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Old 03-04-2006, 11:07 PM   #21
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I am glad to see that I am not the only one with varied interests.

I could post every craft I have ever dabbled in. But thats a really long list. So I decided a long time ago that my real hobby - my hobby above all others, is to just learn something new.

I love working out the bits and details. I love the challenges that come with starting from scratch. Once I have gotten to a point of competence I usually put that craft aside of a while. I eventually come back to it. But I have yet to find that one thing that really sings to me. I think working with fibers is the closest I have come yet. Perhaps I will stick with knitting long enough to master some aspects of it.
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:51 AM   #22
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I make beaded jewelry, and I like to hand-sew stuff, usually small things, but I have a huge red velvet scarf that I completely hand-sewed during my med-surg class last semester. I also do cross stitch.

As far as non-crafty stuff, I sing (I went for a degree in musical theater before switching to nursing), I read, and I live on the internet. I worked in tech support to put myself through nursing school (almost done!)

Here's the headpiece for my wedding in July. I made it myself in December of '04.



My cat swallowed a sewing needle while I was making that, ruining my inexpensive solution to a veil since I had to spend almost $800 to get it out of her. I'm also obsessed with my cat. And my wedding.
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Old 03-05-2006, 10:02 AM   #23
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Wow, I love the headpiece - very pretty. Looks like it took a long time to make.

On the crafty side, in addition to knitting I also like crochet, needlepoint, embroidery, counted cross-stitch and sewing. I tried quilting but didn't like it very much. I am planning to try scrapbooking one of these days. I'd really like to find a craft that my 12 and 10 year old DD's can do by themselves ... they know how to knit but aren't really into it yet.

On the non-crafty side, I like to bake and garden.
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Old 03-05-2006, 10:06 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by RachelJean
Wow, I love the headpiece - very pretty. Looks like it took a long time to make.
It took about a month total time, including design. Actual beading time was probably around 32 hours or so. There's no pattern to the beads, which helps. I just threw a bunch of beads that I thought looked good together into a box and scooped them out with the needle in random patterns. I'm really proud of it. I'll post pictures in July after the wedding. :D Thanks!
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Old 03-05-2006, 02:10 PM   #25
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aylaanne- Love the headpiece! Very creative.

AKchick - How long have you been horseback riding? I love riding, but can't do it as much since I was in my car accident last October which messed up my back pretty bad. Which is one of the reasons why I had to give me horse up.
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Old 03-05-2006, 04:05 PM   #26
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OT off this subject, but I'm so excited that I had to share! My mom came home with a baby parakeet! Now we have 4 birds and counting. So far, we have a Sun Conure, a Blue and Gold Macaw, a Parakeet, and a Double Yellow-headed Amazon Parrot.
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:48 PM   #27
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Well I'm a crocheter and I'm just barely learning to knit. I also scrapbook when the mood strikes me and stamp (making cards mostly).

And as someone mentioned before I think Parenting is a craft.

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Old 03-05-2006, 06:00 PM   #28
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My family tells me that I'm a craft junkie. I just love to make things! My mom refuses to take me to any type of craft festival, cause I walk through the booths and won't buy anything, saying "I could make that." :rollseyes:

I quilt & sew, cross stitch, make stained glass, scrapbook, and rubber stamp (mostly cards). Oh, and knit! I have a hard time splitting my time between my knitting and stamping. I am a demonstrator for a rubber stamp company, so when business is good I really have to put knitting aside and work with my stamps. (Which is really what I should be doing now, since I have a stamp class this week!)
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I also enjoy doing quilting, scrapbooking, cardmaking, decorating, some crochet, reading and watching old movies!!
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I'd say the knitting has become my primary hobby. I started acquiring scrapbooking supplies and such 3 1/2 years ago when my dad passed and I became the keeper of the family photos. Shortly thereafter I got into beading. Like knitting, I was immediately fascinated with the ability to make my own accessories if I wanted. Then almost 2 years ago came my latest attempt to teach myself to knit. This came at a time when the knitting world exploded and I have been into it mostly ever since! :XX:

One of my work pals quilts and wants to get her hooks on me with that too! Yikes! More fiber related stash acquisition opportunities!
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