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- June 4, 2014 at 3:26 pm #342480
I have been crafting for almost 43 years. I have never found a craft I didn’t like! Anyone else as addicted to crafts as me.
Thrift stores are my stand by. Love to share ideas. Looking forward to meeting other crafters.
- June 18, 2014 at 7:30 am #454345
Yes! I really want to get into basket weaving or furniture construction. Any experience in this?
- June 19, 2014 at 12:19 am #454384
hi, my most favorite craft is crosstitch. i have been stitching for 30 years.do you crosstitch?
- June 24, 2014 at 8:43 pm #454719
I like to crochet. I do a little sewing, but not too much.
- June 25, 2014 at 3:25 pm #454767
Love crafting here just wish I could make a living and pay bills doing it!
- June 26, 2014 at 7:39 am #454839
I love crafts of all kinds. While it doesn’t pay the bills – it does help with the gifting, and household budget quite a bit! Not to mention any entertaining/events that we have.
It’s nice to have unique things that don’t break the bank 🙂 Plus, my passion for upcycling keeps my crafting budget down…a little…sometimes 😉
- June 26, 2014 at 5:09 pm #454901
i have been crafting for years also. whatever comes about. my last was decorative painting, and now i’m trying my hand at making jewelry have sold some and I really enjoy it
- July 3, 2014 at 10:08 am #455489
what you need:
clean plastic liter bottle
colored yarn of you choice
knitting needle/crochet needle
scissors or razor blade (being very careful not to cut yourself)
1 plastic adhesive holder to attach wherever you are going to hang
Cut off top of liter bottle approximately 1/3 to 1/4 way down
take hole puncher and punch holes, closely together, around edging of bottle leaving plastic between holes and edging
Knit/crochet a top on it
Knit a handle if you choose or hang by knitted edging
Run yarn through edge of topping to be able to gather top to close
Leave extra yarn hanging down to use to open and close the top
Roll each bag into a ball store in your new bag holder
Hang somewhere convenient for you and family
great for holding all those plastic bags from stores we all gather and have no idea what to do with!
cheap gift to make for any holiday/birthday–$5 to make (maybe cheaper if you get the pop and yarn on sale or clearance)
happy making! hope this helps anyone’s budget/gift making
- July 5, 2014 at 2:02 pm #455560
Sure would love to see a pic of this.
- July 6, 2014 at 2:25 am #455592
I love any sort of crafts. My latest passion is making jewelry. Easy to store the beads and findings.
- July 6, 2014 at 4:11 pm #455622
I love to craft, too. I do cross-stitch, crochet, jewelry making, and I teach some to my granddaughters. I haven’t found a way to make it really budget friendly, so I just build the cost of it into my budget.
Love to hear others’ ideas!
- July 6, 2014 at 7:09 pm #455631
I’m into the Steampunk crafts, myself — little gears, electronic parts, reformed into something useful or decorative. Was into cross-stitch for a long time; it helped me to quit smoking. I have 8 years experience as a custom picture framer, but I am no longer doing it professionally and don’t have the set-up space.
I’d love to learn jewelry. I was looking at the wire bending “jigs” (I think they’re called) last time I was at Michael’s Arts and Crafts.
- July 22, 2014 at 12:20 am #456447
love crafting garage sales ! my first dsy
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