Crafty Chickens

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by CoolWife, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    What have you been crafting? Anyone else spend way more on craft supplies than you ever would just to go buy a wreath for the front door?
    Yarn is my weakness, I have soooo much and I can't resist it. I like to crochet baby stuff, blankets, just about anything I can find a cute pattern for.

    Just shipped this to my niece for V-Day. Was harder than I thought it'd be but turned out super cute.
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  2. unicornz

    unicornz Chicken

  3. kthom

    kthom Cute Food <3

    Wow. You are talented. I'm not crafty at all so I'm always impressed with what people can make.
  4. Lucyinthesky

    Lucyinthesky Chicken

    I'm a knitter. I literally have a stack of scarves I've been meaning to send to chickens. Tomorrow, I promise!!!
    I have more yarn than I know what to do with. I buy it without any project in mind just because it's so pretty!
  5. SassyLlama

    SassyLlama Goose

    That's really cute. I have been making my own hot pads since I was a little kid and I can cross-stitch. That's about it. I am determined to learn how to knit or crochet. They both seem like such soothing activities.
  6. unicornz

    unicornz Chicken

    Me too (hides in shame). I love the smooshies.

    ETA: Yep, v soothing. Do you embroider too?
  7. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Yarnaholics. I hide it from my husband. He's such a good sport, he has no idea how much is really in the house, and he still goes with me to buy it so we can each use a coupon.
  8. SassyLlama

    SassyLlama Goose

    Smooshies aren't in any way related to gooshies, are they?
  9. Lucyinthesky

    Lucyinthesky Chicken

    My husband organized my yarn in a large 9 drawer dresser and made me promise not to buy more until I used it all up. I've broken that promise three times in the last two month, oops!
  10. kthom

    kthom Cute Food <3

  11. user217

    user217 Chicken

    I scrapbook. I will literally go wild in a store. So! Much! Pretty! Paper!

    Most of my supplies come from Creative Memories.
  12. SassyLlama

    SassyLlama Goose

    It's amazing how quickly you can pull these things up! <3 I feel some pukey gif action might be imminent.
  13. MrsC

    MrsC Chicken

    I am teaching myself to knit. So far it isn't pretty. I try to spend a few hours a week trying.
  14. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I do not scrapbook, but have stacks of paper. Because I'm going to make all the cute homemade cards on Pinterest one day.
    I did make invites for a baby shower and a banner, but that used not 1/4 of one book, of which I have several and a big stack of loose paper. And a few punches.
  15. unicornz

    unicornz Chicken

    [/quote]Smooshies aren't in any way related to gooshies, are they?[/quote]

    Hell, no!!!! :ROFL:
  16. unicornz

    unicornz Chicken

  17. kthom

    kthom Cute Food <3

    It's in my bookmarks folder - "Grossest WB Stuff Ever"
  18. Lucyinthesky

    Lucyinthesky Chicken

    Have you tried YouTube? There's an old lady who has a great channel for beginners but I forget her name. She describes herself as a knitter to the stars because some of her stuff was used in old sitcoms lol
  19. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Although I worked in art supply and craft stores for way too many years, and can easily spend hours in Hobby Lobby, I'm not a dedicated crafter. I just like taking functional things and making them pretty. Like, recently I was looking for some wall hooks for our office so that we could hang our headphones on them. I saw some basic hooks, but then thought, "I can probably find something cooler than this." So I found some animal shaped hooks at Hobby Lobby and then painted them fun colors. That's the extent of my crafting.


    They're dry now but not hanging up yet.
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  20. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I envy you crafty people. The craftiest thing I’ve done recently was 3 years ago when I DIY’d our wedding stationery. I really want to learn to sew but we don’t have the space in our apartment for all of that. I can hand sew small things like repairing tears at the seam or shortening tank top straps. I want to sew my own pants though.
  21. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    All of this. I can be crafty in bursts and with specific projects like wedding diy but not on a regular basis. Like you, Virgo, I'd love to learn how to sew my own clothes.
  22. tacocat

    tacocat Chicken

    OMJG TA. SHUT UP with that adorable ass outfit. The bottom! The heart buttons! I love <3
    I'm a gift crafter. My big project last Christmas was making everyone mini faux Polaroid fridge magnets. I really want to learn how to knit and sew, but both are intimidating to me!
  23. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    I love this. I'm so uncreative, I would never think of that.
  24. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    I'm not sure if this is really a craft, but it's one of my only hobbies. Right now I'm working on building bookcases and cabinets for built-ins.
  25. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Thx taco. I love gift crafting too.

    No one wants to sew pants, they're such a pain! I haven't really sewed anything in years, my machine needs a tuneup, haha.

    Honey I like your style.