Crafters introduce yourselves!

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Crafters introduce yourselves!

I changed the subject and am making this a sticky, I hope you don't mind Andrea!

1.) How long have you been doing your craft?

2.) What project are you most proud of?

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?

6.) How did you learn your craft?

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?

Joined: 01/09/03
Posts: 3

1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
I started playing around with knitting in January.

2.) What project are you most proud of?
The placemats I'm doing now are pretty awesome but I think I'm most proud of my cabled scarf.

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?
A couple of months.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
Yes, knitting can be VERY expensive. Especially if you're into all the high-end yarns. Knitting can also be an inexpensive craft, depending on the yarn you choose.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
I sold some school color scarves and our local school.

6.) How did you learn your craft?
I took classes and learned by reading online.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
None that I can think of right now. Maybe crocheting in the future.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
Not as much as I'd like. I get a little in most days.

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Joined: 05/24/06
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1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
For about 2.5 years I think

2.) What project are you most proud of?
A sweater i made for my nephew, its blue with green trim and has a white snowflike in the center of the chest. I'll post a link of it when i get home

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?
two and a half years ROFL

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
Yes I do, but I know it doesn't have to be expensive. I am a sucker for really nice yarn. I'm also still in the 'have to buy a lot of things' stage. I know once I have a complete set of needles of all sorts it will eventually get down to only the cost of yarn and patterns.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
No, but i would love to!

6.) How did you learn your craft?
I taught myself from books..oh and 1 really bad 'booklet' LOL

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
I want to try scrapbooking, but haven't yet. I used to be an avid cross stitcher, but haven't in years...i might pick it up again at some point..and of course i wouldn't mind learning crochet!

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
I go in spurts....when i'm really into it probably at least 2 hours a night, and lunch at work, but I'd dedicate more time to it if I could...sometimes i go through cool periods though where i only knit a couple of nights a week

Joined: 03/16/15
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1.) How long have you been doing your craft?

I've been knitting and crocheting for a total of about 4 years although I've been knitting for only a couple of months

2.) What project are you most proud of?
Crocheted baby blanket for niece Abby, and knitted ladybug hat

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?

I'm only counting the ones that I plan on finishing here so only a few months

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?

Yes but I try to cut costs by going to estate sales and by recycling yarn from sweaters

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?

No, but I plan to in the future

6.) How did you learn your craft?

Taught myself with some help here and there from people

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?

I like beading (stitchmarkers), dyeing, stamping, sewing

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?

Not as much as I would like. I'm way too busy right now. Let's just say I've got lots of plans for retirement

Joined: 03/16/15
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1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
Depends on which one, I do so many. X-stitch 14+ years plus, beading 4 years (but absent from it for 2), srapbooking 7+years, crochet (don't do, but know how) 14+ years, quilting (started to learn, started a project and wallhanging) 2+ years ago, stamping, 7+ years, etc, etc, etc. I have too many crafts Smile

2.) What project are you most proud of?
All my X-stitch, oh no..I LOVE my first baby blanket I did. IT IS AWESOME! I prolly has 24+ blocks on it, all presious moments X-stitch then log cabin quilting around it. It was my first time quilting, so it is not perfect, but I will keep it and cherish it forever. Which is rare since I sell everything.

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?
prolly 2 years, my quilt which I am hauling out this summer.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
My beading is, but no nothing else yet. Oh well I guess quilting could be...don't know and YES s/b is, cause it is SOOO addicting.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
YES I do at school craft shows and to past customers. We do like 3-4 crafts shows a year.

6.) How did you learn your craft?
My mom taught my X-stitch and crochet, beading was from a locl store and a friend, s/b was from a friend, quilitng is from a mom with mom's help. Stamping is all mom there!

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
No I think I already have too many.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
LOL TONS of time, sine I have so many I am usually doing on or the other. Just finished that huge x-stitch, so I am in a s/b phase now, then I want to get out my beading and quilting, before I begin x-stitching a C-mas present.

Joined: 05/11/02
Posts: 28

1.) How long have you been doing your craft?

Hmmm figuring this out I suddenly felt very old ROFL
Was taught to knit and crochet when I was about 5/6 years old so 35 years ago and cross-stitch I remember doing a stamped tray cloth about age 10.

2.) What project are you most proud of?

I have many but the one I won't forget is a christening dress I knitted for a friends baby, I wish I had taken a photo of it but way back then it didn't cross my mind Lol

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?

I was given an embellished cross-stitch a couple of years ago, I am not enjoying it so every so often I pick it up and do a bit more and put it away again.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?

Not really, well maybe framing all my cross-stitch can get expensive. I get most of my cross-stitch kits as gifts. Or I finish off something for my Mum and mail the completed work back to her, normally when she wants the work finished but isn't enjoying it Lol

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?

I have sold a few knitted dolls.

6.) How did you learn your craft?

My Mum taught all of us girls to knit, crochet, cross-stitch, sewing (she gave up with me and that ROFL ) Other crafts and/or hobbies that I have are self taught.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?

I have tried many crafts but always seem to come back to the few I am comfortable with.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?

Depends on the day, but find it a good way to unwind, so may do 30 mins during the day and an hour or two in the evenings. I can't just sit and watch tv, have to keep my hands busy. Lol

Joined: 03/16/15
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1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
I have been knitting for a year and a half.

2.) What project are you most proud of?
The poncho I did for my DD.

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?
About a year old, I guess.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
YES! I spend WAY too much on pricey yarns and fancy needles.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
No... I do give them as gifts though.

