Monday, November 12, 2012

Craft.


 Someone asked where I got this rug. I made it with my own bare paws People. I think I started it in about 2005 and finished it 2 years later. I'm not Very Good at crochet (my talent's lying elsewhere and all) but what I lack in skill I make up for in Enthusiasm.
 Made this one too in 2003. It lives during the cooler months on the sofa. 
The Baby, who hit must be said is very  talented at Destroying Things, likes to pull the threads apart. It's nice to have a Hobby.
I was into Craft way before all the Supermodels and Stars were. 
What's your Craft? And if you don't have one, why not? What's Holding you back Emotionally?
xxxx

35 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness I am impressed! I would love to be able to crochet - is it hard?

    My housemate's mum crocheted a beautiful baby blanket for his little niece. It blows all other baby blankets out of the water.

    I know how to sew in a straight line, so I guess that is my craft. But all I can make are square cushions that don't close very well.

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  2. Nothing as therapeutic as a granny square....in real wool!

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  3. FF I love your crochet! My nan made crochet rugs for my siblings and I when we were young and we all still have them today. They're called our magic ruggas.

    I'm learning to knit and spookily the only reason I'm online is because I dropped a stitch and am not clever enough to fix this by myself yet, so my 'knit in front of Q&A' plan has been ruined. And here is a craft post! Spooky, I say.

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  4. Oh how I've missed this blog. And where have you been on twitter? I like to restore furniture - is that a craft?
    T x

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  5. My talents lie more in embellishing, rather than creating.

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  6. Great crochet work. My craft is "Slacking Off". I'm very accomplished, World Class even!

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  7. We had crafts class in school, but I never took it forward after that one incident with super glue and the desk.
    You're really quite modest when you say you're not good at crochet. To me that looks very pro.

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  8. I have no craft. Think I am pretty OK emotionally. Just struggle with craft. Love reading, writing, gardening, cooking and drinking champagne with my friends but think they are more hobbies than craft.

    The only time I do craft is with Farmgirl - if you can call cutting and glueing craft!!

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    1. I luff the idea of drinking champagne as a craft..or is that more of a sport? Either way, like FF, I'm a joiner- think I'll add that to my list :)

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  9. I've done truckloads of craft over the years. I think I've out crafted myself. That and failing eyesight.
    xx

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  10. FF,
    Over here (and maybe over there) we have a group like facebook called linkedin. It calls itself the World's Largest Professional Network. On linkedin I list my profession as Independent Craft Professional. I know, crazy! However, I do make and sell bikinis for bodybuilders.

    Truth is, I can make anything, any craft. Mostly enjoy sewing and knitting. But I never met a craft I didn't like.

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  11. I'm a bit of a Hardcore Crafter. This week I whipped up an Advent Calendar using paper bags and my printer. It was very Tonya Todman of me. Loving your rug sick x

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    1. Oh my goodness! I was thinking of Tonya the other day! Found her Christmas Craft book from 5000 years ago :) I used to love watching her on tv

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    2. I think I might make it my mission to find out what the lovely Tonya is up to these days!

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  12. Try making quilts ... It's very addictive!

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  13. My craft is baking!
    And I admire your other craft: you are perfect at manicure!

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  14. I love that you crochet! I have asked my grandmother to teach me on her next visit in a few weeks, I can't wait. Is it hard? Hope not, I am most impatient when it comes to learning new things. Other crafts I like are beading, and I have been known to make a Christmas ornament or two (procrastinating student at the time!). Craft is very soothing.

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  15. love the photo of baby. omg, such cuteness.

    i'm not much of a crafter but i'm always busy doing something. i have lots of hobbies i suppose you would say and am never ever bored. does any of this count? xo

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  16. Dear FF, my crafty hobby is knitting. I find the colours, the feeling of the yarn and the actual knitting to be immensely soothing and relaxing. I don't push myself to finish quickly, as the process of knitting is meditative and calming and deadlines are counterproductive.
    I am thrilled that you will be blogging more for a while- your blog is gorgeous and very cheering.
    Sara Pink

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  17. I've knit for years. In the middle of a blanket, nearly done, but also have dropped a few stitches and am waiting for the knitting store to open to help me. I want to learn to crochet, and since I'm pretty adept at this sort of stuff, a class or two will help me learn quickly I think. Love your rugs, they're so cozy aren't they. A retro cheerful as well.

