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« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2007 08:19:37 AM »

Crochet coasters or grannies. Hats might take me longer right now.
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« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2007 08:24:13 AM »

I make...
-amigurumis! (2 hours)
-seed stitch head bands (CO 8 sts in worsted weight and knit until it fits around your head, sew together ends or add button - less than an hour)
-wrist cuffs with scrap yarn (1/2 hour)
-beaded earrings (depends)
-ipod socks (1 hour or less)

I love quickies
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« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2007 12:01:00 PM »

marshmellow: how do you make your ipod socks?
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« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2007 02:12:50 PM »

My favorite easily portable, easy-to-put-away-at-any-step craft (so it's good for waiting at the doctor's office or sitting with a sick friend) are these cards... and everyone needs nice stationery, right??



I have a plastic shoebox that has all the parts (small squares of colored cardstock, paper punch, glue, etc.) and I carry it with me when I know there will be a lot of waiting.

Here's the thread that has more photos:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=42090.msg375387#msg375387
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« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2007 02:13:50 PM »

I usually have a hand-embroidery project going at any given time, so my bursts of crafting are usually already lined up with something.

However, when I really just want to *complete* something, I love making these adorable hair pins!

If I don't want to get the sewing machine out, I use felt instead, and blanket-stitch the two pieces together with embroidery floss. I stuff before completing the circle so I don't have to cut-and-stuff as when using woven fabric.

They work great as embellishments all over the place, not just as hair pins.
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« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2007 02:48:27 PM »

marble magnets is a brilliant quicky craft, but it does require better space to craft than, say.. crocheting or knitting Grin
I do them in a small space.  I use serving trays (a wooden tray I got at a thrift store, and a $1.97 plastic tray from Ikea).  They can sit on my lap, the table, or the floor, and everything I need fits on one tray:  marbles, paper images, adhesives, brushes, scissors, and magnets. 
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« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2007 03:10:51 PM »

I crochet granny squares and hexagons when I'm really bored. I'll probably use them for a scrap blanket. Smiley Sadly, my elbow hurts like hell and there is no way I'll be crocheting any time soon. ;_;

Pincushions, ATC's, scrapbooking, little shrines and little felt crafts need little time (2 hours at most!) and don't take alot of space. (:
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« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2007 03:20:47 PM »

I usually search for things to paint or collage on. I have two whole boxes of magazine clippings just waiting for my boredom to strike.

Other than that, I'll make some quick little cellphone charms, earrings, or emebellish some pre-made clothes.
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« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2007 03:23:17 PM »

Just like a few people mentioned, SHRINKY DINKS!
I love 'em.

I am on a shrinky dink binge right now.
I make pendants for necklaces.
Like so:


It's just a tracing of a googled image on shrink plastic, hole punched, and popped into the oven.
Attach a split ring and cord.
VOILA.
Less than 20 minutes.
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« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2007 04:32:40 PM »

Here's a quick knitting pattern;

Ipod Sock

-Using size 7 dpns and worsted weight yarn, cast on 22 sts and join into the round.
-Work in the round in k1p1 ribbing until piece measures about 4 inches (or the length of your mp3 player plus about a row) and bind off.
-Sew together one end of the tube and voila! Enjoy your ipod sock.
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