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Member Advice on Cross Stitching

(+) Great fun, easy to learn, rewarding (-) Can be expensive, time consuming (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

User reviews (15)

 
15 reviews

Member Advice on Researching Family History

(+) reveals the story behind your family, there's always something unusual to know (-) it's a seriously addictive hobby, requires time or money or both! (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

User reviews (10)

 
10 reviews

Clubbing in the 21st century

(+) The music, lights, company (-) High prices (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

User reviews (12)

 
12 reviews
Member Advice on Hobbies - Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving

(+) Fun for the family if you like Halloween. (-) Pointless if you don't like Halloween (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2010)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Member Advice on Hobbies - Member Advice On Becoming a Numistmatist

Member Advice On Becoming a Numistmatist

(+) Interesting (-) Other people's lack of understanding of it (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2005)

User reviews (3)

 
3 reviews

2 for the price of 1 Theatre Tickets

(+) cheaper tickets, get to see some great shows at a discounted price (-) shows can be limited, you cannot request vouchers for particular shows like Mousetrap. (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2003)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Member Advice on Hobbies - Annual THQ WWE European Superstar Challenge

Annual THQ WWE European Superstar Challenge

(+) Free, Fun, Great Opportunity To See Wrestlers Close Up (-) The Line-Up (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2005)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member Advice on Cycling

(+) good aerobic exercise that all can partake in (-) Roads are simply not made for bikes (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2002)

User reviews (10)

 
10 reviews
Member Advice on Hobbies - Collecting Postcards

Collecting Postcards

(+) Cheap hobby to start, educational, fun for all ages,easily available. (-) Can be time and space consuming! (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2006)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Member Advice on Hobbies - Ten Favourite True Crime Books

Ten Favourite True Crime Books

(+) Fascinating insights into the criminal mind (-) Some people might find the material disturbing (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2010)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Member Advice on Hobbies - Making Your Own Advent Calendar

Making Your Own Advent Calendar

(+) nobody else will have an Advent calendar like yours, choose your own chocolate (-) it's really one for crafty people, takes a bit of time and effort (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2012)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member Advice on Crossword Puzzle

(+) Keeps the old brain active, cheap entertainment (-) Can be very frustrating (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2002)

User reviews (5)

 
5 reviews

Restoring and Modernising A Vintage Bike

(+) Push-bikes - probably the last machine to still be understandable by the man in the street (-) Buying a new one could be cheaper! (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2009)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member Advice on Capoeira

(+) Fitness, flexibility, tricks for parties (-) Feel like a prat at times (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2003)

User reviews (3)

 
3 reviews

Members Advice on Hand Spinning of Wool

(+) It keeps tradition alive. (-) Costly to start. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2003)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Member Advice on Hobbies - Xyron Personal Cutting Machine

Xyron Personal Cutting Machine

(+) its quick to cut, extras available from craft stores or online, quiet machine (-) There are none (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2007)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member Advice On Free Cinema Tickets

(+) The chance to see, for free, films you might or might not ordinarily choose (-) Geographic restrictions (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2006)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Member Advice on Hobbies - Member advice on cricket

Member advice on cricket

(+) Exhaustive account of cricket. (-) Exhausting account of cricket! (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2006)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member Advice on Radio-Controlled Models

(+) Cheaper than flying/driving the real thing (-) Needs a lot of room! (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member Advice on How to Set Up a Home Theatre

(+) Brings movies to life (-) Difficult to buy, sometimes bulky (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2003)

User reviews (2)

 
2 reviews
Member Advice on Hobbies - Member Advice On Bird Watching

Member Advice On Bird Watching

(+) A calm and serene way to spend a few moments. (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2009)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member advice on being a magician

(+) It is entertaining for you and your audience (-) needs lot of practice, very addictive (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2004)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Member Advice on Hobbies - How do you read your book - magazine - cereal packet?

How do you read your book - magazine - cereal packet?

(+) You can do it in a power cut (-) You can't do it whilst driving (especially the cereal packet) (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2006)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member Advice on Tapestries

(+) Relaxing and looks good on the wall (-) Gets the lads worried (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2002)

User reviews (3)

 
3 reviews

Member Advice on Creating a Friendship Book

(+) Serving as phone and address book,getting to know each other better, FUN (-) None at all (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2005)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Translation of Songs (German - English)

(+) *lol* I hope you understand the translation. ^^ (-) If not you have to give me advices (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2006)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Member Advice on Hobbies - WWE Live events

WWE Live events

(+) Finally got to see the Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels live!!! (-) A lot of rubbish matches. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2006)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member advice on being a Quiz Show Contestant

(+) you might find it helpful (-) errr...pass! (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member Advice on Walking

(+) Good exercise. (-) Not ideal for everyone to do. (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2004)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Sea angling - Safety and awareness

(+) Relaxing and excellent for your diet (If you catch). (-) Can be dangerous (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2005)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

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Latest reviews in Member Advice on Hobbies »

An absorbing Hobby.

Advantages: Great fun, easy to learn, rewarding
Disadvantages: Can be expensive, time consuming

Cross stitch in general: Cross-stitch is my favourite hobby; I love sitting watching CSI and making pretty things. It has a reputation for being a bit old fashioned but the range of contemporary designs, fabrics and threads you can get these days in ama ...

donnabroom 09.05.2009 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of Member Advice on Cross Stitching

Have I Been Stitched Up

Advantages: makes beautiful pictures for your home, cheap sometimes, kits available, great hobby
Disadvantages: Can be expensive

INTRODUCTION I have been cross stitching on and off for years now and still to this day I enjoy it, I am glad I have taken it up as one of my hobbies but like any other hobby it can be quite expensive. I don't have a lot of time at the moment for my hob ...

AngelEyes76 05.02.2013 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Member Advice on Cross Stitching

It will make you cross eyed

Advantages: A relaxing hobby
Disadvantages: Can be expensive, your house will be full of incomplete projects

I have recently gained interest in a brand new hobby, which has even took me away from the many an hour I used to while away on here – I have taken up cross stitching. This was a spur of the moment thing. I went for a day out at Pollok Country Park in ...

helencbradshaw 20.09.2002 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Member Advice on Cross Stitching

DON'T GET CROSS - GET STITCHING

Advantages: relaxing, easy to learn, needn't be expensive
Disadvantages: It's addictive!! Some kits can be expensive

It's no good, I've got to go against my "only write in paid categories" ethos and put this here having just written it for another site I thought more people should share in it! In this case it is a hobby which has become an addiction offering me ...

blurbubble 11.10.2002 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Member Advice on Cross Stitching

All Stitched Up.

Advantages: Creative,satisfying.
Disadvantages: Possible addiction.Can be expensive.

A lot of excellent information about cross stitch and stitching magazines has been provided in Café. I’ll just offer a few more ideas on it. Cross stitch is the sort of hobby that you tend to scorn before you try it. It seems very passive, the sort of t ...

Schmutzie 11.10.2002 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Member Advice on Cross Stitching