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Looking for something to do? (especially during lockdown)

Postby Gingerale » Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:03 pm

Michaels.com/peeps Contest in the US : you only have TWO days left!

You could win Grand prize of $1000 Michaels gift card or one of 5 $250 prizes.

"TUE 3/17 – MON 4/6/2020

Hop to it, crafters! Show us your most creative way to craft with PEEPS® for a chance to win a $1,000 Michaels gift card and other great prizes!

Don’t have PEEPS® on hand? Craft your own at home instead! Draw your bunnies, print out your chicks, paint your PEEPS® — get creative with how you depict these classic candies in your craft!

(And if you don't want to enter maybe it would just be something fun to do!)

They have posted what other people have submitted if you want to be inspired.
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Re: Looking for something to do? (especially during lockdown

Postby Lemon Cheesecake » Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:48 pm

Make your own face masks.

Joann's fabric store has free patterns to make your own face masks but if you are feeling really ambitious they have a Make to Give program where you can make face masks or scrubs for local medical or hospital facilities.

Face Mask Pattern

Materials:
Main Fabric (cotton), 13" x 7", prewash
Lining Fabric (cotton or flannel), 12" x 7", prewash
Bias Tape, 2" wide 6" long, prewash (Optional, as nose wire sleeve)
Nose wire, 6" (Optional)
Elastic cord for ear loops 16", or, shoelace/ribbon/cord with at least 44" length for the head tie
Face Mask Sewing Patterns; Choose your option to download and print separately

Here's one for making a mask with non-woven polypropylene
*Do not use NWPP that is waterproof or insulated.
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Re: Looking for something to do? (especially during lockdown

Postby Lemon Cheesecake » Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:30 am

adding this on which material to use...
"“Hold it up to a bright light,” said Dr. Scott Segal, chairman of anesthesiology at Wake Forest Baptist Health who recently studied homemade masks. “If light passes really easily through the fibers and you can almost see the fibers, it’s not a good fabric. If it’s a denser weave of thicker material and light doesn’t pass through it as much, that’s the material you want to use.”

"People who don’t sew could try a paper origami mask made out of a vacuum bag,"

Check out more info or a pattern for no sew masks at: What's the best matrial for a mask
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Re: Looking for something to do? (especially during lockdown

Postby MissAutumn » Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:02 am

Fancy a trip to the theatre? Well, you can still do that from the comfort of your own home. Every Thursday a group of actors from across the world perform a Shakespeare play live on YouTube!

Since the actors are all confined to their own homes some of their props are creative. It's been some of the funniest performances I've ever seen.

All previous productions are available to watch so you don't have to worry about missing a show.

The Show Must Go Online
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Re: Looking for something to do? (especially during lockdown

Postby Gingerale » Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:22 am

Excellent idea's! I'll check them out. :cheer:
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Re: Looking for something to do? (especially during lockdown

Postby Lemon Cheesecake » Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:21 pm

Has anyone tried making face masks?
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Re: Looking for something to do? (especially during lockdown

Postby MissAutumn » Fri May 08, 2020 11:43 pm

A colleague of mine has been making them and has been giving them away for free. She has so many lovely patterns.

What to learn a new skill? You can for free with FutureLearn. FutureLearn has lots of different courses to offer from universities and experts from across the world.

I'm currently learning about basic web development. I've upgraded to a paid one so I can get a certificate at the end of the course - it will be handy for university applications. On Monday, I'll be starting a Tudor history course. I'm excited because one of the educators is Dr Suzannah Lipscomb. :cheer:

FutureLearn
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Re: Looking for something to do? (especially during lockdown

Postby Lemon Cheesecake » Fri May 08, 2020 11:45 pm

What a great idea...and I love that you are learning a new skill!
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