Sunday, June 21, 2009

Crafts from the Past

I’m in the middle of a project, but I’m not ready to post pictures, so I thought I’d post some things from the past, just for fun.

At one time, I was a cross stitch fanatic.  These are a couple of the things I never gave away.  Feb09394








Once upon a time, I tried oil painting.  I’ve never considered myself an artist, but I had a roommate that was an art major.  One summer, she talked me into taking this class with her.  I did a total of 2 paintings.  The other one is in the attic somewhere.  We won’t discuss that one.  ;-)



Some of my grandkids have Raggedy Anne and Andy dolls.  I think I burned out on them before the last two came along.  I still have one in my WIP box.  I’ll have to hurry before the last one outgrows dolls.  I used my mother’s pattern for years, and she’s been gone since 1991.  When I saw one in the pattern book last year, I bought it, just in case I wear out the original.



And then, there are always random projects.  This bear—yes, that’s a bear—was suppose to be a pillow buddy, you know, where you put a pillow in his tummy and watch tv in the floor.  This was my second prototype.  I should have gone for a third one, but I ran out of time.  It didn’t matter, he was well-loved anyway.



My newest favorite craft are yarn kitties.  I found instructions for them on Craftster last year, and I’ve had a lot of fun with them.  I sent 3 to the BookCrossing convention in London last year for door prizes.  One stayed in the UK, and I don’t know who got the others.  But, I do know that a member in Germany was disappointed not to get one and asked me to make another one. So, I did, and two of the kitties are international dwellers now.  Last winter, I won a blue ribbon at the county fair with a kitten.


This is why I excel at nothing.  I have a short attention span!  There are too many cool things to try to spend time perfecting anything.  I’m afraid I’m going to miss out on trying something new!

And that doesn’t even include my gourd art, my yoyos, or my patchwork pentagon toys!!  Maybe next time.

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