What is your favorite hobby/craft and why?

United States
May 7, 2007 10:03pm CST
I personally, like to do a bit of everything. It all depends on my mood. Sometimes I like to create OOAK jewelry such as hemp necklaces, bracelets and cameos. When I am really motivated, I also like to oil paint. The subjects I favor are wildlife and nature...If I could just remember how to do it, I'd also love to re-learn how to crochet. It is a tedious craft, but once you get the hang of it, can be very addicting as well! Why do I like to craft, well, for one, it keeps my mind busy and also, keeps me out of trouble!! Crafting and having productive hobbies can be quite therapeutic I feel! How about you!? What are some of your favorite arts and craft activities?
1 response
@Darkwing (21588)
8 May 07
I like to do craft work. i've made soft toys, including care bears and snowmen; I used to knit a lot; crochet; I bake, ice and decorate celebration cakes, including wedding cakes; make greetings cards, and a bit of woodwork. I like to make my own altar tools as well, because I'm Pagan. I really enjoy what I do and get a lot of satisfaction from the end results. Brightest Blessings.
• United States
8 May 07
Wow! You must be quite the artist :) So you like to craft with wood? That is something I've always had an interest in! What type of woodwork? I would LOVE to learn how to either carve or do some kind of woodburning. I am impressed that you make your own tools, that must be give you quite a feeling of accomplishment! Well, thanks so much for sharing. If you ever want to share any of your crocheting or woodworking tips, please keep us in mind! Would love to hear about your latest projects :) Take care & blessings to U2!!
@Darkwing (21588)
8 May 07
The woodwork is normally in the making of tools, and involves just a little shaping and rubbing down, and some burning into the wood, a pentacle shape, or alternately, it can be marked out by using a gouging tool and a steel rule to keep your lines straight. I'd like to make an offering bowl but I think I need some sort of machinery to shape that. I like to make my own tools because I believe it makes them more personal and powerful to me. Thank you for your interest.