Any Hobbies? What do you like to do?


Schmoopie
on Aug 13, 2010 @ 08:03 pm

Hi Ladies!

Just thought I would ask: What kinds of hobbies do you enjoy?

I love to do Stained Glass. I took a continuing education course a number of years ago at the local high school and learned the copper foil method there. I had the instructor buy me all the basic equipment I would need to work at home and I've been happily doing my glass work there ever since. I posted a few of my projects in my gallery if you're interested in taking a peek. Here's a link:

http://www.chickadvisor.com/chick/schmoopie/gallery.html

Hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoyed making them!

Please post some photos of your amazing and awe-inspiring creations in your Gallery and impress everyone with your wonderful, artistic talents. I'd love to see them all!
 


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Bren
Beautiful! on Aug 13, 2010 @ 09:16 pm

Those are beautiful Schmoopie!I remember those stuffed Monkeys made from socks when I was a kid ..The closest Ive come to making stained glass is Shrinky Dinks lol I'm sure someone remembers those!But I am somewhat crafty my favourite craft Ive every done is I made a hanging glass bead curtain I used all glass beads from India stunning when the light hit them.I used to make bracelets and necklaces out of the beads as well.I used to love making bath bombs.Tons of stuff its good to have a hobby.Stained glass would be really nice to make!
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Schmoopie
Thank you for the compliment! on Aug 14, 2010 @ 11:34 pm

Unfortunately I don't know what a Shrinky Dink (?) is but I'm sure as heck going to google it to find out. For anyone interested in making their very own Sock Monkey, here is a link to the pattern I used for mine:
http://lennytaylor.freeyellow.com/Monkey.htm


I made a few regular sized ones and then I took kids socks and made some from them. They turned out baby sized and super-cute! Alas, I gave all those away to others so have no pictures. You can get really creative with all different kinds of socks with all different patterns on them. This one was just traditional. Since we don't have the red-heeled socks around here, I improvised and sewed on a felt mouth for his smile. His hat is made out of leftover scraps.

I'd really like to know how to make bath bombs. How do you do it? Perhaps you could let us all know some of your secret recipes!

Do you have pictures of your bead projects? They sound great. It's so easy to take and post a picture now with a digital camera- it doesn't take more that a few minutes and then there it is on your screen. I'd love to see your jewelry- always wanted to try my hand at that too someday.

Thanks for sharing. :-]
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Cynthia F
Pretty basic stuff for me on Aug 15, 2010 @ 08:37 am

I like reading, bike riding and working in the flower garden
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Bren
Bath Bombs on Aug 15, 2010 @ 05:35 pm

Cynthia-I love to garden to!

Schmoopie-Please dont take the shrinky dink thing serious lol I was just being silly.It is no comparison to your pretty stained glass art.Shrinky Dinks(god just writing it makes me lol) it was a craft when I was a child that was all the rage you melted colored plastic in shapes and it was s cheap version to stained glass.Makes me wonder if they still have them hmmm..Anyways your very talented.I will try add some pictures for sure, I'm sure its easy I do have a digital camera.Bath bombs are so easy to make you wouldn't believe
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 20-30 drops of essential oil - you might need more or less depending on the strength of the fragrance.
add the essential oil to a spray bottle with distilled water and mix the first two and sprtiz so that the above is just moist enough to but into molds of your choice and that is it!
Id love to try make those monkeys those were so popular when I was a child.
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sona
Basic suff on Aug 17, 2010 @ 11:02 am

Basis stuff for me as long as i am outside, specially in the summer. Like being in the garden. Othewise i like playing badminton. I used to knit but have not done that in a very long time.
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Guppy
me.... on Aug 17, 2010 @ 01:58 pm

I like to knit skinny scarves, cross stich (although havent done that for awhile as my son gets into the needles..) I also garden - favs are perennials like alliums,daylilies and coloured grasses.
Online contesting, besides being a hobby, is a fun way to suppliment our household income. Sometimes I win cash or gift certificates but many time products (for me) or things that make great gifts and save me paying out for them!
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mamaluv
too many to list! on Aug 18, 2010 @ 10:53 am

I love my hobbies but find hardly any time to indulge in them.

Sports - rollerblading, hiking, watersports, snowsports, and tennis (which I am atrocious at)

Indoors - sewing, reading, writing

Socially - hosting BBQs and dinner parties

I also adore debates, particularly with my brother! However, the rest of my family, shall we say, dislikes these entertainments.
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Ali de Bold
Wow, Schmoopie! on Aug 18, 2010 @ 05:26 pm

Those are great, Schmoopie! You definitely have a talent. What a fun hobby! I like to cook. That's my most recent hobby. I love getting a new cookbook and then planning out all of the recipes I'm going make that month. It definitely helps avoid eating the same things over and over again, which is what I'd do otherwise.
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Schmoopie
Cooking- a great, great hobby! on Aug 21, 2010 @ 02:34 pm

I agree with Ali, cooking is a wonderful hobby and a very important skill. For all those newlywed and soon to be wed ladies- even if you haven't cooked before, just making the effort for your loved one will score you big time points. Just make sure early on that he's in there too, learning right beside you. It's always more fun when you cook together!
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freddi
Reading, writing,theatre on Aug 27, 2010 @ 02:20 pm

I have many hobbies but limited time for most. I love to read, bake, see live theatre and comedy - especially improv or participatory shows. My love of writing started as soon as I could hold a pencil. I really enjoy it and will always be working on something. I read once that Stephen King said in an interview, he doesn't write the story, he's just the vessel. I understand & agree completely. It's in the blood!
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