6.) How did you learn your craft?
I learned to knit from my boss.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
I want to get into beading/jewelry making.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
I go in spurts. Lately I have been knitting for about an hour to two hours every evening.

Joined: 01/17/05
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1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
I painted my first letters when we were moving to our new house, about 1.5 years ago. I've been painting for a while though.

2.) What project are you most proud of?
I still love my daughter and son's letters in their room. They are the ones that I took a lot of time with, and I really put a lot into them. (Even though they are by far not my best work.) Smile On a different craft, I made a blessing dress for my daughter out of the same material we made my wedding dress out of. I did some pretty intricate beading on it, and it turned out great.

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?
Um, with the painting, I have a rocking chair that I want to paint. I've had that since before Christmas. I figure that Emma will be about 12 before I have time to paint it.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
If I were doing it without charging for it, I would think it was. With how big of a difference they make in rooms, and with how much the kids like them, I wouldn't say that they are expensive.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
Yes, I have a a website that I started thanks to some encouragement from my friends and family. It's doing really well, so it is nice to have it as a hobby that I love that I can make some money from as well.

6.) How did you learn your craft?
My mom paints a lot, so I'm sure that I learned a lot from her. I do a lot of trial and error work on new patterns. Because I do so many different designs, I really have to just figure it out in my head before I paint. Sometimes I repaint things a few times before I get them where I am happy.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
I've done a bit of scrapbooking, but that is so time consuming that I haven't been able to keep up with it all. I need to have an afternoon without kids and without any painting to catch up with it. I did a lot of beading when I was in high school, but I've lost interest in that. I really love sewing as well. I don't do a ton with patterns...mostly just figuring out and doing it. I'm sure patterns would be a ton easier though!

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
I usually paint every night when the kids go to sleep at 8. My husband and I are usually up until about midnight. I will occasionally take nights off, but since it is a business, I really keep up on my orders.

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Rachel, I am so impressed with your letters! You are very talented.

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1.) How long have you been doing your craft?

:dontknow: I know I could knit at 6 years old... crocheting/cross-stitch/quilting/sewing all came within a few years afterwards... so over 20 years since I remember first starting the knitting

2.) What project are you most proud of? The single bed quilt I made... took me 9 years! LOL

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress? 5 years... a table cloth I started crocheting for a wedding present. The wedding never took place and it's still sitting half (maybe 3/4) done... keep meaning to finish it and put it away but haven't got to it yet.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
Some of them can be... but overall no.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
In the past I did sell a bunch of doilies I made... but not in the last 15 years or so.

6.) How did you learn your craft?
My mother must've taught me how to knit/crochet/stamp cross-stitch... quilting from my grandmother... counted cross-stitch and some others I had to pick up on my own...

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
I like crocheting, sewing quilting (by hand... NOT machine!), counted cross-stitch... knitting I can do but I hate it Smile

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
:dontknow: Basically it all depends if/when I have time. Sometimes I'll work for days on something... other times it can be weeks before I touch anything

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Joined: 11/26/07
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1.) How long have you been doing your craft?

About 6 years. I got pg and asked my Grandma to teach me how to crochet because I wanted to make a pair of keepsake booties. I had a m/c and never finished the booties but I loved crocheting so much that I made some for other people's babies and afghans to go with them.

2.) What project are you most proud of?

I made up my own pattern to make a plant hanger out of nylon yarn and it turned out so pretty and I still use it! I was just a beginner at the time, too! Biggrin

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?

Not very old. I'm working on my preemie hats. I didn't get to work on them yesterday and I don't have any old projects lying around. lol

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?

Nope. I think it's probably one of the most inexpensive when you look at how much buying a beautiful afghan would be or buying baby items that you've made.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?

I have sold only 1 afghan and the others were gifts.

6.) How did you learn your craft?

From my Grandma!

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?

I would love to knit! I did go to a few sites and learned the basics but I nearly had a cow at how slow it was going. Lol I'd love to have the patience for it though and I'm going to keep trying!

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?

Not enough! The kids keep me busy as well as posting on my boards. LOL

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Joined: 07/11/05
Posts: 27

Wow, there are some really talented women on this board!

1.) How long have you been doing your craft?

I have been doing paper crafts, (rubber stamps, cards, photo albums, scrapbooks) on and off for 8 or 9 years.

2.) What project are you most proud of?

Scrapbooks I made way back when.

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?

My wedding album! I started it 8 months ago.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?

Depends, it's expensive to start.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all? nope

6.) How did you learn your craft?

my sister got me into scrapbooking and stamping!

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?

I learned to crochet, but didn't really stick with it, I would also like to learn to knit one day.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?

Hardly any these days! Hopefully I will get to spend some time this summer.

Joined: 08/10/04
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1.) How long have you been doing your craft?

I learned to crochet about 10 years ago. I've been scrapbooking for about 9 years.

2.) What project are you most proud of?

I love the scrapbooks b/c my kids get so much enjoyment out of looking at them, but I love to crochet and see the look on people's faces when I give them an afghan.

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?

I'd say my scrapbooking is on-going, but I have an afghan that is so big and bulky that it takes up so much room when I have it out, so it's about 9 months old now!

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?

Yup! I love the cool high end yarns--my dh wants me to stop buying and use up what I have! I have 8 of those 18 gallon or so rubbermaid buckets with all kinds of yarn in it! YIKES!

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?

Nope--all mine has been given away or kept.

6.) How did you learn your craft?

My grandma taught me the basics of crocheting, but I taught myself some of the harder stitches from books and online.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?

