Recently I've become very much interesting in dabbling in the world of craft. It all started seriously when I began making my own cards for family. I was fed up of not being able to get cards which suited the personalities of those I wanted to give them to, and so I decided to make my own. Over time, as I've slowly improved, I've started making them for more people and, yesterday, was the first time I made one for my grandma- spurred on by the knowledge that it was very hard to ge a card with both writing and images big enough for her to see nowadays.
Another craft that I've dabbled in is bookmark making. Not normal bokmarks mind you, magnetic ones. This all began when I wanted to come up with something I could sell as part of my church's talents event. Working with computers being something I felt I was good at, I began to think about how I could use that to make something th would appeal to a mostly intelletual and aging congregation. Combine it with my great interest in books and it became obvious. I now make my own magnatic bookmarks whenever I find myself in need of a new one and am hoping to start sending them out to bookcrossers along with controlled release books very soon.
But the craft that occupies most of my time at the moment is sewing tapestries. I'm self-taught so my style isn't 100% correct, but I enjoy doing pre-printed tapestries using cross-stitch. One of my favourite things about this is that it can be done whilst watching TV. Its also easy to alternate this and reading. Recently I've finished the very first tapestry which I actually felt good enough to put up. Its a bust of Nefertiti and it was mounted onto a woodblock being hung up in my Egyptian-coloured room. I'm hoping to partner it with another Egyptian tapestry which I have ready to sew. I will share both on this blog at some time in the future.
And that's what this blogs about really- the crafts that interest me. I'll be showing you what I'm making, have made in the past or plan to make. And, when I have enough followers, I plan to do some giveaways as well. In the meantime, if you'd like me to make anything for you do get in touch and I'll see what I can do by way of a trade.
What sort of crafts do you like doing?