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Excellent

Will show you how to create your own unique coll...

Not the hobby for everyone, takes time and conce...

I can see the raised eyebrows, puzzled eyes and looks of complete disbelief as you read that title "Custom my little ponies" you exclaim, yes custom my little ponies. Believe it or not it is an increasingly popular hobby, from amatuers who simply want an interesting hobby to professionals who...

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Excellent

keeps your hands busy, and you make beautiful orig...

costs of buying needles and wool can be a lot at f...

I was sat in a Wacky warehouse with my husband last year, knitting away while the 2 boys were running round playing on a wet bank holiday. 2 women at a nearby table were staring at me. Eventually they started a conversation about what I was doing, and were saying how nice it is to see someone...

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Excellent

“I Pull Limbs Off Babies!”

published 27/08/2004

Good fun, rewarding, nice people

Hard work, little financial gain, expensive hobby

As a child, I enjoyed playing with dolls, especially Sindys. I wasn’t so keen on baby dolls though. Anyway, for some reason, I was browsing the ‘Dolls and Bears’ section of Ebay earlier this year, when I discovered something interesting – a phenomenon called ‘reborn dolls’. Basically, it’s the...

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Super

“Poetic Justice.”

published 14/11/2004

A great vehicle for your poetic talents.

It needs a lot of practise.

It’s so nice to back on Ciao and writing again after what seems an age to me. My friends will know that my niece from Plymouth has been staying with me for a week’s visit but must have wondered why I couldn’t get online just to read a few reviews and say “hello” to all my friends. Before anyone...

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Excellent

“A Kick In The Crochet”

published 25/04/2004

Relaxing, making things, being girlie.

I'm telling you lot!

I sometimes wonder what happened to me. I am such a failed girlie; I cannot sew, my house is a mess and I don't care, I don't mind when my children play football indoors. Neither do I like shopping, even for clothes, nor do I wear make-up often because I know I will never be bothered to use all...

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Excellent

“I'm off the hook...”

published 26/01/2006

Fun, can make your own items, fairly inexpensive, ...

Can be expensive depending on your pattern, is eas...

Just for the record… I can't knit. Forget knit one, pearl one. Try knit one, drop 3, pick up 6.5 and a knot. It has got to the point where my Grandmother literally freaks out if I even contemplate picking up a pair of knitting needles. I often find myself making a beeline to her current project...

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Excellent

no longer will your old candle wax be wasted

none

One of my hobbies is making candles. I have taught 12 year olds how to make candles at a local school. The kids had started their own business so any ideas that I showed them had to be easy to do and cheep so a profit could be made. Any money they raised was going to a charity of their choice. If...

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Excellent

Creative, relieves stress, cheap, for anyone!

Could be addictive....!

It’s official – knitting is now the cool thing to be doing, and as an experienced and enthusiastic hand knitter, I am chuffed to bits to see the resurgence of interest in this traditional craft. There have been several news reports in recent months highlighting the growing cult...

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Excellent

“punched can candle holders”

published 03/12/2002

Free materials

hurts if you miss the nail

I just read Mrs Canada's latest opinion and decided to share one of my crafting hobbies with you. I love arts and crafts but have found that it can get expensive buying materials. This idea is virtualy free, all it takes is your time, effort and imagination. Next time you empty out a can of baked...

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Excellent

These things will look new again.

It's a bit messy.

My hobby is painting. I took an acrylic painting class at the University of Alberta. After the 4th class our homework was to sketch a table. I brought my sketch to class and my Professor got very angry at me! //

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Super

“DRAUGHT EXCLUDER”

published 04/03/2003

Keeps you nice and cosy

Takes a long time to stuff

If you have never sewn before but want to try something really simple then this draught excluder is an ideal starter. You will not need much material and you will end up with a practical accessory to make your home cosy and keep draughts at bay in a colourful way by making a draught excluder. If...

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Excellent

“Are You Potty ?”

published 27/05/2004

Great fun, could make some money!

Go home looking like a navvy

It’s been a while since I wrote on Ciao but when I tell you what I’ve been up to you will see why. I have put this review under the hobbies section, because I am looking at Pottery or “Ceramics” as a hobby even though it is partially to do with gaining part time qualifications. I have been taking...

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Excellent

“Make jewellery to make money”

published 16/09/2007

Great fun and self satisfying

Time consuming

For the past 18 years i have been making jewellery. I started with a tuperware box of beads and some jewellery supplies and fiddled about until i eventually made some earrings. Im not artistic in any way and had no training and now have a full time business making decent money out of it. Its a...

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Excellent

Raising money for good causes, having fun

Can take up a lot of your time!

Having just seen the other articles about handmade crafts, I thought I'd jot down some experiences I've had trying to make crafts for charity stalls I run occasionally. For these stalls we get a lot of unwanted bric-a-brac kindly donated but some handmade crafts help improve the look (and our...

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Super

“PAINTING ON GLASS”

published 19/09/2002

LOOKS GREAT

DON'T NEED TO BE ANY GOOD

How to paint on glass ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How do you paint on glass?. first you will need paint brushes, spirits, cloth, glass. I use clear glass light bulbs and mirrors, basically you can use any thing that is glass. What paint to use: konturen-paste made by marabu.This is a out-liner just like...

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