i'm interested in a lot of stuff, craftwise. i'm focused on crochet right now, and i'd like to learn to knit as well. i also like scrapbooking, recycling stuff (for example,i made a trivet-tray out of wine corks), all kinds of papercrafts, and decoupage. i just got a sewing machine for my birthday in july, and i'm hoping to add that to my craft resume, too.
i only recently joined craftster and then i saw freakiwiki's email about craft fairs, and today i found this kentucky-specific part of craftster SO...late to the party again... anyway, i'm interested in a craft group, if anybody's looking for new members. count me in!
i think that's really cool and i really like it. i find nothing offensive about it or anything. people make rosaries out of many things. the *only* thing i wondered about - and others have mentioned this - is the beads. traditional rosaries have beads or knots to count the Hail Marys and the Our Fathers. i can't quite tell how tactile the chain is. if you could run your fingers along it and know how many prayers you've said, like you can with a bead or a knot, then you're golden.
i learned chain and double crochet stitch from a friend, but i taught myself how to do everything else from 2 books - Crocheting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti and the Complete Idiot's Guide to Crocheting (or Knitting and Crocheting or something). i had to just keep trying stuff, pulling it out, starting over. but you'll catch on.
hey, i just now read your message, even though it's over a month old, so sorry if i'm late to the party...
i'm from louisville, too, and i love going to all the craft fairs. i don't know much about how to participate in them, though i believe there is a website with emails (which you probably found already). i've heard that the big one, St. James Art Fair, has a veerrry looononng waiting list for booths....(which sucks because they kind of have the EXACT same people there EVERY YEAR. i wish they'd mix it up a little bit.) sometimes people stage an "un-fair" near the St. James fair, which is comprised of the people who are deemed too inappropriate/unprofessional/whatever for St. James.
what do you make? some of the little boutiques around here - and there are plenty - might be interested in them.
i don't know if that's helpful or not. but i hope it is.
That is so totally awesome! Sick of your headboard? Rip it up and make a new one! Use wrapping paper to match holidays! Or your mood! I bet you could do it with a piece of cloth, too, which might up the durability factor...
Kudos to you for wreaths...I am like a total wreath idiot. I know, it's like...duh, just make a wreath, but I promise, I have such wreath envy. I like the idea - the copper tubing looks really neat against the green wreath. I also agree with previous posters, too - needs something else. It's very minimalist right now - too much plain green wreath and not enough cool copper tubing. Maybe just do a little more of the same?