What is your craft?

Crochet clutch - This is one of my creations
@kabes_20 (192)
Australia
January 21, 2008 10:43pm CST
I would really love to hear what people love to create. Mine is crochet.
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28 responses
• United States
22 Jan 08
I love crochet also, kabes. I've been making a lot of scarves and hats. I'm going to start making things that are good for year-round use now because by the time the next craft fair gets here it will be spring. Hair scrunchies, jewelry, little purses or amulet bags, clutches, tote bags, coasters, dish cloths and bookmarks are some of the things I'm thinking about. Have you heard of tapestry crochet? I'd like to learn to do that. I like the clutch you made. Cheers, my new mylot friend :) Joyce
• Canada
22 Jan 08
Hi! I love you to craft! I make a lot of things and work in a lot of different mediums...tonight I made button Flowers as a special order for sale over etsy.com...which is by the way a super cool website and is great for buying handmade, or just checking out the craft scene! There are some amazingly Creative people on there! I also love to Crochet! It is a lot of fun...I feel that if you can sculpt it, you can crochet it! Cheers, Hillarie
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@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
22 Jan 08
Hay Joyce, I too am wanting to stat making a huge range of goodies to start selling at the markets and too add more on My Etsy shop. Do you sell on Etsy? It's worth a try, I'ver sold a few things the past few weeks I would love to sell more but I guess it better than nothing. I have seen Tapestry crochet on the net but I have never tried it, it might be something I should try, is it hard? Cheers, I would love to see what beautiful things you create. Kylie
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• United States
22 Jan 08
I bought a digital camera and have started taking pictures of my finished crochet goodies. When I get them uploaded to the computer I'm going to check into etsy. I'll have them on display on a web site also and will keep you posted. I'm SUCH a procrastinator.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
22 Jan 08
I taught myself needlepoint in college from a magazine. Then in the mid-80's, I got a little kit & learned cross stitch. Just after the turn of the centery I learned to do beading and just LOVE it. I know only one crochet stitch (well, beside the chain stitch), but I've made a number of afgans & scarfs using it a few years back. I found that crocheting made my wrist ache, and since I was doing data entry at the time, I decided to protect my lively-hood & stop crocheting.
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@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
22 Jan 08
Oh wow, beadings sounds so pretty. It's amazing what you can do with just one stitch in crochet. There is really only about 4-5 stitches to learn, then you can crochet anything. and I think its easyer to learn thank knitting, though I love to knit too.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
23 Jan 08
Some of my bracelets - Just a sample of some of the bracelets I've made.
Knitting is a wonderful skill, but I find it takes tooooooo long to do anything - I'll stick to crafts that are done sooner.
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@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
24 Jan 08
I know what you mean, I like to do the small things as they don't take as long to create :)
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• India
30 Jan 08
I like to make things from waste materials like- penholder from small cartons, basket from old bangles, paintings from pista nut shells, flowers from plastic kit,etc. I also like painting- glass painting, fabric painting, water colour, painting on bottles, tumblers, etc. I also make jewelleries with beads, decorates purses with beads and sequences and does bead work on dress materials.
@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
30 Jan 08
Oh wow you sound very telented, I would love to see some of your works, do u have a Blog?
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• India
31 Jan 08
Thank you! I have a blog, but it doesnot have pictures of things i have made. i will put them up the coming days along with instructions. now my blog contains 2 pictures i made on computer. My blog - http://thepatronuscharm.blogspot.com Hope the link works.
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@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
3 Feb 08
Wow, I love your peacock, it's beautiful. You are very telented, have you ever old any of your works?
• United States
22 Jan 08
I do knit and create polymer clay items, like pendants and decorative ornaments. But I would say my main craft is creating what I like to call "wearable art" jewelry. I use mainly glass beads and include a few items with beach glass (aka sea glass) and gemstones. My favorite pieces are the beach glass creations, but it's getting tougher to find enough beach glass in jewelry quality condition (especially in NJ) and I have to purchase a lot of my glass from collectors on the West Coast or around the Great Lakes (I only use the most reputable of sellers- most of which are associated with the North American Sea Glass Association) Great post!!!
• United States
22 Jan 08
I am a wood turner. I make unique jewelry on the wood lathe. You can see some of my work at http://qbranchltd.etsy.com
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@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
22 Jan 08
Do u have an Etsy Shop? Your jewelry sounds beautiful :)
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• United States
22 Jan 08
Yes, I do. A link to my shop can be found in my profile.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
22 Jan 08
I have dabbled into most crafts, teddy bear making, jewellery making, card, making, felt toys, photography and I did have a try at crochet but I just was not good at it, then the computer came along and all craft went out the window...I haven't actually seen anyone crocheting for years...