Besides scrapbooking and crocheting, I'd love to learn to knit, but, like a pp, it just goes so slow! I have those round looms that I knit hats on and I love doing that, too. Those are all donated when they're done, too.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?

I've just finished 2 afghans for two different wedding gifts, so I worked on both of those every night and in the afternoon (I'm a SAHM) for the past two weeks. I am thinking of starting another soon.

I tried to sign up for the preemie marathon, but I think I'm too late. That's why I have the button---I really wanted to do it!!

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Joined: 09/20/05
Posts: 11

1. How long have you been doing your crafts?
I learned to sew in school so about 12 years or so but I also make bracelets and necklaces ( about 8 yrs), and I make holiday baskets and displays, and little figures like witches and turkeys out of various different things for gifts this I've been doing for about 3 yrs.
2. What project are you most proud of?
I just recently helped my younger sister make a costume for her llama for 4H. Her llama was an octopus and it turned out alot better than I thought it would.
3. How old is your oldest work in progress?
well I don't really have any unfinished projects lying around but a lot of my projects I make over and over again
4. Do you consider your craft expensive?
well I do a lot of different things and I don't sell anything and I can spend quite a bit in one trip to the craft store

5. Do you sell your craft at all?
no I usually make things for family and friends to give as gifts on holidays or just for no reason

6. How did you learn your craft?
Well I learned to sew during home ec in jr high. But otherwise I just come up with my own ideas for some of my things.

7. Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
I want to learnhow to knit among other things

8. How much time do you spend on your crafts?
I sometimes will spend a couple of hours a day or more. But somedays I won't have any motivation to make anything

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Re: Crafters introduce yourselves!

1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
I've been knitting for 4 years

2.) What project are you most proud of?
my sweater that I made
(see a pic here: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/plath/DSC01674.jpg)

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?
um too old LOL

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
if I wasn't such a yarn collector it wouldn't be so bad. I have a huge yarn stash!

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
nope

6.) How did you learn your craft?
I taught myself using a learn to knit kit and the web

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
I also scrapbook, make soap, lotion and lip balm

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
maybe an hour or so a day... depends on if I have the knitting itch that day or not

Joined: 10/21/04
Posts: 2

1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
Since high school - so over 10 years or so - first crochet and then knitting

2.) What project are you most proud of?
an Irish sweater I made myself early on - I still wear it and love it - I am now too lazy/busy to make such intricate projects

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?
Oh, wow! Way too old...

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
Sometimes - I do love to collect yarn, but in my heart of hearts I am a cheapo so I hate to spend too much money on anything!

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
No - thought about it, but never got around to it!

6.) How did you learn your craft?
My Granny taught me the basics of both crochet and knitting and then I figured the rest out

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
you name it and I'll do it!

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
not nearly enough....

Joined: 03/09/06
Posts: 3

1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
I've been cross stitching for 20 yrs, I learned to crochet when I was about 4/5-so now to date myself 35 yrs, I've tried knitting with very little success

2.) What project are you most proud of? I crocheted an american flag for my then mother-in-law

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?
I have a very detailed cross stitch that I have been working on for about 6yrs

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
No I get alot of things on sale and I've learned to frame things myself so that expense has gone down

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
no

6.) How did you learn your craft?
an old friend of the family taught me to crochet, I even got her patterns and hooks when she passed away, its a great remembrance cross stitch and knitting and framing self taught

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
Not really I some cake decorating from time to time--took all three Wilton classes

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
Most of the time is at work, I'm a 911 dispatcher and they let us work on small craft during down times, otherwise at home probably 20 hrs a week

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Joined: 05/30/06
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1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
I've just begun to learn to bead, on my own.

2.) What project are you most proud of? see above

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress? about 2 weeks and it's my first!!!

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive? no, the beginner kit i picked up at walmart was only $20...gotta start somewhere right???

5.) Do you sell your craft at all? not planning on it

6.) How did you learn your craft? self taught, but i will need help as i expand to other projects...i want to bead my own moccassins (they are already made though so i don't know if i can...i may have to learn how to make moccassins too!!!)

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in? leatherwork ie. moccassins...i want to learn to tan my own hides from animals that i have "harvested"...that is one thing that I have regretted since i started hunting...wasting of the hides.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft? so far just a few hours every night...just working on an easy bracelet design right now for starters...but i want to bead a particular design for a wall hanging for our expected baby!!!

Joined: 07/11/06
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1.) How long have you been doing your craft? I started knitting about a year and a half ago.

2.) What project are you most proud of? I made a poncho once, and it turned out really nice!

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress? Probably about 6 months old. It's a hat. I hate the yarn, so I keep putting it down, lol.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive? No, I find knitting is pretty cheap! It's a great way to save money on gifts, and you can give some very nice handmade things.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all? Sort of. I am being paid to make some pieces for a friend. But generally no.

6.) How did you learn your craft? A friend taught me.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in? I'd like to learn crocheting too, especially for larger projects since they take so long to knit.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft? Anywhere from a 1/2 hour to 10 hours a week. Depends if I have a time-sensitive project on the go.

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Posts: 23


Hi, I'm new to this board.

1.) How long have you been doing your craft? I have been cross-stitching since I was about 14, so I guess that makes it almost 14 years!!

2.) What project are you most proud of? I did a wedding picture of my parents for their 25th Anniversary that turned out great! And I just love my huge underwater dolphin one!!

