SparkPeople All Kinds of Crafty Team Messageboard Team for anyone who is into any creative handmade craft. If you like to use your imagination and create, this is the team for you!! Share tips, ideas, books, websites...whatever floats your boat:) SparkPeople All Kinds of Crafty Team Messageboard Afghan just finished. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Got ‘er done! About a week ago. Whew! Sun, 30 Jun 2019 13:13:42 EST Newbi Hi there <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Im a knitter and would like to share my progress here on this team. At the moment I’m knitting arm chair covers for our sun room chair. <BR> <BR> I also do Rexlacing which is a craft that is mainly key bobs. Relaxing is a vinyl flat strand with many colors to choose from. I remember learning rexlacing craft while in high school. ( many many years ago <em>20</em> ) <BR> <BR> As Mr. Schwarzenegger would say.... I’ll be back. <em>211</em> Sun, 30 Jun 2019 13:06:49 EST Dry erase board I set up my daily food diary on a dry erase board and it works great. I just change what is different since I sometimes have the same foods daily. <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> Sun, 30 Jun 2019 11:34:52 EST Love crafting. Hi. I am Gigi from NY and I love crafting. It is Fall Fest and Halloween Train show at work all month. Had kids making "Paleo-pouches" which are dinosaur shaped pouches made out of vinyl that they laced together with lanyard and cross bodied with a raffle strap. It was fun and the kids (hundreds of them) were thrilled! <BR> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:00:04 EST Artist Trading Cards Swap Anyone interested in a swap please let me or Improvingme know. Mon, 6 Aug 2018 11:39:55 EST Working with Alzheimer's Patients I've been volunteering for almost a year now, once or twice a month, to lead crafts for residents in the memory care unit at a local nursing home. I've found it very rewarding to be able to work with these older adults who seem to enjoy the interaction and personal attention as much as the crafts that we do. <BR> <BR> Each time I try to choose a craft that won't be too difficult for them to complete within the hour, as well as something that might spark a memory with them. This past week som... Mon, 15 May 2017 12:16:55 EST What I'm Working On Here's the top for Butterfly Banner #1: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sweetheart, my cat, had to get in the picture, too. Tue, 9 May 2017 23:49:07 EST Crafty Goals for 2017 Have you decided on any goals yet for the coming year? <BR> <BR> Post them here throughout the year -- daily, weekly, monthly, or list some of your goals for the entire year. <BR> <BR> Putting them in writing will hopefully help inspire you to get them accomplished! <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:47:03 EST Got a New Project? I'm busy crocheting. My littlest great-granddaughter is one year old today. I'm making her a clown bank with bright colors. It's made of a plastic bottle--supposed to be a 1-pound coffee jar. I don't drink coffee but had a plastic drink mix jar I'd saved because it was an interesting shape. <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Apr 2016 09:20:59 EST I need ideas - what to do with boxes and chain? I need some crafty ideas of what to do with these: <BR> <BR> #1 I have a bunch of sturdy cardboard boxes about 4 inches square by 3 or 4 inches tall . . . hinged at the back (cardboard). <BR> <BR> #2 I have a few spools of beautiful copper plated chain that I purchased for to use for necklaces (links are 2mm x 3mm or so. Some oval and some flat). <BR> <BR> Unfortunately it is plated and the plating tarnishes. I can't return it and I don't want to use it for the jewelry I make for... Wed, 30 Dec 2015 22:59:38 EST What Made You Feel Happy Today? The topic says it all. Please post here your little (or big) joys of the day. <BR> <BR> Mine for today was to get the plaid fabric I made out of acrylic yarn scraps off the loom. It's in the washing machine now. I'm making a dog sweater for my daughter PURPLESWIMMER's new dog. <BR> <BR> It's going to be finished by Christmas! Tue, 15 Dec 2015 17:27:16 EST Crafty Goals for 2016 It's not too early to start thinking of goals that you'd like to reach in 2016. When you decide on something, please let us know here what sort of crafty plans and projects you have in mind for the new year of 2016. <BR> <BR> Long range goals or short range goals - monthly, weekly, or daily -- <em>306</em> Wed, 9 Dec 2015 18:54:22 EST Permission to Play - A Free Online Workshop Here's another free online workshop that some of you might enjoy. Carolyn Dube is a self-taught mixed media art adventurer and educator who has given herself the permission and freedom to play and break the "rules" of art. If you need some inspiration to unleash your creativity, you might consider trying this free 5-lesson workshop. