Have you decided to try a new craft lately? What was it and what atracted you ?

@Loverbear (4928)
United States
September 23, 2008 2:47pm CST
I decided to try needle felting, as I've seen all kinds of animals and things done with it, I found it is so much fun that it's a regular craft for me. Have you found a new craft that you're trying, what is it and what attracted you to trying it out? Do you think you'll stick with it or is it just a passing fad?
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@twilight021 (2060)
• United States
23 Sep 08
Needling felting is fun! It's a good way to get out your frustrations too. I've done machine felting....where you felt knitted items, and then sometimes I have added a little decorations to these things with needle felting. One craft that I would like to try is making mosiacs....or stained glass, but those are things that take a lot of room and money so they may have to wait till I live somewhere a little bigger.
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@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I have done a mosaic in my fish pond. It was soooo much fun and it wasn't expensive either! I went to the thrift shop and bought up a huge batch of chipped plates for practically nothing. One day when I was really upset and couldn't vent my anger any other way, I broke all the dishes!!! In fact that is how my BF and I got together (he thought that I was breaking my good dishes and he came over to stop me! LOL!!! We've been together ever since.) Anyhow I took the flat pieces of the plates and made the designs in the pond. I used regular tile setting stuff and am going to grout it soon. It looks great, but I don't have the heart to finish it right now because my cats sleep in it when the weather is hot. I am afraid that if I finish it and fill it with water they will get absent minded and jump in!! (LOL) I was going to try stained glass, but never did get around to it. Maybe one day soon. My neighbor did stained glass, but the stuff she created was UGLY! Fortunately they sold their house and moved so that I didn't have to look at the piece she proudly displayed. It was orange, yellow and pink plaid stained glass framed in a bright purple frame!
• United States
24 Sep 08
Oh! Dishes from the thrift store are a great idea! That stained glass your neighbor sounds um...interesting...that's for sure!
• United States
24 Sep 08
Well, sort of. It's more like trying new technique. I'm experimenting with wire-wrapping as a new look for my handmade jewelry creations. I'm only working with glass beads, trying to improve my technique before I make an attempt on a piece of sea glass. Hopefully I'll have a different look to add to my shop real soon and I'll be sure to add an image here...once I'm happy with the finished product.
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
24 Sep 08
In between everything else, I do jewelry. Mostly for myself though. I want to try the silver clay set that Fire Mountain Gems offers. I have some unset stones that I would like to design and bracelet for. I have a nice stash of beads, beading books and magazines and findings. I used to do beaded rings when I was a kid, what frustrated me was that they didn't last very long! I have been trying hard to cut back on the crafts I do, but it just doesn't work! I sew clothes (and am making dog coats for the next craft sale I'm doing),make teddy bears, water color, crochet, knit, sculpt, needle felt, bead, make jewelry, and am going to try to make a quilt for my BF for Christmas. That is in between remodeling my kitchen and bathroom and redoing the work room. I'm looking forward to seeing the image when you are done designing the finished product.
• United States
24 Sep 08
Oooh, I love Fire Mountain Gems. I buy many of my glass beads from them and it's also where I buy my wire to work on my wire-wrapping. Good luck with all of your projects!
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I am trying not to find a new craft! LOL....I have so much stuff already and so many interests that I really shouldn't start with something else but...my daughter in law and I bought a cricut together...to use for scrapbooking.....well she found out that you can buy something called decor vinyl to use on the cricut so we are making signs for our houses.....They are wooden and say simple things like Simplify....love.....etc It's so much fun!
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
24 Sep 08
Ahhhh come on! You just can't have that much self control! (LOL) I will go into Michael's crafts here and find wonderful things that are on a super special that I just can't resist! In fact, I have a Rubber Made bin that is full of sleighs that I need to finish to sell at the Christmas sales I'm going to be doing. Of course I can blame my addiction to doing crafts on my Mom. She introduced me to crafts when I was a little kid of three. She inspired me to collect all the wonderful goodies that are "useful" in our crafts...it might take a while for us to use them, but they are such wonderful things to store and then try to locate when we need them. The cricut sounds interesting. I'm going to look into it the next time I go to town. (I live waaaaaayyyyy out in the country- 30 miles from the nearest town. So I don't always get to town all that often. I love where I live, I live beside a lake and two doors down from my BF. Our biggest traffic jam out here is 6 raccoons on the patio! LOL)
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
24 Sep 08
i have been very interested in altered art lately and gave gone to the library to pick up some books on the subject and have done some projects to sell on etsy. i also want to try to learn to knit over the winter too (after christmas perhaps!)