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress? I started one for a good friend of mine 5 or 6 years ago and she died of Cancer before I could finish it. She'll have been gone 5 years in January and I haven't been able to bring myself to touch it ever since. One of these days I'll finish it and give it to her mother.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive? It can be. But if you have a collection of threads you can use them for many projects, instead having to buy them for each new chart or buying kits. But I think framing is the most expensive part of cross-stich.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all? No, I've never sold any. But I have given them as gifts a lot.

6.) How did you learn your craft? My ex boyfriend's mother from highschool taught me and got me hooked on it.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in? I've done some scrap booking and I love making christmas tree ornaments. I also made a teddy bear once.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft? Not much lately because I am too busy with Grad School. But when I get started on a project I get addicted and find it hard to put it down until I finish. I have spent many a late night saying "I'll just do this bit and I'll go to bed" over and over again!! I am looking forward to starting a couple for my neices for Christmas!

Joined: 09/14/06
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1.) How long have you been doing your craft? About 10 years

2.) What project are you most proud of? A bedspread I crocheted a few years ago. Although I've made tons of doilies that I love giving to my mom and MILs.

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress? Um, do I have to answer that? lol :oops:

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive? The yarn usually isn't. Walmart is my best friend. But I have spent close to $60 for a few projects

5.) Do you sell your craft at all? I have only sold a few things, and I've been told I should go into business. But I just enjoy giving things away too much.

6.) How did you learn your craft? My mom taught me the basics years ago, but I picked it up on my own from websites and books.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in? I'd really like to learn more about knitting. I know the basics and can make a hat and socks.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?It depends. Sometimes, I will become absorbed for days (with my DH sitting there rolling his eyes reminding me the dishes need washing). I'd say overall. about 20 hours per week. Just depends on my mood really, and if I'm making gifts.

Joined: 03/16/15
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Hi, I'm new to this board, but figured I was more than qualified to join because I get so into crafts.

1.) How long have you been doing your craft? I do all sorts, but right now I'm into knitting again.

2.) What project are you most proud of? I knitted my dad a pair of wool mittens to replace his favorite pair that he got before I was born. This is the reason I first learned to knit when I was 12 years old and I just made them for him (completely perfect and sized right) last Christmas.

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress? I guess my answer from #2 was my oldest work (15 years). I've ripped out any other project that was in progress and tried to finish a project from start to finish.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive? Not really. I've stopped using the polyester yarns because I don't like how "plastic" the finished product looks and feels.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all? No, I have given them as gifts, though.

6.) How did you learn your craft? I learned knitting from my next-door neighbor, crocheting from my grandma, card-making (rubber stamps) from classes, and scrapbooking on my own.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in? I'd like to learn tatting and crocheting tiny stitch stuff (doilies).

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft? Probably about 6 hours a week.

Joined: 12/10/05
Posts: 9

1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
Well I can do a lot of things. I knit, crochet, sew, bead, draw, paint... heck I even tattoo. I have been knitting since I was pretty little. My grandmother taught me. I have been drawing since the day I popped into the world though

2.) What project are you most proud of?
Some of my paintings, my knitting (my diaper covers especially) I have a hat I antarsia knitted (a purple skull) and everybody loves it and all of the clothing I sew. I am also really digging the cloth diaper thing too (which I have been sewing of all recycled material)

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?
About 3 months... and afghan I started when Francis was born

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
It depends. Sometimes sewing can be costly... especially once you factor in time but most of the time no because Im broke and because I dont have money to spend on entertainment I turn towards making things

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
I used to sell things on ebay but I have stopped doing that for awhile now

6.) How did you learn your craft?
I learned needlepoint, crochet and knitting from my grandmother as a youngster and I loved doing things with her. I didnt start sewing till I was about 18. I learned from an old room mate who sewed clothes.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
I am interested in most things that you can make for yourself.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
Every once of my spare time goes into knitting or sewing (or computer). I breastfeed so I dont have as much time for these things as I would like

Joined: 08/05/05
Posts: 3

I knit. Smile

1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
I have been knitting for about three years.

2.) What project are you most proud of?
I finished a pair of socks in November of 2006. I love them.

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?
Wow, I have a sweater that I sort-of abandoned 2 1/2 years ago. I pick it up every now and then.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
It can be.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
No.

6.) How did you learn your craft?
I taught myself from books, the internet, and a CD.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
I've started picking up a few scrapbooking items but have not yet attempted a page. I also know how to crochet.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
It varies but if I had the time I would knit most of the day.

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Joined: 06/06/06
Posts: 37

1.) How long have you been doing your craft? I have been knitting for about 3-4 years now.

2.) What project are you most proud of? Sweater I made myself

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress? Three Weeks

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive? Yes. It can be very expensive depending on what kind of stuff you buy.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all? No

6.) How did you learn your craft? I taught myself how to knit. Mostly from the internet.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in? I crochet, but do not enjoy it as much as knitting. I also scrapbook.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft? I knit almost every night from 1 hour - 3 hours.

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Joined: 10/01/05
Posts: 24

1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
Knitting about 13 years. My Nan taught me how to crochet when I was 5 though.

2.) What project are you most proud of?
I think an all over cabled sweater I made for my middle DD when she was about 4.

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?
Oi. About 5 years. It's a pair of Latvian mittens...just can't bring myself to start the second one.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
It can be. Luxury fibres aren't cheap. I've got cashmere taste and an acrylic budget.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
I have, some coffee cup holders and socks. Right now I have an order for some 'dancers socks' she's paying well, so it should be worth it.

6.) How did you learn your craft?
Taught myself from a Debbie Bliss book.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
I used to paint with oils. It's pretty expensive, and I don't have a well ventilated area in our current home though Sad

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
I knit almost every day for at least an hour or two.

