A Crafty Bunch Get involved if you are an Art's & Craft's
Posted Sun Dec 02, 2012 07:08 PM
I encourage you to post pics of your projects and/or tell me a little about your arts and craft type hobbies.
Any knitters out there? Would love to hear from you and see your items (finished or not!!)
Posted Sun Dec 02, 2012 07:09 PM
I love to knit, my grandmother taught me how to when I was 5 years old. She has since passed on but when I knit it brings back fond memories of her patience and tenderness.
I love the feeling of creating something yourself with your bare hands (plus two needles and some wool). There are so many possibilities and I have made items for every member of my family over the years.
I love to experiment with patterns and even alter them or make some up myself.
I am currently knitting a few little bits and pieces for Christmas. On my needles as I speak is a little stocking I have knitted myself, I am making one for each person in my family and filling them with a little sweet treat (such as chocolate or candy canes) and hanging them on my tree. They are gorgeous being only a mini size, and the great thing is that I will have enough time to finish them all before xmas, I certainly wouldn't be able if they were full sized.
Pics up as soon as I have sewed the sides up.
Posted Sun Dec 02, 2012 08:39 PM
but i love to sew, either by hand or sewing machine, i would love to start doing it again.
Posted Sun Dec 02, 2012 09:52 PM
Posted Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:44 PM
on the other side there was Quilters and cross stitchers..I have no idea why but I didnt pick up shit from them
I used to make leather keychains..my one claim to the crafty world, also used to do cross stitch but not the counted kind..I did the cheating x marks the spot kind. What I am really interested in is gettin into Jewelry making but I havent found the time to study it closer and start buying supplies.
Posted Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:53 PM
Posted Tue Dec 04, 2012 03:23 PM
This could range from tin can sculptures, to tables made from reclaimed wood.
Honestly its the best job Ive ever had, I get paid to be creative and help people through difficult periods in their life, plus theres shit loads of tools to play with!
Obviously I can't post any pics of the stuff I do with them but I will endeavour to get some pics of my own stuff up at sum point soon (its mostly wood and paint)
peace out y'all x
Posted Tue Dec 04, 2012 04:05 PM
Posted Thu Dec 06, 2012 05:38 PM
I've an empire line jumper half crocheted and Christmas stockings to sew ASAP.
Posted Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:18 PM
Posted Fri Dec 07, 2012 04:12 AM
Crocheted cocks all round!!!!
Posted Fri Dec 07, 2012 04:17 AM
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Posted Fri Dec 07, 2012 02:50 PM
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Posted Sat Dec 08, 2012 01:47 AM
Posted Sat Dec 08, 2012 03:10 AM
With different levels of success I have tested my skills in almost all forms of builds. Scale and complexity of some builds called for different skills and small teams of friends to finish. One example of this would be a 40 ft sail ship group of us took on helping a friend with his dream. Projects like this one are great as they are giving me the opportunity to work with some very interesting people and pick up on some new skills.
I am pretty much 'jack of all trades' and am fairly accomplished builder and fabricator in metal and wood. All sorts of electronics projects are another passion of mine. Save for tape and cassette recorders (if anyone remembers them) and turntable pickups I have never bough a single piece of audio equipment. Preamplifiers, power amplifiers, FM receivers, turntables, loudspeakers ... all designed and built from scratch. Apart from learning new things and pure pleasure of building them, this made it possible for me to have some of the kits others would have to pay thousands of dollars for. Most of my projects ended up with my friends happy to have them for nothing more but the cost of components and materials used.
Another great passion of mine is anything and everything that has to do with aircrafts and flying. If everything goes as planned I will retire in July 2013 which finally will give me the time to start working on a project I've been itching about for many years now. It is 1:3 scaled-down fully flyable RC replica of the iconic and oh so fucking sexy P-38 Lightning WW2 fighter. Will take time to build and fly it but it is not something to be rushed. I want to make it perfect and enjoy making every bit of it. Uh, just writing about it make me itchy to start ... can't wait.
This post has been edited by SirFoggy: Sat Dec 08, 2012 03:12 AM
Posted Sat Dec 08, 2012 03:54 AM
Posted Sat Dec 08, 2012 08:50 AM
I cannot post examples clearly due to remaining anonymous, haha. However I did make that simple signature I have with my name, which really is very simple and anyone can do that