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sion-to-play-mixed-media-workshop/ </link> Fri, 6 Nov 2015 18:01:30 EST What is one of your favorite things about Fall? Oh, Happy Days! Fall is in the air! <BR> Tell us something you like about Fall. One item per post, please, but you're certainly welcome to tell us more of a story behind it. Or just one word -- whatever makes you smile! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <BR> Mon, 19 Oct 2015 11:01:30 EST Introduction of! Hello from the Pacific Northwest! More specifically 12 miles east of the state capitol in a little town called Silverton, pop. 9,990. <BR> <BR> I was raised in the Columbia Gorge that borders our beautiful state of Oregon to the north. I learned to garden at a very early age and am a certified Master Gardener in Oregon and Alaska where I spent six years in the Alaska bush. I love growing just about anything and am priviledged to run the garden dept. at my work during the summer. I work ... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 00:21:11 EST Weaving Projects For the weavers on our team and for those of us who'd like to learn more -- <BR> <BR> If you've completed a project or want to share one or discuss weaving with others, you're welcome to post here. <BR> Or <BR> If you find a weaving project that you like, you can post the tutorial here. <BR> We'd love to see what you've been doing! <BR> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:45 EST Share your funny crafting stories here Did you ever do something, or have something happen while you were crafting, that made you laugh at yourself? <BR> <BR> Please share it here so we can all laugh together!!! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <em>334</em> <em>234</em> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 21:44:21 EST One Word Answers CAT-IN-CJ posted this exercise on her blog earlier this week, and we thought it would be a good one to share here. These first answers are from me, ImprovingMe. (Cat, could you answer again on this forum, please?) <BR> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - <BR> <BR> Copy and Paste these questions into your own reply, changing the answers to suit you. It's harder than you might think to use only one word ans... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:03:19 EST Woman Unleashed Online Workshop Looking for something new to do? To reconnect with your Intuition, Creativity, and Passion, you can join this FREE online retreat which starts August 17, 2015. If you're ready to nurture your Body, Mind & Spirit, you can pause, turn inward, and make changes the fun way! You'll be reTREATing at home with art, movement, journaling and more. <BR> <BR> This is a collaborative project with Woman Within, and it's easy to register with just your first name and your email address: <BR> <BR> <lin... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 13:59:45 EST Spring 2015 ATC Swap This message was initially posted on the Artist Team message board by F8CONE8, who is the Team Leader for the Artists Team. This is a joint project that our members can enter, too. Please respond to this message if you'd like to join us! <BR> <BR> How to participate in the ATC swap: <BR> <BR> You will make at least 4 ATCs related to the theme "Happy." (Anything that makes you happy is acceptable.) <BR> The only real ATC rule is the card size must be 2.5" x 3.5". <BR> Create with whatever me... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:44:53 EST What's Happening with Your Weather? Our team member Judith316 remarked today on our Daily Chat that she wished we had a forum to discuss what's going on with our weather in our part of the globe, so here it is. <BR> <BR> As Al Roker always said, "Here's what's happening in your neck of the woods." So -- tell us what's happening in yours! Sat, 7 Mar 2015 17:09:57 EST How Do You Decide What to DO? Our "Inspire Your Creativity" Group tackled this question today. How do you decide what to focus on? Which project to work on? <BR> <BR> We had lots of ideas and it was a lively discussion. So, how about this group? How do you decide? Do you always finish what you start? Do you like to have just one project at a time, or several going at once? Thu, 19 Feb 2015 02:08:31 EST Crafty Goals for 2015 I hope you've all had a great year in 2014! <BR> <BR> Now it's time to start looking forward to 2015 and create some new goals for the year. What are some of the arts and crafts goals that you have for 2015? <BR> <BR> List them here and come back periodically to tell us how you're doing! <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 16:24:12 EST Artist Trading Cards Anyone who is interested in joining our Artists swap is welcome to join. Spark Message me and I will tell you how! Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:05:58 EST Binding I am learning how to do the correct perfect binding corners on quilts so I'm making lots of scrappy potholders. I posted a couple of pics to show off my new skill. <em>334</em> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 18:29:56 EST ABC Countdown Thanks to Thanksgiving Next Thursday, November 28, is Thanksgiving Day in America. <BR> Let's play a "Countdown to Thanksgiving" game, alphabetically listing things that we're thankful for this season. <BR> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:33:18 EST Altered Art There are many different interpretations for the term "altered art", and however you interpret it, please let us know about various altered art projects on this thread. <BR> <BR> From the Altered Art website, here are two definitions: <BR> <BR> "...altering or combining existing works of art to produce new pieces of artwork, and indeed something like this does happen in the related field of artist trading cards. You will very often see novel re-interpretations of famous works of art, includ... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 12:56:18 EST Anna Hartman On March 1st at about 2:30 am my great niece was at a slumber party, she became quiet ill. By 3:30 she was in intensive care at the local hospital. by 8:00 in the morning she had received 28 pints of blood. This is all due to small blood vessels in her stomach and intestines rupturing. She spent until the 28 in intensive care . She is still in the hospital,waiting to get her strength back. I know that if i ask you all will pray for her. Guess what I am asking. Please say a prayer for Ann... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 17:47:01 EST Gelatin Monoprints Here's a blog about using the commercial product by Gelli Arts, the Gel Printing Plate. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I've never made gelatin prints, but that, too, is on my "someday" list. I did buy a used pan for the project at a thrift store one day, and I have already purchased some boxes of plain gelatin. Just haven't gotten around to it yet. <BR> <BR> Watching the video tutorials sort of makes me want to buy the commercial plate, but I think I'd better... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:47:37 EST Crafting Tips Have you come across any helpful crafting tips lately? Let us know here -- one tip per post, please. Sun, 27 Jan 2013 17:56:21 EST What are you working on now? My boyfriend and I are redecorating our home office so we have designed and are making our own shelf supports. We didn't like any of the ones we could find for sale. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:46:46 EST Organizing Your Stash What have you organized today/ this week? <BR> <BR> No matter how much space we have for our crafts, we probably all wish we had more. <BR> And we probably all need to get better organized! <BR> <BR> Let's use this thread NOT to list what we need to do or wish we had done, but to pat ourselves on the backs for what we actually DID accomplish that day or week. <BR> <BR> Plus, any organizational tips you can share are certainly welcomed! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 13:24:11 EST Hello Once again I've joined SparkPeople and am all set to get healthier. My whole family is doing it, so I'm sure it will be easier this go 'round. <BR> <BR> I came here because I like to do lots of different types of crafts. I haven't been able to move around in my Craft Room due to it getting real cluttered. This summer I am determined to clear out the clutter. Either throw out, sell or give away the stuff. <BR> <BR> This sounded like a great group to get help motivate me to clean, clear and ... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 19:12:07 EST picking I felt like American Pickers today. A friend of mines husband cleans properties for estates and landlords. They had a home that needed cleaning and the bank didn't want to do an estate sale so they invited us over to pick through the stuff. Wow - lots of treasures. Sun, 29 Apr 2012 15:59:19 EST One goal down I learned to make glass beads. I am having so much fun. Next goal to finish my studio. Then work on the craft show stuff. In between all that I hope to get sister gifts done. Want to get quilt finished for sister and bead necklaces for all sister too. Sat, 24 Mar 2012 12:23:19 EST Hello All!! Hello, <BR> My name is Meilsa, I LOVE crafting. It realy doesn't matter whether it is drawing to sewing to needlepoint to paper projects. I LOVE to include my daughter in all of my craft projects!! (She will be three in feb 22!! YIKES!!) I have been crafting since I was young with my mother who always did "craft time" with e after school. I created my SP account back in 2011 but I'm just now string to realize I need to lose some of this weight and quick!1 I look foward to hearing about... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 16:59:18 EST Goals for 2012 I have many, many things to do this year. Starting with fixing the three quits I have to fix. Then I will have a booth at the "Fall Festival" here in Rose Hill. I have so far made 4 garden stakes and 2 window peices. Have a whole lots of other stuff to make too. Saturday I go and learn how to make flame work beads. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:50:40 EST Now why did I eat that?!?! Have you ever stopped to think why you ate something that made you feel guilty? Why are we sabotaging our diet plans?! <BR> <BR> Let's own up to our temporary lapses right here. What did you eat recently, and why do you think you "needed" it? Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:58:31 EST Hello from Massachusetts Hi, my name is Altheia, I design and make jewelry. I do wire, bead and starting PMC. I had planned to start that last summer. But my mother's conditions and my spouses conditions changed, so I had to do more medical care. I have also been a nurse for over 40 years. It was medicine years ago, now you put a bandage on it and let it rip. My mom passed away on my Birthday in November. I am too sad to go on most of the time right now. But I am trying to get and stay busy. Hope to meet all of you s... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 05:56:53 EST Medication Where can I find out if my medication is adding to my weight , or just hindering my weight loss? Sat, 14 Jan 2012 06:49:44 EST made my goals today I made two glass angels and walked all 5 of my miles I can do this! Sat, 7 Jan 2012 00:04:59 EST Paper Crafts Do you enjoy paper crafts? Please feel free to post your favorite paper craft projects on this thread. <BR> <BR> Here's a project I found today on SplitCoast Stampers. It's a tutorial for a six-fold card. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/tutorials/sixfoldcard/ </link> Wed, 4 Jan 2012 12:31:15 EST Arts & Crafts Goals for 2012 What are some of your crafty goals for 2012? <BR> Then be sure to check in monthly on this thread and let us know how you're doing with them. Sat, 31 Dec 2011 15:10:51 EST Vision Collage I don't know how many of you created your vision collage for SparkPeople, but I think it's time for me to create another one! <BR> <BR> I subscribe to "Artellagram", and one of the items in today's newsletter is this: <BR> <BR> "How might the holidays be surprisingly productive? If you have a bit of "down time" over the holidays, consider that now is a great time to start making plans for next year. Take time to dream about what is most important to you next year. Doodle, sketch, and collag... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 10:51:52 EST goal today I made my goal today. I got all the glass for son-n-laws birthday cut. I eat 2 servings of vegetables and am ready to work out tomorrow. Goal for tomorrow is to walk 5 miles. <em>244</em> Sun, 11 Dec 2011 23:05:50 EST Mod Podge I can't wait to try some fabric block printing I saw while stretched out on the coach Saturday. I bought some mod podge and am trying it out. That is some expensive stuff! I wonder if anyone has a recipe for home made mod podge. <BR> <BR> The plan uses a piece of cardboard with varied textured items glued to the surface. 3 coats of mod podge to stabilize and water proof and then fabric ink is spread on. The block is then applied to fabric using a burnishing tool or roller. Looks like f... Mon, 21 Nov 2011 13:41:05 EST Broke 240 Today I broke 240 pounds 237.8. I have not been this lite since before the last kid was born. I feel wonderful but am waiting for the shoe to fall. Very few good thing happen to me with out the shoe falling. OK I hear all of you yelling to "Keep the Faith" I will. Sun, 20 Nov 2011 22:45:40 EST Help! I got into a fight with a piece of glass last night and the glass won! I now have 10 stitches down the outside of my left leg. No cardio for 6 weeks. I can do strength for upper body and core just no squats. Any suggestions? Thu, 17 Nov 2011 16:34:42 EST Christmas Cards Last year DH and I were blessed with a snow storm about this time of year. It didn't last long but he was home between bus runs so he took pictures of our house and garden! He got a couple of adorable pictures of our ceramic pig, a pathetic looking guy covered in snow, and a nice shot of our cozy white house covered with snow flurries. We will be using these for our Christmas cards this year. <BR> <BR> Anyone else doing cards? Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:47:32 EST Hi from Kansas Hi My name is Debbie and I craft. I make beautiful stained glass, quilts and any thing else I can do to keep my hands out of the cookie jar. I need to loss about 100 pounds and have found that if I am other wise occupied I don't munch all day. I come from a long line of "Do It Yourself". Mother was master seamstress, father master carpenter both where self taught. I don't knit or crochet but I can find other things to do with yarn. In the past I have made stained glass stepping stones, and a... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 08:36:55 EST I Finished a Project DH asked me to make covers for our lounging chair arms. Yesterday I hit my stash of fabric and decided to sew all day. It was cold and rainy out so I went to the studio and it was freezing. I decided to bring my sewing stuff in and spent 6 hours playing. I really enjoyed the effort. Not real happy with the covers I think they are way to colorful but. Fun just the same. Sun, 13 Nov 2011 11:16:26 EST Need Christmas Ideas I am looking for ideas that I can start making for Christmas. I don't want to make quilts but I quilt so clever ideas with cloth? I also love photography so maybe something out of photos or recycled paper. Easy to mail is necessary too. Sun, 7 Aug 2011 12:18:16 EST Holiday Crafting? When is the optimal time to begin crafting for the winter holidays? When do you actually start? If you start early, how do you keep up the momentum? <BR> <BR> This year I am aiming to begin on Saturday, exactly six months before Christmas. Usually, though, I begin 10 days before. <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> <em>499</em> <em>501</em> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 08:51:37 EST Current craft projects? Hey everyone! Thought I might try to "spark" some discussion this morning! <BR> <BR> What is everyone working on? <BR> <BR> Right now I'm doing a red, white, & blue tulle wreath in preparation for the Fourth! It's going to be pretty but so much work, tying knots for hours & hours!! <BR> <BR> What about you? Tue, 21 Jun 2011 10:57:51 EST Weekend Crafting Goals? What's everyone working on this weekend? I'm playing to embroider greeting cards and organize my fabric stash! <BR> <BR> The more I craft, the happier I am and the less I graze! <BR> <BR> -Jennifer <BR> <BR> <em>268</em> Fri, 3 Jun 2011 12:38:57 EST Sewing projects :) Hello! I've recently (FINALLY) figured out my sewing machine, and have been having fun making pillows. I also made an apron, a set of curtains, a plastic bag holder, and am hoping to make a grocery bag from a pattern I have. I'm new to patterns, I generally just kind of wing it. <BR> <BR> What are you working on? Is there something that you love to make? Something that is extremely useful? Sun, 15 May 2011 18:14:01 EST New from Bettendorf, Iowa Hello Crafty ones, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this team and need some ideas as to where I can go to online to sell some of my jewelry? I do make jewelry and I have some posted on my sparkpage. My recent one is these photo holder treasure boxes. If you want to check out my sparkpage to see what projects I've done, you may. It's I'm looking to find a way to make some additional income in my home. Also I've been told that you can make money blogging. Has anyone heard... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 22:18:53 EST My first rattles<BR>hex/Crafts/DSC03458.jpg <BR><BR>vehex/Crafts/DSC03460.jpg <BR> <BR><BR>vehex/Crafts/DSC03459.jpg <BR><BR>vehex/Crafts/DSC03461.jpg <BR> <BR> Other crafts and pictures here:<BR>hex/ Sun, 13 Mar 2011 01:55:30 EST Decoupage Have you decoupaged anything lately? If so, please tell us about your project. <BR> <BR> . <BR> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 18:09:22 EST Hello From North Dallas Hello everyone! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Tanya. I am a 40 year old woman living in Dallas, Texas. <BR> <BR> Some of the things I like to do are <BR> * Read <BR> * Do crafts... plastic canvas, crocheting, scrap booking, etc <BR> * Listen to music <BR> * Pen palling <BR> * Watching movies <BR> * Photography <BR> <BR> I love to chat and am online alot *Just look at the time of this posting.* So if you want to chat, just send me a message and I will give you my contact information. ... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 05:11:53 EST Team Goals Have you joined us by opting in for tracking our team goals? Our team has been doing really well, and I will be increasing our target numbers for next month. <BR> <BR> Just a reminder -- Re: the team goal for working on one craft per week -- The total should be listed in numbers of crafts you work on, not the number of minutes you work on a craft. <BR> <BR> If you count your cups of water on the nutrition page, that will automatically be entered if you sign up that you want to join the goal... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 17:05:13 EST How many steps did you take yesterday? Record the number of steps you walked yesterday and let's see if we can keep increasing our individual steps each day. <BR> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 23:39:58 EST Just Imagine Just imagine if we all put our creative energy into a project in our community that would make live better for someone? <BR> <BR> This year I am going to make at least 2 quilts for the Court Appointed Special Advocates. These folks go with a child who is removed from the home by the courts. Each child is given a quilt to wrap up by the advocates as well as a toy. The advocates stay with the child throughout their dealings with the courts. <BR> <BR> They do an exceptional job with the ... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 19:16:38 EST In the Flow In an interview with "Wired" magazine, psychology professor Mihalyi Csíkszentmihályi described flow as "being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you're using your skills to the utmost." <BR> <BR> Let's see how many times we can find ourselves in the flow with our crafting projects this coming year. Then tell us ab... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 23:27:13 EST Holiday Food Temptations When the holiday season upon us (but then there's always SOME type of holiday season!), what is the food that tempts you the most? Can you/did you curb your emotional eating? Sat, 11 Dec 2010 14:50:57 EST Recipes from the SP Web Site Have you been making any of the recipes from What have you enjoyed (or didn't like!) today/this week? <BR> Let us know the name of your recipes if you've added any to the database. <BR> One recipe per post, please. Wed, 17 Nov 2010 10:42:02 EST Wooden Covered Book Hi everyone! <BR> I've recently found some basic instructions on how to make a wooden covered book. I was thinking of making one and turning it into a photo album for my mother for Christmas but I must admit to being a little unsure of how it all goes together (the instructions aren't really all that great but I thought the idea was wonderful!). I was wondering if anyone out there has made one before and if they have any tips or suggestions? Thu, 9 Sep 2010 00:54:28 EST Labor Day Projects... Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> So what is everyone working on this weekend? I just finished a project I've been wanting to do. I made over the door hanging storage for my sewing tools. I considered just getting a shoe hanger, but to pockets were the wrong size. So I made one. And it worked even better than I thought it would. I posted a pic in my profile gallery. <BR> <BR> So what are y'all doing to keep your hands out of the cookie jar? <BR> <BR> Hugs and Shimmies! Sun, 5 Sep 2010 22:39:09 EST Wooden Bracelets I was kinda bored one day and sitting around looking at a piece of wood. I decided to take a bracelet that I had bought from the store, just a plain, round plastic one, and trace it. Cut it out, sand it down, stain it and voila! I had a new bracelet! I have made a couple, still practicing as of now, but one day I might actually be good at it! They aren't much and aren't hard to make but I like them. They are simple and I can make them whatever color I want so they can go with almost anything! Sat, 4 Sep 2010 21:26:26 EST New Lady Here! Hi everyone! I'm Kristen, 22, from Nova Scotia, Canada, a new mom of an eight month old son and getting married next June! Me in a nutshell! <BR> <BR> In my spare time I do a lot of reading and writing. I also plan out craft ideas but am only just getting to a point where I am wanting to see some of these ideas come together beyond the planning stage. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to get to know everyone! <BR> Cheers! Sat, 4 Sep 2010 20:38:27 EST hi all! Hi i'm a newbie to the team. if you want to see what crafts I do check out my etsy shop: <BR> <BR> hey and If any of you are interested in buying, i will give you %10 off or a free gift, just put sparkpeople in the messages to sellers :) Mon, 16 Aug 2010 16:52:40 EST New Here... Hi there! I'm new here... To this team and to Sparks. But I'm a bellydancer by night and I make my own costumes. So I spend a lot of time beading designs and fringes. I figure I'm dieting by project. I can't sit and watch TV unless I have a project in my hands. (That was one of my triggers for over eating.) So I'm currently adding bead work to the costume in my profile pic and desiging another costume for a friends wedding. <BR> <BR> Not sure what else to write. I'm currently trying... Fri, 13 Aug 2010 13:32:27 EST Junk Mail Journal I started a new journal yesterday using junk mail to decorate the pages. I figure I'll have a never-ending supply to choose from! <BR> Don't know how success this project will be, or how long I'll stick to it, but I've said I wanted to do one for about