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Joined: 08/10/03
Posts: 2272

1.) How long have you been doing your craft? I do mainly crocheting, which I learned over 10 years ago. I just picked up knitting yesterday Lol

2.) What project are you most proud of? I'm not real sure. My favorite thing I made so far was Sofia's hat. I made it for her to wear in the hospital before she was born and got a ton of compliments on it. It's not the greatest but it has sentimental value Smile

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress? Lol Well most of the ones as of right now I don't even plan to finish. I have so many that I started and then never got around to finishing, some are years old. I just started knitting a scarf today so that's the oldest project I plan to finish at the moment.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive? Crocheting, no. I have tons of yarn and plenty of needles that I rarely have to buy anything for it unless I need a color I don't have. Knitting is very expensive right now. I'm just getting started so I needed needles and then I went an bought all metal ones before I realized I liked the bamboo ones better so I'm slowly rebuying those :-? Plus I've been buying more patterns for knitting now

5.) Do you sell your craft at all? Not at the moment. I think maybe someday if I get good enough I might, but at the moment I just make things as gifts for people I know

6.) How did you learn your craft? I learned crocheting from my grandma, knitting I learned from a book and an online tutorial.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in? I'm interested in about everything craft related and I've tested with quite a few. I've painted the letters for my daughters' room, I make them bracelets and occasionally headbands to go with outfits if I can't find one in stores. I'd like to get into scrapbooking someday. Sewing I really wanted to get into but I think I've got my hands full enough at this point.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft? Totally depends. Up until this week I probably only did a few hours a month if that. When I'm into something I usually work on it an hour or two a day whenever I get time.

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Joined: 11/29/06
Posts: 1462

Hi I’m Sarah and I live in Alberta!

1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
I started knitting 3 years ago – and crocheting 2 years ago

2.) What project are you most proud of?
I love my crocheted hats, and the sweaters most. The hats are a short project but fun, the sweaters because they have all been “to order” so they are perfect!

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?
Um… 2 years. Don’t know if I’m going to finish it though. I started it as a crocheted blanket/afghan for the queen sized bed I shared with my EX. Now I’m married to someone else, and we’re getting a king size bed in a month! I could adjust the pattern which is minor compared to healing about that last relationship!

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
Only compared to some… I play hockey which is a lot more expensive! If I didn’t knit, I’d be collecting power tools and building things, which may be more expensive in the short term but who knows in long term!

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
You gotta be kidding me! I consider it an honour that someone wants me to make something for them!

6.) How did you learn your craft?
Memory, books, experimentation, mom (over the phone), and common sense.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
Probably – I try to learn something new every year, be it building a motor, riding a horse, or learning to knit. My only rule is it has to be useful.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
Depends on the day/month. Mostly I work on it when I’m on a long car drive and someone else is driving!

Joined: 08/14/03
Posts: 162

Hi...I just found this board. my name is Kirstie and I'm in Cambridge Onario.

1.) How long have you been doing your craft? I learned when I was little but started knitting and cross-stitching last January.

2.) What project are you most proud of? The sweater I made for DH.

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress? just finished it, it took me seven months or so.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive? It can be but I go for free patterns. The cross-stitch can be more expensive.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all? nope...don't think I could do that but you never know.

6.) How did you learn your craft? My mom taught me a long ime ago but I just never got into it.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in? I justt tried making some earrings but I think I'll stick to what i do now.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft? too much according to DH

Joined: 02/25/07
Posts: 290

Hi, I'm ayla, I'm 26 and I live in Massachusetts. I knit mostly nowadays.

1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
I started knitting in January 2006 when I took a lecture class and half the women taking the class had knitting in their laps. I was so jealous that I had to try it too.

2.) What project are you most proud of?
That'd have to be the lace scarf I made last fall for an auction at my BiL's school. It sold for $63, more than I honestly expected it to.

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?
At the moment, all my WiPs are fairly new. I just finished a blanket that I've had on the needles since august.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
It can be, but it doesn't have to be.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
I donate it, but I try not to sell it outright. That's too much pressure for me.

6.) How did you learn your craft?
I taught myself with books and videos on this website.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
I used to cross stitch and sew and make beaded jewelry, but I don't do any of that very much anymore.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
It depends on the day and what project I'm working on. Some days I hardly knit at all, and others I knit like a madwoman.

Thanks for having me! I look forward to getting to know you all!

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

1.) How long have you been doing your craft? A little over year thanks to Kimpossible! LOL

2.) What project are you most proud of? Umm..haven't finished one

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress? A year!

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive? Somewhat

5.) Do you sell your craft at all? Maybe I would if I could ever finish something!

6.) How did you learn your craft? By a book Wink

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in? Sewing

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft? Not very much time..I need some motivation which is why I'm here!

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Joined: 04/28/02
Posts: 1130

1.) How long have you been doing your craft? I started after Christmas -- so end of Dec. 06 or Beginning of Jan 07

2.) What project are you most proud of? I've only made the bib so far, so ...

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress? I woked on the bib for about a week Lol (It's only a couple hour -- if even-- project probably for an experienced knitter)

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive? Not so far

5.) Do you sell your craft at all? No

6.) How did you learn your craft? I've been learning with online tutorials and a little help from my MIL & SIL. I wish they lived closer.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
I like scrapbooking. Sewing, but I really only know some of the basics.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
I try to spend at least a few minutes a day knitting. Sometimes I only get a row or two knitted at a time.

