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    Lol, cheers, Gary. Sadly, you'd probably hate her even more if you saw what she's really capable of! As nice as the garland is, that stuff for her is a piece of piss, and she does it for fun

    She's got a degree in textile/fashion design, so can use a loom to weave her own cloth, then dye it and make various types of clothes from the resultant fabric, shirts, jackets, trousers, skirts - you name it. She's also designed and made wedding dresses from scratch using her own patterns, and won competitions for knitwear.

    And that's not even how she earns a living.... She's a GCSE English lecturer! Oh, and she can cook 'not bad', too!

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    Yeah she's making me a nice tweed suit soon
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    Yes, she'll be on that next after the silk underskirt you commissioned

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    Pretty in pink
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol - not at all, I'd be pretty hopeless at that kind of stuff, as in putting it all together. I'm ok with some aspects of interior design, but Del's much more creative.

    Do you like the results?

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    Yes I like home made decorations especially from natural foraged material..In fact Helen and myself went to Moseley Old Hall on Saturday for a pre Christmas treat for Helens mum which included a wreath making workshop. I will post some pics up later.
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    Yes please do, as it would be interesting to see. Del's always liked making stuff, and I've always liked things (of any description) that are handmade and bespoke, rather than mass-produced - and both of us are into the whole recycled/green thing, so it's a win-win!

    I'm surprised though that you thought it was me who made the garland

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    Its not very festive is it? After all, everyone knows Christmas decorations should be cheap, tacky and, ideally, a major fire risk!

    Seriously though - beautiful. Shes a very talented lady.
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    Lol - for maximum authenticity, they've been designed to self-combust at the most inopportune moment.

    But yes, she's a fairly resourceful daftee. Did I mention she's also a whizz with computers?

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    Very nice, good work Del! Billy is making one for a school project, so went foraging on Sunday too with Mum, whilst Tamz and I recovered the decorations from the loft. Will be interesting to see how he does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    Very nice, good work Del! Billy is making one for a school project, so went foraging on Sunday too with Mum, whilst Tamz and I recovered the decorations from the loft. Will be interesting to see how he does.
    Cheers, matey. It's good fun isn't, especially for kids, and gets them out in the fresh air away from their bloody electronic screens!

    Mind you, Del's like a big kid herself lol [like me, she hasn't really grown up], and so was in her element rummaging around collecting all sorts of stuff. We're lucky to have a really lovely park/woods near us, which is well-maintained and full of beautiful plants and trees: https://www.google.com/search?q=acto...w=1309&bih=696

    ..so there's no shortage of 'raw materials' for these projects. Please do post pics of Billy's completed project, as I'd love to see the results

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