100 lb. Club - Off Topic: Any "crafty" people out there?
Ivanna B. Skinny
11-06-2004, 08:22 PM
I always like to hear about other crafters crafts. I myself love to crochet, sew, scrapbook, and paint. I was just wondering if there were any other crafters on this board. If there are, Id love to see some pics of your favorite projects, and to share some of mine. Amy Jo
11-07-2004, 08:28 AM
pics of my stuff??? i'm not that organized!!!! right now, i'm knitting up a storm [keeps me from eating!] and i also love making pins out of rubber stamps. and i'm starting to buy beading magazines [because i need something else to do????? ack!!!!] - the combination of yarn and beads is almost irresistable.
i've also done pottery and sculpting in the past, but i don't have time or space for that these days.
needlepoint. embroidery. lace making. counted cross stitch. and work SO interferes with all this stuff...
hope others come around and fess up!!!!
Ivanna B. Skinny
11-07-2004, 09:23 AM
ooooh Jiffy I love beading, too, but I don't really have the time for it anymore. I know how to crossstitch, but I never relly enjoyed it. This fall, I've been crocheting poncos galore! I've sold about 10 of them, so I guess it's worth the time I put into it!
Heres a couple of ponchos I've made for my daughter
11-07-2004, 10:32 AM
Amy Jo! your daughter is absolutely adorable.. makes my ovaries ache :lol:
What cute ponchos, too
11-07-2004, 11:20 AM
I love to craft! I do all kinds... I make homemade cards, match book,gum wrappers, pop cans/bottls, you name it I put the party theme on it. I haven't done this for pay just for family parties. About a year ago I tried balloon figures. Now I force (;) ) myself on family at parties I also face paint. We have lots of little ones. We had a baby shower for my daughter yesterday and I make a stuffed balloon with a teddybear and Sleeper. I would love to learn to knit or crocheting things. I did buy a book on knitting I didn't understand some of the directions so I haven't tried that in awhile. I have made a few bead rings and such nothing really fancy. I hop around with crafts I try a bit of everything. So many crafts sooooo little time. I'll post some pictures when I get them back.
I love those ponchos! Such a cutie for a model!!
11-07-2004, 03:05 PM
I dont have any pictures either of my crafts, if you count my candles. I do candles, soap, crochet, (would love to learn to knit) Cross stitch. My mom says that I am one of those people that can learn to do just about any craft! I love crafts,.. so christmas is my fave time of year.
11-07-2004, 03:28 PM
I like to think I am "crafty", but I don't know if what I do counts.. I just wrap pretty damn beautifully (if I do say so myself). Also, I give elaborate presents. For example for my boyfriends co-worker and her husband, I am making them a gift basket, filled with totally "them" presents. I have sold gift baskets in the past, but have moved and haven't bothered to persue that. I used to bead, and sell those too, good money, when I was younger I used to sell necklaces for 45 bucks a pop. And I don't have pictures either :(
11-07-2004, 03:45 PM
I crosstitch but I don't have any picts. I just bought a scanner so maybe one day...
11-07-2004, 04:39 PM
Amy jo. I think you have the cutest little girl in the world!!!! She is so adorable. I love the ponchos.. I take a medium.. hee hee..
11-07-2004, 04:59 PM
Amy Jo, she is so CUTE!! And she's quite the little ham standing on that kitchen table so proudly! :lol: ADORABLE!
11-07-2004, 07:38 PM
How cute! Love those ponchos.
Just had to look at this thread to see what all you crafty people do. I have a major lack of crafting ability. Nonncrafters, Unite!
11-07-2004, 09:06 PM
Count me in, Sheila! :lol:
11-07-2004, 09:19 PM
Adorable ponchos (and even moreso the daughter)!
I used to be the cross-stitch queen who was called on to make elaborate creations for hanging in baby rooms. Many of those creations still adorn the walls of bedrooms occupied by teenagers now. Another one of my crazes was ceramics - everything from delicate christmas ornaments to bavarian style beer steins. I've pretty much given up my Martha Stewart ways now, although I make seasonal wreaths from time to time. I never really considered myself much of a crafter, as for being crafty...? ;)
11-07-2004, 10:25 PM
I sew (have a 4 yr quilt 'still' in progress!!), make all sorts of things from wood and do some painting. I love to make funky little things for our home...but it is so hard to find the time lately.
11-07-2004, 10:29 PM
Amy Jo - she is adorable!!! :D
I love doing crafty things. I'm getting married in June - so I'm so excited about everything I get to make!
11-07-2004, 11:12 PM
EXCUSE ME??? Getting married in June??? When did this all happen?? Enquiring minds want to know!!!
11-08-2004, 09:32 AM
Amy Jo - Your daughter is ABSOLUTELY adorable. What a little cutie pie!!!!
As for crafts, I love them!! My main thing is cross-stitch, but I make ornaments and no-sew blankets and things here and there.
I am also quite the wrapper!!
11-08-2004, 10:25 AM
I've done 3 quilts- 2 queen sizes and 1 twin size but that's come to a stand still for a while. My spare bedroom where my sewing used to be is now Chris' son's bedroom when they moved in with me.
I love latchhook too- Just finished a huge one- been working on it all year off and on. Big sailboat and lighthouse in the background. I've made pillows with smaller latchhooks before. That started when I was 10 and was going to make a pillow for the new baby - sister- as it came out. But I liked it so much I kept it! LOL
Raelynn- congrats on your wedding! I'm getting married in March. What are you planning on making?
Heather- have you made any unity candles yet? (for a wedding) just a pillar candle and 2 tapers. We're looking for something unique- even considered making our own but I don't know. PM me or email me if you have pictures!
11-08-2004, 10:36 AM
I agree Amy Jo-She is a cutie!!!
I LOVE to craft, and it keeps my hands busy too!!
I crochet, plastic canvas, and semi-knit-I know how, but am a total beginner!! I have made a scarf and a doll blanket knitting, but not much else.
I use to cross stitch, but don't have the time for it anymore, and with 3 teens and a 10 yr old I rarely get the time to enjoy crafting, and if I am gonna cross stitch, I need to concentrate and that ain't happening at this stage of my life. ;) (When did those adorable toddlers become so noisy?? LOL)
I hate sewing, so quilting is out for me~!~
11-08-2004, 10:38 AM
Oh I love latch hooking too!! For got about that one!! Duh!!
11-08-2004, 01:24 PM
Er Raelynn - Did I miss something? - getting married in June? I had no idea! many congratulations to you - who's the lucky fella?
Amy Jo - I agree with every one else, cute poncho's and beautiful daughter! Poncho's are THE must have winter item here in the UK, so your daughter is quite the trendsetter!
I make handmade greetings cards - I took it up when I gave up smoking, to keep my hands busy! Haven't made any for months - maybe it's time to start making some Christmas cards for my family.
Love Amanda x
11-08-2004, 02:30 PM
Amy Jo--your daughter and ponchos are lovely.
I used to cross-stich, latchhook, stuff like that. I have drawers full of stuff to scrapbook but not enough to really get going. I too got the crafty bug. I'm not real great at it, but I love it anyway.
When I first found out I was preggo with Lilly over 2 years ago, I started an afghan for Chris. I figured I would make him and the new baby Christmas gifts. Well I'm still working on his. I was over halfway through with it and when I double checked my work, I had been putting too many stitches on both ends and it was almost double the size on one end, so now I'm pretty much starting from scratch on it and will hopefully be done with it in a couple of weeks now (I work on it in the evenings when I watch TV) I hope to have all 3 kids one for Christmas this year.