a year now. Wish me luck! Thu, 22 Jul 2010 14:13:40 EST What did you have for breakfast today? Did you eat a good breakfast today? What did you have? <BR> Be sure to eat breakfast everyday for healthier results! Thu, 8 Jul 2010 12:36:28 EST Hello All!!! My name is Bridgett. I have decided to get myself back in shape and lose some weight. I started my own jewelry business last year after being laid off for a year it is called ChrisCat Creations. I make beaded jewelry and specialize in organizations. My website is I have done a lot of learning on my own, still learning and growing. <BR> <BR> Working to lose 30 pounds. Thu, 3 Jun 2010 20:53:08 EST Anniversary card This year is our 13th wedding anniversary. For my husband I made a trifold card with his name and a lace heart on the front and inside were words on scaloped tags describing our relationship. I wrote how 13 was suppose to be unlucky but for me it was lucky because I had him for 13 years. He really liked it. Wed, 12 May 2010 22:39:13 EST Mothers day cards This year I made all three of my moms (my mom, my mother-in-law and my step-mom)Mothers Day cards. I don't have a detailed imagination so I got a card making magazine and got some ideas. I know my moms with like their card, they usually like everything I make. Fri, 7 May 2010 18:59:55 EST Scrapin' for the grandbabies Hi all, I'm Stacy in Florida. Currently I'm working on scrapbooks for my grandbabies. I have a 1 year old girl and the boy is due in July. I also make beaded jewelry, Christmas ornaments, crochet, quilting and card making. I've been with the Spark for about 4 weeks and it has been great. I like how it is so interactive and everyone is so supportive. Thanks everyone! Sat, 17 Apr 2010 19:37:02 EST NEW and could use a friend Hi I am a SAHM with two Etsy sites <BR> <BR> I knit hats and photography props and I am a free lance photographer. <BR> <BR> I am trying to eat myself out of house and home! Thu, 11 Feb 2010 21:16:31 EST By Accident Hi there everyone <BR> I am UK based, married, have 2 adult sons and a Jack Russell terrier called Bella.I recently fell and broke my leg and very quickly had to come to terms with some big alterations in my lifestyle -ON DOCTOR'S ORDERS!! For the next 6 months there are to be no more cigarettes or alcohol and I must follow a healthy diet to aid my recovery. With time on my hands and wanting to learn more about fractures, I stumbled on this website. It provides everything I could wish f... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 12:12:24 EST Get Crafty With A Buddy! So what is a buddy? The idea isn't a new one, but it is a great way to connect and support one another. During the sign-up period, anyone who is interested in being a buddy will post a reply to this thread. We will then randomly assign pairs of people to be buddies for the month. <BR> <BR> Your responsibility as a buddy can be as little as checking in on your buddy's Sparkpage once per week for that month. You can visit more if you'd like, email some supportive words, share inspirational li... Wed, 16 Sep 2009 09:49:14 EST Stopping by, to say Hi! Hi my name is Tanya! I am 32 and love crafting. I get it from my mom! Hoping to learn new techniques and share some of mine. <BR> Have a great day all! <BR> <em>201</em> Wed, 2 Sep 2009 16:03:51 EST Hi, I'm new Hello, I'm new, both to Sp and this team. I make soy candles and sell them in my home. <BR> Luckily, the candles are starting to do well. Unluckily, not having to leave my home very often lends plenty of time to sitting around, eating at will, and just generally having unhealthy habits. <BR> My boss isn't really a stickler as far as taking breaks or eating whenever the emploee feels like it. ;-) <BR> Hopefully SP will help me to work more exersize into my daily routine, since being at home... Sat, 11 Jul 2009 15:34:18 EST Decorati ng/Craft project I needed something to fill a corner in my front hallway. I needed something fairly quick & inexpensive. I had the wicker vase so I ran out to gather floral decorations & sticks from the craft store & voila! A decorative touch to the hallway. <BR> <link><BR>hotos_enlarge.asp?gid=19983&pid=4767&s<BR>idn=xvPKq56C+++++++R2IWpVmC+++++++ </link> Tue, 26 May 2009 19:33:35 EST Hydroxycut Recall Thought I'd post this recall in case somebody missed it. <link><BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=626719 </link> Fri, 1 May 2009 15:55:37 EST Hi! My name is Rachael and I'm still trying to keep myself motivated on this site. My craft of choice is cross stitching...counted cross stitching actually. My Great-Aunt taught my to do it when I was really young, but I only started to become really good at it a few years ago. I love doing personalized gifts for my family and friends (for weddings and new babies...stuff like that). I'm finally doing one