Thursday, 4 April 2013

Having a little think!

I am having plenty of thinking time whilst we are away and I am still pondering on the little set for charity. Now, I tend to get a bit carried away on projects. Making a singleton of something never seems to happen. Anyone who follows life here at Chalky's knows about the little owls, piles of hedgehogs,the mound of bibs and other multiples of ideas.

Lily at Gingham and daisies was so kind commenting on my last post about the Princess and the Pea set.She told me that Ikea make a little bed and it is just what I need. But, I want to make these sets for Charity and the bed is £14 and then I want to buy a nice doll for it. I am wondering if the set will actually mmuch needed cash or just end up costing me so much I would be better making a donation. However that is not as special as making lovely Dolls sets.
So, I am going to carry on thinking and hope that once we have got our garage sorted which is still full after our extreme building project a year ago the "Sporty One " will come to the rescue and manage to make a bed for a lot less.We shall see!Whilst I am thinking I am doing some simple hooking. Good old Granny squares for a very good cause. Syrian refugees. You Can read all about it here. http://love-in-the-language-of-yarn.blogspot.fr/
As always hooking for charity actually stops me worrying about anything. All will become clear in the fullness of time.

23 comments:

  1. I love your wee hedgehogs, so so cute. Looking forward to seeing what you decide about the princess (one of my favourite stories) :) xx

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  2. Hi There, I loooooove the cute little hedgehogs!!!!!!!!!!!How do you make them?? Want to share????!!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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    1. Of course I will share but I can not take the credit
      They are great and here is the pattern
      http://www.barddance.org/knittering/blueshedgehogpattern.htm

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  3. Cute owls! Love the hedgehogs, too. I was thinking that maybe popsicle craft sticks might work for the beds, if they're long enough. They even come in colours, so you could co-ordinate with the blankets. I don't suppose they'd be as sturdy as the Ikea ones, but here's hoping DH can come to the rescue.
    I always find any kind of handwork settles my mind, but doing so for charity makes me feel good, too.

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    1. Thanks Suz your tatting and sewing also looks really soothing. I have never tried tatting but yours is beautiful. Hope all well with the family xx

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  4. Those hedgehogs are adorable! My daughter would love them. She likes hedgehogs but says the name like "head-chops" which we find funny. My husband built her a doll cradle for Christmas this past year, different from what you want, but he actually used pieces from our old crib, since we don't need it anymore.

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    1. That sounds lovely . What a lovely reminder. Head-chops is so cute. Our daughter used to call woodlice wood slicers !
      The pattern for the hedgehogs is here

      http://www.barddance.org/knittering/blueshedgehogpattern.htm

      Kindest regards linda

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  5. Hi hunny, could you not make a carrycot out of quilted fabric? It would be much simpler and cheaper. I had a look on fleabay for you and there are a few dolls beds on there but you would have to look when you get home. I could make you a carrycot if you like. xxx

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  6. Ginny .. What a kind thought. As you say I will have a good look at the babies when I get home and your idea of a carry cot is brilliant. I would willingly send you some fabric to see if we could get a " prototype " project going between us. I would love that.
    Thank you for such kindness
    Love Linda

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  7. What a wonderful wise quote. Everything will be all right in the end. What a wise woman you are to keep you goals in focus and keep on keeping on. That is what I do when sitting down to crochet. Blessings dear blogger sista
    QMM

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  8. I found this with some adorable bed plans for doll beds and thought of you

    http://ana-white.com/2010/11/doll-farmhouse-bed

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    1. That s so kind. I love that little bed

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  9. I seem to remember making carrycots years ago so will have a go this week as I have some sewing to do. Anyway will let you know how I get on. You can let me have some measurements when you get home. Its no trouble helping good friends. xx Give William a hug from Aunty Ginny.

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    1. What a lovely idea. Thank you so much. I have left a message on your blog xxx

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  10. I need to get to work o making some grannies for charity since Jordan is just around the corner from me and we have many Syrian friends affected by the war. The 18 year old brother of one of our Syrian teachers at school was killed trying to cross the border.

    One thing I have done over and over and over again is your little gift bag pattern -- I've embellished it with any number of things depending on the purpose for the giving. :)

    Wishing you a wonderful day. Tammy

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    1. Well that has made my day. I amso glad such a simple little pattern has been utilised so much. Xxx

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  11. Hi Linda - I had no idea the Ikea bed was so expensive - I thought you could get a proper bed in Ikea for that!! The carry cot idea sounds a great idea. Good luck. Lily. xxx

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  12. Thank you Lily. It is definitely a work in progress with so many lovely suggestions and elephant here in Blogland xx

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  13. What a lovely idea, crafting for charity. Those little hedgehogs are adorable. x

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  14. Hi Linda,

    Lovely to discover your wonderful blog and how very sweet your hedgehogs and owls are. Such a thoughtful gift for helping out a charity.

    Happy new week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  15. Got your message hunny. I am sorting out all my sewing right now and have found some fabric for a rough draft and some wadding too -its amazing what we have stashed away lol. I believe in boys having dolls and prams too if they like them. My Son had a little plastic pram which he loved to put a doll in and take round the garden. Right back to the sweatshop :)

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