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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 ... Read review

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Custom My Little Ponies- a unique collectable Review with images

Advantages Will show you how to create your own unique collectable/gift

Disadvantages Not the hobby for everyone, takes time and concentration

"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 inevetably sell their ponies on. It is becoming ever more widespread and there are even special conventions for the customisers and their creations. "why would ..." Read review
13.03.2007

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

I've become a bit of a wool bore - I am a reborn knitter Review with images

Advantageskeeps your hands busy, and you make beautiful original objects

Disadvantagescosts of buying needles and wool can be a lot at first, but once you have them they are yours

"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 knitting as no-one seems to any more. How right. I had not thought about it till that day, but it is a bit of a rarity particularly amongst people aged 35 and ..." Read review
27.10.2012

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I Pull Limbs Off Babies! Review with images

AdvantagesGood fun, rewarding, nice people

DisadvantagesHard 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 art of taking a vinyl doll and adding to it to make it as realistic as possible. The finished product should look and feel like a real baby. I was extremely ..." Read review
27.08.2004

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Poetic Justice. Review with images

AdvantagesA great vehicle for your poetic talents.

DisadvantagesIt 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 starts to say this is the wrong category I ask you to read on and judge for yourself, as it will take some explaining to why I chose this topic. My niece ..." Read review
14.11.2004

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A Kick In The Crochet

AdvantagesRelaxing, making things, being girlie.

DisadvantagesI'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 those lotions and potions that are required in taking it off again. It is all true - there is good reason to doubt my girlie credentials, believe me. I have ..." Read review
25.04.2004

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