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    Default 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?

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    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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    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

    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
    Emma 08/31/01
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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

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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

    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.

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    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

    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

    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.

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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.

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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.) 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?

    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

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