Thursday, 5 November 2009

Hi all....long time no see.

Hi everyone :)

I thought it was about time i popped my head in to say hi. Apologies to anyone who has come to the blog recently and found it inactive, i've had a break for a while due to lots going on. Much needed, and much enjoyed.
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Plus i have no craft room at the moment!!! Shock horror at the thought of it!!! Actualy it's not so bad, i've had a move around in my house, giving my girls my double bedroom and i've taken their little room. Unfortunately the double bedroom doubled as a craft room, so i have to relocate my crafty things somewhat. It gives me an excuse to get rid of a lot of craft clutter though so it's not a bad thing.
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So over the past few months i've done very little craftywise. The only thing i've made for the girls...and half their school friends it seems, is these paracord bracelets.
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Very simple to make, they are made from paracord, a cord very popular with the military for all kinds of uses. It's amazingly strong, and when knotted into bracelets like this they are a handy way of having a spare few feet of cord on you. They are used for fashion, but also more practicaly by the military and survival types for emergency cord carrying. Soldiers sometimes make them for their mates as a bit of a tradition kind of thing before going on a tour.
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Attatched to a curved plastic buckle, they are great for kids and adults alike., especially the adventures or cub scouts out there. There are tutorials online all over the place, but the best one i've come across is thie guy....Stormdrane's Blog He makes some amazing stuff from paracord, well worth a look.
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The tutorial for this bracelet is also from Stormdranes Blog, but is here on Instructables too.
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Not the most crafty thing to show, but like i said, thats all i've done craftywise for a while.

I'll get back into the blogging soon, i just wanted to pop my head in to say hello. I hope everyone is keeping well and crafting hard, and i look forward to catching up with you all soon.
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Maddy says hi and sends her love too, she is not on the internet at present and is dealing with family stuff too, so hasn't been around either. Don't worry though, we have great plans for the future and they look like they could be happening sooner than expected. :)
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Take care all,
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Calv.