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11  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Why do you do your craft/why did your craft choose you? on: September 10, 2006 10:24:29 AM
I know a lot of you guys do LOADS of crafts, but even so, how did you end up doing the ones you do?

For me:

I crochet and OCCASIONALLY make hemp jewellery, cross stitch/tapestry.
I tried card making, fimo, sewing, drawing, painting etc etc

I started trying crafty things because I'm too ill to work/study. Unfortunately a lot of the crafts were too fiddly, hurt, took a lot of setting up/putting away time...

So crochet chose me as much as I chose it really... It's the first thing that I've done where I feel I can fly with it and it isn't frustrating...
12  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / 1 bag 1 inchworm 1 scarf on: July 12, 2006 01:40:26 AM

a bag i made for a friend, because I wanted to use up some purple yarn and she loves purple. Rough pattern from happy hooker

a  close up of the image

my first completed (ie stuffed an sewn together) amigurumi. Used a 5.5mm hook which is really too big, as you can see the stuffing on the bendy bits, but I need to order some easygrip smaller hooks before I give my fav hook a break. The Inchworm is a Megan Granholm pattern.

The first thing I made when my happy hooker book came through, with some gorgeous wool that my gran, spun and dyed! Scuse the cheesy grin!
13  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / finished projects, what do you do? on: July 10, 2006 09:32:22 AM

found this forum when I was checking out amigurumi projects-WOW some of the stuff is truly amazing!

I recently picked up a crochet hook and have started a real love affair with making things.

So far I've made several beanie hats, a scarf, a bag and a few amigurumi thing a me bobs Wink

Question is: What do YOU do with your finished projects, especially amigirumis as clutter is a bug bear of mine lol (nice stuff, yes, but tonnes of stuf, no!)
Scarves, hats and bags make funky presents, but friends and family will get bored soon, I know!!
Amigurumis: I started these as a niece/nephew is on the way, but then I thought, would they even be suitable for kiddies? I've seen people mention using the little amis as cat toys. Again any tips on what yarns are suitable/not. One plan for my amigirumis is to weigh them down with say a fishing weight and use them as doorstops, or giving some away as "pin cushions" (not that i know of any sewers!)

Anyway, post away with your ideas Smiley

edited to add the clutter bit-oops i'd forget my head if it weren't attached!)
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