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    Hi Everyone

    I'm new to this site but not to crafting. I think I've had the bug since my grandma taught me to knit when I was about 8 years old.

    The list to date of what I've tried include knitting (obviously!), cross stitch (have large stash of kits still waiting to be done), longstitch, jewellery making especially with beads (can't see beads without wanting to do something with them), cardmaking, latch hooking, patchwork (have a piece nearly the size of a double bed waiting to be finished off) and various one-off's that didn't quite 'hook' me. I'm getting married later this year and am making not just my dress but my four bridesmaids (simple styles with lots of beading) and all our tiaras. Also have booked a converted barn for the reception which I'm planning to decorate myself, along with making all the favours, place cards, etc. So a bit of a crafters challenge and I'm hoping to visit the various forums on here to get recommendations for good products and ideas.

    I've also recently started a little craft group here in Drighlington (about 6 miles out of Leeds) which is composed of retired ladies and we are enjoying our get-togethers and sharing our various skills over a pot of tea. If anyone is in the area and would like to come along, drop me a line - we meet every other Friday morning.

    My partner and I are also looking to organise a craft fayre later in the year. I recently moved here from Coventry where I used to have stalls at the local events selling my jewellery (as well as being a full time Events Manager) so I've plenty of experience in organising these events and if anyone would be interested in coming along, please do get in touch.

    Jane
    Jane

    If beads were still currency, I'd be a millionaire!


    http://www.wildheartcrafts.co.uk/

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    hello &
    My blog http://setters-delight.blogspot.com

    Folksy http://www.justgifts.folksy.com

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    • #3
      Hello and welcome, you sound like a true crafter-trying it all!

      Ive done the same, all the crafts there are and I organise craft fairs,

      Good luck and I hope you enjoy the forum
      Diane
      Reach for the moon-if you miss-you'll still be amongst stars




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      • #4
        Hi there and welcome.
        Baby bibs with a difference...
        We now do t-shirts up to 4 years!
        www.bibbledribble.co.uk
        http://www.folksy.com/shops/BibbleDribble

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        • #5
          Hello and welcome!!

          Helena xx

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          • #6
            Hi
            And a warm from me to.You sound a very busy lady I bet there are not enough hours in the day for you at the moment.I think so many crafters have covered the full range of crafts from knitting ,crocheting,paper crafts,jewellery making and so many more.Crafting is addictive once you start you very rarely stop.
            Hope you enjoy your stay here .
            Take care
            Jacki
            ***I can't promise you the MOON, but I can promise SPARKLE.***

            http://wiganscraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/

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            • #7
              Hello and
              MISI - http://www.misi.me.uk/store_info.php?user_id=741

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              • #8
                Jane
                What a wealth of experience you can bring to the forum. I look forward to talking to you. I mostly craft with fabrics but I go in cycles - its knitting and crochet at the moment but when the weather gets a bit warmer it will change.
                Carol
                God helps them that help themselves.

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                • #9
                  Hello Jane and to the forum

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                  • #10
                    Welcome to the forum ...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Wildheart View Post
                      Hi Everyone

                      I'm new to this site but not to crafting. I think I've had the bug since my grandma taught me to knit when I was about 8 years old.

                      The list to date of what I've tried include knitting (obviously!), cross stitch (have large stash of kits still waiting to be done), longstitch, jewellery making especially with beads (can't see beads without wanting to do something with them), cardmaking, latch hooking, patchwork (have a piece nearly the size of a double bed waiting to be finished off) and various one-off's that didn't quite 'hook' me. I'm getting married later this year and am making not just my dress but my four bridesmaids (simple styles with lots of beading) and all our tiaras. Also have booked a converted barn for the reception which I'm planning to decorate myself, along with making all the favours, place cards, etc. So a bit of a crafters challenge and I'm hoping to visit the various forums on here to get recommendations for good products and ideas.

                      I've also recently started a little craft group here in Drighlington (about 6 miles out of Leeds) which is composed of retired ladies and we are enjoying our get-togethers and sharing our various skills over a pot of tea. If anyone is in the area and would like to come along, drop me a line - we meet every other Friday morning.

                      My partner and I are also looking to organise a craft fayre later in the year. I recently moved here from Coventry where I used to have stalls at the local events selling my jewellery (as well as being a full time Events Manager) so I've plenty of experience in organising these events and if anyone would be interested in coming along, please do get in touch.

                      Jane
                      Hi Jane.I like your introduction.So captivating!Congratulations with weeding and good luck with all your plans.You have a lot to do so you'll need some luck and good advices.I got engaged in September and we plan to celebrate weeding next autumn, so, i think I'll contact you soon
                      Welcome here and nice to meet you!
                      My site

                      my flickr.com/photos


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                      • #12
                        welcome i feel inadquate now

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                        • #13
                          Welcome to the forum!!!
                          View my flickr

                          'I am sure it must hurt your eyes to work filigree by candlelight.' - Jane Austen

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                          • #14
                            to the forum. You seem like a dedicated crafter
                            Janice
                            Phoenixjewellery
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                            http://www.phoenixfabrics.co.uk
                            http://phoenixjewellery.blogspot.com/
                            http://phoenixbridal.blogspot.com/
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                            • #15
                              Hi there Jane, to the forum
                              "Human beings, who are almost remarkable in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so" - Douglas Adams


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