Are you creative? What do you make?

  1. What do you like to make or do that's creative? How did you start out? Do you make things for gifts or just for your own satisfaction?

    Details, please!
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  3. by   SouthernLPN2RN
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    What do you like to make or do that's creative? How did you start out? Do you make things for gifts or just for your own satisfaction?

    Details, please!
    I attempt to be crafty. I usually just make a mess.
  4. by   psychonurse
    I have been cross stitching and emboidaring for many years. I like making pictures and if someone has a theme then I make pictures for them. My SIL has about 4 pictures in her house that I made for her and she loves them. I am making a carousal horse for a lady right now and it is about halfway done.

    I also make scrapbooks and cards. I have a scrapbook that I started on my dog, one for my house, my grandnieces 1st birthday and I am going to start one on my weight loss journey since i have been taking pictures since the time that I started until now.

    Also I make my own Chirstmas cards. I haven't bought cards for about 3 years and I love my own cards they are sooooo pretty. And then that is about it.....don't have time for much else
  5. by   texas_lvn
    I am happy to just be creative enough to match my cloths everyday
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Crocheting (blankets, scarves, hats, dishcloths, dishtowels), Knitting (dishcloths, dishtowels, scarves), Cross-stitch (samplers, wall hangings), Candlemaking (beeswax, scented), Beading (necklaces, earrings, bracelets with genuine stone and glass beads), Scrapbooking (vacations, special occasions), Latchhooking (rugs).
  7. by   JentheRN05
    I make body butters, salves, soaps and candles. I have the ability to make alot more, but I like to stick with one type of thing for a while.
    I sell them all on ebay, and also give them as gifts.
  8. by   dianah
    I draw flies.


    Wow, y'all are very creative! I've designed and assembled costumes for my kids. . . I do sew, but not a lot lately. I like to experiment with recipes in the kitchen here and there. . . nothing I do holds a candle to those above, and I repeat: WOW!!
  9. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I love to do all kinds of crafts- I make beaded jewelry and watches, Nursing brooches, all kinds of stuff. My favorite thing, however, is to buy junk at thrift stores and garage sales, redo them and use them in my house.

    Here are two of my trash-to-treasure projects-

    Thrift store chandelier before and after

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    I have some better projects, but the pics are too large to upload.
    Last edit by Hellllllo Nurse on Nov 19, '07
  10. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I'll try again-

    Trash hamper before and after-

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    Last edit by Hellllllo Nurse on Nov 19, '07
  11. by   bethin
    I scrapbook, cross stitch and make cards. I made all the cards (200+) for the allnurses Christmas card list last year. This year I'm attempting to do the same but I think I have card block. The cards always look good to everyone else but when I look at them I see sloppy, imperfect cards.

    I have five (and soon 7) scrapbooks going: one for each of my nieces (twins with twins on the way), a scrapbook of my nieces for my brother and my mom, and one scrapbook that has my travel photos. When the next set of twins arrive I'll make them each a scrapbook. I plan on keeping and adding to the scrapbooks (keeping them a secret) and presenting them to my nieces when they graduate HS or become teenagers. I have written letters to them about how I felt when I first saw them, things that happened that they are too young to remember, etc. I print the letters off and have a special page for them. I'll put the letters in an envelope for their eyes only.

    It is very overwhelming! I don't know what I'm going to do when I start school full time next semester.

    I also cross stitched a baby blanket for each of my nieces and to be fair I'll do two more. I also make my own comforters for my bed. It is easier than you might think: sew two pieces of fabric together for the front and ditto for the back; turn wrong sides together and sew three sides together; turn right side out; put quilt batting in; sew remaining side. I put little stitches in corners and around the side to keep the batting from curling.
  12. by   Antikigirl
    I use to do (for many years) Sculpty clay creations! I started out just making statues (small ones) for local companies of their logos or mascots (several members of the Blazers Basketball Team have my works), then went to Christmas ornaments for bazzars which was beyond lucritive, then got into doll house minitures which I sold on E-bay with a friend who also did this!

    I am good with fine detail with clay, and I can't paint for anything so making detail on miniture scales using layering techniques for color (no paint...colored clay for everything!) was hard..but people were amazed!

    Alas...I started getting way too many orders and it became more of a mill than a hobby and had to stop for a while. It was fun when I was doing it as art and fun...no fun when I had orders to fill and HAD to do it...

    Now I garden and do my clay creations in private and secret..LOL! I still get begged for orders that I do now and again...but I do it as a very very part time hobby now!

    My last creation was a full fruit/veggie stand (old fashioned) where I made the crates, the stand (rolling with a top valance of red/white striped material), and all the fruits and veggies to fill the crates (one fruit or veggie at a time mind you to fill a crate in proper size) and each one could be cut and typically I cut a few for show like they do in stands...and the insides were shown perfectly (like oranges having the rines and sections...cucumbers having seeds...apples sliced..the whole bit). Took me 4 months, and I got $400 on E-bay!!!!
  13. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    HeyTriage RN,

    You are very talented. I used to make sculpy miniatures, too. I paid for most of my LPN program (I'm an RN now) years ago from $ I made doing miniatures and making jewelry. I mostly did southwestern scenes, such as Dia Day Los Muertos figures playing cards, drinking beer and eating chips and salsa. I would do tiny jalepeno slices with seeds and stems, hand-paint rugs on the floor under the figures, etc.
  14. by   adrienurse
    Obviously I couldn't be doing this if I was not off work, but I'm excusing my messes by telling SO that it's therapy. I've been taking an exacto knife and cutting squares out in different shades of red, orange and pink out of old magazines. I took a large piece of fibre board that I bought for another project and am gluing the under 1X1" squares onto the sheet one by one. Looks like a tile mosaic now and is almost done. I've been sitting and staring at it and it's kind of facinating to look at, not really in relaxing colors but really cool. I think I'm going to hang it on my walls when I'm finished.

    I also bought a huge wack of beads from ebay and will be making necklaces and earings for christmas.

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