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post #1 of 28
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I'm actually VERY much into candle-making...I've been doing it for several years, and finally have it down pat. I'm into making soy jar candles...I love to give them as gifts, and make holiday gift baskets with them.

Here's some of my favorite candles I love to make:

Chestnuts & Brown Sugar
Cinnamon Roll w/Vanilla Frosting (this is REALISTIC!!)
Vanilla Buttercream Crunch
Blueberry Cheesecake
Cranberry Spice
Nana's Old Fashioned Apple Butter
Pumpkin Nog
Brown Sugar Pecan

You can tell I love my house to reek of food/bakery scents.
Do any of you craft or have specific hobbies?
post #2 of 28
I dabble in many things, but I never truly finish, lol. I love to bake, though. I would love to own a sewing machine and start making things for around the house, like throw pillows and such. I guess I should make sure we have a couch first, lol.

I've also started getting into digital scrapbooking. I used some digital scrapbooking stuff to make my own wedding invitations.
post #3 of 28
I do a lot of crafty things. I don't have one specific thing that I do a lot of though. Currently I am seaching my study for a chili pepper stamp I bought so I can work on a mug holder for my kitchen. I'm having a party in less than 2 weeks and I really want the decorating done! Anyone want to come help me sew the curtains!?! Thank the Lord the baby shower I'm throwing next weekend will be at my mothers!
post #4 of 28
While I don't sew clothes much any more (except for mending and alterations). I have do sew craft pillows and asst crafty items. I just recovered a small footstool I picked up at a estate sale. I have done stamping, painting projects, basic welding, fun things made out of concrete, bead stuff. I am taking a class this fall on how to make whisk broom and am growing my own supply of broom corn. I dabble in many things and have the closet in my sewing/craft/computer room organized for craft projects (the wire shelves I installed specially for this stuff!!
post #5 of 28
I love crafts. I've made jewelry, soap, bookmarks with pressed flowers and ferns, gift baskets etc.
post #6 of 28
(Glances up at user name... )At this moment I have several pieces of jewelry I have made/designed by the computer. I have been thinking about taking pics and posting what I have done. I have lots of stones that are cut and waiting for the jewelry to be made.

I have also done various forms of needlework - embroidering, cross-stitch, needlepoint.

My sis has been doing soaps (love her mint julep) and soy wax candles as a business and I have one of her honeysuckle ones on my CPU (acting as a warmer). My fav candle is the choclate cake.
post #7 of 28
Yes I am a crafty person myself, built a side business on it, lol

I make soy candles and tarts and organic faicl masks, lotions, shampoos soaps..ect ect ect, LOL

and I have alot of fun doing it too
post #8 of 28
Thread Starter 
I would love to learn how to sew...it's never been my forte...I don't even own a sewing machine. I do like to crochet though...I'm kind of into making afghans with different textured yarns.

I truly do admire anyone who can sew.
post #9 of 28
I make jewelry and hangers out of stones I wrap with copper or silver wire. My grandma polished stones for a hobby, and I still have some of those. I am reluctant to part with any more, so I am going to have to find a source for more stones. I have a tumbler, so I could polish them myself. I want to go to the other end of NC to Maggie Valley to look for some stones.
I recently bought some candle making kits and want to get started on those for Christmas. I am also dabbling at making bath scrubs and oils. I am going to team up with my part time employer to make stuff out of her herb garden.
I love to cross stitch, but cannot see well enough to do it any more.
I have a bunch of Fimo clay that I need to make use of before they dry up.
So much to do, so much time, so much procrastination!
post #10 of 28
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So much to do, so much time, so much procrastination!
Wait! That's my life!
post #11 of 28
I just wanted to clarify...I dind't make my own WEDDING invitations...I made my own wedding SHOWER invitations. LOL

Here is a link to what the outside looks like, with one difference (the words "the best is yet to come" have been replaced with "come rain or come shine"):

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...nvitation1.jpg

I've also found that I enjoy decorating...
post #12 of 28
I am a scrapbooker and paper crafter. And I did make my own wedding invitations. I bought really nice heavy silver deckle edged paper from a website. My sister printed them in grey tone. I dry embossed an ivy growing up one side and stamped a little purple butterfly. They were really cute but by the end of the dry embossing my hand was killing me!! So the response card only got a stamped butterfly. But I love playing with paper. Beautiful paper is my spending weakness.

