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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by redroses2106, Nov 20, 2013.


  1. PawsOnMe

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    My mum and I have spent the morning painting stones for the front garden to mix in with the other pebbles.
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    I really like these. My favourite is the one on the far right top row, little animal in the raincoat, but they are all lovely.
    Do you have to do anything special or do you just use ordinary paint etc? Do you need to put a protective 'cover' over the top like varnish for example?
     
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    Thank you, we used acrylic paints and we're going to seal them with an outdoor varnish. :)
     
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    Thank you. I'm thinking I might give this a go, sounds like a fun idea.
     
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  5. Risas

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    I've done embroidered cards - the angle and hedgehog - I actually made the pattern for the hedgehog to. I do others just dont have them on my phone.
    And small crocheted hats (modeled by my african pygmy hedgehog-APH) they work on a lot of small pets hamsters mice, even bearded dragons so I was told by someone I sold one to.

    BEFORE ANY COMMENTS ARE MADE!
    African pygmy hedgehogs are the only hedgehog you can have as a pet, they will die if in the wild as they can't hibernate. It is not cruel to keep them. And she has the best possible care anyone can give a pet! Not interested in anyone trying to 5ell me otherwise.
     

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  6. George Duke-Cohan

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    They are amazing. I love the bee one and the desert... wow
     
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  7. George Duke-Cohan

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    O M G the hedgehog is so cute... I love the elf hat. Goodness me what is it like taking care of one? Are they easy or hard. I have seen them on BBC spring watch and other programs. What do they do all day? O and is it true that they like little tummy tubs.
     
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    I love your stones ! I've just done one to put in Tango's rose pot , it has her name +, years of birth and death on it.
    Will post a photo tomorrow, bit dark now .
     
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    Thank you :)
    Thank you, I'm looking forward to seeing the photo, sounds a lovely way to remember her with the rose pot.
     
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    She is, her name is Holly.
    They are pretty easy in some things and they are wonderful, mine loves cuddles but some just wanna run all over you and a nightmare in others! They have wheels to ensure they get the exercise - as they run they poo! That is a nightmare to clean (although Holly is pretty clean compared to others) And cutting their nails is a huge fight, you cant just take them to a vet or groomer like a dog or cat you have to do it yourself! Loads put up a fight about it because they hate!! And boys have "boy time" (pleasing themself) they make a right mess (I wont own a boy becaise cleaning thay up daily, I just dont want to do that) They sleep all day but they are super active at night but they dont really make much noise (not that I found anyway) some come out to snack in the day but only a short fee seconds.
    Holly isnt that keen on belly rubs but likes her face stroked, some love their belly rubs! They are all different. Some dont like either belly rubs or face strokes but love a nice back massage.

    Though looking after a injured wild hog and an african pygmy hedgehog is totally different (so a lot say) their care and needs are totally different.
     
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    That is so sweet. Welcome for looking after the injured ones, we need more people to do this because the hog population is in decline and let's be real, they are cute and they are so vital for our ecosystem. Keep it up and post more pics of your adorable friends.

    Can't wait for your next batch of cuteness. Give Holly a face rub from me and tell her she is cute and also has a new found love for pygmy hedgehog.
     
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    This is a stone I painted to put with Tango's rose ( tottering-by-gently)

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    That's stunning, I love it!

    What a lovely idea :)

    I've been so crazily busy lately that I'm really missing quilting. I started a scrap quilt at the start of the year for my spare bed, using only fabric that I already had, but progress has stalled. I've also got a couple of others in the planning stages but just need the time to actually make them!
     
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    My first Coronavirus quilt. It's not my usual style but I can't get deliveries since we're in state of emergency so I have to make do with what I've got. I've had this fabric for ages but never had enough of it for a proper sized quilt, so just made a little throw for the sofa. I have another scrap quilt in the works too!

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    @McKenzie , that is really pretty. Love it.
     
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    And this is Coronavirus Quilt #2. Made completely from scraps. I didn't love making this one, and I don't particularly love the finished product, but it does brighten up my spare bedroom.

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    Since I have plenty of time on my hands I've finally gotten around to painting and doing up this vintage sewing box. It was a gift from an elderly lady a few years ago, she used to enjoy seeing my crafts- since she was a very crafty lady herself- and wanted to see it done up but sadly died soon after giving it to me.

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    Now just got to fill it up with all my sewing things :)
     
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    I've used my isolation boredom to knit Whisp a house collar
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    After having had a gentle kick up the bum by @lullabydream , I buckled down and managed to make something on Good Friday. Haven't quite managed to get back to polymer clay yet, but sat in the garden and made a bracelet. The cat charm was from @Ceiling Kitty in her Secret Santa the year before last.

    Hope you like.

    [​IMG]Labradorite Bracelet by Claire , on Flickr
     
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    Gorgeous!
     
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