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Joined: 11/08/06
Posts: 40

1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
I started knitting & most of my crafting in my early teens...so about 15 years!
2.) What project are you most proud of?
All of my work is a little bit of me, so I have some pride in it all... Smile
3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?
Currently nothing is too old, but I did have a christmas stocking that took me 7yrs. (cross-stitch)
4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
I like to buy yarn & material on sale, and then I work on the project to use them in afterwards!
5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
Nope...give a lot as gifts though
6.) How did you learn your craft?
My Mom & Grama
7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
Knitting, cross-stitch, & sewing I think are my mains...but I dabble in whatever catches my eye. Biggrin
8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
Whenever I catch a moment while the baby is napping or in her exersaucer.

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Joined: 03/12/07
Posts: 2025

1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
Since I'm the grandmother on this forum...it has been decades!
2.) What project are you most proud of?
I've enjoyed them all..mostly the knitting ones.
3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?
I work fairly quickly on projects, they don't linger around. The housework gets mighty lax when I'm in knitting mode though.
4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
Yes, because I like the high end yarns and like to buy the patterns as well. It doesn't have to be that way though!
5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
I sold a few things long ago when friends and I started a small baby knitting business with our knitting machines. Didn't last long though, for many reasons.
6.) How did you learn your craft?
My mother enjoyed needlework, crocheting, cross stitching and embroidery mostly. I think we learn so much from example...and that's how I learned that crafts and "me time" are important. Also my French grandmother did basket weaving and had a gigantic knitting machine. She knit EVERYTHING on that machine. You wouldn't believe....
7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
I began with sewing, even made my formal white HS graduation dress. It was mostly out of necessity though, not much money floating around for clothes then. Don't sew any more. Then I took up needlepoint when my son was born, then knitting too. When my daughter was born I tried smocking. I love smocked garments, but with my eyes weakening these days, I think I'll probably not be doing any more. I did some stencil work on cabinets when we moved into this house about 10 years ago.
8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
Whenever I can..and more! Wink More in winter. In summer I tend to be majorly into gardening on our 10 acres.

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Joined: 03/07/02
Posts: 272

1.) How long have you been doing your craft? I took my first weaving class in '93. Fell in love, but didn't have an opportunity to buy a loom until I took another class in 2000.

2.) What project are you most proud of? probably my first chenille scarf

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress? I think that would be the set of 10 placemats and napkins that I finished weaving at the beginning of 2001, but still have not hemmed.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive? Unfortunately YES! Looms are hugely expensive. You also need some type of warping board and shuttles (to bring the yarn back and forth). After that, there are all types of accessories that make weaving easier, but are all on the expensive side. Plus, atleast for the warp, you usually need to use higher quality yarn that can hold up to the tension of the loom.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all? no

6.) How did you learn your craft? I took a weaving class my senior year of college because it looked like a fun elective.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in? any and all! LOL I would really love to learn to knit, but I have so many weaving projects piling up. Maybe one day...

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft? When I'm working on a project, I usually spend all of my free time on it (atleast until its off the loom). Since the kids were born (actually since I was about 6 mo pg since I couldn't reach the beater anymore), I just haven't had the time. Now, they've reached an age where I'm starting up again.

Joined: 09/26/03
Posts: 21

Oops, didn't see this thread before I posted my other one. :oops:

1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
Sewing since Winter of 2004, Knitting since 2000 and crocheting since a few months ago.

2.) What project are you most proud of?
I made a really rad throw for a friend (robin26) that I wanted to keep as soon as I was finished. It was my first quilt and wasn't too shabby! Here it is partly done, I can't find the finished photo.

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?
Not too bad since DH said I couldn't buy any more yarn or fabric until I finished at least 5 projects. Before that, it was a couple of years old!

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
Ohhh yeah. It's a luxury to DH but a necessity to me, but either way I pick it over new jeans or socks for me.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
Yes

6.) How did you learn your craft?
Self taught, I decided to learn to knit one day and bought a book, same with crocheting. I learned to sew and quilt by trial and error.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
Tie-dye and I would love to weave. Have to buy a house to put a loom in first though!

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
Maybe an hour a day, if that. Mostly whenever I don't have a child hanging off me.

Joined: 04/02/07
Posts: 21
Newbie!

I'm new here & this is my first post!

1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
Crochet 20 years :oops:
Knitting 4 years

2.) What project are you most proud of?
That's like asking me to pick a favorite child, I just can't do it Lol

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?
I have a Crocheted American flag afghan that I know I will never finish. It's about 5 yrs old.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
It can be.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
Sometimes

6.) How did you learn your craft?
Crochet, my mom & aunt taught me.
Knitting, taught myself Smile

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
beading, I make my own knitting stitchmarkers

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
Too much :oops: Probably 1-2 hrs per day on average. There are at least two days a week (when I work) that I don't pick up the knitting at all. I haven't crocheted in months.

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Joined: 05/24/06
Posts: 3312

Welcome YankeeMom! I hope you enjoy it here!

Joined: 04/18/07
Posts: 2

Hi everyone !
Great to find this board - the German options are ever so boring and nothing really is going on there Wink
Looking forward to exchange ideas here.

