100 lb. Club - Keep those hands out of the cookie jar! Do some crafts!

01-10-2006, 02:53 PM
What crafts do you guys do? I love to scrapbook. Bonus - I can't eat while scrapping :) My retreat is less then 2 weeks away... yeah!!!

What do you do to keep your paws out of the cookie jar?

01-10-2006, 03:09 PM
I broke my cookie jar ;). seriously. The head fell off when I was bringing it to work full of cinnamon candy over the holiday.

I've been crocheting. I've made all the kiddos an afghan and I'm working on another one now. I'm trying to use up all the leftover yarn I had from Lilly's. If it's ugly (I hate tying off yarn so I'm basically crocheting until the skein runs out and then attaching the next color regardless of where I'm at) I'll keep it for myself. If not I'll give it to mom this year. I plan to make 3-4 more, depending on time.

I also enjoying reading (I know not a craft). If it has a great storyline it can hold my attention and I soon forget about wanting to munch.

I too love to scrap but I never make the time and I'm so overwhelmed with it now I don't know that I'll ever catch up.

I cross-stitch but I haven't done it in ages and when I complete the afghans this year I'm going to try my hand at knitting.

Scrappy Chick
01-10-2006, 03:12 PM
I scrapbook too! But to keep my hands busy in front of the TV, I crochet. Keeps both hands busy but lets my mind be unoccupied enough to pay attention to the program/movie. This has always been my prime snacking time and keeping my hands busy keeps my hands out of the bag of chips and my mind out of the fridge. The bonus is seeing the projects once they are completed.

Great idea for a thread! I wonder how many other people do the same thing....


01-10-2006, 03:13 PM
Paint my nails
colour in a colouring book
give myself a facial
take a bath

I wish could convince myself that I really wanted to get on the treadmill at night instead of eating..but I'm just not there yet!


01-10-2006, 03:22 PM
I scrapbook or knit. :) Can't nibble when my hands are occupied!

01-10-2006, 03:24 PM
Quilt, make jewelry, knit. MOSTLY quilting! :)

01-10-2006, 03:35 PM
i crochet though i'm not nearly as good as dawnyal! i also take naps...its my favorite hobby.

01-10-2006, 04:35 PM
I'm a knitting fool :D

Am I the only one who's crafting competes with their fitness? I'm always tempted to skip out on exercise commitments when I'm nearing a finished object. ;) Just one more row!!

01-10-2006, 05:53 PM
LOL Tani. I find myself occassionally wanting to do that. With my last afghan, I was up until 2 a.m. Christmas morning trying to hurry and finish it. It was supposed to have fringe around the sides but I was just too tired to put it on.

01-10-2006, 06:46 PM
I started scrapping 3 months ago after years of nagging from my sister who is very crafty. I find it very relaxing as well as it stopping me from snacking.

I've also recently dug out my crochet hooks, which haven't seen daylight for a while, and I'll be getting down to that when I can decide what to make. :)

01-10-2006, 07:00 PM
I think am gonna learn how to knit and I have yet to scrapbook.

I do like flower arrangements/crafts, but my passion for that has not been burning too high. So, I think I will go shopping this weekend for new projects.

01-10-2006, 07:10 PM
I like to crochet, cross stitch, and work with plastic canvas but I haven't done any of that in years. I'm still working on a blanket I started crocheting in the 11th grade (class of 2004) :lol: :lol: . I only work on it when it's cold though and living in Houston, it's not cold very often.

Recently, I found whole books of the Jumble puzzles that appear in the newspaper and have become addicted to them. For Christmas, I bought myself eleven books (about 170 puzzles each) and I have subscribed to the magazine. I could never solve the puzzle in the paper but I'm having a ball now.

01-10-2006, 07:21 PM
I adore freestyle embroidery and crazy patchwork. I think heroin is the only thing more addictive than crazy patchwork. And it's dangerous. You look at ladies in long boho chick skirts and think "hmmmmmmm they wouldn't notice if I took a tiny bit off the hem....." Or evening dresses!!!!

I also love incorporating photos into my quilts. I don't do enough crafts anymore.

And Linda I thought I was the only person over 12 who bought colouring in books for herself!

I like tole painting but not done that for a long time, rubber stamping, and sewing. I am a hopeless knitter and crocheter, but I still like it, anything to keep those fingers busy!

01-10-2006, 07:25 PM
:lol: Kylie!!

Nope, you're not alone!


01-10-2006, 08:15 PM
As of late, I've been doing some "craft" type projects for my upcoming wedding. I'm hoping to do as much as possible myself so I've been practicing my paper crafts (don't know what you'd call it, but for my invitations possibly) and embroidering (I used to be so good but am out of practice. I also love to crochet (nothing better to do when watching tv).

01-10-2006, 08:16 PM
I was a quilter until I got a computerized embroidery machine...and now it has a big sister to keep it company ;) I bought the first computerized machine for quilting- the embroidery part was just a bonus to me, yet 3 years later I teach several different embroidery classes & I also digitize my own designs (which I also teach). I also like to bake...I try to find healthy, low fat & low sugar treats that taste good...and that don't take any strange ingrediants. I made some really good Orange Cranberry Walnut Scones last week that were low fat & made with whole wheat flour...and I even made a low fat cream cheese spread. I just need more people around to eat what I bake- I do fine if I can just taste one little piece to see how something turned out...I have a Carrot Pineapple Raison Bread that just came out of the oven.

01-11-2006, 02:32 AM
Recipes please!! I adore baking but I found my low fat, low sugar results not very good and gave up!

So recipes please, or the sewing machine gets it!! It sounds fabulous. I love mine, but it's very simple, and it doesn't do clever things!!

01-11-2006, 04:32 PM
I'm a knitting fool :D

Am I the only one who's crafting competes with their fitness? I'm always tempted to skip out on exercise commitments when I'm nearing a finished object. ;) Just one more row!!

Another knitting fool here... When I'm close to completing a project, it competes with everything else :D
I also enjoy crochet and quilting. Just wish I had more time....:dizzy:

01-11-2006, 04:33 PM
It's great to see you here! congrats on the baby!

01-11-2006, 04:35 PM
Thanks Dana! It's great to be back :)

01-11-2006, 09:18 PM
I :
take photos
walk in the city
and surf on the net.

01-12-2006, 04:05 AM
I crochet, make jewelry, and paint. Beyond that, sex isn't considered a craft. (Or is it?)



01-12-2006, 01:03 PM
:lol3: satylite. To some of us it is! ;)