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Thread: What other crafts do you make besides quilting?

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    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
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    Hi,

    I thought this would be fun to find out what other crafts we make. Please introduce yourself and tell us what crafts you enjoy.

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    Hi,

    I am Karen "Craftybear" and I live in Indiana, USA. I am 53 years old and loves to make all types of crafts.
    crochet, some knitting, painting (oils, acrylics, pen and ink, watercolor), sewing, spinning yarn on spinning wheel and drop spindles, weaving and learning my embroidery machine and oh yes Quilting!

    Ok, who is next?

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    I'm Robin from Va Beach. I used to cross stitch years ago. I also crochet but haven't in a while...probably a year or so. I don't know if cooking is considered (sp?) a craft or not but I love to cook.

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    I'm Sherri from Mo I do beadwork,jewelry as well as clothing, crochet. cross stitch. needlepunch.scrapbooking and work with clay.

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    Well, I think pretty much everyone knows me...hehe.
    I used to do alot of knitting, nothing fancy, mainly afghans, but since quilting has taken over my life, that's pretty much all I do.
    Every once in a while I do get some cross stitching done.
    Once we get back to the states, I will be able to get back into gardening. I love flowers and pretty much harvesting all veggies, but haven't been able to do that lately since I've been living on a rock and now a pebble.

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    I crochet mostly doilies and do stitchery.

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    I make dried flower/herb/oil filled drawer sachets.

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    I use to cross stitch and I crochet.

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    Aside from the above (except knitting I am HORRIBLE at knitting and its not considered a craft when I do it).. I can fruit. Jam, jellies, pie fillings..

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    ok water color, painting, coating almost anything in glitter, card making, fabric basket making.. um.. what have they not invented you can make yet? I havent done that.

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    Hi, I like to crochet (haven't done that in years, just picked it back up this winter. I make dollies,baby stuff,
    rugs, etc. I like to sew different crafts, gardening, canning all those veggie. Working with my flowers in summer.

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    Since I've been quilting (Since Aug '09) I've not done much of my other craft/hobby work. But... I crochet (Granny Square afghans), scrapbook, photography, glass etching (without chemicals, I use a dremil tool), wood burn, paper burn (same technique as wood burn, but on watercolor paper). I used to cross stitch.
    I have also written poetry since a teenager (not much lately) and have written two books - not published.
    I'm sure there is more, but can't think of it at the moment. Oh, I also sew things such as cell phone carriers, check book covers, and used to make my own clothes.
    I just love being creative.

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    I used to do so many things - I did the Craft Show circuit for about 15 years or so - home decor sewing was my main focus - pillows, table runners, table cloths, dinner napkins, and Christmas decorations like tree skirts, stockings, etc.....
    I would do a lot of throws as well, including Quillows...
    I also did different kinds of pincushions; decorative fabrics ones and others using resin figurines to try to get a bit of a vintage style....
    I used to make little miniature dry flowers arrangings in little frames, also I have done cross stitch, ribbon embroidery - some larger pieces but a lot of mini-framed ones.....
    I am now getting in to primitive stitchery - absolutely adore it....
    I also used to do Faux-Stained glass..loved that as well...
    And making Christmas ornaments were a lot of fun....
    I am sure that there were lots of other things but I just can't remember them now - but during the craft show days - there was always something new to try and you always wanted to have a variety of things to fill your booth..it was a lot of fun....I miss those days....
    Now though, I'll still do home decor times for myself and a scatter customer when I get the request....I am getting into the primitve stitchery - but my real passion is still patchwork and quilting - it's a blast....

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    We are a breed, aren't we?! Birds of a feather, I guess!
    Quilting, watercolor, card-making/paper crafts, crochet, cross stitch, floral designing, displays... and I absolutely, positively, am obsessed with cooking. I want to go to culinary school (oh, the dream, sigh), art school, graphic design school, take quilting classes, get floral accredidation... need I go on?!

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    Besides quilting, I do some crocheting, sewing and I love trying out new bread recipes. :-)

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    Hi my name is Lee....and I'm a quilting addict!! Years ago I did cross stitch and stamping, now not so much. In the fall I do enjoy canning and making my jams, jellies and salsa!! But my passion and addiction right now is quilting and buying fabric!! One thing that I am going to try is pajama pants for my daughter-that should be easy enough for me to do.

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    I am most like some of the others, I have loved art my whole life and love to draw, I went to college for a little while to get my art degree, was into graphic design in highschool, I like to paint, but since I have 3 little ones it is hard to find quite time to sit down for hours and draw or paint. So I mainly do kids crafts alot, I scrapbook with the kids mainly dont have time to do my own. And now I am totally an addict to this site and quilting!! I am getting ready to start my 3rd quilt since I started in December.

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    Have been doing some x-stitch today for a change - a piece I fear will never get finished because I prefer quilting. I have done knitting in the later evenings making dog coats for a couple of dog charities in Spain. I like (fine) crochet as well, but find I don't have the patience for that now.

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    I have done decorative painting also called tole painting and was quite good at it but I lost interest when I started quilting.

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    Hi, we are a crafty group that is for sure. I have dabbled in painting, no drawing ability, but painting what is drawn, shading and such, I knit, crochet, just simple things, blankets, doll clothes, no pattern, just make it up as I go. I love making craft things, when the kids were little we made all kinds of things, Christmas ornaments, valentine & Easter decorations, plastic canvas for many years, polymer clay, wood burning, sewing, made my daughter dresses, and made foam chairs for the kids and their dolls. I made my sisters bridesmaid dress, and my daughters flower child dress once. Now I am learning my embroidery machine.

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    I like to try almost anything a person can make with out a lot of expensive equipement or tools. I am lucky to have a 8' x 10' hip roof hobby shed in our back yard where I have small woodworking tools, small lathe, drill press, sanders, dremel tools, tabletop router and then we have a tablesaw in our car porch. I make a lot of puzzles and toys, marrinettes, dust collectors, bowls, candle sticks, all kinds of things I see in magazines. I like to combine my sewing skills with the wood work. At the present time I am getting ready to do several presentations to some garden clubs on making topiary frames from poultry netting. I am going to make some CDs that members can purchase on how to make the topiaries. It has been a real learning experiece making this CD.
    I also enjoy working on Power Point files of all the kids, grandkids and now great grandkids. I am also making files on some of my gardening projects, I love to work in the yard and like to do before and after pictures of some of the plantings.
    It seems there are never enough hours in the day to all the things that are on my mind to do. I also like to knit, crochet and I just started to make a braided rug.

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    Let's see, besides quilting, I sew other things, refinish furniture, crochet, paint, quilt some more, and lots of kids crafts. I've tried and flopped at cross stitch. Think I'll stick with where I'm at right now!

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    Oh how fun to "hear" all about the other hobbies everyone has.

    I enjoy gardening/landscaping, cooking, all types of sewing including home deco, crocheting, crafts of all types and painting/drawing. I also enjoy all types of camera, computer and tech toys.

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    Had to quit hand sewing, knitting and crochet due to inability to see stitches.

    That pretty much leaves me with machine sewing, painting, remodeling and gardening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *QuilterWannabee*
    I make dried flower/herb/oil filled drawer sachets.
    and they are beautiful:thumbup:

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