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« Topic Start: January 21, 2008, 12:19:59 pm »

The title pretty well sums it up. Smiley

What kind of crafty things do you do? Knit? Sew? Scrapbook? Woodwork? All of the above? Something else?
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« Reply #1: January 21, 2008, 12:42:31 pm »

The title pretty well sums it up. Smiley

What kind of crafty things do you do? Knit? Sew? Scrapbook? Woodwork? All of the above? Something else?

Unfortunately I'm not a crafty person.  The most I'm doing right now (aside from school and work) is writing my own Rune book.  Been working on it for a few years now, and I plan to keep going!
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« Reply #2: January 21, 2008, 12:46:43 pm »

The title pretty well sums it up. Smiley

What kind of crafty things do you do? Knit? Sew? Scrapbook? Woodwork? All of the above? Something else?

My crafting is pretty much limited to the needlearts. I love cross stitch and needlepoint. Suck at embroidery and couldn't knit or crochet if my life depended on it. (For some reason, though, I always wanted to weave and tat lace.)
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« Reply #3: January 21, 2008, 12:53:17 pm »

The title pretty well sums it up. Smiley

What kind of crafty things do you do? Knit? Sew? Scrapbook? Woodwork? All of the above? Something else?

Hmm, the only thing connected to some kind of fabric would be silk painting.  Cheesy
I find it so boring to knit, my grandmother didn't got me further then the very start.

I used to do some polymere-clay stuff. But that's long ago.
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« Reply #4: January 21, 2008, 01:06:41 pm »

What kind of crafty things do you do? Knit? Sew? Scrapbook? Woodwork? All of the above? Something else?

Got a minute?  Wink

It's a way of life for me, so....sewing, costume-making, quilting, cross-stitch, crochet, scrapbooking, card-making, jewelry-making, painting, incense-making, soap-making, candle-making, and various other things (faux gingerbread houses, painted suncatchers, etc).  Check back tomorrow and I'll probably have another craft to add!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5: January 21, 2008, 01:08:16 pm »

What kind of crafty things do you do? Knit? Sew? Scrapbook? Woodwork? All of the above? Something else?

I crochet, and do cross-stitch, but that's about it!
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« Reply #6: January 21, 2008, 01:17:45 pm »

The title pretty well sums it up. Smiley
What kind of crafty things do you do? Knit? Sew? Scrapbook? Woodwork? All of the above? Something else?

I have more ideas than I have time to do them, naturally.  Tongue 

I don't specialize in anything in particular. I love to do beading and make homemade greeting cards. In October I make my own Day of the Dead figures.  I do enjoy scrapbooking but it really takes up so much time that I try not to get started anymore. I started on a book as a gift for someone last year and there it still is, not finished.

I love to make charms and talismans too but I mostly make them for myself. I have made them for others but they usually find them too creepy.  Sad

I love putting together costumes too. I had a blast a few years back when I got involved with community theater.

I don't have any special crafting skills like knitting or anything, I used to do hand embroidery years ago (20?), but I doubt I would even remember one stitch now.
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« Reply #7: January 21, 2008, 01:51:38 pm »

In October I make my own Day of the Dead figures.

Any chance I could get a rough overview of this process?  Do you use paper mache?

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« Reply #8: January 21, 2008, 02:20:48 pm »

The title pretty well sums it up. Smiley

What kind of crafty things do you do? Knit? Sew? Scrapbook? Woodwork? All of the above? Something else?

I can knit, but I find large projects rather boring.  Recently learned to sew and find that more enjoyable.  I like to draw with colored pencil and oil pastels, and paint.
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« Reply #9: January 21, 2008, 02:47:21 pm »

The title pretty well sums it up. Smiley

What kind of crafty things do you do? Knit? Sew? Scrapbook? Woodwork? All of the above? Something else?

I tend to do random one-off projects of all different sorts.  Most recent was a collage (allegedly serving as inspiration for weight loss), which kind of felt silly because I think of collages as grade-school art projects a lot of the time, but it was fun too.  I did some needlepoint a couple of years ago for my Apollo shrine (and I used to do cross-stitch all the time in high school), I made a Christmas tree ornament or two (one out of an old fried USB hub), I've done some basic sewing, I've made a few candles (though not for a long time now), and so on and so forth.  I tend to do crafts more based on a specific thing I want to accomplish these days rather than based on the type of craft, though.

One of these days I'll learn to knit.  Or crochet.  But probably not until the baby's a bit older.
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« Reply #10: January 21, 2008, 03:02:19 pm »

The title pretty well sums it up. Smiley

What kind of crafty things do you do? Knit? Sew? Scrapbook? Woodwork? All of the above? Something else?

 I sew. Love to make costumes. I was so sad when my daughter and all her friends got too old for fairy capes and crowns and stuff like that. Fortunately, my son is still really into dress ups, and I made him the most awesome cave boy cape a while back, with leggings out of fuzzy fake fur. I have made myself some ritual clothing, and bags of various shapes and sizes for various magickal items, tarot cards and stones and whatnot. I quilt. I have a zillion UFOs in about as many boxes b/c I don't have time to finish them, but my dream of at least one quilt on every bed has been realized. I keep thinking I am going to learn to knit, but have not yet.
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« Reply #11: January 21, 2008, 03:10:51 pm »

The title pretty well sums it up. Smiley

What kind of crafty things do you do? Knit? Sew? Scrapbook? Woodwork? All of the above? Something else?

Umm, I sew (currently making a skirt, my first major project in ages), knit, bead, occasionally cross-stitch and have just added making chain maille to the list.
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« Reply #12: January 21, 2008, 03:31:08 pm »

What kind of crafty things do you do? Knit? Sew? Scrapbook? Woodwork? All of the above? Something else?

I mostly knit but I also crochet when I find the right pattern and I hear my sewing machines (yes, I have more than one) calling me loudly. Unfortunately, I've no room to get them out right now so I can use them. I also fiddle around with cross stitch, embroidery and other crafts.

I need to get my shawl and the two baby afghans on the needles finished and get the ends of the completed shawl tied in. Then I can think about working on the items I have the ideas floating in my head for. Wink
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« Reply #13: January 21, 2008, 06:27:50 pm »

Any chance I could get a rough overview of this process?  Do you use paper mache?

I use white Sculpy clay.  I got the idea when I was in a craft store and they had some cardmaking supplies on sale that turned out to be little clothes! I had to buy them. It was in the fall, so I got the idea to make Day of the Dead figures to wear them. 

I start out by making a wire stick figure then put the clothes on the wire frame and bend it into the position I want. Then I mold the sculpy over the exposed wire making the head and legs and arms. Then I put them in the oven to harden at 250 degrees for a minute or two - yes clothes and all, they aren't in long enough or at a high enough temp. to scorch.  After they cool I draw the traditional black lines on them to denote bones.

They are pretty heavy so you need a good stong glue if you want to mount them on a base. But the last ones I made I got the idea to add a hook to their heads so I can hang them.

Not a traditional craft method, I know. But easy to do.
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« Reply #14: January 21, 2008, 06:54:09 pm »

The title pretty well sums it up. Smiley

What kind of crafty things do you do? Knit? Sew? Scrapbook? Woodwork? All of the above? Something else?

Got a minute?

I like to crochet, I've picked up knitting again (I was kidnapped by a knitting store and they didn't let me leave until I bought stuff!  honest!  really!  honest!), I sometimes like to do cross-stitch.  I've been known to sew, though I haven't in a while.  Mostly because my sewing machine is IMPOSSIBLE to get at.

And depending on where you put the craft limit, I write stories. Smiley
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