@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
22 Jan 08
Oh wow I would love to learn to make teddy bears, you must be very talented. do you have a Blog were we can see some of your works?
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
22 Jan 08
My Bears - My handmade teddy bears
Teddy bears are very easy to make but there is a lot of work in them and it is very messy cutting the fur... here is a photo of my bears, from the tiniest one to the biggest one.
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@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
22 Jan 08
Oh wow they are Beautiful, a lot of work, well done. Do u sell them?
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@gemini_rose (16194)
2 Feb 08
My craft is cross stitch, I was taught to do it by my nan when I was about 7 years old, but I didnt do much of it until the last few years. I love the way the picture builds up from nothing, almost like a jigsaw and you can see it growing under your fingers. I love to do all kinds of pictures, wild animals and mystical are my favourite. I also love to knit but unfortunately I am not very good at it at all, I knitted my mum a jumper once and she kindly thanked me for making her a jumper to take the dog out in. Yes it was that bad! I can knit teddies though so thats something!
@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
3 Feb 08
I have seen soo many beautiful cross-stitch around, what are you working on? LOL, my knitted jumpers turn out just as good! :)
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@gemini_rose (16194)
3 Feb 08
My latest cross stitch is called tiger of the heavens, it is a beautiful white tiger that is sitting on the planet earth with all of space around him, Im also working on an egyptian one of Nefertiti, which is also beautiful but hard work as it has embellished thread in it and I have not worked with them much!! I wish I could knit well because there are some gorgeous patterns about.
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@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
12 Feb 08
Oh wow your cross stitch sounds beautiful, I would love to see it :)
• United States
22 Jan 08
I make bowls and christmas ornaments from paper mache. I'm currently trying to teach myself how to knit from the videos on knittinghelp.com
@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
22 Jan 08
I used to love to do that as a kid, havent done it for years I would really love too see some of your work do u have a Blog or an Etsy shop?
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• United States
22 Jan 08
I don't have any pics up, we actually just make them to give as gifts. It did start as a craft that I did with my ten year old daughter a few christmases ago, and discovered that when you use tissue paper for the paper mache the results are really lovely.
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@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
22 Jan 08
Oh yes I have seen some teally lovely bowls and vases with tissue paper in the inside and a candle placed inside, they look so pretty.
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• United States
25 Jan 08
I'm into all sorts of different things. Right now, I'm making all the stuff for my wedding. I'm making the reception centerpieces-vases with rhinestones, tulle, silk blue carnations and beta fish. The favours- little soaps shaped like sushi in a little take-out box decorated with tulle and ribbon. The gift bags for out of town guests-paper bags done up in stamps and ribbon with a thank you card and a welcome tag. The place cards-stamped. My wedding cake topper- two Little Mermaid action figures affixed to a small stand and decorated with tulle and glitter. And probably more that I'm not remembering right now.
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@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
26 Jan 08
Oh Congrats on your wedding :) It sound like you are very busy, though it always better to do things yourself that way you get what you want. It sound like you are going to have a wongerful wedding :)
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• United States
26 Jan 08
Thanks. I hope it comes out well. I'm doing it to save money, though.
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@kymommy72 (588)
• United States
1 Feb 08
I wish I could crochet. It's the one craft I just can not pick up. My mom tried to show me about a million times and no dice..the same with knitting. However, I have recently gotten into knifty knitting big time. Thank goodness for those looms LOL. I know to real knitters thats probably cheating LOL. I have the round and just got the long looms as a christmas present. I have only learned to make hats and scarves, but I hope to expand that. I also sew a great deal.
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@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
3 Feb 08
Wow I have heard of Loom Knitting, but have never tried it. It's ment to be a lot faster too, is that right?
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@SukiSmiles (1998)
• United States
28 Jan 08
I do paperarts including rubber stamping - especially scrapbooking and card making. Also beading are my main crafts. I have a sewing machine that has been sitting with quilts to be done - I don't know when I'll get around to that. I also do a lot of kids crafts because of my own kids and scouting. I am also getting back into oil painting this year.
