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    Hi everyone,

    Reading through the forum made me start to think about some of my various creative pursuits and how I came to start some of my crafts.

    My mum showed me how to sew when I was about 11 and my dad bought me a sewing machine when I was 18. I ran a market stall making clothes (mostly punk type style) and then my brother-in-law offered me a job designing and making club wear (leather, rubber and PVC). I then went into business for myself designing and making wedding clothes and wanted to make a friend a special gift for her wedding and started making procelain dolls from kits and made her a replica of her wedding dress (which I'd made for her). That crafting hobby has evolved to making one of a kind outfits for Ball Jointed Dolls...

    The bath and body crafts evolved from my interest in skincare which evolved from my inability to find skincare that I could use (really bad eczema from childhood). I was originally buying products to sell but I decided I could make nicer and more natural products myself - so I got the Soap Making bug big time!

    So how about you? Did you just start with a craft that you still do or did your interest evolve from something else?

    Jude
    for bath bomb, soap & Skincare kits
    plus Soap Base, Bath Bomb Ingredients, Butters,
    Oils and packaging for Bath & Body Products

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    I have always been crafty, but it really took off when I began working in an art and craft shop; I was spoilt for choice to pick just one craft, so I have dabbled in a bit of all sorts, but although I still make cards I am settling on jewellery making
    MISI - http://www.misi.me.uk/store_info.php?user_id=741

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    • #3
      I was taught to sew, embroider and knit by my Mother and the Nun's at school, when I was about 7. My great aunt was a milliner and another great aunt a seamstress, my father designed and built houses, my grandfather a cabinet maker so you could say I came from a creative background. I have been very privileged to have my creative side encouraged all my life and over the years as more and more crafts have become available in the UK I have either taught myself (as in most cases) or attended workshops etc.

      I am 51 next week but still learning, my Mum died when she was 90 and she always tried to learn a new skill for as long as she could, so perhaps creativity also breeds longevity.

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      • #4
        My craft came out of sheer boredom!

        When I was living in America and unable to work I started painting rocks which I really enjoyed and even sold a few!

        Hubby had got himself some fimo clay as he wanted to try his hand at making dragons. While he was away on a three day business trip I noticed that on the back of the fimo box it had instructions on how to make a teddy bear so I thought I would give it a go.

        When hubby came back from trip he said he was very impressed although I was not to be honest, for a start his torso was all flat and skinny!

        Next I made a rose and then a fireman with his dog and I found that I really enjoyed doing it. From there I went on to make loads of cats, dogs, elephants, clowns etc etc and it was not until we came back to the UK and I tried my hand and making bride and groom's.

        To this day I am still amazed I can do this.........LOL.

        Funny really but growing up I always thought I was 'arty' in some way but never really knew what at until 4 years ago.

        Have to say thought that I really would like to get back into painting my rocks as I loved doing those.

        Pictures attached of my first 'masterpiece' lol and one of my rocks
        <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v3...t=firsttry.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/firsttry.jpg" border="0" alt="First Clay Models"></a>a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ntakissing.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ntakissing.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


        Pauline
        Personalised Wedding Cake Toppers

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