

Bobina the big boned robin and co are on their way grin

with chocolate - unless Bobina scoffs it en route

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 30-Nov-13 08:30:14

She might well do Jules!!!

Awww, Bobina!

Those sheep made me look like this -> grin

Thanks purple X


Morning, tis LAST POSTING FOR CRAFTS TODAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!


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RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 30-Nov-13 08:30:41

Mhw02 - I bet they were lovely, still time!

Meerkat tucked up in box and ready for posting! Got delayed by my ripping my thumbnail off but he is on his way.

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 02-Dec-13 06:53:51

Ooooooooo and ouch!

Awwwww hopefully he shall arrive today! fgrin

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 02-Dec-13 11:41:23

Welcome to everyone who has been joining our Event page over the weekend, we are very glad to have you with us. Because we have been blessed with so many GORGEOUS crafts, we have now decided to start our sale earlier on Friday.

We will now be starting at 10 am!

Looking forward to raising lots for Winston's Wish. X

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 02-Dec-13 18:16:57

Treasure for our craft sale has been arriving today from PurpleFrog, PigofHappiness, SirBoobAlot, MNP, DancingShoes, Soupy, Prettybird, fan's mum and Droitwichmummy.

Honestly you are all marvellous, we can't thank you enough. If not already, do join us on Facebook at MNWoollyHugs and you will see our Event page. Nothing will be on sale before Friday, but enjoy looking through. smile

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KnottyLocks Tue 03-Dec-13 14:27:08

Thread here to publicise the sale here

KnottyAndPistey Tue 03-Dec-13 15:14:22

Oooooo

JulesJules Tue 03-Dec-13 15:25:26

KnottyAndPistey you are AS ONE

Just saw Bobina on a Tweet (appropriately) and properly squealed grin

KnottyLocks Tue 03-Dec-13 15:30:28

yus, we are As One, yet apart.

This won't confuse us AT ALL.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 04-Dec-13 06:38:58

fconfused

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 04-Dec-13 07:08:07

More lovely folk to thank for their beautiful contributions to the craft sale.

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Had to start Album 4 last night as we have been blessed with so many gorgeous things (sadly no robins) [angel]

So huge thanks to JulesJules, Pidj, SirBoobAlot and OpheliaBumps

We have added you into Random Gen for the free Draw for the Woolly Hug!

thanks

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KnottyAndPistey Thu 05-Dec-13 21:49:04

Ooooooooo fsmile

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 06-Dec-13 07:29:28

Blimey, here we go then <scream>

KnottyLocks Fri 06-Dec-13 07:34:12

My waking thoughts right there grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 06-Dec-13 11:31:58

Loads sold, and we are on the gin! Huzzah!!

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KnottyLocks Fri 06-Dec-13 12:57:57

<hic>

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 06-Dec-13 13:18:32

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PurpleFrog Sat 07-Dec-13 20:57:24

Next time (?) I will do bunting, consisting of a couple of fat robins, a tardis or two and some zombies. grin

Judging by the comments here and on the sale pages, I think that should cover all bases in the popularity stakes!

KnottyLocks Sat 07-Dec-13 22:09:13

Next time?

That's us done for today.

Starting again tomorrow, no earlier than 10.30! grin

well done pistey and knotty, must have been a huge task.

mum is so chuffed that her robins and sheep were so wrll received (I had to persuade her to make the sheep and add christmas hats, she didn't think they would be appreciated,. im very lucky to have my very own robin garland hanging above the fire.)
I very nearly got her to make an iguana.

cant wait to see the gights for tomorrows goodies.

KnottyLocks Sat 07-Dec-13 23:00:14

Please thank her, Fan. She is a complete star x

Iguana , you say?

Bet we could sell it grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 08-Dec-13 11:34:16

Huge thanks lovely fan - please thank your mum and give her a big hug from us X

A pair of her sheep will be on their way to Australia tomorrow - fabulous!!!

Last lot at 12!

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 08-Dec-13 11:34:57

Purplefrog - love the bunting!!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 17-Dec-13 14:01:57

We are absolutely DELIGHTED to be able to announce the final sum made by our Christmas Craft Sale for the amazing folk at Winston's Wish. Delighted and somewhat blown away by the amount too!

<drum roll>

We made.... £1349.14! Woooooooohoooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!! - we can't say it enough! To the crafters, donors of resources and those folk who bought, what a marvellous team effort. Thank you! <sniff>

So the maths has been done, and we would like to announce that we will be doing the free draw for the Woolly Hug (made by our Pidj) at 6pm tonight!!

Thank you!!


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KnottyLocks Tue 17-Dec-13 16:45:22

<faints again>

Still can't quite believe it...

Tis AMAZING, innit? fgrin

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 17-Dec-13 19:55:21

<swigs gin to help with the shock>

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 18-Dec-13 18:07:51

Yaaayyyyyyyyyy - Lovely MOS came out of the hat, well not her personally, her NAME and she won the draw for the Woolly Hug fgrin And it is on the way - huzzah!

thanks

We are absolutely DELIGHTED to let everyone know, that with a couple of last minute donations (huge thanks for those) we were able to send £1400 from our craft sale to Winston's Wish this afternoon. There is a copy of our receipt on our FB and Twitter and if anyone would like to see - we can email it (please email us on admin@woollyhugs.com)

Heartfelt and HUGE thanks to everyone for taking part and for making our Woolly Hugs' Event such a great success. X


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