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creating stuff

a group for people learning to knit, sew, quilt, make jewelry and whatever else they want to do.

Members: 48
Latest Activity: Apr 8, 2013


hi my name is mel and over the past 20 years i have taught myself how to do different crafts. i started out learning how to make jewelry because i would look at magazines and think, "i can do that!" it is really easy and a lot less money to make your own stuff. then i taught myself how to knit and my newest adventure over the past year has been sewing.
i love reusing old stuff to make new stuff... going to goodwill or just my own closet and reworking jewelry, fabric, sweaters- anything to make something new and usable!
now if i could just convince my 3 year old to be potty trained my world would be great!

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I CAN'T KNIT---(and I really really want to) 4 Replies

Help--I don't know why I have this difficulty but, the art of knitting eludes me. I've bought tons of yarn over the years, knitting needles and books---only to toss them up into the attic in…Continue

Started by sarasophia. Last reply by Shelbysbarn Nov 29, 2011.

upcycling sweaters 3 Replies

here is my post about a couple of projects...

Tags: upcycling

Started by melissa firebaugh. Last reply by Queen of the Universe Jul 28, 2011.

my first real quilt 2 Replies

it took a month but i finally completed my first official quiltposted here...www.truemomrn.comnow on to my second one... i can't decide what pattern to do. here…Continue

Started by melissa firebaugh. Last reply by Kathleen Corbett Feb 28, 2010.

upcycling blankets

a great idea for making a quilt is to use scraps from clothes or sheets or anything you can find and piece it together and the you can use a fleece blanket that you don't use much or from goodwill or…Continue

Tags: upcycling

Started by melissa firebaugh Feb 22, 2010.

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Comment by kathryn elich on August 4, 2011 at 6:10pm
Time to get back to sewing. Time to get those paintbrushes moving on paper and maybe canvas this time. Time to ask how do I made jewelry people will like. I like the idea of fixing/glueing pieces together that make a piece. It's time do. Yikes!!
Comment by melissa firebaugh on April 14, 2010 at 5:06am
I finished the bird "window" quilt!!
Comment by Penny Leigh Bunch on February 26, 2010 at 7:12pm
Thanks Kathleen! I did all the dress for that crazy cajun wedding, yes, that IS camo on the brides dress!
Comment by Kathleen Corbett on February 26, 2010 at 5:55pm
saw a great scarf in anthropologie for "upcycling" sweaters... use the sleeves and stitch them to one another... it was incredible!!

I am really enjoying making jewelry and beading... i just took a course on wire crocheting and found it quite interesting. i had to learn to crochet in the process... lots of fun
Comment by melissa firebaugh on February 26, 2010 at 5:51pm
that dress is beautiful!!! i am all about sewing right now..i just went to goodwill today and got some sweaters that i'm going to cut up and make things out of... that is whenever i get a free minute LOL!
Comment by Penny Leigh Bunch on February 26, 2010 at 4:33pm
Oh here is a pic of the dress I did:

Comment by Penny Leigh Bunch on February 26, 2010 at 4:30pm
haven't ever enjoyed knitting, just couldn't make myself like it, no idea why. But almost any other craft becomes quickly addictive to me! Sewing (just recently made a wedding dress), painting, though I don't do much any more, my true passion at the moment is scrapbooking! It has taken over my life my wallet and my living room! lol, which in turn lead me to photography... I do so love to craft!

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