Show me your crafty hobby!

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Post # 31
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Bumble bee
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camoandglitter :  I OBSESSED with Hocus Pocus! That’s an amazing costume 

Post # 32
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Blushing bee
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Love all the craftiness!

I’ve been very yarn addicted lately, mostly crochet but I’ve just learned how to knit recently as well. I love crocheting amigurumi and made a mobile for my daughter when she was born. I commute via train to work every day, so I also do a lot of hats and other small projects on my commute. I used to cross-stitch as well, but it’s harder to keep everything for it in order with a small person around; the yarn crafts are easier to tote about with me.

 

 

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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desertgypsy :  lol,  fellow child of the 90s here and I love friendship bracelets.  Yours look great!

I like to sew and might have a sewing pattern obsession,  I also collect vintage patterns. This is the temp storage,  I’ll be moving it all into a filing cabinet at fi’s house soon. 

Here are a couple of 40s patterns dresses. The first is a Miss Frizzle dress. 

And a 50s style dress:

Post # 34
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Newbee

I love to recreate things out of old wood. I made this corner butcher block out of a beam I found at our local ReStore. It was about 12 feet long, a foot thick, and I’m guessing maybe 100 years old. I also did the little shelf on the wrought iron thing on the wall. I think the iron thing originally held a planter, I made the shelf out of a mahogany board I found. (Also did the light fixture; I Frankensteined a couple of different fixtures together and then painted it antique bronze.)

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Bumble bee
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duchessofpaon :  you made that! I’m so in awe.  Fi and I want to try to make a camper out of a cargo trailer. It’s a dream of mine and I’ve dragged don’t enough rV shows he gets it lol. 

Post # 36
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Busy bee

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FoolsintheRain :  those gnomes are adorable!  I’m working my way up to making little animals, I have a book about them.

 

Post # 37
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Busy bee

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lifeisbeeutiful :  I’ll have to try something like that!  I have seen people selling these on Etsy, they make them into a garland mostly.  

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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duchessofpaon :  That’s amazing!!! I’ve always been in awe of woodworking and refinishing- its so beautiful!!!

Post # 39
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Busy bee

I used to sew, but my machine is being held hostage right now (long funny story for another time!). When I was a kid I LOVED making lanyards…not even for a real purpose other than it was so calming to do all the time. I wish I could do that again, it was so fun. I’m trying to get better at drawing but I really truly suck! 

Post # 40
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Newbee

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anabolina :  Love that idea! Reminds me of a tiny house. I am obsessed with those and my husband thinks I’m insane. I watch the various shows where they make them all the time.

Post # 41
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Busy bee

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duchessofpaon :  What type of materials and space do you need to pick up a hobby like that?

Post # 42
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Newbee

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hafh2016 :  Thank you! I only started doing it a few years ago so I still have a lot to learn, but I get a little better with each project, and the imperfections make each piece unique. Or at least that’s what I tell myself. 🙂

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Worker bee

I do painting, this one is prob my best 🙂

Post # 44
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

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cyan :  Wow. You could sell those! They’d go like hotcakes.

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Newbee

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rosydelight :  I’ve got a small amount of power tools I bought mostly at yard sales or auctions; my go-tos are a mitre/chop saw, a small portable table saw and a palm sander, plus your typical hand tools most people probably have hanging around in a toolbox. I have several grits of sandpaper for the sander and hand sanding, tack cloth, mineral spirits, sealer, wood glue and filler, various stains and polyurethane. Space-wise, it’s basically a metal cabinet in my basement, and I do most of the work in the yard because it’s so dusty and stinky. My husband is great at demo and destruction, and fixing things that are mechanical or electrical or plumbing (and if I don’t have a tool, he usually does), but none of those skills translate to the semi-precision of woodworking. He comes in handy when wrangling a big hunk of wood, but once it’s cut down, I’m on my own. 

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