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Thread: Other Crafting hobbies??

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    Senior Member blzzrdqueen's Avatar
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    I have several other crafting hobbies that I love. Right this very second I am crocheting an afghan. I also like to cross stitch and scrapbook and I'd like to try decoupage.

    What are your other crafting hobbies, besides quilting?

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    macrame, mostly fancy schmancy plant hangers. haven't had much time for it the last couple years, it must be a dying art as supplies and patterns are hard to find.

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    I love to embroder, (SP?), make cards and I love making soap with the melt and pour stuff. I can knit and crochet, but not great, just basics, love it though!

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    I love to crochet, paint, sculp, cook, travel and read....but somehow I always seem to connect it to quilting.

    Long time ago I was a professional ceramicist...and I still miss playing in the mud!

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    I've done a lot of different hobbies over the year and spent lots of money too. Card making, beading,cross stitch,rug hooking... Once I quilted I just knew I was going to do it forever. I got rid of all of my other craft supplies and now I just buy fabric etc. I still knit a bit but that is it.

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    Macreme(sp?) is enjoying a surge in popularity around here; as are all crafts. I live in the middle of PA Dutch land so, everywhere u look there is someone teaching the old crafts and making them new again! I enjoy knitting, crocheting, spinning(spindle and wheel), schrenschnnette(GermanPaperCuttings), Painting, Stenciling, Stain Glass, Cross-Stitch, Embroidery(Ribbon & Thread), Woodworking, Making Baskets, photography, Jewelry Making, herb & dye gardening(does that count)for dyeing fabrics and wools, Rug hooking, Needlepunching, Needle felting & wet felting, woodburning, etc...; I'm a jack of all trades and a master of not many :roll: If u put something in front of me and give me good instructions, I'lll probably be able to do it. I don't like reading instructions. I know this seems like a lot, but since 1992, I've only been able to mostly use my hands and brain!
    Prior to 1992, I was a runner, like my Dad, who ran the Long Beach Marathon (I believe it was in 1990?);and, I was in every aerobic class I could find. I was in very good shape. So, now that I can't do that anymore, I have this energy that can't seem to rest. Then I met u guys. I have found a home, at least for now, and for a while.
    Boy, don't know where that came from - those darn meds!!

    I'm gonna post a pic of my dad on the pic site when I get time, it's really cool! He was 55 yr old.

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    I knit, crochet, mosaic,bead. I would love to learn how to weave but can't find a local class. I just love all the old world crafts.

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    I embroder and am making a Hexie quilt and read. The only "knitting" I do is dish cloths which all my family loves. I also love going to thrift stores. I have 4 grands to look for. Recently, I'd more of a life style change is "de-cluttering" all my stuff.

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    Over the years I've probably tried everything that came along. I still do some crocheting and art work but mostly things that are fabric related these days!

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    I'm like Ditter. I've tried most everything over the years. I still do a little cross stitch and knit dishcloths ( better than yelling at DH for the way he drives!). Used to knit sweaters, sew most of our clothes, crochet afgans, decoupage, tole paint, textile paint, needlepoint and macrame... not all at one time!

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    Knitting, tried crochet but didn't get on with it. I make all my own skincare range with herbs and so on. Rug making and I would like to relearn to macrame.

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    My favorite is machine embroidery; but I knit and crochet. Used to decoupage years ago. I knit while watching TV; am currently knitting a baby blanket for my DGD to give as a gift for a charity through her bank. I am also crocheting potholders to give for little Christmas gifts.

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    Crochet, jewelry making, cooking, RV travel, gardening and reading. I'd like to learn to knit too. Just as soon as my house if full of quilts LOL

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    I do silk ribbon embroidery and regular embroidery as well.

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    Besides quilting I also crochet, rug hook and cross stitch!! :wink:

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    Omg....I love to do anything that's hand on. I sew, quilt, scrapbook, make all my own cards, jewelry, crochet, I used to make all the kids' doll clothes, I made some dresses for the girls when they were little(bit I don't care to much for making clothes), but anyways, making magnets, decoupage, wood working( love to use the scroll saw).
    I can't just do one hobby. I switch them all up so I can do some of everything. I make scrapbooks for my kids every year. This year they want to make them by themselves so I'll just get them each a kit so it's easy for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    macrame, mostly fancy schmancy plant hangers. haven't had much time for it the last couple years, it must be a dying art as supplies and patterns are hard to find.
    OMGoodness!! I used to make those!! It's been so long that I've forgotten how to make them! :? Sure wish I could remember!

    From time-to-time my other crafts include crocheting afghans, hand embroidery, cross-stitch, garment sewing and photography. Most of my time, however, is spent making quilts. Over the years I have made baskets, too. I really enjoyed that, but when I got divorced and moved into an apartment I just couldn't take everything with me so I got rid of my basketmaking supplies. :cry: I kept all of my fabric and sewing supplies!!! :thumbup: There was NO WAY I was ditching those!!! He might have kept the big house and nearly everything in it, but I kept my special things. 8-)

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    I used to love to do cross stitching. My hands just won't let me anymore thanks to carpel tunnel. I do love decoupage, sewing home dec things, and just making things with DGD. Can't wait til DGS gets old enough to understand how to to things.

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    I do machine embroidery and make labels for the quilts on this forum.
    Card making. This year I am going to machine embroider my cards.
    Better get started with this!

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    I used to cross stitch but can't see well enough now. I had a ceramic business for many years but that is a dying craft - at least around here - and I had to give it up because I was no longer able to lift the molds. I have always sewn though and kept coming back to it, mostly clothes, until a few years ago when a friend talked me into quilting! Now that is a true friend who helps find you a new addiction!

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    I garden and read, mostly mysteries and science fiction. I used to bake a lot, but unfortunately I was too good and ate it all... At one time I crocheted some, used to sew most of my clothes and some for other people. I bought a book about making cement garden containers, and I hope to try that out soon.

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    I have enjoyed these over the years, in fact fell in love with each one in turn: knitting, crochet, needle point, counted cross stitch and now quilting. As well as working on a small quilt that I need to rest from periodically to protect my neck I am knitting socks and a sock yarn blanket with left over balls of what I consider treasured machine washable wool yarn too good to waste! Oh, I also jumped into knitting a small colorful cotton rug for my bathroom when I could not find the right color in the stores. This is not the right color!...but it does incorporate some of the right ones, and the colors remind me of my time in Santa FE, NM. It does cheer me to work with color in so many ways. just can't leave it alone.When I can tear myself way I read mysteries set in Italy, and get my exercise when I walk the streets and hop on the vapparreto in Venice with the characters.

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    I like to crochet also because it can go with me and does not take much thought.

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    I have tried almost all crafts, and master of none,the closes I came to mastering was porcelain dolls but you can only have room for so many and right now they are crouding my sewing room, I loved to make their clothes and bodies(still have my klin in the garage) when the gk were young I made all of their clothes even the girls panties (they loved them better than bought ones)made DH shirts he would go with me to the fabric store and find a material he liked and get the buttons too the kids teased him about his purole valcaon shirt.

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    I love to make crafts (sew) and sort of collect old Simplicity and McCalls patterns of stuffed animals and home decor - even old aprons so if anyone has old patterns of this nature, and would want to get rid of them, let me know. This is just sort of a hobby and not a business.
    Dodee

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