@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
28 Jan 08
Oh wow, you seem like a very busy mum with all those crafts. I love scrapbooking and I'm addicted to my camera :)
• Canada
26 Jan 08
well I'm not too much of a crafter but I like doing different things with my oldest girl. She is 7. I do some sewing but not much. My only real hobby is reading. My oldest likes to paint. I ould like to ge us both into crossstixing.
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@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
28 Jan 08
Oh I love reading too, What sort f books do u like reading? I really love a good thriller :)
• United States
22 Jan 08
I wish I was able to be crafty. I think that it just is not in me. I prefer my hobby of choice to be cooking. I definitely enjoy hearing about other people and what they do. But, I have never been able to do much. I could not sew to save my life :)
@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
22 Jan 08
Cooking is also a craft, I'm a chef by trade so I know how much time it can take and also skill, don't underestermate your skill! Happy cooking :)
• Philippines
22 Jan 08
i love crochet.I made bags, wallets, doilies.I made money out of it
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@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
22 Jan 08
Oh wow thats fantastice, do u have any pics of your work? Were did you sell, craft markets, friends online?
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@MGjhaud (20864)
• Philippines
22 Jan 08
i've tried crochet but no luck. my kind of crafting is the cross stitch. i've done big ones and those cartoons and letters hehehe. it's fun. i've learned doing it few years ago. what i want to do is the crochet because i 've seen some good stuff that my aunt have done and it really looks good.
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@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
22 Jan 08
I say go for it and give it a go, though I will warn you it is addictive!! LOL
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@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
22 Jan 08
i love creating pages of scrapbooking memories. i love taking photos and arranging them with matching patterened paper and embellishments and lots of journalling to capture that moment and that memory for ever. sometimes i also dabble in jewellery making but that is a passion that has not been allowed to develop because of a lack of time. Your crocheted purse is gorgeous by the way!
@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
22 Jan 08
I love to scrap as well, I have two young boys, so I never run out of photos to scrap. Thank-you for your coments about my purse :)
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@arwenrey (316)
• Philippines
22 Jan 08
There are various crafts that I would love to do but for a limited income and limited time. I could only do some cross stitching ( i am making a large angel which i had been making for over 6 years now because of no time and no money ). I also started on designing jewerlies - here in Asia there is an available and cheaper precious stones and a wire that has 10k of gold on it. It's the trend here right now. I would also love to collect crystals that attract energy but it is quite expensive. As you can see money matters when you do some crafts but if you are creative and resourceful you can make something out of your own limited means.
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@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
22 Jan 08
Oh wow your jewerly sounds beautiful too. I too love cross stitch and it also takes me years to finish something so it something I don't do very often. Though you now have me thinking about it..... I also agree about expesive, sometime I have to stop untill the next pay check comes in just to start creating somthing again.
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@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
4 Feb 08
my craft and current craze is scrapbooking. i picked it up about a year and a half ago, and have derived so much fun from it. the best part is making things for people like mini albums and getting appreciative responses from them. a friend even framed my accordian card up! was so pleased. and also making cards that are personalised just makes the whole experience more meaningful...
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@GhostCat (313)
• United States
12 Feb 08
I really love to crochet and to sew.
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@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
12 Feb 08
Oh that's wonderful, what sort of things do you like to create? I love seeing people works so please show me your Blogs or Etsy shops
@GhostCat (313)
• United States
14 Feb 08
I don't have much of my stuff to show. However, you can see the denim purse I made last summer at http://www.iyomu.com/filevault, although I don't know if you can get in there without being a member. It is a social networking site for "adults". It seems to be much less hectic than most sites. I haven't taken pictures of many of the other things I have done. A lot of it has been given away or has worn out. I stopped sewing & crocheting for several years and I have just taken it up again recently. So I have to make more things to take pictures of. A lot of what I am doing now is mending.
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@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
14 Feb 08
Oh wow it looks wonderful! :)
• Canada
25 Jan 08
Right now I'm doing alot of crochet. But I also do quilting, cross stitching, cake decorating, painting and trash to treasure stuff. I like trying new things so I've always got some project going.
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@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
26 Jan 08
I am so much the same I really love to do a bit of everything, and I always have some sort of project on the go. do u have a Blog or an Etsy site I love seeing peoples work :)
@venshida (4837)
• United States
23 Jan 08
I love to crochet. I make purses, afghans,skirts and hats. I am hoping to make more projects so I can sell some of my work.
@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
23 Jan 08
Oh wow, I would love to see some of your works. Do you have a Blog or an Etsy shop?