Handicrafts: what are some crafts do you guys do?

  • Being

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    Apr 20, 2014 1:29 PM GMT
    What type of crafts do you guys do on your free time?
  • jo2hotbod

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    Apr 20, 2014 1:50 PM GMT
    Build bird houses for the homeless birds
  • Being

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    Apr 20, 2014 1:53 PM GMT
    jo2hotbod saidBuild bird houses for the homeless birds



    That's neat
  • Being

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    Apr 20, 2014 3:29 PM GMT
    I mostly knit and crochet. I like to make stuff animals and dolls
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    Apr 20, 2014 6:17 PM GMT
    I make artisanal straightjackets for Canadian fashion school drop-outs.
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    Apr 20, 2014 6:19 PM GMT
    Cash saidI make artisanal straightjackets for Canadian fashion school drop-outs.


    did you try to be funny?
    btw it's artisanal straitjackets
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    Apr 20, 2014 6:53 PM GMT
    bonapart01 said
    Cash saidI make artisanal straightjackets for Canadian fashion school drop-outs.


    did you try to be funny?
    btw it's artisanal straitjackets


    Depends on the sexuality of who he's planning to tie up.
  • tyler_helm

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    Apr 20, 2014 7:16 PM GMT
    quilt making. I usually piece the tops and have someone else do the actual quilting
  • wellwell

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    Apr 20, 2014 9:42 PM GMT
    Organ Building & Restoration
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    Apr 20, 2014 9:43 PM GMT
    Handicrafts? lol I'm not a 70-year-old woman
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    Apr 20, 2014 9:54 PM GMT
    Incendiary saidHandicrafts? lol I'm not a 70-year-old woman


    Oh lord, you are so stupid. icon_lol.gif

    Here's an example of a handicraft:

    commercial-glass-blowing-seattle-washing

    ...and another:

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSY4yH7plno9irf7tmYeZt
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    Apr 20, 2014 9:55 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    Incendiary saidHandicrafts? lol I'm not a 70-year-old woman


    Oh lord, you are so stupid. icon_lol.gif

    Here's an example of a handicraft:

    commercial-glass-blowing-seattle-washing

    ...and another:

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSY4yH7plno9irf7tmYeZt


    he is quite thick and vulgar
  • thadjock

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    Apr 20, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
    bonapart01 said

    commercial-glass-blowing-seattle-washing



    he is quite thick and vulgar


    god i hope so.

    on a different note: is he circumcising that vase?
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    Apr 20, 2014 11:48 PM GMT
    Origami!

    I've had very little time this past month, but I managed to make three kusudama (decorative globes), which use between 30 to 90 sheets of paper each (the 90 sheet one took me way longer than I thought it would).

    It's always so fun seeing them come together!
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    Apr 21, 2014 4:10 AM GMT
    I make replica armor out of foam. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Being

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    Apr 21, 2014 7:14 AM GMT
    nicerough saidOrigami!

    I've had very little time this past month, but I managed to make three kusudama (decorative globes), which use between 30 to 90 sheets of paper each (the 90 sheet one took me way longer than I thought it would).

    It's always so fun seeing them come together!



    That's cool.
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    Apr 21, 2014 1:53 PM GMT
    Among the crafts & hobbies I've done over the years, to which I sometimes return:

    - Making string instruments (banjos, dulcimers, violins)
    - Quilling
    - Building miniatures ("doll" houses, furniture)
    - Making shadow boxes
    - Making wooden toys (mostly cars & trucks)
    - Film photography and darkroom development (superseded by digital)
    - Sewing
  • bmikesell2012

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    Apr 22, 2014 3:53 AM GMT
    I make Baskets, Beer, and wine.
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    Apr 22, 2014 4:20 AM GMT
    meninlove said
    Incendiary saidHandicrafts? lol I'm not a 70-year-old woman


    Oh lord, you are so stupid. icon_lol.gif

    Here's an example of a handicraft:

    commercial-glass-blowing-seattle-washing

    ...and another:

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSY4yH7plno9irf7tmYeZt


    The above are hardly 'handicrafts'! They are works of art (in either form) made by real artists. Handicrafts are stupid spoon rests or hand towels with the knitted part on the top to hang off of the stove… LOL.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Apr 22, 2014 4:35 AM GMT
    I tried making walking sticks for a while. These aren't a pic of mine, but they came out similar. I did a few with bird heads and snake heads and frogs. I still have the bird ones, they looks sort of native American Indian totem pole-ish. It's a pretty cheap and easy ... but then what to do with them all?

    DSC01379.JPG

    Now I garden in the spring and summer
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    Apr 22, 2014 4:52 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidI tried making walking sticks for a while. These aren't a pic of mine, but they came out similar. I did a few with bird heads and snake heads and frogs. I still have the bird ones, they looks sort of native American Indian totem pole-ish. It's a pretty cheap and easy ... but then what to do with them all?

    DSC01379.JPG

    Now I garden in the spring and summer



    Dude I would sell them at a swap meet. They are really awesome!
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    Apr 22, 2014 4:56 AM GMT
    hairyandym said
    meninlove said
    Incendiary saidHandicrafts? lol I'm not a 70-year-old woman


    Oh lord, you are so stupid. icon_lol.gif

    Here's an example of a handicraft:

    commercial-glass-blowing-seattle-washing

    ...and another:

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSY4yH7plno9irf7tmYeZt


    The above are hardly 'handicrafts'! They are works of art (in either form) made by real artists. Handicrafts are stupid spoon rests or hand towels with the knitted part on the top to hang off of the stove… LOL.


    Are they?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handicraft Scroll down once there and click on some of the examples.

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    Apr 22, 2014 6:03 AM GMT
    what was your point?
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    Apr 22, 2014 6:16 AM GMT
    meninlove said
    hairyandym said
    meninlove said
    Incendiary saidHandicrafts? lol I'm not a 70-year-old woman


    Oh lord, you are so stupid.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handicraft Scroll down once there and click on some of the examples.



    thanks for the Wikipedia link !!!

    I had no idea how many of these I have done over the years....a lot of them I had to do as part of fashion school syllabus

    I find altered book work intriuging

    Book_origami_cat.jpg

    got some ideas of new hobbies to learn.....I would LOVE to learn how to make shoes...maybe....hmmmm
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    Apr 22, 2014 6:27 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidI tried making walking sticks for a while. These aren't a pic of mine, but they came out similar. I did a few with bird heads and snake heads and frogs. I still have the bird ones, they looks sort of native American Indian totem pole-ish. It's a pretty cheap and easy ... but then what to do with them all?

    Etsy is the place where people sell their crafts. But be sure and check out regretsy for a laugh.

    Whoops; looks like regretsy bit the dust.
    http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-02/01/regretsy-closure