I thought it would be fun to share some pictures of the other hobbies and crafts we do. Adven68 posted her beautiful paintings and susanrcp shared a beautiful doily she made. Here is a Santa I made awhile back. I made him when I was doing my doll business and was going to put him on ebay. After I got him madeI just couldnt part with him so he takes his place in the rocking chair every Christmas since. He is about 5'3" tall. I would love to see some of your pictures!
well I love to scrapbook. but i'm not sure i can download any pics b/c they have actual pictures of people on them.
Hi pinkbunny! I think that you can black out the faces...I'm not very good with computers. Do you have any photo editing software??
it takes nothing more than MicroSoft Photo Editor (free on most computers look under Accessories in the Program menu)
1) open MS Photo Editor
2) use FILE > Open and navigate to photo you want, the open it
3) on tool bar at top choose the tool that looks like a square drawn with dased lines.
4) move cursor over pic to upper left of face and LEFT-CLICK and hold while dragging to right and down. You'll see it draw a rectangle on screen.
5) make rectangle big enough to enclose face (little black boxes on side of rectange are handles you can grab to resize it better)
6) go to EDIT menu and choose CUT.
7) leaves a nice white hole where face was.
8.) go to FILE > SAVE AS and resave it under a new name.
9) while in MS Photo Editor can also resize it as needed (IMAGE > Resize. use pixles as measurement and for posting in forums --not gallery--, change largest dimension to 800 pixels, other dimension will scale automatically)
the process is similar in MS PAINT and there you can add type and play with colors some....but the output isn't as good IMHO.
WHAT???!? You have time for more than one hobby? I am turning a bright shade of lime green right now. LOL Every year I swear that I will learn to crochet so I can make lots of afghans, but it hasn't happened yet. I guess my other hobby is taking lots of pictures of my kids. I love playing with my little digital camera!
LOL momsandraven...I haven't sewed since my baby girl was born. She will be a year old next month. I usually made my dolls when the boys were at school and sometimes I would stay up late at night after they were asleep and sew. I really miss doing it!! Maybe one day when Maddie is older...we can both sit in there and sew together!!
Thanks for the help Doug...I can only get from A to B on a computer!
I dont know about hobbies but I sew a little i cross stitch, i make Christmas ornaments every year. I paint ceramic statues, i am president of my neighborhood association, i write for the local Habitat for Humanity family news lines paper, and of course I am a room mother for both of my kids schools. in case you didnt know i dont work. Then of course I bake and I dabble a little in cooking.
<----- gets to at least "S" on computer....aka sledgehammer for when it refuses to cooperate!
alracntna...WoW...you are a busy girl!! I love to make Christmas ornaments too. Maybe next year we could get together and do a ornament exchange. That sounds like fun!!
Doug...now that you put it that way...maybe I could get to S
My only hobbies are baking and chatting on CC.
Love your santa!!
Denise...I love the santa....you did a wonderful job! You know I have 2 daughters and I always wanted them to craft....but no! They can't hardly use a glue gun! But my youngest daughter who is now 27 (had children at a very early age! ) has learned to make candles so we can do that together.
Well I have no photos of my crafts...But here are some of the ones I do:
crochet-sew-quilt-embroidery-woodworking-leatherworking-painting-scrapbooking-genealogy-writing-beadwork-ceramics-flower arranging........but as of now my favorite is making cakes and cookies!
Thanks so much guys for the compliments!! I love to cross stitch too. LOL...RAVUN2003, Maddie will probably be the same way when she is 27!!
I scrapbook and cross stitch. My current project is making a stocking for my youngest--it's sewing and it's taking FOREVER. I am really trying to get it done before Christmas--we'll see. I'll post a pic when I'm done.
I am a DIY person and do alot of building and trying to invent useful gadgets that will help save me some time.
Last year I built a 4'x4' storage building under my kitchen window and it looked so good that I then did a 10'x10' storage. Everyone that I knew that passed by my house would blow and laugh at me. I did everything except the A-Frame and shingles...I know my limitations
Right now I am talking to different manufactures about my Tip Carousel. You wouldn't believe the outrageous prices they want to charge
Your Santa is beautiful and you should seriously think about selling them.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
What a fun thread! I'm a SAHM of 3yr old twin girls. I used to do wheel-thrown pottery but hanging out in the basement all day isn't great when raising kids that get into everything. I'm a 3-d person. Cakes are my medium now. Believe it or not, I can sculpt something but give me a pencil and paper and I'm a mess. I can't draw to save my life! Here's a picture of some of the pots and a sculpture I've done.
The b/w pot on the top left is actually 2.5 feet tall. The ones on the bottom are about 13 inches high.
i scrapbook and cross stitch as well....i cross stitch mostly precious moments....and my pile of scrapping pics are piling up...im a bit camera happy....i need more hours in my day...its tough with a full time job. (no kids yet....how am i gonna handle that ) I will try to post some pics of stuff ive done...i did a tree skirt that i am very proud of...i also cross stitch little ornaments for our xmas tree....merry xmas everyone!!!!
OMGosh...Krissy!! Your pottery is gorgeous!! I collect pottery...Love it!! Just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!
Stephanie...You are my kind of girl!! If I waited for hubby to do things around the house...we would be in serious trouble!! I hope that you can get your tip carousel going. I would love to have one!!
Lisa ...be sure to post your stocking when your finished! I can't wait to see it!!
princessjellybean...I haven't been able to cross-stitch in a long time. I miss doing it too. Last project I did was a huge picture that was totally filled in...it took me 3 years to do!!
Wow! Beautiful! Very intricate! I'd love to do a design like that on a cake.
Wow! Beautiful! Very intricate! I'd love to do a design like that on a cake.
I was wondering myself if that would be possible!! lol
Krissy....your pottery is wonderful......
Susan.....that is an exquisite doily.......
both the potter and crocheter (sp?) are exceptionally blessed.
i all agog w/ wonder.
Thank you Ravun2003 and Doug!
Thanks for the compliments! *blush*
Awesome pitcher and doily Susan!! My mom did a lot of painting ceramics...but I never gave it a try. Maybe one day I might give it a try!
I also had a business painting Sweat Shirts and T-shirts. But I had to stop that because they were in such demand that I couldn't keep up and got very burned out on it. I've posted enough on here so I won't post pics of my shirts. Just thought I would share.
Wow, you guys are so talented.
I'm sending each of you a standing ovation.
Oh boy! I have made lots of lots of homemade crafts prior to getting serious into cake decorating. I have tons of photos of everything I make. Too many to bore you all with but to give an idea of some of the things I do, here's my list.
For baby showers:
- diaper cakes - disposable or receiving blanket styles
- diaper wreaths
-receiving blanket dolls
-baby bottle suckers in a pan of "boiling water"
-baby sucker spoons
-Daddy's tool belt
For weddings or bridal showers:
- wreaths for any holiday
-all kinds of craft foam ornaments and decorations
-cookies/brownies/soup in a jar mixes
-"oops" bunny pot
-Easter Bunny straw hat wall hanging
-Easter egg topiaries
-Christmas stockings- Ballet slippers
-decorated and filled clear glass ornaments
-ice bucket snowmen
-holiday hair bows
-angels, elephants, reindeer, purses, scarecrows
-flower pot bugs
-candy bouquets- in bowls, cups, glasses, jars
-bath salts in a jar
-fleece tied blankets
Phew! That's all I can think of at the moment. I'll attach a collage of some pictures of some of my favorites.
Wow KimAZ!! You are a gal with many talents!! Everything is so adorable!! I think that my favorite is the bunny's tail sticking out of the pot! That is too cute!! Thanks for sharing!!