1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
Cross-stitch: 25 years
Quilting: 5 years

2.) What project are you most proud of?
There is many projects; one of my favorite is a stitched Rose alphabet

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?
Hmmmm.....about 10 years ??? (just hate to stitch on dark fabric

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
If I would have to buy everything in Germany, yes, it would be an astronomical craft bill. Fortunately I am lucky to frequently travel and buy material in the US

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
No. But I love giving some projects away as presents

6.) How did you learn your craft?
All self taught through books and magazines

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
There are lots of things I would like to try, if I'd had the time. Occasionally I work with wood and I would like to try scrapbooking

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
As much as possible, at the moment I would say 15 hours a week (definitely NOT enough.

gardenbug's picture
Joined: 03/12/07
Posts: 2025

Hi Kayleigh and welcome to the board! I love your alphabet work!
I have a garden friend in Berlin that I met on a gardening forum. She also enjoys knitting, but has very little time for it. We mostly chat about growing clematis, but we also talk about house renovations and family. (I have two children, 30 & 35)

Joined: 07/13/07
Posts: 3

1.) How long have you been doing your craft? I started crocheting (my first craft experience) about 10 years ago, then I started quilting about 2 years ago. I just picked up knitting about 8 months ago.

2.) What project are you most proud of? My quilt on my bed Smile

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress? About 2 months

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive? Quilting - yes, definitely. Crocheting and knitting - not really.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all? I would love to.

6.) How did you learn your craft? Mom taught me crocheting, self-taught on the quilting and knitting.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in? Embroidery

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft? About 1-3 hours a week.

Joined: 05/30/07
Posts: 3

hallo everyone, my name is rayne and i sew... not as much as i used too... but i still love it Biggrin

1.) How long have you been doing your craft? oh gosh, since i was a little girl

2.) What project are you most proud of? the halloween costume i made a couple years back

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress? two months

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive? no not really

5.) Do you sell your craft at all? i charge to build halloween costumes for people

6.) How did you learn your craft? my grams

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in? knitting, and crochet

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft? not as much as i would like

Joined: 04/20/05
Posts: 12

Hi! I'm Natalie and I like to make stuff. Biggrin

1.) How long have you been doing your craft?

Which one! Lol I guess I started crafting when I was around 8 years old. My grandmother got me into creating things. I don't have the attention span for just one hobby, though, so I flit from project to project.

2.) What project are you most proud of?

Hmm... That's a tough one. I guess with crocheting, it's the afghan I made for my cousin a few years back. It turned out so nice.

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?

*laugh* I think I have unfinished projects that are over half my age now.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?

Crocheting is wonderful, because it's so cheap. But some of my other hobbies are very pricey.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?

I've sold a few bears in the past. I handsew jointed teddy bears occasionally.

6.) How did you learn your craft?

Some of them I taught myself... Some of them were taught to me in classes or by family.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?

There isn't a whole lot that I'm not interested in. I usually don't find out until I've tried it if it really isn't going to hold my interest. I know this is the knitting and crafts board, but I've got to say... I HATE KNITTING!!

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?

Not much, anymore... Having a toddler makes for difficulty in getting much of anything done. I have started picking up old projects when he's sleeping, though. I finished an afghan that I had started about 4 years ago just the other day. I've got another that is close to being done. Another that is done, except that I need to weave the ends in (I hate weaving in ends!) I vowed to finish at least 4 projects before starting a new one, and I'm itching to start something new. Smile

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Hi I'm Amy!

1.) How long have you been doing your craft? My mom taught me how to sew, embroider, and crochet when I was about 6. My aunt taught me counted cross stitch when I was about 10. It wasn't until recently(as in within the last two years) that I started getting good at it after having not touched anything for the last oh 15 years Lol

2.) What project are you most proud of? A basic blankey I made for my nephew for his third birthday. It was the first big project I had ever done, and with multi colors too Lol

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress? I'm working on some wash cloth sets which are a month old now. Lol I am a crochet machine!

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive? Heck yes! I can crochet faster than I can replace the yarn, it sucks Sad

5.) Do you sell your craft at all? I'm trying to, we'll see how it works out.

6.) How did you learn your craft? My mom taught me when I was little and then I bought the Dummies guide to crochet and re-taught myself everything, plus how to do rounds and flowers and doiles and all that.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in? I bead a little, scrapbook a little, I am good with the computer and designing websites and all that crap. I like to dabble in anything that interests me Biggrin

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft? Depends on the project. I can knock out a hat/scarf/wash cloth in about an hour and a half, but blankets can take about a week even if I'm working about 5-6 hours a day on it.

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Joined: 02/12/04
Posts: 194

1.) How long have you been doing your craft? I started crocheting in high school about 16 years ago.

2.) What project are you most proud of? It is a tie between the afghan I crocheted for DH for our first Christmas together when we were dating and the hat I just made for DD.

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress? About a week and a half.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive? Not really. You can usually find yarn on sale. lol

5.) Do you sell your craft at all? I would love to but not yet.

6.) How did you learn your craft? Grandma and mom taught me.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in? Quilting. I'm hoping to learn from my mom soon.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft? Way more than I should. lol About 10 hours a week at a minimum. I spend about two hours a night after DD goes to bed doing the blankets I'm working on.

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Joined: 03/07/07
Posts: 27

1.) How long have you been doing your craft? Crocheting since 8 years old, Knitting for 6 years

2.) What project are you most proud of? That's a tough one. Probably baby sweater for my baby, Isaac. Not because it was necessarily a difficult project at all, but because it was the first item I knitted for my first child.

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress? Ha - 6 years! I have a sweater I started when I first learned to knit, got board with it and never finished it. I actually have many many projects that are several years old and still on the needles.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive? I consider it worth every penny I spend. DH would say it's expensive, but I don't see it that way.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all? I sell scarves occasionally, and baby hats pretty often. That's about it so far.

