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Do you do any arts and crafts?



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Do you do any arts and crafts?

Do you have any hobby that is arty or crafty?

Have you ever sold some of your crafts or art here or anywhere else?

I have made quite a lot of knitted and crocheted things before but only ever for myself. I once made the most beautiful jersey and it landed up being too small which was heartbreaking so I gave it to a friend.

I've also made some lace bookmarks which were really pretty.

I have never sold any of these things though because the time it would take to make them in return for the money I could sell them just wouldn't be worth it for me!

What is yout experience?

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idealmike

Not really so much these days as I'm more doing freelancing in the SEO and SMO industry. But I did used to love doing arts and crafts in school and in the Scouts lol. Plus there was this place we used to go to after school where we could do activities and sports of all kinds. I used to do Kendo and Fencing. But we'd sometimes go pot holing, abseiling and canoeing and the like. Plus sometimes we'd do pottery and woodworking as well. I used to make jars and pots and things like that and I'd create things from wood that I could use at home like remote control holders and cup castors and ash trays and stuff lol. It was really good fun though and I'd get a sense of achievement from it.

I'd love to have my own work shop though with lathes and things in them so I could get back into that again. I'd like to create things like tables and chairs and stuff for the garden that I could sell. Either as a garage sale, garden sale or car boot sale or something. Some people do that in their spare time from home and make some truly spectacular things which they then sell to garden centers and the like.

I'd really like to do that and get into that one day but maybe when I'm a bit older and collecting my pension! LOL Do you do any arts and crafts?




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Lynne

Yes like boys arts and crafts. I certainly can't picture you knitting by the fire at night :*)

It might surprise you but I've done a fair bit of woodwork myself. I did Technica and Technical Drawing at school instead of doing the girly subject of Home Economics lol.

I love doing little DIY projects. Something I really enjoyed was my mom was going to throw out her old coffee table and I took it and revamped it. Oh what a pleasure that was, it was incredibly fulfilling.

Another thing that I truly love to do is puzzles and then when I am finished I enjoy getting it professionally framed for our home.

I love anything to do with "nesting" now. If it means making our home prettier or more comfortable I just love it.




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idealmike

Yeah knitting not so much a boys thing. Although some do do it. And no, I'm not surprised by that at all. Lots of girls like to get into all sorts of different things that some people might not call "girly". But that's just some stigmatic sexist thing don't you think? It's like telling a girl that she can't play football or basketball because she's a girl. But the coffee table is exactly the sort of thing I'm talking about. I'd love to do stuff like that. Bring life back into old things like that. And do you mean actually making puzzles or just completing them? The last time I completed a puzzle was when I was bout 10 years old round my nans flat. But we used to sit around for hours playing cards and other games and all that. Aww, I miss my nan she was ace! I will make something in her memory one day. Some sign or bench or something and put her name on it "In Loving Memory of Nan "Irene". Cracked a joke or two and taught me how to win at Gin Rummy lol




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Lynne

LOL Buying puzzles and doing them, then making them into pictures. It is loads of fun. Yeah the puzzles you did at 10 years old is not the same sort of thing... you probably had like 100 pieces or something? I do like 3000 piece puzzles. So it is a real project!

Oh I miss my granny too ... she died when I was 21 years old. Too soon and sorely missed.




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Everett

When I was younger I use to do this craft where you take strings, and a piece of cardboard. You would cut little lines at the top and bottom, and tie a string to both ends on the cuts. Then you would get some yarn and weave the yarn back and through. I don't know what this is called, however it seemed to occupy a lot of my time when I was younger.

I use to make small blankets with this craft, but never sold them. The blankets I made were for my cat, but she never wanted nor liked them! LOL.




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Lynne

Oh that is soooo cute. I know what you are talking about and I can't remember what it is called either.

Just remember that when it comes to cats they will sleep only where they are not supposed to sleep, you know like your good clothing that you washed and ironed and set out for the next day for a really important meeting? The clothing that cat hair sticks to like crazy? That is where a cat wants to sleep, certainly not a handmade blanket made specially for them with love and care.




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tophew

Yes i tried selling my crafts, about a year ago just out of curiosity i am not really a craft artist expert but i just give it a shot so i tried to make a home made key-chain with using my keyboards press key that are suppose to be thrown away but i didn't expect i made around 10 style of key-chain someone notice it at school a girl then she likes it while i am making it then she offers that i will buy all my keyboard key-chain parts and boom she pays me with just few bucks so i was so amaze on how i get in to it. and now i am thinking of making new craft and try to sell it on online websites market.




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gelotologist

I probably did do some arts and crafts but it's not for business though and I remember doing it just for my own self like to take away my stress or some problems. Maybe the main reason would be, creating arts give me some feeling that when I finished doing it, I just feel like I'm a man without any problems in the world.




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peachpurple

Yes I do make my own greeting cards, toys and decorations with recycle items at home. I don't sell them because I do not know whether it is worth it or not since locals in malaysia do not buy handmade crafts. My family members and friends loved my greeting cards and gifts which they thanked me with a smile .That is sufficient to make my day happy.




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jemuelterrado

I only done making arts during my school days but after, i never did it again because it is not my passion. I know arts is very interesting but for people who have time to spend and who have the talent and guts in imagining best designs for the audiences. Art brought us to some places and in different emotions based on how historical it is created.




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augusta

I did more of art and craft in high school. we did a lot of knitting, carving, making of basket, mat,broom etc.It was mostly used for School exhibition anyway. But I continued knitting after high school,did some lovely sweaters for my siblings.Never really got to sell them.




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fishbate

I do arts and craft primarily as a hobby, making pot designs, candles and arts from different materials. I actually made some profit with it. I'm still trying to make it as a steady source of income, and i have been thru ups and downs doing it. One thing being a craftsman,its a different space being an entrepreneur. But of course we all have to be patience , it will come just don't give up.




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