How Creative Are You? American Ladies Will Like This Question.

@Janey1966 (24143)
Carlisle, England
December 10, 2009 12:24pm CST
By that I mean, are you any good at making things? I know many American women have blogs relating to sewing and making scrapbooks. Personally, I am absolutely hopeless at sewing or knitting but I wish I was good at both! It took me a whole year at school to make a 3-tiered Gypsy skirt. Everyone else had made at least 3. I wouldn't mind but I had help in the form of an electronic sewing machine! I'm normally into gadgets. I can hook up a hi-fi system, put together a flat-packed media storage unit, but anything "girlie" I just haven't got a clue. I would love to be able to paint and draw and classes do exist here in the UK but - unfortunately - are not free. I so admire people that are good at creative pastimes. So tell me, what have you made lately and where does this love of arts and crafts come from?
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@jaiho2009 (38989)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
I love to paint also,but unfortunately,there is no free school for such craft here in my country too,so,i was not able to pursue it. Thu,i can make some sketches,for my own collection only and also useful for my kids project when it comes to craft. So far i am into crocheting,i make some money from this craft too. I made bags,purse,belts,and other accessories. I also loves photography,and made scrapbook too. Thanks have a good day
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@Janey1966 (24143)
• Carlisle, England
10 Dec 09
You sound quite "handy" to me, as we say in the UK. Good luck to you.
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@jaiho2009 (38989)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
thank you dear
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
11 Dec 09
jaiho2009, I'd love to be able to crochet and make money from it. I've got the stuff to crochet but not the patience to practice tension. I am glad that you are able to make money from it, and I am sure you also have fun! Do you not? Well have a wonderful day!
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
10 Dec 09
i am very crafty and i got those crafty genes from my mother. she started sewing at an early age and while i am not a sewer (my daughter got her craft genes from grandma too - she LOVES to sew!) i do a lot of other artsy things like weaving, crocheting, beading, and i am a paper artist. i liked doing art from an early age and took art lessons plus i took art all through school (even highschool). i think everyone is creative, they just need to nuture that creativity!
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@Janey1966 (24143)
• Carlisle, England
10 Dec 09
Yes, you are quite right, we are all good at something. I am more comfortable with electronics than anything. Mum has Sky+ which has replaced the VCR in her house. It's been a revelation for her as she hated the VCR but with Sky+ she just pushes a button on her remote and that's it, done!
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
11 Dec 09
Cher913, I wish I was a creative as you, but if you say all we need do is nurture it! I'd love to make.. well a lot of things to be honest!
@Amigone (44)
• United States
10 Dec 09
My mom can make clothes. I however am not so gifted. I want to learn how to use a sewing machine because I want to make elaborate wearable costumes like outfits. I do paint however. I took one class on it year and years ago and I just kept praticing with it. You can learn plenty of things for free on the internet. Just by talking to other artist you can pick up on things. Just pick up some cheap paints and canvas board and start working with it. That's how I do.
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@Janey1966 (24143)
• Carlisle, England
10 Dec 09
Thanks for the advice. The thing is, I haven't got any money at all to spend. I get handouts from my husband periodically which is humbling to admit but there you go. I'm skint lol. When I do come across that elusive stuff called money I shall spend some on paints...amongst other things! :-)
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• Boston, Massachusetts
12 Dec 09
Hi Janey, I am creative in my own way. i do crochet. i crochet dresses, blouses, two-piece, headbands, laptop case, cellphone case, etc. i am creative in developing designs and color combination. my friends appreciated the kind of craft i do. this is a productive hobby for me. this business is local and international (made to order crochet dresses) i import orders to US and Qatar. during my spare time if i am not doing mylot i spend my time crocheting. so after work, after tutoring my kids with their homework, i do my crochet and mylot--alternate!
