Just being nosy! Does anyone do anything crafty or artsy on a regular basis?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

I’m not necessarily “crafty”, but I guess “artsy”- I paint abstract and landscape paintings, and draw portrait drawings :)… Mostly I paint though, in my spare time.

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Yes! I cross stitch and do ribbon embroidery. I don’t have many pics on the iPad, but here’s one idid a couple years ago as a Christmas gift.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

RedHeadKel:  thanks! I find ribbon embroidery easier than cross stitch, and faster. I first read about it my mom’s Martha Stewart magazine a few years back. My style is simpler and messier than hers, but I’ve made a few things for my mom and grandmothers that they’ve liked, as well as this piece. I use Aida, the cross stitch fabric with holes, but a much bigger, duller needle, since a little one will easily snap and is harder to thread.

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t have anything crafty that I do regularly but pinterest has inspired a whole bunch a whole bunch of ideas that I have stacked up. Right now my kitchen is full of antique furniture that I’m repurposing. I also have a trunk full of stuff from thrift stores to repurpose. Like silver trays for the walls or to make chalkboards. Ugh, I wish I could twitch my nose and just poof it all done. 

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I craft quite a bit, but I don’t work so I have lots of time.  Recently I’ve made 2 boppy pillows with slip covers, 2 paper mobiles and crocheted a bunch of baby items.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

This is an embroidery project I did with the girl I used to babysit, as her gift to her mom. Very easy, and it turned out cute in the end!

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Sugar bee

Yes! I’m always crafting- in fact, when we moved into our apartment, I made sure to get one with an extra room that is now my craft room!

I mostly sew, embroider, make jewelry and do papercrafts (scrapbooking- anyone here doing Project Life?) but I’ll try anything once. I have a paper quilling kit I got for Christmas I need to try, I knit on occaision (although I’m not very good), I’m learning calligraphy and I want to learn to crochet. I also dabble in photography and I love to draw and paint.

Right now my big projects are my ongoing Project Life book, sewing myself a parka (I live in the Arctic so its a pretty heavy duty project), and painting a giant map of Westeros for my SO as a surprise.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Hand lettering is my artsy endeavor of choice right now!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Love arts and crafts!! I do a lot of vision boards and planner decorating on a regular basis…if that can be considered crafts. I love doing mixed-media shadow box memory collages as gifts for people…here’s one I did for my husband for I think our second dating anniversary: Not my best but it makes me smile 🙂

Not really ‘craft’ but I love sketching works of my favorite artists and just random pop art girls…here’s one of a Roy Lichtenstein:

My biggest craft project in recent history was definitely my home L-letterpress invitations. They came out incredible but that was SO MUCH WORK!!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

RedHeadKel:  I think it runs in my family, lol.  In every family on my dad’s side, there is one of us that has a knack for art!  You should take a class or something! 🙂 

Here’s one of my most recent paintings- 

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

 

I loom knit, I started this past winter.  Right now through work, we are working with a charity that gives handmade items to new mothers. As of right now I have made 25 premie/newborn/infant hats.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Loft

RedHeadKel:  My Fi and I have an etsy store so we are very crafty. He does photography as well on the side in addition to his job. I make everything from pillow cases to party garland. I just made us a bunting banner for our engagement photos tonight. I’m pretty excitedabout it. 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Industrial/Modern

I’m constantly crafting… I seem to always have fabric/felt stuck to me. I make lots of things around my house and for my kiddo. His birthday parties are always hand made. That’s my current project at the moment actually! This year we are doing a camping theme. These are his favors (not quite finished yet): 

I got some of the patterns on etsy and freehanded a few elements. I’m making one set for each kid (8 total). 

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