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by Cumulus
January 24th, 2021, 8:50 am
Forum: Leather & Woodworking
Topic: Outdoor decorations out of wood.
Replies: 7
Views: 3955

Re: Outdoor decorations out of wood.

I would love to see a picture of this Dotgician; It sounds awesome!

I purchased a few wooden pieces this year for my front lawn, but would love to possibly make my own next festive season.
by Cumulus
January 24th, 2021, 8:48 am
Forum: Showcase Your Work
Topic: Hot Cocoa Bear
Replies: 5
Views: 3343

Re: Hot Cocoa Bear

I love the final product Alf! I would certainly buy if this was purchasable via an online store: Love the traditional touch on the card :)
by Cumulus
January 24th, 2021, 8:47 am
Forum: Business Chat
Topic: Trading as a Business
Replies: 2
Views: 1836

Re: Trading as a Business

I've always preferred a Ltd company - I find the tax rates lower (19% in the UK) and helps separate personal liability and finances. Trading as a sole-trader can make tax matters quite complicated and that legal protection as a seller just isn't there. My partner who sells a few crafts on eBay and E...
by Cumulus
January 24th, 2021, 8:43 am
Forum: Business Chat
Topic: Free Hosting
Replies: 9
Views: 4571

Re: Free Hosting

I'm not too fond of free web-hosting personally. Never too sure of the ulterior motives behind it being free: Is there extreme limits in a bid to upsell another plan, is my data secure, or will users get irritating ads. There's quite good paid hosting out there for a couple bucks per month, which I'...
by Cumulus
January 24th, 2021, 8:41 am
Forum: Sewing & Quilting
Topic: Repairing clothes...?
Replies: 10
Views: 4258

Re: Repairing clothes...?

I normally repair my more formal clothes like shirts and blazers and then tend to buy replacements for things like t-shirts and polo shirts. I would say I normally repair clothes maybe every few months or so. It does save money and is quite rewarding to fix something myself!
by Cumulus
January 24th, 2021, 8:40 am
Forum: Sewing & Quilting
Topic: Electric sewing machine Vs Traditional sewing machine
Replies: 3
Views: 2227

Re: Electric sewing machine Vs Traditional sewing machine

I must admit I am dreadful with traditional sewing - I can never thread the needle and then once I do, struggle with the actual process of sewing things together!

I prefer sewing machines with a middle-speed setting: I can use these fairly well
by Cumulus
January 24th, 2021, 8:38 am
Forum: Toys, Dolls, Playthings, Kids Crafts, Pets, & Teachers Gifts
Topic: Homemade vs Shop-bought Cards
Replies: 7
Views: 2799

Homemade vs Shop-bought Cards

When a festive season comes around, or you are celebrating a special occasion with a friend/relative, do you prefer to make your own cards for them, or buy them from a shop? I recently began to deviate from the normal shop-bought path, by ordering from Moonpig which does custom cards, but soon grew ...
by Cumulus
January 24th, 2021, 8:36 am
Forum: Sewing & Quilting
Topic: How did you learn to sew?
Replies: 5
Views: 3074

How did you learn to sew?

Here in the UK we have a program of 'Design Technology' which is taught in all secondary schools (13-16 year old's) and includes some domestic sciences such as Woodwork, Sewing/Textiles, Cooking and Electronics, and it offers students an opportunity to gain basic proficiency in some key skills they ...
by Cumulus
January 24th, 2021, 8:30 am
Forum: Christmas
Topic: Advent Calendar Windows?
Replies: 2
Views: 1741

Advent Calendar Windows?

This Christmas with lockdown in-force, a lot of people were at home and it was really nice to see people take some quite creative approaches to national holidays. For Christmas this year, our local neighbourhood (and a few others around us too) had an Advent Calendar hunt, where each day you had to ...