What arty/crafty thing can I do?

posted 6 days ago in Beehive
Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

michellelynn9175 :  I’ve been cross stitching for about 25 years now, and other than two I have framed in my living room, and a couple my parents have framed, they generally end up being put away in a box once they’re done. I love them while I’m making them, then lose interest when they’re finished.

The one I’m doing now is the size of a double bed, so no idea where that one will end up when it’s done!

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

O enjoy making jewelry, and cross stitching 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I enjoy making jewelry, and cross stitching 

Post # 19
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Worker bee

I love sewing and knitting. Instagram is great for finding inspiration and bloggers who create tutorials for a bunch of things. 

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Knitting!  I love knitting.  It’s so cozy and relaxing, but isn’t boring at ALL.  It requires a lot of concentration still.  Not to mention you get to make some really fun things.

I also am learning how to quilt and have started making potholders and other small things, which is really fun.  It’s a bit more involved/more work than other crafts, though.

Post # 21
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Helper bee

I do a thing called rag rugging. Basically it’s a historic craft, poor people in the Victorian times made rugs or extra warm layers for their bed outs of a potato sack and some cut up strips of old clothes. It’s something that is simple to do because I’m not very creative, but if you are creative then you can make all sorts of patterns or things. I’m currently trying to make a Christmas Wreath. I’ve got me hessian sack, my cut up material in Christmas colours and a metal wreath ring from a florists. Hopefully it’ll turn out nice. 

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

michellelynn9175 :  well to start, i do modern cross stitch (so not the country looking stuff that a lot of people think of cross stitch being). As for my finished pieces – 90% of what i make are gifts. Lots of weddings and babies in our lives! I will usually stitch something related to the couple (e.g. some friends’ love story was about lychee martinis on their first date – so i stitched a lychee martini recipe for them that i then framed). And babies are easy because you can just stitch something that goes with the nursery theme and then add their birth info to it. I’ve kept a couple of pieces for myself (which I’ve framed) but that’s defintiley a rarity.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

kittycatcat :   catskillsinjune :  Thanks for the info! Do you guys have pictures of your pieces? 😁 This appeals to me more than knitting or crochet. Especially that double bed sized piece! Wow! 

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

michellelynn9175 :  

These are the two I have on the wall, excuse the glare, they’re behind glass. These were made from photos of my cats, I sent the photos away and had the images made into a pattern chart.

 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

kittycatcat :  Oh wow, that’s so awesome! I didn’t even think about something like that. So do you have like an entire room full of thread colors for this? Lol. Another thing I didn’t consider was materials/cost/space to store it all. With crochet or knitting you’ve got yarn and hooks/needles in a basket and that’s about it. 

I wish working out was my hobby like some people claim. Lol! 

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

michellelynn9175 :  Thank you so much! πŸ™‚ I have a couple of big plastic boxes full of threads, if I had more room I’d love a sewing room. My grandma had one and I used to love rummaging around  in there.

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

michellelynn9175 :  here’s a link to my cross stitching imgur: https://sotefikja.imgur.com/

the two i have hanging up at the “when life gives you lemons” stitch and the “into the forest” stitch (:

i’d also recommend the reddit sub r/CrossStitch – there’s lot of info and inspo there!

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

catskillsinjune :  I love the lemons one!!! This makes me want to do cross stitch. Like you, I’d do the modern patterns. You’ve opened up quite a can of worms for me. Lol! 

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

catskillsinjune :  Also, where do you typically find your patterns? I’m not creative enough to make my own, especially at this stage in the game πŸ˜‚

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

michellelynn9175 :  πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ sorry not sorry! i find most of my patterns on Etsy – the lemons one is from the designer Stitchrovia. check her out – i love her style!

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