Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Free Puppet Patterns

By far the most viewed post on my blog is that for the Free Puppet Knitting Pattern links.  The main purpose for my making of little hand puppets is for the OCC Christmas Shoebox appeal but they were very popular at our recent charity event too.  Here are a few more links to free patterns for puppets to knit, sew or crochet that I've bookmarked:

 Piglet Puppet Knitting Pattern



 Sheep Puppets to Knit and Crochet.  Click here and search for "puppet" in the free patterns


 Cat and Bear Crochet Puppet or Mittens (pdf)


I hope you enjoy these free pattern links as much as I have but do remember that puppets for shoeboxes sent from the UK should not contain any stuffing due to customs regulations.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Novelty Doorstops!!!

A comprehensive list of what was likely to sell at our Macmillan Coffee Morning would have been helpful as I was relatively in the dark with this type of event.  The morning has been and gone and I can report that the Novelty Doorstops very quickly sold out!!

Cupcake Doorstop

Owl Doorstop

I used/adapted this tutorial for the owl and it worked really well.  Several people were disappointed to miss out so they paid and I have to make those.  The knitted hand puppets also sold out and the spectacle cases (some being purchased as phone cases) were popular too.  We didn't sell any of the sets of 4 quilted coasters though.

Best of all, today we have banked £904.93 which far exceeded our expectations.  Lots of hard work by a few people but totally worthwhile and it couldn't have been done without the donations, cake contributions and people who came to spend some money!!!!!

Sorry that I still have trouble commenting on blogs.  I have no idea what's causing it or what to do about it????