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  #1  
February 10th, 2013, 12:40 AM
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Hey any of you ladies crafty? I'm looking for new craft ideas to waste my time with
I crochet and knit and I have a sewing machine, and also am interested in money saving tips....

Any thoughts???
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February 10th, 2013, 05:08 AM
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I am not crafty. I wish that I was.
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February 10th, 2013, 06:59 AM
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I really want to learn how to crochet! Do you like it more than knitting?

I have started crafty recently. So far I have just painted some words and glued some scrapbooks paper on some letters. I already know how to knit, cross stitch, and am working on our wedding scrapbooking. I also want to work on a big collage. I get a lot of ideas on pinterest. I think I am going to take a cake decorating course next month.
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February 10th, 2013, 10:26 AM
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I like crafty stuff. I'm really all over the place though. I am bad at committing to large projects. I love scrapbooking. I can knit, crochet, cross stitched years ago, dabbled in sewing. I want to start quilting.

I am planning on busting out the scrapbooking this afternoon!!!
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February 10th, 2013, 10:52 AM
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I knit, and when I'm in the mood I do digital scrapbooking (with photoshop elements), but lately, it's been school and tumblr/reading fanfic. But I have done a lot of knitting things while waiting.

OH, and I use website to help me obsess - Ravelry for knitting (and people do crochet too) and Digital Scrapbook Place for scrapbooking
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February 10th, 2013, 10:54 AM
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I just pulled my sewing machine out of the closet...i want to start making my own menstrual pads.

Last month I switched from disposable pads to cloth menstrual pads...the chemicals in disposable pads and tampons are horrible. They are kinda expensive at first but I wont need to buy any pads ever again. After using them for one cycle I am hooked. My flow was much lighter and I discovered that I don't have that smell or sweat a lot like I do with disposables.

I found a youtube video showing how to make your own so I plan on sewing a few to see if they are as good as the ones I bought.
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February 10th, 2013, 02:09 PM
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I'm all over the place.

I mostly crochet, but I can knit if you hold a weapon to my head. I have cross stitches on the go, I can embroider, I can do plastic canvas work. My painting skills are about on par with a first grader though.. so I tend to avoid that.

I also do photography, and scrap booking... regular.. not digi.. though I really should do both.

I have several planned projects for crocheting... a few friends are pregnant, so that should keep me busy while DH is back to work and we aren't ttc.
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February 10th, 2013, 05:13 PM
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@ cait&angel: crocheting is MUCH easier and quicker than knitting in my opinion. All I did was go on youtoob and find some beginners tutorials and tah-dah! I can crochet!
@denalibear: omg! Homemade pads?? Cooooool
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February 10th, 2013, 05:56 PM
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IMO crocheting and knitting both have their uses, certain things are easier with each. I like the way knitting comes out better though.

Worked on my scrapbook a lot this afternoon!!!
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February 10th, 2013, 06:03 PM
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Quote:
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IMO crocheting and knitting both have their uses, certain things are easier with each. I like the way knitting comes out better though.

Worked on my scrapbook a lot this afternoon!!!
Despite the fact I learned to knit when I was 5.. I can't hold both needles at the same time and still knit. I have to stick one between my leg.. severely limits what I can do. you should have seen me when I made a pair of mittens in 7th grade.. my grandfather built me a special stand so I'd have somewhere to stick the needle so I could use both hands. LOL.

But I'm the opposite, I don't like the way knitting comes out most of the time unless you're cabling.. and you can do that with crochet too.
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February 10th, 2013, 06:12 PM
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Crocheting doesn't make sense in my brain - I just come up with random knots. Knitting and I are good though Most of what I want to do is knitting anyway, so that's been okay - but I have a friend who makes the most adorable crocheted hats. So it depends on what you need/want
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February 10th, 2013, 06:47 PM
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Ermegerd homemade AF pads!!!----looked up the vids... That might make having AF (dare I say) not be so bad.....??? I know, sac-religious right? Teehee
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February 11th, 2013, 06:53 AM
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I love to do random crafts for the house - the most recent thing I did was make some pendant lights for the kitchen. I saw some "string ball pendants" in a store and they were around $800 a piece... so I decided I could make them cheaper

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February 11th, 2013, 11:18 AM
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Coooool those are so pretty! I wanna do that for my kitchen. The glass cover for the light fell and broke into a thousand pieces and I haven't had the energy to put up another one....this is so cute!
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February 11th, 2013, 11:23 AM
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I like to quilt, using my sewing machine - here are some photos of ones ive made recently -


this one I made for my nan for her birthday, its folded up and was about 4x this size


This one for for my friends daughters 7th birthday, again folded over so a fair bit bigger



and...this one i'm working on at the moment, one of my bff's is due to have a baby girl any day now... this will be baby sized! This is just the squares all cut out waiting to be sewn together.
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February 11th, 2013, 11:39 AM
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Those are awesome Jen!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have always wanted to learn how to do that
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February 11th, 2013, 12:14 PM
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I'm jealous. When I gave art school a good two year try I learned that I am LACKING in the crafting/creativity/construction department.

I always joke that the formula for standard deviations and regression models take up too much space in my brain. No room for the other stuff. Especially anything involving directions (go up, move around, turn this way, tuck in that corner).
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February 11th, 2013, 04:43 PM
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Ermegerd homemade AF pads!!!----looked up the vids... That might make having AF (dare I say) not be so bad.....??? I know, sac-religious right? Teehee
I know....some of them are so super cute and they look so easy to make....I am going to buy some fabric to try it out.

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I love to do random crafts for the house - the most recent thing I did was make some pendant lights for the kitchen. I saw some "string ball pendants" in a store and they were around $800 a piece... so I decided I could make them cheaper

Oh wow.....those look fabulous!

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I like to quilt, using my sewing machine - here are some photos of ones ive made recently -
this one I made for my nan for her birthday, its folded up and was about 4x this size

This one for for my friends daughters 7th birthday, again folded over so a fair bit bigger

and...this one i'm working on at the moment, one of my bff's is due to have a baby girl any day now... this will be baby sized! This is just the squares all cut out waiting to be sewn together.
Jen those turned out amazing! I have never made a quilt...I've only used my sewing machine for making clothes and curtains....I think I might give it a try.
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February 12th, 2013, 12:09 PM
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thanks ladies! Its quite therapeutic making them as i can concentrate on doing that and nothing else.

Stef - it took abit of trial and error at first but i've used really simple pattern via google and adapted it to how i find it easiest. my biggest struggle is cutting the squares to exactly the right size, if not then the rows dont matchup - not the end of the world but doesnt look quite as pretty!
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February 12th, 2013, 02:07 PM
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Those are awesome Jen!! I may pick your brain on how you make them puffy. I made one for DH.. but It was only double layer (front and back) with nothing in the middle because I couldn't figure it out. LOL
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