6.) How did you learn your craft? My great grandmother taught me to crochet, I taught myself to knit

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in? Nope, yarn is my passion!

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft? I try to get in an hour or two a day, but now with a new baby, it's been a while Sad

Joined: 08/10/07
Posts: 43

1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
I've been knitting since I was 15 ('95) and crocheting for 5 years and cross-stitching for 4 years

2.) What project are you most proud of?
I have a few it's soo hard to pick one, my crochet one is a round lacy baby blanket I made and sent to my mom for her birthday, she uses it as a table cloth...lol My knitting one is yet again another baby blanket that my dog has claimed as hers. And my cross-stitch one would be my Contentment one, it's a mother lion cuddled with her cub while sleeping.

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?
umm....my cross stitch one would be about 6 months(working on it now), I don't have a crochet one yet, I plan on starting it this weekend, and I just finished my last knitting one the other day.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
Oh yes...lol But I buy in bulk so I always have lots of leftovers.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
Nope, but I do occassionally make baby hats and booties that match some blankets I make and donate them to the hospital

6.) How did you learn your craft?
I seen my aunt doing it while she was pg, and I taught myself by watching what she did.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
Yup crocheting, cross-stitching, and I am just waiting for my birthday to come around so I can get my sewing machine and then I'll be quilting.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
umm...well I sleep for approximately 7-8 hours, take 3 hours for eating, bathroom breaks and dog walks,...so whatever is left in the day after that I spend crafting. (I am not joking about this, ask my dh he thinks I am a nutcase for crafting so much)

tac_momma's picture
Joined: 03/24/08
Posts: 10

1.) How long have you been doing your craft? Depends on which one! I started sewing in an art class in elementary school, I think 4th grade and it stuck. I started scrapbooking and customizing photo frames about 4 years ago. Crocheting is my newest, I made it my New Year's Resolution this year to learn something new!

2.) What project are you most proud of? The afghan I made DS, it took a month or so to finish but it was well worth it. He is sleeping with it now!

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress? I started a quilt made out of bandanas about a year ago, then got bored, so it is sitting in a closet. Bad me!

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive? Scrapbooking is more expensive than crochet, since yarn is usually on sale or cheaper than some of my sb supplies.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all? Not yet, I have been told to offer a collage/picture framing business as I would 'get lots of business' but haven't yet.

6.) How did you learn your craft? Sewing-Art teacher/self taught, Scrapbooking- self/my friend Tracey, Crochet- self, but with help from theknitwitch on You Tube!

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in? Yes, several others.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft? At most 2 or three hours a day when the mood strikes, but it doesn't always. Toddler chasing is tiring, and now with a baby on the way I will have less!:D

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Joined: 10/03/01
Posts: 797

Hi there! Welcome to the board. Smile (We met in Kas's toddler activity chat yesterday.)

How long have you been doing your craft? Been knitting and crocheting since I was a kid.

2.) What project are you most proud of? A quilt that I made for a friend. It is applique with patchwork insets.

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress? This is the reason that I haven't answered this before! lol But I am sure I can blame it on genetics as the project I am finishing my grandmother started.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive? It can be expensive. Better knitting needles and hand spun, hand dyed wool can add up fast.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all? I haven't -- I've given a lot away as gifts though

6.) How did you learn your craft? Most of the craftwork I have done I've learned from my mom and grandma.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in? Yes. My newest interest is soap and bath goody making. It complements knitting cloths and backscrubbers quite well.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft? I would like to spend a lot more than I do, but work, life and gardening tend to get in the way.

I do wonder sometimes how gardening and yarn work co-exist. One you need clean smooth hands for and one totally trashes your hands. At least it is good insentive to remember gloves!
j

Joined: 06/12/08
Posts: 14

1.) How long have you been doing your craft? I've quilted for quite a few years (7+ years), I've sewn since I was about 6, cross-stitched since I was about 6 or 7.. yea.. my whole life

2.) What project are you most proud of? probably the quilt I made for my father before he died - it was hand pieced, hand quilted in under 5 months and it was a queen size.

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress? probably about 2 years.

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive? it can be, the hand quilting is time expensive, but if you get the fabric right, it's not too bad.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all? yes, I do.

6.) How did you learn your craft? my grandmother and father started to teach me to sew and do other stuff when I was little, and I've been doing it ever since.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in? tons, but no time.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft? probably about 5-15 hours a week. Maybe more, maybe less, depends on my schedule.

Joined: 07/04/08
Posts: 209

Hello! I'm Karen. I've made a lot of presents for nieces and nephews, and I am so excited to make some for my own child soon!

1.) How long have you been doing your craft?
-about 4 years of crochet, and about 1 year of knitting

2.) What project are you most proud of?

-the babette blanket for my niece - she was a delivery surprise, and I love how colorful it is so that it could work for either gender.

3.) How old is your oldest work in progress?
-about a year and a half

4.) Do you consider your craft expensive?
-sometimes, but always worth it.

5.) Do you sell your craft at all?
-nope.

6.) How did you learn your craft?
-from books, and classes at my LYS. My mom crochets as well, but it's so ingrained in her mind that she had a hard time teaching me - completely forgot about turning chains because she does it out of habit. She tried to teach me when I was in middle school and it never took.

7.) Are there any other crafts you are interested in?
-oh, totally. I'd love to get into sewing and embroidery as well, but I do not have time right now.

8.) How much time do you spend doing your craft?
-depends on the project and what else is going on. I'd hit a dry patch recently, and hadn't done anything in about a month, but then inspiration hit and I've been working daily.

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