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Hello all you lovely people,

I make/create all sorts of things in my spare time and was wondering, are there any other creative, crafty people on here? If so, please do tell and share some pics of the lovely things you make. Anything at all, from loo roll creatures to master paintings and everything in between.

To get the ball rolling, here's a xmas tree fairy I've made - who says they all got to be silver/gold etc, I was missing Cornwall so made a seaside one instead.

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Well she's really pretty.  I've made a felt Christmas wreath.  It is still up with chrissie decs ar the moment but will post a photo when I get the decorations down.  I've made my own greeting cards for a while now and try to make some for charities to sell.  I've a cupboard full of real gemstones as I had a fad on making jewellry.  I've made about 6 quilts. The biggest being my log cabin quilt, mum is hand quilting that at the moment.  I also crochet and have done umpteen cross-stitches.  I am retiring at the end of the year so hopefully will finish off all the UFO's     Some photo's attached.

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Lovely makes from you both.

My mother, sister and I all enjoy crafts, sewing, dress making. The other year I went on a needle felting day course and made a hare using a wire structure underneath and more recently started crocheting, will help from my mum made a 70’s style waist coat! I admit the hare looks like he is little loco, 🤪!!

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Hooray, fellow crafters 🙂 I must say, you're both very talented. As well as sewing all sorts of things I also make stained glass, I've got lots of original stained glass in my house, some of which needed repair, after picking myself up off the floor having read the quote from a specialist, I looked around until I found a course at Bath Uni - much cheaper than the repair job. I've repaired some of it, still got some to go but also made this to replace mis-matched frosted glass in the bathroom window, the design matches the rest of the glass in the house. The owl was just because my daughter has a thing about owls. Doing pottery classes now, very addictive.

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I was going to say solicitors in the way that they rob you blind for their services but it's not the thread i thought it was😂

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Wow Jethro, those are beautiful.  Mum yearns to make a cathedral window quilt but they are quite fiddly to do. 

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1 hour ago, lassie23 said:

I was going to say solicitors in the way that they rob you blind for their services but it's not the thread i thought it was😂

Right or wrong thread, you get my whole hearted agreement!

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12 minutes ago, Snowycat said:

Wow Jethro, those are beautiful.  Mum yearns to make a cathedral window quilt but they are quite fiddly to do. 

Thank you.

There's a quilting shop near here, they have an amazing machine where you can take a quilt in and it will stitch all the layers together. It has stock stitching patterns but you can also draw whatever pattern you want and it will stitch it.

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im not really crafty, but i can turn my hand to most practical things if that counts? lol. i built my kitchen myself, plus other sideboards/storage/wardobes . ive learned basic electrical skills, plastering, plumbing, and sorted several structural problems with my old house. id sooner do it myself then employ someone.

 

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33 minutes ago, mushymanrob said:

im not really crafty, but i can turn my hand to most practical things if that counts? lol. i built my kitchen myself, plus other sideboards/storage/wardobes . ive learned basic electrical skills, plastering, plumbing, and sorted several structural problems with my old house. id sooner do it myself then employ someone.

 

That's being crafty to me!  It is a godsend to be practical in this way.  My father turned his hand to most things when I moved into houses - he did so much in my bungalow and indeed in his own home for himself and mum.  Sadly he is no longer with us so mum and I have to bring craftsmen in when we want things doing now.  We have often totted up what dad would have saved us in labour hours  - saved us an absolute fortune down the years he did. 

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6 hours ago, jethro said:

Thank you.

There's a quilting shop near here, they have an amazing machine where you can take a quilt in and it will stitch all the layers together. It has stock stitching patterns but you can also draw whatever pattern you want and it will stitch it.

oooh yes, the holy grail of quilting ......a long arm quilting machine😍  I would love one but they are expensive and you need the space for them.  Trying to quilt three layers of double bed sized fabric together under a normal domestic sewing machine is a herculean task - that is why things usually  become UFO's at that stage 😂

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9 minutes ago, Snowycat said:

oooh yes, the holy grail of quilting ......a long arm quilting machine😍  I would love one but they are expensive and you need the space for them.  Trying to quilt three layers of double bed sized fabric together under a normal domestic sewing machine is a herculean task - that is why things usually  become UFO's at that stage 😂

To quilt or not to quilt? That is the question...

