He is so cute!
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And poor you, being in the middle of it all.
I don't really have experience working with youths as our children are aged 4 to 11 but we have a mix of boys and girls. We do lots of crafts but there are also the wii, tv for dvds, board games, and sports games too (we are only in a hall with no outside space but half the hall is given to sports be it football or skipping etc.)
Some boys love crafts and I have a few who love sewing with me but not silk. I use mostly felt as it is easy to sew and we only hand sew.
We do other crafts too and try to have a theme going on. This week we were making pretend aquariums out of cardboard boxes. We are very lucky as we have one male member of staff who is very popular. We work on a rotation system so that one week a member of staff will be on crafts, then the next week sports, then the next week the board games table (and mat on the floor for lego etc). So the male staff member will be on the craft table lots and sometimes this draws in the sport loving boys.
anyway none of this is much use for you but I thought I would tell you anyway.
Cardmaking, Scrapbooking and Paper Crafts Forum / Re: Paper crafters and cardmakers...where are you?« on: 11 Apr 2013 08:43 »
I don't really do paper craft, but I am always up for a challenge.
« on: 8 Apr 2013 09:02 »
It sounds like a good venture.
I do not sell huge amounts and have never been to a trade fair so I will leave it to someone else to advise you there.
But I can point you in the right direction for tax etc advice for small businesses.
This lady http://loisdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ is very knowledgeable and she has lots of advice n h er blog (see the tax tab) as well as being a tax professional.
Fabric Crafting, Sewing & Needlework Forum / Re: Colors and Eco-Friendly Dyes for Cotton Rope Handles?« on: 6 Apr 2013 21:35 »
There are lots of natural dyes you can use. The best thing is to google it.
Id id and find a lots of sites including these http://www.wildcolours.co.uk/ and http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/clothing/404783/how_to_dye_clothes_using_natural_methods.html
I have never done it myself but it is something I would like to try some time.
I was lucky enough to go and see some of the costumes from Les Miserables so have blogged about it here