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  18. I also think that your crochet looks wonderful and certainly not the work of someone who is "not very good".

    My problem with craft is always picking one and sticking with it. I'm currently planning a crochet blanket when I'm not really that close to finishing another, have home made christmas wrapping and cards planned and am trying (gee I hope my old lecturers are not readying this) to do at least one decent drawing each week. I'm also keen to try book binding and am itching to get my sewing machine out again. Too bad that are not enough hours in the day (or night).

    xxA

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  19. Well, I live in Oklahoma where I have discovered that the locals consider Taxidermy a craft - Yikes! To my gentle sensibilities, I would say that sewing is my craft. In my youth, I was taught to knit, but being the only left-handed female in my family, I could only pick up the purl stitch. And can purl with both hands. I have purled many long scarves - the secret is in used fabulous yarns.

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  20. No craft here either! Im with Sulky kitten but as always she says it first and best.

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  21. I love up-cycling things in shabby chic /distressed style, making cards and interiors.

    Would LOVE to have a Mr FF pasta dish - boy do they look good...

    FAB load of posts today - I thought I would burst with excitement - TQ!!

    PPx

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  22. I used to enthusiastically crochet at age 12 but I lost the art. I tried to go to a class at Liberty's of London but it was booked out almost immediately. I will learn to crochet again that is my aim!

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  23. The universe must be channeling pink crochet rugs or something as on the weekend I bought some gorgeous "Euro-wool" (its pink with metallic flecks through it, so pretty) and crochet hook and decided to make a large square crochet rug for the first time in over 25 years! (used to make them years ago) It's amazing to log into your blog this morning and see one, also comforting as everyone around here thinks its bizarre that I am crocheting a rug and ask me why am I doing this with puzzled looks ! lol. The baby is hilarious with the handbag and looks like quite a little character. Only other craft I would say I do is scrap -booking which I love, hardly ever do and spend too much money on supplies for. Finished products are worth it though. Will try and instagram the pretty "Euro-wool" Mx

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  24. Love craft! Embroider in a style called stumpwork. Beautiful stitching, awful name.
    Adore your liberty shorts. Where do I RUN DON'T WALK to buy them?

    Also love your nails but as my thumbnail has a split right down the middle into flesh owing to tussle with doglead, am crying to observe perfection of yours at this minute.

    Chanel No. 5 is my absolute fave and Brad Pitt just doesn't do it! Shall have to become a closet 5 user until they take ad far far away.

    I love this blog, discovered courtesy of my BD (Beautiful Daughter) a month ago! Keep the colour and life coming!

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  25. I love the idea of craft but not so strong on the actual execution. I dabble in some sewing basic straight lines stuff, learned to crochet this year and can knit. I have big ideas though and pinterest is like craft eye candy

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  26. The universe is directing me to craft. I used to sew and do crafty things many years ago but then time just got in the way I suppose. The Sunday paper listed a few courses and I was thinking about taking the girls on a knitting, one night course which shows them the basics. There is also a business in Paddington called Sew Gorgeous which I must check out. Dusted off the sewing machine last week. Need to whip up a few summer Kaftan's I think!

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  27. Yes this crafting definitely seems to be all the rage doesn't it FF ?? BUT I also think that anyone who crochets is the real deal - after all, real craft is a craft! Yours are wonderful and no doubt baby FF will have many fond memories of them as he grows up! xx

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  28. I embroider and quilt. Have tried the crochet but I'm too impatient. Unless five squares counts as a rug? I'm also partial to shaving foam painting and colouring in.

    TDM xx

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  29. I'd rather be reading, cooking or gardening. Well done to all you crafters - apart from knitting in the depths of a Canberra winter (and then only a simple scarf) - that is all I want to know about craft.

    Sue

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  30. I was pondering craft today and remembering that we learned knitting and cross-stitch in grade 4 at my school. Not just the girls either, the whole class!

    I'm now left perplexed trying to remember how one teacher taught 20-something 8 year olds all how to knit at the same time.

    xxA

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  31. I think crochet is one of the most soothing crafts around.

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  32. I asked the question so thanks for a whole blog post response :p you've inspired me to make my own! My mother is an expert crocheter - time to pass the craft down a generation...

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