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  • It's a slippy slope crafting!

    I am new to crafting. I started out making a few pieces of jewellery (bracelts and such), then turned my hand to making Fairy doors from wood.

    Now my head is simply swimming with little projects I want to have a go at..

    A year or so ago I would never have imagined myself as a 'crafter' and now here I am surrounded by things I want to do (but alas, haven't enought hours in the day!)

    jan x
    www.simplyisis.co.uk

    www.purplesnailevents.co.uk

  • #2
    You've joined the club fully then I keep getting ideas for projects that require new skills.... makes it a bit slow going at times, but keeps me out of trouble!
    "I was inoculated, very early in life, against all forms of magic and elfin whimsy, even when convincingly disguised as literature." Clive James
    Click the scales- rep points are for life, not just for Xmas!
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    • #3
      Me: I made a few cards for Christmas.. and then started making all my own cards.. Now I have dabbled with silver clay, Oil Painting, Image manipulation.. I love what folk do with lamp work and fused glass.. I really want to do enamelling, Soap Making, the list is endless!!!! Not enough hours, and DEFINITELY not enough money!!

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      • #4
        it is a slippery slope,lol

        I never thought i had an artistic bone in my body ( some would say i don't,lol) till i took up jewellery making 5 yrs ago, and then only because a friend made me..now I've tried my hand at bag making , fimo clay and dabbled in fascinators all 3 i loved and intend to get better at.

        like sparky i've always wanted to do enamelling and would love to do more with my sewing machine and also have a bash at silversmithing and pmc clay..

        I think i'll wait until we have a spare room though cause i'm rapidly running out of storage space,lol
        Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes CAN change your life !!

        my website http://www.ticketyboo-jewellery.co.uk
        my misi shop http://ticketyboo.misi.me.uk
        my blog http://ticketyboojewellery.blogspot.com/



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        • #5
          I've stopped at various places on the slippery slope but settled on jewelery some years ago.

          Fairy doors sound interesting...do you have any pics we can see?
          Celia
          I can't be creative and tidy too
          www.jencel.co.uk for beads, findings and threads
          The Occasional Sheffield Bead Shop
          Jencel on Facebook

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          • #6
            I know exactly what you mean
            we started making cards 2 years ago just as a little hobby and its gone from there
            before then if you'd have said thats what I'd be doing I would never in a million years believed you
            I can honestly say crafting has changed my life
            2 years ago I was working in a playgroup but becoming unhappy with it , my children were just started to fly the nest and having social lives of their own and I was feeling just a little unwanted
            now I don't have enough time in the day to do all the things I want to do , like you I have lots of projects I want to try out but not enough time, I work in hobbycraft and love it !!! and have met so many fantastic people all in the crafting world
            I have a website selling our cards, business coming in virtually daily its just crazy but I'm very very happy
            www.sunrisecards.co.uk
            http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...5877781?ref=ts
            http://www.facebook.com/pages/sunris...all&ref=search

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            • #7
              Definitely not enough hours in the day! My learning curve at the moment is website creating (not because I like doing it!!), but I've been involved in dressmaking, quilting, machine embroidery, glass painting, silk painting, cardmaking, watercolours, acrylic painting, batik, salt dough, mural painting, pottery and maybe more!

              Some crafts I've made money from, some I've just dabbled in and they've cost me a small fortune, but I can't say there are any I didn't like. Apart from, perhaps, oil-based paints - don't like the smell or the mess! And I gave up pottery many years ago against the advice of the teacher, because my hands got too dry!!!!

              I would love to have a go with silver clay, it sounds fascinating, but it may have to wait a while. I've never made jewellery, apart from some fabric earrings and necklace for a magazine once. A jeweller friend made the findings for me.

              I'm currently setting up a business with hand-painted gifts/accessories and I'm also teaching crafts part-time. I could do with about another 8 hours in each day. Wish I could learn to go without sleep!
              digital stamps for cardmakers: http://www.handmadeharbour.co.uk
              blog: http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.com
              hand painted personalised plaques, clocks, canvases, etc: http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk
              blog: http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog

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              • #8
                Ah ha, you'll end up like the rest of us. Craft stuff in every corner of the house, a workroom resembling a junk room with you in the middle of it, a fortune in materials but you as happy as a pig in ******* and broke.
                Carol
                God helps them that help themselves.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Critchley View Post
                  Ah ha, you'll end up like the rest of us. Craft stuff in every corner of the house, a workroom resembling a junk room with you in the middle of it, a fortune in materials but you as happy as a pig in ******* and broke.
                  Yep, that sounds exactly like our house lol.

                  My crafting consists of... cardmaking, acrylic painting, watercolour painting, drawing/sketching, crochet, cross stitch, latch hook rugs... I've also got a sewing machine and load of fabric I've yet to do anything with.

                  Hubby's hobbies include airfix models, candle making, drawing/sketching, building and repairing computers.

                  As you can imagine there is stuff EVERYWHERE but we wouldn't change a thing

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                  • #10
                    totally agree with the description by Critchley, my hubby has given up moaning about it now!
                    I think he realises how horrible I would be to live with if I didnt have my cards to escape to after long hard days at work and at home with my boys (3 1/2 and 9 months)! I am quite sure that he would like the healthier bank balance if I gave it up though as the few that I sell at craft fairs certainly doesnt come at all close to the cost of the stock I have built up!!!!
                    www.safimelcardsandpendants.co.uk

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Critchley View Post
                      Ah ha, you'll end up like the rest of us. Craft stuff in every corner of the house, a workroom resembling a junk room with you in the middle of it, a fortune in materials but you as happy as a pig in ******* and broke.
                      Oh, you've been to my house?

                      I've made bears for nearly 12 years and that's my passion but I also have kits/stuff/parafinalia to make cards, soap, candles, jewellery, picture fames, polymer clay shapes, crocheting etc etc etc. My husband fitted our spare room with kitchen cabinets to try to 'hide' it all but it just spills out all over the house!

                      Claire
                      x
                      "A house without a bear is like a face without a smile!" ME

                      Web: www.pawprints.org.uk
                      Misi: www.pawprints.misi.co.uk
                      Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stoke-...104?ref=search

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                      • #12
                        I forgot to mention the crochet and knitting.. I haven't picked up the hook or needles in a while though! I am hoping to incorporate knit and crochet into some jewellery designs

                        Jencel - I have some pics of my fairy doors on my shop but I am too new to post a link I think!

                        Can I add pics to posts?? lets see??

                        nope.. won't let me!

                        jan x
                        www.simplyisis.co.uk

                        www.purplesnailevents.co.uk

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Critchley View Post
                          Ah ha, you'll end up like the rest of us. Craft stuff in every corner of the house, a workroom resembling a junk room with you in the middle of it, a fortune in materials but you as happy as a pig in ******* and broke.
                          End up like that? Already like that!
                          digital stamps for cardmakers: http://www.handmadeharbour.co.uk
                          blog: http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.com
                          hand painted personalised plaques, clocks, canvases, etc: http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk
                          blog: http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by sparkysdad View Post
                            Me: I made a few cards for Christmas.. and then started making all my own cards.. Now I have dabbled with silver clay, Oil Painting, Image manipulation.. I love what folk do with lamp work and fused glass.. I really want to do enamelling, Soap Making, the list is endless!!!! Not enough hours, and DEFINITELY not enough money!!
                            Oh, and I forgot 1/2 cross stitch (tapestry).. done a few "bought" kits, and also made my own designs, Curtain making, and as we were cleaning out the car today, remembered I made the boot liner for it too - which surprisingly is still in great condition after 2.5 years.. I must be better at sewing than I thought!

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