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SHOEBOX CRAFTING

While we are all in lock down this seemed a good idea to create a crafting page where we can put up ideas on how to make items for your shoeboxes.  Rather than re-invent the wheel we will be putting up links to videos, pages and tutorials that give you step to step guides to how to do things.  Please note that these websites are just for guidance and you can of course use any other site that you find. NB By linking to these websites we are not endorsing their views.

First up is knitting and crocheting.  In a shoebox we only need these sorts of items – hats/gloves/scarves/headband/slippers.  The only other knitted/crochet item we need is knee blankets that will go with your shoebox but not in it.  Please do not knit items of clothing such as jumpers, baby matinee jackets or anything for under three years old.  Also nothing in pastel colours please as it is just so impractical for the person that receives them.  Finally apologies to all crafting experts but these are all going to be basic instructions due to the fact that we are complete beginners and need as much help as we can get – love Lisa & Wendy

KNITTED HEADBAND 

             

BEANNIE HAT

Here is the simplest tutorial we could find and the shortest so although not perfect (and who has a machine to make pom-poms!!) otherwise its ok.  Trying to find some written patterns as well

                 

SCARF

Quite a lot of conversation at the beginning of this video but it only last just over 6 mins and is a bit more interesting than just a plain knit scarf.

 

 

SIMPLE APRON IN LESS THAN 10 MINUTES

Instructions can be found here.  Scroll down for pictorial instructions and written ones. 

 

MORE PATTERNS COMING SOON……………………………….