The storm after the calm

Last week was the calm before the storm, and it looks like the storm has arrived – literally and figuratively, with the shops all getting full of Christmas merchandise and the weather pouring wetness down upon us. What a good time to stay indoors and do some crafty pursuits!

Let’s start with this rip-stop nylon. Different colours and sizes, but fantastic for whatever you need large pieces of nylon for.

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If you are getting into the Christmas spirit early, you might want to take a look at our baubles. Lots of designs, sizes and colours. You’ll find everything you need to decorate your tree.

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Staying with Christmas, if you need boxes to package your gifts, we have boxes for you. These large ones with a carry handle measure 35 cm by 25.5 cm and are 36 cm high. The flat boxes come in two sizes, 34 cm by 23 cm and 4 cm deep, and 10 cm square by 2 cm deep.  Any of them would be perfect for packing presents.

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These waste bins hold 14 litres. We hope you won’t need them to catch rain coming through the roof, but you could use them for any purpose you might use a bucket for, even though they don’t have any handles. Plant pots, feeding bins for your larger dogs or horses, or store your home-grown produce in them to keep over the winter.

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If you have storage problems, try these partitioned crates. They measure 89 cm by 34 cm and are 110 cm tall. Each pigeon-hole is 20 cm square. Very useful in the garden shed, workshop, sewing room, or studio. Everybody needs a wall of pigeon-holes.

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And finally, how about some nifty surgical instruments? Different types of scissors, tweezers, clamps, in an assortment of sizes. You never know when you’ll need a clamp.

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Just a reminder that over at the Pump House, this Saturday, 16 November, is the autumn social sew-in. And don’t forget that you can still play chicken poo bingo until World Toilet Day on 19 November. Prizes to be won. £2 a guess, just drop in at the Pump House any day to have a go. And in case you have forgotten, November is World Vegan month. For more information on these events, check the website (http://pumphouse.org.uk/whats-on/).

Keep yourselves warm and dry and we’ll be back next week with some more goodies for you.

The WRE Team