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Too Many Hobbies!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:30 am
by CindyW
I love to make things, I cannot deny. I learned to sew as a child and have continued throughout my life. I had two daughters, so it was very handy! :lol: They were competitive figure skaters, so I made all of their practice and competition outfits (millions of sequins!). To help pay for their very expensive sport, I also made other skaters outfits. Once they entered high school I made their gowns for proms. They both did pageants to earn scholarships, and I made their suits, talent outfits, evening gowns, and swimsuits. When they married, I made their wedding gowns. Here's one of them:
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My sewing machine also embroiders. My girls friends are all having babies, so I make a lot of cute things, like this baby quilt:
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and this baby pillow:
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I also crochet, so a lot of these are made (lots of different patterns and colors):
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Re: Too Many Hobbies!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:33 am
by fiddler
Wow you are busy. I wish I could sew like that

Re: Too Many Hobbies!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:03 am
by Serinde
Lots of talent on show here! Better to keep busy, tho, than to have nothing to do. :wink:

Re: Too Many Hobbies!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:06 am
by wendywombat
Can you ever have Too Many hobbies??? :lol:

You are one talented lady!! :applesauce:

Re: Too Many Hobbies!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:35 pm
by rcperryls
wendywombat wrote:Can you ever have Too Many hobbies??? :lol:

You are one talented lady!! :applesauce:


I agree!! The main problem with retirement is that I don't have enough time to do everything I want to do.

Carole
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Re: Too Many Hobbies!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:36 pm
by poppy
Wonderful sewing! I am sure that your girls appreciate your talent too.
Do you have times when you do lots of sewing and other times lots of crochet or do you do a bit of everything most of the time?

Re: Too Many Hobbies!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:50 pm
by Squirrel
WOW What talent and it sure has kept you busy over the years. Love the wedding gown and the quilt especially too. It is good to have a variety of things to do.

Re: Too Many Hobbies!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:31 pm
by richardandtracy
I can sympathise.
Have way too many hobbies, too. The only one relating to stitching, though, is cross stitch. Everything else seems to involve being in my workshop turning something solid into sawdust or swarf. Sometimes I get something to show for the effort.

Regards,

Richard.

Re: Too Many Hobbies!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:10 pm
by AlwaysGoofy
I'm not sure there is such a thing as too many hobbies. As long as you're still enjoying them, that's all that matters. :D

Re: Too Many Hobbies!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:32 pm
by CindyW
poppy wrote:Do you have times when you do lots of sewing and other times lots of crochet or do you do a bit of everything most of the time?

I have multiple projects going at all times. Right now I'm making myself a new Regency era dress for a volunteer job I have as a historical interpreter. I always have a crochet project in my tote bag, as that's easily done while on the road, either in a car or an airplane. My cross stitch sits on a cumbersome floor frame, so it's not as easily portable, so it stays at home. :D I've also taken a couple of baking classes at a local culinary school. I love baking, and this past Christmas I entered into a gingerbread contest for the first time! Who said retirement was slow?

Photos of my gingerbread structure:
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Re: Too Many Hobbies!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:29 pm
by Squirrel
Oh my goodness, how amazing is that gingerbread structure. It is AWESOME. :whoop: :whoop: :whoop: :whoop:

Re: Too Many Hobbies!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:34 pm
by CindyW
Squirrel wrote:Oh my goodness, how amazing is that gingerbread structure. It is AWESOME. :whoop: :whoop: :whoop: :whoop:

Thanks! The theme was 'Candy, Candy, Candy', so everything except the gingerbread is candy (the figures are modeling chocolate), but I lost points on 'Christmas spirit'... :thinks: I'll try again this year.

Re: Too Many Hobbies!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:42 pm
by rcperryls
:applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: That cake would be the winner and an awful lot of tv baking shows!!! Not enough Christmas Spirit? :? A visit from Santa isn't enough? Can't begin to imagine what could possibly have beaten you. And yes, retirement gives you the time to do the things you love doing, whether it is lots of stuff or just some special activities.

Carole
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Re: Too Many Hobbies!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:56 pm
by poppy
This is one amazing cake!

Re: Too Many Hobbies!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:56 pm
by fccs
Holy moly! You are multitalented!! I'm impressed (and only slightly jealous).

Re: Too Many Hobbies!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:01 pm
by Helcat
I completely empathise.

I refer to myself as a serial hobbyist - but try to limit myself to one/two at a time - mainly because the house isn't that big.

currently I am cross-stitching and sewing - so the cake baking, wool and knitting/crochet needles are up in the loft.

Re: Too Many Hobbies!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:49 pm
by richardandtracy
!?!
You moved the oven into the loft!? Must make cooking difficult.

Personally I regard cake baking as part of normal life, not a hobby, so it should never go into the loft.

Regards,

Richard.

Re: Too Many Hobbies!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:50 pm
by kevona
I :thinks: :cake: making shouldn't be put in the loft either.
:tizzy:

Re: Too Many Hobbies!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:53 pm
by kingfisher68
Hello & welcome. Oh my, what a lot of hobbies you have & what amazing creations you have made in all fields of craft/hobbies. :whoop: :whoop: :applesauce: :applesauce:

Re: Too Many Hobbies!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:55 am
by Helcat
Don't worry guys, the oven isn't in the loft - and the basic cake tins, cupcake trays, brownie tins, kenwood mixer is in the baking cupboard - its more of the specialised tins (e.g. duck tin) and decorating stuff that has gone into the loft as there was just no room.

Standard baking is still allowed - it's just the decorating stuff that gone up ;)

Only last week I was baking chocolate brownie cookie dough bites :)