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12-20-09, 12:41 AM
ADHDTigger's idea:

She knows that many of us are very crafty! I know that many of us don't manage money very well, including me, which is why I make most of my gifts.
I think making gifts also personalizes it and makes it more special.

post photos and even tutorials of your crafty endeavors!

12-20-09, 12:55 AM
Here's what I've been doing lately:

Xmas presents for friends & family 2009

12-20-09, 12:56 AM
The other gift that my aunts and grandma are getting (they still love to write cards)

They get different type of cards most each Xmas, this year they're getting color washed cards.

I have several more (cards & other crafts) from other years, but I won't inundate right now

12-20-09, 02:47 AM
Love the headbands & card Livinginchaos!!! They look so cool. :):)

Here are a couple of the creations I've made in the past. I enjoy making jewellery & beading & have been doing it for about 6 years. I like to use sterling silver where I can & had some fun with wire artistic wire.

When I broke my wrist a couple of years back it was great physiotherapy for it!! :D

12-20-09, 04:19 AM
I don't have pictures because I don't have them back yet. But my aunt does fused glass work and has a kiln in her house. I went over there to make my friends all a few ornaments or holiday decorations and a little house ornament for my sister and brother in law who bought their first house a few months ago.

I also made my own holiday cards this year. And am knitting my cousin a replacement scarf for the one I made him many years ago when he was like 8 and he's not 13 and needless to say, it's old, falling apart and WAY too short for him. But he loves it and wears it a lot still so I figured it may just be time to replace it. I still haven't started it though. That's tomorrow's goal (as it has been for this whole week :)).

12-20-09, 06:08 PM
OMG how do you sit still enough to do this?? I have tons and tons of craft supplies. I have never been able to sit and do them. Even heavily medicated. I do enjoy doing it, just in small spurts. LOL
Those are way cute!! I agree that made gifts are the best!
Happy Holidays!

12-20-09, 06:37 PM
WOW, guys!

Thanks for getting this party started, Chaos! Now I need to take pictures of some of my stuff.

01-08-10, 02:04 AM
oh yeah, I'm a crafty chica... lemme see if I can post some pics:

Here's a painting I created for my nephew gabriel. I just looked at a couple of pictures and freehanded the little dude. Fun though. :)

Here's a doll I completed for my niece for Christmas:
(The only one I was able to complete)

I only make things if I'm able to complete them in one sitting, if not they lose interest like crazy!

Here's a painting for my neice. Same thing, I just looked at the little character and freehanded her on there.

Oh! And here's a squirrel purse for my buddy Ashley

01-17-10, 03:00 PM
I like to paint and draw.

I went through a phase where I scrapbooked.

I used to do mosaic.

Now I am starting to do beading and make earrings and bracelets and stuff. It is a new thing! I'm pretty excited about it, but I expect I'll lose interest in it soon enough, like I always do.

01-17-10, 09:32 PM
Here is my latest creation. My other half pulled out some wire from under the house to do something & I ended up stealing it from him & had this 'inspiration' to make a huge beaded butterfly.

I pulled out all my beading boxes & tools, had beads in piles everywhere & had stuff all over my art room floor & chairs. It looked like a disaster zone & my other half could only get as far as the door to look in at what I was up too!

It's fairly big at 17 inches (43cm) wide & high & quite weighty.

01-17-10, 09:44 PM
LOVE your butterfly, Chips!

Want to make large structures lighter? Create your beads in fabric, leather and tulle (bridal netting). Make them free form using skewers to shape them on, then mist in 20% white glue to to 80% water. That will get your "bead" to hold its shape initially.

From there, add pearlized powders, embossing powder, paint, or what ever you like to embellish. Spray again with your glue/water mix and let dry.

Another way is to use "Stiff Stuff" which is generally a 50/50 mix of white glue and water that you squeeze into your material. Let dry once and embellish. Spray with a fixative (non yellowing!)

Your components are feather weight and you can literally design your brains out!

I love all you crafty people!

01-17-10, 11:29 PM
Thanks for the fab advice Tigs!!! I will definately try that out now! I just had to make something at that moment in time. Having a mad moment LOL :D

01-18-10, 01:28 AM
Chips, I LOVE your mad moments!!!

You crafty people are SO creative and wonderful!!!

01-19-10, 03:09 AM
Wow! Just wanted to say that your creations are great!

Unfortunately, I can't sit still long enough to ever finish anything like that, and my fine motor skills are somewhat lacking, but I write and produce music - maybe I should start a thread :)

Nice work!

Ali :)

01-19-10, 01:20 PM[IMG] is a couple of quilt/wall hangings that i started making - yes need to finis

Louder Than Love
02-20-10, 09:02 AM
She's Crafty.

indeed. and, well done.

03-03-10, 02:22 AM
How do I post photos of my stuff ??????? I can't find a link thingy .....

mrs. dobbs
03-24-10, 08:35 AM
I made some jewelry. I'm new at this. I took a silversmithing class back in the day but never really got into beads and stuff. Pls. forgive the dark stylized photo.

I love everyone's stuff on this thread, so talented and creative :)