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    Hi everyone new here.I live in Derbyshire uk, have had a quick look round but thought id post my question,Ok.... I get very board at night and like to sit 'doing' something over the years i have tried LOTS of things inc Reborn dolls,Custom my little ponies,Jewellery making,Felting,sewing bits and bobs,card making and sculpting But quite recently ive become stumped on what to have a go at next,I really enjoy doing things a little diff but soemthing not too hard that i can start with minimum start up costs so my question is any ideas on what to try my hand at next ?????
    Really like glassbeads but not sure id be able to make them,but i also love rag dolls but again wouldnt know were to start

    Thanks in advance
    Leanne
    Last edited by leanneblues; 14-07-2009, 12:00 AM.

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    Hi, welcome to the forum!

    Have you tried scrapbooking? If you still have some bits and bobs left over from card making, get them out, and all your old photies and have a mess around!

    Laura
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    • #3
      Hi

      to the forum

      Have you tried making soap?

      Jane
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      • #4
        Sorry yes should of said scrapbooking as well on my list,The other thing i want my new 'hobby' to be is something i can do infront of the tv so soap making wouldnt be right for me

        thanks for your replies x

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        • #5
          Cross stitch is quite fun and very relaxing, and if you don't want a huge outlay you can pick up little kits with everything in them that you need to complete a project, say a little card or magnet etc. Then you can find out if you like it and splurge on a bigger kit. It's really easy and fun.
          Louise
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          • #6
            Rag rugs, or Proddy's!

            Di.

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            • #7
              If you're looking at minimum outlay, look at what you've already got or can pick up free or very cheap.

              All types of recycled crafts spring to mind. Try googling. Also try looking at: http://www.kazzellscrafts.blogspot.com/

              Kaz posts on here, and her recycled crafts are totally inspiring!

              Old maps, kids' books and old fabrics from clothes, curtains, duvets, can be the basis of loads of craft projects.

              Good luck - let us know how you get on.
              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
                How about Fimo? You can make some lovely things with it.
                Gail x

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                • #9
                  What are Proddy's ???

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                  • #10
                    Still nothing grabbing my attention any more suggestions

                    thanks guys x

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                    • #11
                      Hmm... something to do while watching tv, all I can think of is:

                      Acrylic or watercolour painting

                      Drawing

                      Quilling

                      Parchment craft

                      Knitting or crochet

                      Fabric work... patchwork or dressmaking

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                      • #12
                        For sitting down of an evening and just pottering you can't beat rag rugs. Cost is minimal, Result is great and you don't have to concentrate once you get the hang of it. Alternatively wool rugging, that can be more expensive but gives you more options for patterns and pictures etc.

                        pete
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                        • #13
                          I bought a lovely book by Tone Finnegar (sew pretty homestyle)...they have lovely crafty things to make with fabric..I make the Tilda cloth dolls which are so simple. Good luck with your search...

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                          • #14
                            I do a lot of aplique in front of TV at night - cushion covers, book covers, and anything small. I do quilting and patchwork so I can make small panels at night too in my arm chair.
                            Carol
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                            • #15
                              What about sock monkeys? There's very little outlay as you just need to buy some socks - or I guess you could practice with some old ones!

                              Claire
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