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So I was wondering what do you like most about crafting?

I think for me, I get to create, but also it's a huge sense of accomplishment as I am a SAHM, I do the dishes, laundry, meals, nurse the baby, get the kids dressed, etc. but all of that just needs to be done all over again. When I make/create something it's done AND it STAYS done. Also I'll post a photo of it on flickr, ravelry or splitcoaststampers & share what I've done & maybe get some comments which always feel good. I love to see other people's finished crafts, I love to see everyone's creativity, it also gives me ideas of what I could make next...
post #2 of 128
Hello ladies. The last few days I have been busy crafting. I am done with the produce bags. I think they look good. Not pretty or anything but functional.
They weigh 1.8 oz. Is that a good weight for bags or too heavy?

The library bag turned out SO cute. It was a huge pain in the I kept having to change things on it. That is what I get when I don't use a pattern.

Hum, what is next? Grocery bags I think.
post #3 of 128
Woohoo!! New thread!

If I get philosophical about it, I think what I like about crafting is making something from nothing. This is especially true when my materials are thrifted---making something functional or even just beautiful from what used to be trash. Love that.
post #4 of 128
My answer is similar to AO's--I love finding something good at the thrift store and making it new.

Also, though, I had a moment last weekend that surprised me. I do a lot of the tiedye in the laundry sink in the basement. When I was little, I used to watch those PBS painting shows--you know, the ones where they're painting a watercolor or oil flower and adding yellow where no yellow should be and it's perfect! Anyway, I always wanted a painter's palette--the kind that's all stained from the paints over the years and the colors sort of meld into one another.

Well, I can't paint or draw worth a darn, but when I was dyeing, I took a hard look at my laundry sink and there were all the dye colors I'd been using over the last few years, melding together and reminding me why I find joy in all of this.

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post #5 of 128
: I have ta show off the library bag


pics in my blog
post #6 of 128
Oh and what I like best about crafting?

It is a temporary escape. And I just LOVE creating. "I did that, that was all me!" and then to have people actually enjoy something that I create? ::
post #7 of 128
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Originally Posted by candipooh View Post
Hello ladies. The last few days I have been busy crafting. I am done with the produce bags. I think they look good. Not pretty or anything but functional.
They weigh 1.8 oz. Is that a good weight for bags or too heavy?

The library bag turned out SO cute. It was a huge pain in the I kept having to change things on it. That is what I get when I don't use a pattern.

Hum, what is next? Grocery bags I think.
I saw some really cool grocery bags that were regular sized with the canvas "belt" handles. Then on the outside, they had 2 pockets. It was kind of neat. You could probably fit a bottle of wine in there.
post #8 of 128
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Well, I can't paint or draw worth a darn, but when I was dyeing, I took a hard look at my laundry sink and there were all the dye colors I'd been using over the last few years, melding together and reminding me why I find joy in all of this.

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You should take a photo & share it with us on your blog...
post #9 of 128
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Originally Posted by candipooh View Post
: I have ta show off the library bag


pics in my blog
I really like the colors & fabric combos!
post #10 of 128
I am still knitting a skirt here. I finished the booties and turtle and need to share pictures! the turtle hasn't been mailed yet but will be sooon.
post #11 of 128
I've dyed four hanks of yarn so far today, 2 are steaming, I'm SOOOO happy with how they've come out! I'll be sure to post some pics. I should take a photo of my hands too

Annnnnnd, I've ruined one pair of pajama pants. So much for eyeballing it, I think I can salvage something though, maybe turn it into a pair of bloomers for my daughter.
post #12 of 128
I think Saganaga summed it up well. I feel similarly, I do lots of housework & child-rearing. It's nice to have something that is all about me and about me being productive & creative. I feel a great sense of accomplishment when I've completed something beautiful.
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So I was wondering what do you like most about crafting?

I get time alone
post #14 of 128
Just wanted to send an update~

I was in an accident today, wrecked my van and have been in the hospital all day. Dang cards are a curse!

Anyways, I am out of commission for a few days, sorry everyone!

Love to you all and I will talk to you later.

Off to bed now to try and control these contractions....
post #15 of 128
Oh honey, that's awful. Don't worry about the stupid cards--just feel better!
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Just wanted to send an update~

I was in an accident today, wrecked my van and have been in the hospital all day. Dang cards are a curse!

Anyways, I am out of commission for a few days, sorry everyone!

Love to you all and I will talk to you later.

Off to bed now to try and control these contractions....

s


I will send that Doula book out to you TODAY, and send it priority.
post #17 of 128
oh no Kara!! I was worried about you not having checked in, thought maybe baby was working on making an appearance. Take care of yourself mama!
post #18 of 128
OK, crafty women, I have a question. Say you thrifted 3 strings, each 6-8" long, of large primary colored wooden beads (shown here). What would you do with them?
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OK, crafty women, I have a question. Say you thrifted 3 strings, each 6-8" long, of large primary colored wooden beads (shown here). What would you do with them?
I'd make kids' Anglican rosaries with them.
post #20 of 128
Ask Saamy, she makes the cutest necklaces with the chunky beads! DD LOVES hers and wears it ALLLLLL the time!!
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