@Janey1966 (24143)
• Carlisle, England
13 Dec 09
Wow, I wouldn't know how to start crocheting so I am glad someone like yourself is so good at it. Keep up the good work! :-0
• Boston, Massachusetts
13 Dec 09
it's a fun hobby janey. my mom taught me how to do crochet when i was still a kid. so as i grow older i learned to make my own style and designs that even my mom was surprised that i really have this skill. i owe this to my mom. she has the heart and passion to bring our the best in me.
@Janey1966 (24143)
• Carlisle, England
13 Dec 09
It's lovely that something creative like crocheting can be passed down from one generation to another. Mum has an eye for colour and is still very modern in her outlook. Sometimes she moans about where she lives but, believe me, I have told her many times it is lovely where she lives. In total the kitchen and extension is around 22 feet...maybe more I'm unsure. She can cook tea and watch telly at the same time as the TV is in the extension, right in the corner. The extension itself is more like a living room, with a cosy fire that does not need a chimney. She has a huge garden that probably inspires her decor more than anything (she always tells me to look at flowers, leaves etc) and she is right. Colours in nature are beautiful and nothing we can do in our lifetime would ever match that I don't think.:-0
@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
11 Dec 09
I wish that I was great at doing crafty and "girlie" things but I am not. I love the thought of making quilts to sale and know I've seen atleast one, but I think maybe two places where people were selling quilts around here, I didn't know if they were homemade as I didn't go a knockin' but I can only assume they were... Ofcourse there are many many different hair cutting places out here, and I would say that can be a woman's trade, but just as well as it can be a man's trade... In any case, I'd love to be able to crochet, knit, and quilt... I'd love to be able to sew, and make baskets too... I'd have my own little business going on... I'd make the basket to put the knewly sewn outfit in, a nice couple of wash rags, and a pair of socks, wrapped up in a quilt instead of saran wrap, lol! That's my idea, I'd love to do that, probably call the business "all wrapped up" or "all sewn together" if I was a businessy type person.
@Janey1966 (24143)
• Carlisle, England
11 Dec 09
I reckon you would be good at this creative stuff if you put your mind to it. Are there any courses you could go on in your part of the world?
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
12 Dec 09
There's courses aplenty, and online too, but I suppose I do need to put my mind to it before I complain to much about not knowing how, lol.
• United States
11 Dec 09
It's so funny you asked this question. I make koolaid bags out of juice pouches. I just finished my customers handbag. I wish I could make clothing for myself. I want to take some sort of sewing class. I love making the koolaid bags as well. I was trying to add one to my avatar but I can't get the picture up. Go to ecrater.com and put in koolaid. You will see my bags there. Have a great day
@Janey1966 (24143)
• Carlisle, England
11 Dec 09
Your Koolaid bag pic has appeared on the avatar but you probably know this already. I like it, it's kinda, well "cool" lol :-)
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
11 Dec 09
I start slowly but given reasonably sufficient time I have the confidence to be good at just about everything under the sun. Most of my creative energies are spared for and partially spent in the line of writing - other than that no real creative indulgences/pastimes due to lack of interest.
@Janey1966 (24143)
• Carlisle, England
11 Dec 09
I have a low boredom threshold. I remember - years ago - starting an embroidery that was a kit from a shop but I really don't think I finished it. That's my problem, I go from being interested in one thing, get bored, then go onto something else. Good job I'm not a painter or something because I'd never finish anything! Good luck with your writing. :-)
• India
11 Dec 09
i like to design good painting on clothes and i do on the walls of my room ,basically i am a good artist and i like to carve good paintings
@Janey1966 (24143)
• Carlisle, England
11 Dec 09
Wow, I wish I could do something like that. There is a painting I really like (and even a printed version is expensive) but I suppose there's nothing one with dreaming. I do a lot of that!
• Philippines
11 Dec 09
i know i am ceative...bcoz i can easily adapt myself to whatever art or creation i have to make...the problem is i have no time to hone my talents...bcoz i have to work to make a living... though i can used my talents to my day to day work but the mastering that i want is still finding time of his own. maybe in my old age i will. where does it came from...i guess its from within..thats why u called it talent...u have just to improve it.