for myself right now lol. I look forward to chatting with you all! <em>30</em> Fri, 1 May 2009 13:23:42 EST Sign up for a May Bathroom Challenge Sounds weird, huh? Well what if we all commit to exercising a bit each time we get up to go to the bathroom? For the month of May, I challenge everyone to see how many 'wallies' or wall push-ups you can do each time you go to the bathroom. You can do them right in the stall (if you are at work) so no one has to know. At the end of the day, you'll get some strength training in! <BR> <BR> Please post once in this thread using the following format & update that thread with your daily counts thr... Fri, 1 May 2009 11:48:51 EST Favorite Craft Websites What are some of your favorite websites to visit for craft how-to's or inspiration? Thu, 30 Apr 2009 16:35:54 EST Hi there I'm new I'm Georgie and I'm from Jacksonville, FL. My craft is counted cross stitch. I have been stitching since i was 19. My favorite designer is Heaven and Earth Designs. <link> </link> They take art from different artists and make them into charts. I am working on 3 at the moment and I will post pictures in my sparkspage gallery in the next day or so. Mon, 13 Apr 2009 10:02:40 EST Have you signed up for BeeWell Miles? Thought I'd reiterate the Bumble Bee program that is being advertised on SP. You register at <link> </link> , log your daily miles walked and Bumble Bee tuna will donate $0.15 per mile to Breast Cancer Network of Strength® from now through 10/31/09. I just signed up today, have you signed up too? Mon, 6 Apr 2009 14:24:55 EST My 5 minute project I hae had a growing interest in jewelry making for about a year now. I've collect a myriad of beads & supplies, though I seem to have a shortage of time to actually make things. For a few mornings now I've found myself hunting through my jewelry box looking for a necklace that would look good with that day's outfit, only to be disappointed in not finding the size, color or shape I'm looking for. So I remembered the stash of beading supplies I have & threw together this quick necklace this mor... Wed, 1 Apr 2009 10:11:36 EST What goes here? This section of the forum is for you to post what you are working on, projects you may have finished that you are particularly proud of, or even if you have your own website where you sell your crafts. Let's see what you can do! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS POST. Wed, 1 Apr 2009 10:04:18 EST Hello Hello all. I just joined this group & saw that it did not have a leader so I volunteered. I have been crafting since I was a child & there is never a time when I don't have some kind of project going on. My recent interests have been in polymer clay & jewelry making. Someday soon I hope to get a kiln & try metal clay! I'd love to hear what types of projects everyone is interested in. Fri, 27 Mar 2009 21:26:04 EST Braided/Rag Rug Hi! I know it has been a while since I last posted. I hope everyone is doing well. I have been having a bit of a struggle, anyways..I have a question...I was wondering if anyone has made or knows how to make braided rugs. I have a 3 season porch that I would love to put one in, but they are so expensive to buy. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Have a great day all. <em>213</em> Wed, 29 Oct 2008 13:39:02 EST Hello! I am Elizabeth. I joined Spark on July 20th and can't stay off of it! This place rocks! It is doing a great job keeping me focused and on track. I've lost a couple of pounds already and so excited about it. <BR> I love crafting and making jewelry and scrapbooks and pretty much anything. I will check in with you all as often as possible. <BR> Good luck to all of you with your goals! Tue, 29 Jul 2008 21:45:46 EST Hello I am new Hello I am new today. I love crafts of all kinds and love to learn new ones. I do Crochet, Knitting, Tatting, Sewing, Counted Cross Stitch, Cake decorating[used to],Genealogy and many others. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know all of you. Mon, 26 May 2008 21:03:54 EST Do you sell handmade goods? Post a link to your website(or address for store if you have one) so we can check it out! Tue, 18 Mar 2008 09:20:52 EST Intros here please:) Introduce yourself in this board so your intro doesn't get lost amongst other information <em>213</em> Tue, 18 Mar 2008 09:12:13 EST Welcome to the team! This steam is for anyone that does anything handmade, creative, and crafty. Please feel free to share any ideas, tips, advice. Post fave websites and books. If you have a site of your own where you sell handmade goods, post that too so we can check it out:) <BR> <BR> Also feel free to talk about really anything you want! This IS SparkPeople, so diet and fitness tips are also always more than welcome:) <BR> <BR> Create, share, and have fun!!! Tue, 18 Mar 2008 09:10:08 EST