Tricia
post #13 of 28
I love to scrapbook!! I am obsessed....I can't wait to get pregnant because I will make a great scrapbook!!
post #14 of 28
I like herp keeping. Gots my two snakeys. its more a hobby than simple pet owning.

I have decided to give making my own wedding invitations a whirl (when ever dan asks me to marry him haha). I wanna use a cream colored note card and use black script and black ribbon. I have it perfectly in my head! simple and sweet!

But I have a dream, to make my own sexy undies and nighties! I have tons of ideas for cute and sassy clothing but....I have no time or Moolah to get started.

when i was in a sorority we used to make scrapbooks for our little sisters...those were pretty fun. Came up with some great stuff!
post #15 of 28
I enjoy woodworking, although I haven't done much of it recently. No workshop since the move. But my dad and I are working on building a new workshop in the backyard, so we'll be back into it soon enough.
More recently, I've taken a fancy to digital photography. Still in the early stages of that obsession. If you've seen my posts in fur pics and pet pics, you've seen some of my best work so far.
post #16 of 28
I crochet. I enjoy creating my own patterns.
post #17 of 28
I do Latch hooking, I've make a few pillows and a wall hanging; I also like cross stitch and Scrapbooking.
post #18 of 28
I like to sew and quilt... I've crocheted and beaded in the past.

I'm planning on making my own wedding invitations with Nature Print paper... that stuff is SO cool.

I'm also working on building a "Mermaid" house out of stones I got from the beach last summer. I've got shells and seaweed to make the decorations out of.
post #19 of 28
I like to cross-stitch. That's pretty easy to do while I'm watching TV at night. I really like to scrapbook but it's just SO hard to do it with a 2 year old. She's into EVERYTHING and won't stop touching things she shouldn't. By the time she's in bed, I'm too exhausted to drag everything out.
post #20 of 28
I dabble in many many crafts- I sew, I knit, I use polymer clay, I scrapbook/misc papercraft, I paint... anything I haven't tried, I want to try.

Have any of you been to www.craftster.org ? It's devilishly addictive and really inspiring and fun. I suggest you check it out.
post #21 of 28
Thread Starter 
Beccory, I just went to that web site, and some of the featured projects are AMAZING!!!! It's incredible the level of innovation and creativity out there!
post #22 of 28
I crochet in the fall/winter and I do plastic canvas in the summer/spring.

I do both of these hobbies while I do another hobby which is watching old TV series on DVD
post #23 of 28
I've been cross-stiching lately to keep my hands busy since I quit smoking. I also do some scrapbooking. Right now I am a bad mommy because my youngest (who's 17 months) doesn't even have an album for her scrapbook. I am busy working on my grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary gift-- a family scrapbook.
post #24 of 28
Every once in awhile I dabble. I like to paint and do decopage. This is a reverse-decopage I did recently for a wedding gift.
post #25 of 28
I latch hook, cross stitch, needlepoint, and sometimes scrapbook. I love crafty things. I've even built things, like jewelry boxes.
post #26 of 28
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Beccory, I just went to that web site, and some of the featured projects are AMAZING!!!! It's incredible the level of innovation and creativity out there!
I know! I've been a "crackster"(as we lovingly call it) addict for months now- and the craft swaps are amaaaazing. I've gotten the coolest stuff, and it really motivates me to craft and to try new things! If you join, look me up- my username on there is Bexiecat
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by Beccory View Post
I know! I've been a "crackster"(as we lovingly call it) addict for months now- and the craft swaps are amaaaazing. I've gotten the coolest stuff, and it really motivates me to craft and to try new things! If you join, look me up- my username on there is Bexiecat
That is a cool site!
post #28 of 28
lots of us do x-stitch I looked for this link the other day and couldn;t find it. http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...t=cross+stitch
and there is some-one who does wonderful patchwork, if I can find the link I will put it in.
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