Hi everyone! I have been working on crafty stuff the last few days. I have been teaching myself to crochet with a book I checked out of the library. It's a kids crochet book, it's about my level for learning. ;o) I have been doing pretty well, if I do say so myself. I really want to make amigurumi, crocheted figures. Usually they are toys, small stuffed animals and the like. I am working on a crocheted cupcake pin cushion. I finished the bottom earlier this evening and I will make the top, the frosting, tonight. I have been having fun.
I go in cycles with crafts and hobbies. I read a lot, always have a book going. I also like to have something else to do. I like sewing and have tried quilting, like Roxy and Lucky's mom and aunt. I really enjoy the sewing, but the cutting and measuring are tougher. I made a full size rag quilt a few years ago out of thrift store jeans and flannel shirts. It turned our really nice, it's very heavy. My mother-in-law has that one.
I have also taught myself to knit. I really like that and will probably pick that up again. Knitting is a great cold weather hobby, you can make an afghan and keep yourself warm at the same time! I like crocheting a bit better because it's only one needle and it seems easier to make small things.I have plans to make stuffed figures soon. I really like sewing and free form stuffies sounds like it should be easier on my poor brain than quilting. I am just not good at the math involved with quilting. I have a friend that quilts and I admire her work. I am happier with relatively instant gratification. :o)
So, what do you make? What kind of hobbies do you have?
(all the cute photos are someone elses lovely work, I'm not finished yet!)