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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

GlaikitFizzog Fri 18-Oct-13 17:19:30

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

Will I include them with my next batch for posting?

GlaikitFizzog Fri 18-Oct-13 17:20:18

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

GlaikitFizzog Fri 18-Oct-13 17:24:44

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

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

Oh how lovely Woolfey!


<gets out purse>

Thank you X

Our Ravelry group is here hopefully

GlaikitFizzog Fri 18-Oct-13 17:38:34

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

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RiaOverTheRainbow Fri 18-Oct-13 18:20:48

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

fanjodisfunction Fri 18-Oct-13 18:21:21

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 ?

fanjodisfunction Fri 18-Oct-13 18:22:10

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.

BeerTricksPotter Fri 18-Oct-13 19:06:35

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TheWoollybacksWife Fri 18-Oct-13 19:10:42

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>

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