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BLOG CANDY - The wonderful Wool and Gang

Hi crafters, and happy Saturday.  
As ever, here at Hochanda, Saturday is all about the giving, and we are very pleased to say this week we have FREE downloads available for you from the marvellous Wool and the Gang.  
Wool and the Gang bring us some really beautiful, and classy patterns and yarns. If you haven't managed to see any of their shows yet, then join us on the 2nd December at 1pm and 5pm.
 What could be better, when it's getting chilly outside, to snuggle up in a luxurious soft blanket
Or maybe pop on cosy hand knitted slippers to defrost your toes!
Even cuter when they are little toes :)
Now, up for grabs, by way of a free download, we have 3 patterns, 


The Christmas Jumper
The Rockin Stocking 
and Frosty the PomPom
all you need to do is click on the link:
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PATTERN
Enjoy your patterns, we would love to see your finished results :)
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Get to know our Guest Host for Creative Expressions - Julia Watts

1.We love your card creations. How did you get into card making and can you remember the very first thing you made?
It was about 12 years ago. I suddenly decided that I would like to make our Christmas Cards that year so, I went down to the local superstore. I bought some green A6 card blanks and envelopes, some toppers (all square ones), a Happy Christmas wood mounted stamp and a silver ink pad. They were very simple cards but I was totally hooked! 2.The crafting world loves your designs and techniques, where do you get all your ideas from?  That’s a hard one! I guess my ideas usually start with a stamp image, a die or a technique that I want to include on a card. Then everything else builds around that. Sometimes ideas come from other crafters – kind of a ‘that’s cool, I wonder if I could do that with this products instead’ moment.  3.When you're not crafting, what else do you like to do for fun?  I don’t have much free time but I do love to go to the cinema or just going out for …

Card GIVEAWAY - One Day Special - Dies by Sue Wilson

The wonderful John Lockwood launches beautiful dies from Sue Wilson, as the One Day Special this evening.  I managed to grab John on his way in (he didn't even manage to get in the studio) and get one of his lovely cards as our give away.  It's extra special as it's got Johns signature on it :)

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning this lovely card, then add your comment to this post.





Tune in to Hochanda every day 24/7 for lots of fun and crafty demonstrations! Watch our programmes live > Hochanda.com
You can also tune into Hochanda on Freeview channel 39, Sky channel 663 or Freesat 817.

Meet the guests.....Six Penny Memories

Welcome to Hochanda, Debbie and Kim
Hi Debbie and Kim, thank you for taking time out to answer a few questions for us. We love watching you on TV, you have such a good rapport, and obviously are passionate about teaching and passing on your skills.
1.How did you get into working on the telly?
Thanks for talking to us, we hope that our passion for sewing and fabrics comes across!    We were at the NEC at a Trade Show and were approached to take our products onto Shopping TV.  We had our first show in May 2013 and haven’t looked back since, we like to have fun and hopefully inspire others to have a go. 2.You make a brilliant team, how did you start working together to bring us Six Penny Memories?
We met many years ago at a Craft and Needlework show in Newcastle. I (Debbie) was teaching and had my patterns on one of the stands and Kim was there with her shop The Fat Quarters.At the end of the show, Kim bought the patterns for her shop and that was the start of the friendship.Kim wanted to tak…

Puccie Fashion Knits for Dogs

Breaking news - Hochanda grinds to a halt!!  The dogs are in the building.....and they are CUTE

We have Rocky, sporting a bright orange Tiger outfit. We then have Chip and Dale, one in a fabulous dress, the other pretending to be Olaf
And then, cute little Archie, who had lots of snuggles with Auntie Michelle:

He actually looks quite interested in what Michelle is working on doesn't he!







Hope you loved the show, and we would really like to see some of your pets sporting their winter wollies. 
Tune in to Hochanda every day 24/7 for lots of fun and crafty demonstrations! Watch our programmes live > Hochanda.com
You can also tune into Hochanda on Freeview channel 39, Sky channel 663 or Freesat 817. 

Phill Martin ONE DAY SPECIAL

Thank you, the lovely Phill Martin, what an incredible One Day Deal we have just had, well done everyone who managed to grab hold of the deal.



Here's just a couple of the cards from the show:






And Phill has donated a GIVEAWAY, this is the lovely card he has signed:

All you need to do is leave a comment, and one lucky person will win Phills card.
Do you enjoy crafting? Tune in to Hochanda every day 24/7 for lots of fun and crafty demonstrations! Watch our programmes live > Hochanda.com
You can also tune into Hochanda on Freeview channel 39, Sky channel 663 or Freesat 817. 

Meet the Presenter - Alex Turchyn

Coffee break quick fire questions with... Alex Turchyn How did you get introduced to crafts?My Granddad got me in to crafts and art from as soon as I could pick up a pen and brush. We would spend hours together drawing, painting and making things. What has been your highlights so far on Hochanda?Everyday is a highlight! I love meeting the guests, learning about different crafts and I particularly love it when the guests don't mind me crafting with them! What are looking forward to next with Hochanda?I'm looking forward to seeing the huge variety of hobbies, crafts and arts and especially the cross stitch shows which will be coming soon as that is one of my favourites. If there was one other craft you would like to try what would it be?Oooo that's a tricky one! I haven't yet had a go at making the tiny houses and furniture, which looks great fun and I'd love to do some glass painting. Interested in learning more? Tune in to Hochanda every day 24/7 for lots of fun and …