What kind of arts/crafts can you do?

United States
May 23, 2007 3:49pm CST
I love to crochet, cross-stitch, embroider, do machine embroidery, and I'm trying to get better at knitting. What kind of arts/crafts can you do?
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@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
23 May 07
I'm not really a craftsy person. But, recently I've tried making candles. I enjoy doing it and it is something different. Otherwise I'd probably spend all day on the computer.
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• United States
23 May 07
LOL,not a bad thing either. What kind of candles do you make? If that isn't a stupid question. LOL Thanks for posting.
@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
23 May 07
I make soy candles, they are so much cleaner then the wax candles. And, I've even found all natural wicks, so my candles are all natural. I don't know if I could sell them or not, it seems like a lot of people make candles. I would love to be able to make some extra money by selling some.
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• United States
24 May 07
Soy candles? Hmm, I like the all natural idea. Thanks for posting.
@dopey22girl (3324)
• United States
25 May 07
I love stamped cross stitching, as I cannot do the regular kind. Scrapbooking is my biggest craft favorite. I also like card-making, and paint-by-number kits. The paint-by-numbers can be kind of frustrating, however. I also like doing latchooking, although that gets really repetitive. So you say you are trying to get better at knitting? I've actually been meaning to learn how to knit. Good luck!
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• United States
25 May 07
I hope you learn how to knit too. I like to latchhook too. I love the counted cross-stitching, I don't care much for the stamped cross stitching. Thanks for posting.
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• United States
24 May 07
I used to do needlepoint, then cross-stitch, and I've been crocheting since I was about nine. I learned to hand spin in the mid-1980s and I've been doing that and crocheting the most. Felting and needle-felting is also a lot of fun but hard on the hands and back for me.
• United States
25 May 07
Hand-spin sounds really interesting. I have seen felting and it looks like it would be hard on the hands. Thanks for posting.
@maia0129 (91)
• Philippines
24 May 07
I am doing cross-stitch right now to ease my boredom here at home. I wish I will learn about knitting but no one has the time to teach me how do to it.
• United States
25 May 07
OH my, I have tried to learn how to knit. I am very slow and still learning on it. It looks easier than it is for me. Thanks for posting.
• United States
24 May 07
I do a lot of different needlework, knit, sew, crochet, machine embroidery. I have usually got several projects going at a time. Most of my supplies come from yard sales, or thrift stores. I like to change patterns to make something especially my own. I especially like to give my home-made things as gifts.
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• United States
25 May 07
Sounds like you are very talented. I love my embroider machine/sewing machine. thanks for posting.
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
23 May 07
I recently crocheted a baby blanket for my daughter who is due in September. She picked out blue before she knew what she was having, and I already have it made. So since she found out she is having a girl, I will now need to make a pink one. I also make jewelry, faith related jewelry. I sell them as witnessing tools. Though I haven't broadened the selling of it further than my church, I would eventually like to sell to others for fundraisers, or witnessing tools. Just to name a few that I make, I make bracelets that say I (heart) Jesus, and Jesus (heart) you. I have also made faith related book markers. Well that is a few of the things that I have had my hands into recently.
• United States
23 May 07
Congratulations on your baby girl on the way. You are really talented. Keep up the good work! Thanks for posting.
23 May 07
I draw, not very well mind you but still im trying hard to improve! I also want to start learning about photography
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• United States
23 May 07
My husband and one of my sons love photography. My other son loves to draw. Just keep on trying and you'll be famous one day. Thanks for posting.
@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
23 May 07
I love quilting, however, now my daughter and her 2 kids have moved in with me, I don't have time any more, let alone room to lay a quilt out and pin it. I used to do a lot of knitting and crocheting, but I haven't done any since before my granddaughter was born 18 months ago.
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• United States
23 May 07
I have slacked off on my handwork too. Yes, I can understand where you don't have the room anymore to quilt. I'd love to learn to quilt. I used to help my mama but never done it by myslef. Thanks for posting.
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
24 May 07
Hi mamacathie, like you I love doing cross-stitching and knitting. I have done quite a lot cross-stitching but no so with knitting. I love embroidery too but I dont know how to go about it.
• United States
25 May 07
If you can cross-stitch, then you will be able to learn embroidery easy. They have a lot of stitches that are close to the same. Thanks for posting.
@mitzwu (214)
• Taiwan
12 Sep 07
me,i like do cross-tiching if i have a free time.the pattern i do for crosstiching is THE BRIDE.
• Malaysia
30 Aug 07
I love cross stitch. I can sew my own dress too. But only the traditional design which I have made a polar so that I just have to follow it to cut the fabric. Lol. I have done so many pictures on cross stitch. I've done a mosque, a garfield cartoon, two lovers sharing a flower pot, a bunny, and I've done my own sofa cover with cross stitch. It feels worth while to have my own handcraft been used.
• United States
16 Jul 07
I can crochet and cross stitch. I am not a professional in either hobby, but I'm capable of making crafts. As long as it's nothing too difficult I can handle it. I have two babies right now, but when they're a little older I'd like to do both of these hobbies more often.
@mjsdls (1840)
• United States
3 Jul 07
I do not know how to do any of these things. But my grandma was an expert on crochet, cross-stitch, embroider, ect. She made all kinds of these with these.
• United States
3 Jul 07
I crochet, bead, do plastic canvas, needlepoint, One Stroke painting and crafty stuff with the kids. I would love to learn how to sew as well learn soaps and candles.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
25 Jun 07
I was knitting before. But now my eye sight is not that good. Hence I left that. Now no handwork only. This embroidery, cross-stitch etc. I was doing when I was young.
• Philippines
24 Jun 07
I love crocheting since I was a kid. I also make 3D origami, recycling newspapers and others.