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A ww1 project of mine I was working at on and off over the last few yrs. 1 / 72 scale or at least the scale i was trying for with the 1/ 72 scale figures. Used plaster, cardboard, match sticks, ice pop sticks etc. Could be a bit tedious but I kept at it.

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Zulu war figures 1/ 32 scale ive been working on as Well the last yr or two. Still plenty more to get.

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1 hour ago, mushymanrob said:

im not really crafty, but i can turn my hand to most practical things if that counts? lol. i built my kitchen myself, plus other sideboards/storage/wardobes . ive learned basic electrical skills, plastering, plumbing, and sorted several structural problems with my old house. id sooner do it myself then employ someone.

 

That sounds like serious crafting to me. Also gutted a few houses over the years, it's very, very satisfying doing the work yourself. Ultimate DIY building task coming up for me and hubby, we've got planning to build a house. However, I shall be hand cuffing hubby and employing folk to do the work as much as possible, really don't want to live in a building site for years, want it done quickly.

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1 hour ago, Snowycat said:

oooh yes, the holy grail of quilting ......a long arm quilting machine😍  I would love one but they are expensive and you need the space for them.  Trying to quilt three layers of double bed sized fabric together under a normal domestic sewing machine is a herculean task - that is why things usually  become UFO's at that stage 😂

Well the local place offers the service, so if you want it done, here's a link: https://midsomerq.com/pages/longarm-quilter

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23 minutes ago, sundog said:

A ww1 project of mine I was working at on and off over the last few yrs. 1 / 72 scale or at least the scale i was trying for with the 1/ 72 scale figures. Used plaster, cardboard, match sticks, ice pop sticks etc. Could be a bit tedious but I kept at it.

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Wow! That is bloody amazing, you should be very proud.

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Thank you jethro. I'm just a relative novice at this kind of thing. A hobby I took up during that dreadful stormy wet winter of 2013 /2014. But it stems from an interest of mine in military history. 

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8 minutes ago, sundog said:

Thank you jethro. I'm just a relative novice at this kind of thing. A hobby I took up during that dreadful stormy wet winter of 2013 /2014. But it stems from an interest of mine in military history. 

Well you're a novice producing expert results then. They really are incredible.

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16 hours ago, jethro said:

That sounds like serious crafting to me. Also gutted a few houses over the years, it's very, very satisfying doing the work yourself. Ultimate DIY building task coming up for me and hubby, we've got planning to build a house. However, I shall be hand cuffing hubby and employing folk to do the work as much as possible, really don't want to live in a building site for years, want it done quickly.

it took me nearly a decade. 'doing up' my house was something i did over the winter period when work was slack , so i lived in a mess for quite a time. but i cleared up by spring so the summer period wasnt bad. i tended to do a room at a time. i replastered because its old, i dry lined the outer walls to add insulation to my single skim walls.

being willing to 'do it myself' and working alone self employed possibly added to the reasons why i voted the way i did in 2016...

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7 hours ago, BornFromTheVoid said:

Another different kind of crafty I employed for Halloween.

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That's scary! Impressive though.

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I've been at a Christmas market today selling some of my crafty efforts.... love making stuff, can't keep all of it.

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9 hours ago, BornFromTheVoid said:

Another different kind of crafty I employed for Halloween.

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Actually, BFTV, I found that image quite disturbing, causing flash backs to A&E (where I was working) and RTA accident scenarios.

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15 hours ago, jethro said:

I've been at a Christmas market today selling some of my crafty efforts.... love making stuff, can't keep all of it.

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Fabulous, hope you did well at the craft market, they are remarkable, so pretty.  I've started (yet!) another quilt.  Its a children themed one.  I have started it to give to a local cat rescue.  She can either auction it, sell raffle tickets or run a scratch card for it when I've done to raise funds. 

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