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Woolly Hugs Crafting for Yorkhill. Woollies, Stitching Folk and Crafters over here!

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KnottyLocks Tue 02-Oct-12 19:51:32

When we offered to make some Little Hugs for Yorkhill Hospital, we also talked to them about their Christmas Fundraiser.
As part of our support, we offered to help by making some little things that could be sold on a craft stall to help raise funds for the hospital.

So here we are, asking you if you could help in anyway.
If you could make one small thing, we would be so grateful.

We have an idea of the types of things that have been popular in the past and have a few idea of our own such as:

Little hats
Little cardis
Christmas Decorations
Little bags and purses
Christmas stockings
Knitted or crocheted softies
Cotton washcloths
Stocking fillers

Although it is a Christmas event, the goodies needn't necessarily be Christmassy.

Any other suggestions are welcomed with open arms

If you have any patterns or links that would help to inspire others we'd be grateful for those too.

We have a Last Posting date of 17th November so that we can ensure that all the goodies arrive in time for the Christmas event.

As always, thank you so much for your support.


SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 06:55:46

Those teeny Innocent Smoothie hats would look great in red with a white bobble on top to hang on a tree...

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 06:58:25

Have just seen the Hug facebook picture and the birds clearly do work as a robin grin

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 07:04:37

Yep, the robin is based on the Attic24 birdie grin

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 07:05:45

Love the idea of teeny hats as tree decs smile

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 07:09:09

Woolly Hugs Facebook page can be found here

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 07:10:14

I was envisaging doing the red chest as an integral part of the round... hmm... I have brown Stylecraft, I have red Stylecraft... I have many other stash yarns in red and brown... I can see where my afternoon is headed grin

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 07:10:37

Challenge for the day!

Simple things for beginner knitters to have a go at.

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 07:11:01

You need to find someone who's done craft fairs before to see what kind of things sell well.

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 07:14:01

I was going to try that, Soupy, then decided to try a separate circle to save time and --brain I didn't sew the wing on fully to add more interest.

I needed to keep it quick as we wanted to start this off with an idea and had to cobble something together fairly fast.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Oct-12 07:15:41

I'm going to have to go to Yorkhill for this, because I shall want to buy all these lovely things grin

<books flights>

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 07:16:19

Other gems from my Pinterest board

An owl I think would work as a robin]]

I once made felt robin bunting using an owl pattern. It looks wonderful smile I wonder if I've got any robin coloured felt left...

TheGirlOnTheLanding Wed 03-Oct-12 07:16:58

Did someone say sewn stuff ok too? Can't knit or crochet for toffee but I'm sure I could stitch some felt decorations for you.

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 07:17:54

Is there some way to organise an online craft fair...? Proceeds donated to Yorkhill...? It may be a way to have heavier items as the crafter would post individually to the buyer. Also, made-to-order to avoid excess stock.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Oct-12 07:19:20

GirlonTheLanding - yes please! Sewn stuff is lovely, thank you.

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 07:19:36

Oooh... here are two robins from my bunting.

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 07:21:06

Tiny pic but very cute crochet Santa decs!

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 07:22:06

I love the felt robins!

Look fairly straightforward too.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Oct-12 07:24:56

My children are looking at me like this hmm because I keep looking at my lappy and saying awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww grin

Love the idea of anything straightforward!

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 07:25:00

The robins were easy - I deliberately left the wings off but I think, with hindsight, a single layer of felt sticking out from each side seam would look good.

No stuffing which is a bonus grin

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 07:25:08

How to knit a simple Tree dec

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 07:25:54

Lovely Santas smile

Crocheted snowflakes look wonderful but they are a little time consuming.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Oct-12 07:28:37

Crochet Santas are so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute. Knitted tree is almost not beyond me I reckon...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww grin

hmm hmm

^DD and ^DS

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 07:29:34

Crocheted penguin would also work as a robin smile

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 07:31:27

Pengiun as a Robin =yes!

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Oct-12 07:31:40

Stop! Stop!
I can't cope with this much cuteness!


DD hmm
DS hmm

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