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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.


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

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

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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

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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

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

No Anteaters...?

ThePigOfHappiness Fri 18-Oct-13 16:55:48

I am here, signing up smile

TheWoollybacksWife Fri 18-Oct-13 16:57:09

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 .............!

RiaOverTheRainbow Fri 18-Oct-13 17:01:33

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.........

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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>

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

And I am here!

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

Tis like magic <beams>

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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?

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


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

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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.

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