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Re: Crafting and Hobbies

Postby Soleil » July 29th, 2018, 12:14:07 am

I'm super excited because I finally got a serger! My cosplay seams will be soooo much better now.

Decided to make a dress out of some clearance fabric I've had for YEARS. Giant photo of me under the spoiler. Dress is missing the straps so I'm having to hold it up, otherwise mostly done.

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Re: Crafting and Hobbies

Postby warghost141 » August 6th, 2018, 10:59:21 am

Soleil wrote:I'm super excited because I finally got a serger! My cosplay seams will be soooo much better now.

Decided to make a dress out of some clearance fabric I've had for YEARS. Giant photo of me under the spoiler. Dress is missing the straps so I'm having to hold it up, otherwise mostly done.




hey girl your dress looks gorgeuse

I love to do collages on scenery and gaming characters with pretty patterns which look interested i think lol,
I also like to make scarves with a knitting loom.
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Re: Crafting and Hobbies

Postby Brynmala » September 1st, 2018, 4:07:43 am

About three or four years ago I took up knitting - jumpers mostly - and earlier in the year went to a yarn show where there was a workshop for drop spindle spinning. It sounded like fun so I took it. Possibly a big mistake... Now I have two spinning wheels and spin so much I don't have much time for knitting. I'm about half way through knitting the first jumper with wool I've spun myself. I'm working my way through preparing two Jacob fleeces that I got raw and unwashed from the sheep, which is also a big time drain - so much work needed before I can even think about spinning it. Still, come the apocalypse at least I'll have clothes!
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Re: Crafting and Hobbies

Postby konekochan » December 22nd, 2018, 1:26:22 am

I do traditional and digital drawing. I really love to sketch and do character designs. But sadly, there's something holding me back to finish any characters.. It has been two years and I haven't finish a thing. It's always half finished. Is it because I'm too pefectionist of my arts? lol I really want to finish them.

Some time later, I found this oc in one of social media, it looks similar to my oc which I never publish in any media.. Now I don't know how to post my oc in any social media.. Once I post it it will like I'm plagiarizing their work with some modifications. They're also kinda famous in that social media.

I also do oil painting, I think I'm kinda suck at it and need more practice. I actually enjoy it, especially when mixing colors!
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Re: Crafting and Hobbies

Postby Reinbeauchaser » April 11th, 2019, 7:03:19 pm

I've been sewing for well over 40 years, mostly costumes and clothing, but more recently I've been making quilts. Not a lot of them, but a few. I had purchased a new machine in 2016 to replace my 36-year old Kenmore. I also bought an embroidery machine at the same time, so I do a bit of that, too. I've taken quilting classes and have joined embroidery clubs to help me in my hobby.

I've made quilts, tote bags, embroidered towels, and zippered bags in the hoop,which means you make the entire bag IN the hoop! It's a pretty cool process, to be honest. Unfortunately, my biggest hoop is only 6x10 inches, so my bags are somewhat on the small size.

I am in the process of finishing three quilts that have languished as a UFO (UnFinished Object) for a couple of years. I have an embroidery project in the near future that will replicate my neighbor's cat, who had to be put down a few weeks ago. I found a great cat design that looks almost exactly like Garfield, so I am eager to start. I'm just not sure if I should make it into a pillow or framed art.

I enjoy both hobbies, but I have to say that I enjoy machine embroidery more, at least in this moment. I've figured out it's intricacies so I can pretty much embroider w/out thread issues, but my sewing machine is starting to not stitch nicely. I may have to take it into the shop. Kind of bummed because I have two quilts that I want to finish before Mother's Day, so I can ship them off to my stepmom and my aunt.
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Re: Crafting and Hobbies

Postby Silenxia » April 12th, 2019, 8:32:40 pm

One of our toddlers just came from the infant room and graduated from formula to the milk with the red label. I rinsed the can out and plan to use it as a noise maker. Or maybe it could be a prize container since we have a number of toddlers being potty trained.

My plan is to use those large plastic rocks, the ones you normally put for room decoration (like you put them in a clear glass bowel to sit somewhere. Not too small though.
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Re: Crafting and Hobbies

Postby WarriorsRock2010 » January 29th, 2020, 2:10:01 pm

I like to draw mainly, and write stories I come up with in my head/dreams. :wee:

I've also done wire sculptures (those are really fun and I'd like to pick it up again), crochet (I can make a bracelet with charms, but I've been trying to make a facecloth without much success), feather crafts, dream catchers, cards, and I made a dress for a barbie doll when I was younger. Now that I'm older, I'd like to try embroidery and making my own clothes and other sewing projects. Practical craft skills and profitable hobbies are kind of what I'm looking into now. :lol:
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Re: Crafting and Hobbies

Postby Doglover2509840935 » March 24th, 2020, 4:34:52 pm

I make plush creatures of my original creature and character designs.

I started out by making those free online patterns and studying how they were put together. Then once I realized how many were I translated that to my own art.

For reference a simple pattern is a profile drawing with parts the head and stomache copied to create the gussets. Also details such as ears and tails are often separate and added between seams. More complex patterns have the head separated into parts to further copy the shape as well as darts added to round out shapes further. Materials such as wool and yarn can also be used to make fur look better or add a type of fur that might be harder to find in existing fabrics.

I am currently experimenting with painting fabric while still keeping at least close to the original texture. Fleece is one of the hardest to paint as you can brush out faux fur. I haven't tried to paint minky much due to the cost as well as fleece being easier to sew and obtain.

I generally make quadruped creatures as they stand up much easier and have a less complex pattern than bipedal creatures which require the arms to be attached separately.

I also needlefelt though sewing is my main hobby. To start I would avoid getting wool from a big retailer especially hobby lobby as their wool is awful. It takes much longer to shape and has a rather awful and scratchy texture. I read that corriedale wool wool is good so I tried that and suddenly needlefelting was a lot more fun. I also used churro wool from the same small store and that worked out well.

For tutorials it depends on what you want to do, there are a lot out there for felting using an existing base such as foam but it takes a bit more looking to find ones for creating the base out of the wool yourself.

Pinterst especially seems to be mainly for starting with an existing base, youtube has a mix of both. I would search up needlefelting basic shapes if you want to start out without a foam egg.
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Re: Crafting and Hobbies

Postby lemonissourUwU » March 25th, 2020, 9:56:16 pm

i mostly do digital drawing, and sketching the actual thing on paper first. im also learning how to animate! right now im working on a 'Bun up the Dance' meme, i just need to draw the characters and stuff. after that, who knows? unfortunately, ive only just started this year so im not that good at it. i can do simple things, like blinking or headbops, but not walking, running, lip sync, that kinda things.
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