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Crafters, what is the most beautiful thing you ever made? How did you do it?

September 23, 2010 by  
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Question by Doreen: Crafters, what is the most beautiful thing you ever made? How did you do it?
I'm talking about any art or craft--painting, knitting, scrapbooking, whatever. Have you ever made something that you are really proud of? Feel free to brag all you like.

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Answer by sCuLLy =)
i took a shoe box and collaged it all over with photos and cool pics i took from magazines, inside and outside, then i put some contact over it (that sticky plastic) wasnt an easy job, especially the inside. But the end product was worth the effort, it looked pretty damn cool ๐Ÿ˜€ i used the box to put a gift in for my boyfriend.. I also took a lever arch file and collaged it all over, inside and out and also put contact on. I use the file to store memorable things, birthday cards i want to keep, a brochure or ticket of something i attended and want to remember, anything that i want to rembember. Otherwise ill just stuff it into a drawer and it will be forgotton or thrown away ๐Ÿ™ i love how collages look and how the pictures and colours fit into each other, and compliment each other. I suppouse it isnt really art (not the kind of collages i do), but i still think it looks awesome ๐Ÿ˜€

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5 Responses to “Crafters, what is the most beautiful thing you ever made? How did you do it?”
  1. preemption says:

    I think all of my needlepoint projects are just fabulous. I’ve made handcrafted needlepoint stockings for all my immediate family members for Christmas. Each one is unique and very special. I’ve crafted pillows of various kinds for my home. They make beautiful additions to every room they are in. Everyone that I love has at least one pillow in their home that I handcrafted for them. I also make a baby pillow for every baby born to our family. They all feature a character from the Peter Rabbit stories. My older son has Peter Rabbit and my younger son has Benjamin Bunny. I’m very proud of my technique and each piece that I do is of the highest quality. I’m not very fast but I’m very good. I also find the stitching very relaxing.

    My next project that I hope to complete is a rug. I’ve been working on it, off and on, for years and I think I just might finish it in the next year. When I started it I had no idea how much work would be involved. Now, I’ve gotten to a point where it’s just very heavy to work on and that makes it more difficult.

    I think needlepoint is very special and I think of each piece as something that will last throughout generations. I want my great-grandchildren to all have at least one of my pillows to remember me by long after I have passed away.

  2. Andrew says:

    the idea) is something I called “Sightless Vision”. I just closed my eyes – envisioned what I “saw” and painted it!
    Try it – lots of blues – reds – shades of white etc. in lots of different various directions.
    I really like it – Most people ask about it – and when I explain it – they all seem to be impressed.

  3. Godric says:

    I have a project I did years ago. It was a counted cross stitch sampler done on black with all numbers, alphabet…upper case and lower case, my name, and a ton of flowers with lots and lots and lots of shading. That meant switching threads all the time. It’s about 16×20″ It took me nearly 3 years to get it done. I did put it down once and almost gave up! Put I continued and it’s been proudly on my wall for a long time. I hope someday someone will like it and that it gets passed down through the family.

    I’m now busy doing lots of crocheting. I’ve down about 8 or 10 baby afghans over the last year. I had started a queen size afghan for my youngest son. He keeps saying he’ll never get it! Well, I finished my last project and pulled out my son’s afghan. I can’t find the hook!!! Will have to do this in air conditioning as it’s very big and hot when you work on it!

    Happy crafting!

  4. lachus says:

    both of which surprised me, actually.

    The first is a needlepointed leopard which took about five months. I made it as a surprise gift for my husband at that time. When he walked out, he left it. Can’t blame him. Who wants to cart around a gift from an ex? At any rate, it’s hanging here in the den and yes, I’m proud of it!

    The second is a painted blown-out egg shell. I was showing some kids how to do it a few years ago and did a pansy and some ferns. No one was more surprised than me when it turned out really well! It’s on a little stand on a bookcase here in the den.

    I rarely have time for things like that and when I do, they are often a little ….um….amateurish….

    but every once inawhile I surprise myself and something turns out rather nicely. That’s fun.

  5. Jeanette says:

    I love to sew, quilt, knit, crochet and embroider. No, I don’t do all these things at the same time. I go from one project to another. When my daughter started applying to colleges, she’s our youngest child, I knew I wanted her to have something special to hold on to and be comforted when away from home. She decided on a state college an hour and a half drive from home. Far enough to stay but close enough for visits and trips home. I decided to make a quilt with 6 inch squares using as many different fabrics as possible, basically so every square would be different. Then in the center I put a larger square with her initials hand-embroidered along with the date. She was overwhelmed and thrilled. She shared with me much later that the quilt got her through some lonely times that first year of college. She used that quilt through her four years of college and now has it put away. She’s been out of school six years now but occasionally takes a look at the quilt to remember her college days.

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