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Anyone do crafting?

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BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation · 23/01/2022 09:24

Due to my adhd I can't concentrate or focus on following knitting or crochet patterns, but I love doing crochet. I just make stuff up as I go along or watch the odd YouTube instruction video.

I also do some cross stitch. I've also painted pebbles.

My creations tend to be quite rustic πŸ˜„

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BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation · 23/01/2022 09:26

I just give them away to people.

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IncompleteSenten · 23/01/2022 10:17

I do loads. I have collected about 100 years worth of projects and supplies. I also make things for a living. I spend all day every day making stuff.

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ofwarren · 23/01/2022 11:20

Oh wow, they are lovely Barrow!! I wish I could craft but I can never concentrate enough and struggle to follow tutorials, either written or videos.

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BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation · 23/01/2022 11:23

Oh wow, they are lovely Barrow!! I wish I could craft but I can never concentrate enough and struggle to follow tutorials, either written or videos.

You could start off small and simple. The dot art on pebbles or disks of wood is super easy.

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CorrBlimeyGG · 23/01/2022 11:24

I cross stitch and embroider. My creations tend to be quite rude Wink

Bought a sewing machine last year and made a cushion. Am really proud of it because I've always been told I'm incapable of anything practical. Might have taken me twenty years, but I finally proved them wrong!

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BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation · 23/01/2022 11:24

I do loads. I have collected about 100 years worth of projects and supplies. I also make things for a living. I spend all day every day making stuff.

You make stuff for a living? Oh wow, that's my idea of bliss πŸ˜„

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IncompleteSenten · 23/01/2022 11:25

It is Grin

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Whydoesthecatalwaysdothat · 23/01/2022 11:25

They're great. I love the owl!

I must get back to this. I was very creative growing up and studied a creative degree but it's all gone to pot as an adult.

At the end of the day, it doesn't matter if it's not perfect. You can just do it for you. No one is going to assess you on it. DH and I went somewhere last weekend and there was an exhibition of children's drawings and paintings. They were great and some of them were quite funny. I commented that kids have that innnocence of just getting on with it. You get paranoid as you get older!

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BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation · 23/01/2022 11:26

@CorBlimeyGG

We had to use old Singer sewing machines at school and I'd end up in a tangled mess of threads πŸ˜„

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ofwarren · 23/01/2022 11:30

When I was younger, I enjoyed art at school. In primary I remember doing embroidery which I was good at and basket weaving.
I've found that the older I've got, with more responsibility, I have less ability to do these things.
It's like there is only a certain amount of space in my brain and now it's full so I can't learn anything new. It's so frustrating.
I find I just exist day to day.

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BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation · 23/01/2022 11:30

At the end of the day, it doesn't matter if it's not perfect. You can just do it for you. No one is going to assess you on it.

For sure πŸ˜ƒ

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BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation · 23/01/2022 11:33

It's like there is only a certain amount of space in my brain and now it's full so I can't learn anything new. It's so frustrating.

I can relate to this.

I'd love to.crochet a sleeveless cardigan, but I know I'll mess it up and it'll end up causing more stress. The idea of learning new crochet skills is scary so I just do the same stuff over and over.

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LilyRed · 25/01/2022 00:32

@BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation oh good grief I hate knitting patterns - I knit in the round on circular needles so I often have to re-jig a pattern to fit and spend a week deciphering any pattern to make notes and make sure I understand it. Funny thing that I can do fair isle as it is just counting colour into the pattern. I often just make up top-down or bottom up patterns as I can get them to fit my odd shape then.

One reason I like crochet - I just make it up as I go along.

I have plans formulating for a long yellow and green striped wool waistcoat thing with pockets next, currently working out where the shaping will go and the short-rows for boobs and bum and should I make it in the round with steeks (i.e. make it so you cut the front in two then add the edges with buttonholes over this to seal it) or not This is how I get to sleep!

I also bead-weave and embroider and used to teach beading techniques, but haven't done much of that of late as I can't feel settled here in this house for some reason.

Barrow, I bet you could crochet a sleeveless cardi/waistcoat thing - would a diagram for a simple one help? Let me know if you want one - do you want to crochet it as squares like granny squares or just going backwards and forwards like you make your other crochet

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