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(February 17, 2009 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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Everyone needs a good hobby - not just hobbies online, either. Here are a few of my favorites I've been itching to try or haven't been able to do enough to suit me.


It sounds like something your grandmother would love and she might. Needlepoint is a kind of sewing that is usually used to make chair covers, pillows, or my personal favorite - Christmas stockings. A good craft store will have some patterns and thread to get you started. I've always wanted to make some of those homey looking framed pictures for relatives. Inspirational messages, meaningful images and other personal touches make these pictures or pillows like heirlooms.


Another yarn based activity that everyone should try is knitting. It's actually very soothing to count stitches and to see a finished product growing. I've done one short scarf, but I'd love to learn how to knit really interesting scarves, mittens, hats, socks and sweaters ' it would be a really neat skill to have now and in the future when I'd get to be that crazy aunt who gives everyone homemade socks for Christmas.

Stained Glass

In the past I've had a chance to do the kind of stained glass where you bake the beads for a certain amount of time to melt them inside the frame. But looking back, I'm not 100% sure that was glass - it might have been acrylic. I'd truly love to be able to work with glass and to make my own windows or decorations. For now, I'll have to be content with melting beads or painting glass, but a girl can dream.

Making Movies

My sister is amazing at making her own movies out of all the random videos we shoot. She'll sit at the computer organizing, editing and adding music to the films for hours or even days until she has a finished product. It's a great way to make a summary of a trip we've taken or a special event ' especially as she almost always make a separate section for the bloopers and outtakes. Each time she finishes one, she burns a copy on a DVD for everyone involved and we get to keep them to enjoy whenever we want. I'm so jealous of her abilities and am really going to learn how to do it myself one of these days.

Painting Murals

I realize that mural painting is pretty similar to many other kinds of painting, but canvases don't interest me as much as a big white wall. I want to be able to run up to that wall, sketch out something fabulous with my handy pencil and then paint it until everyone who sees is it impressed with the sheer talent they never knew I had. Even if were just butterflies and flowers, I would love to be able to paint my room that way I've always wanted. I've wished to study art for years ' maybe I just need to get serious about it.

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Nashville, TN
Posted On: March 16, 2009
I know how to needle point...but only vaguely. My grandmother taught me how when I was in 4th grade...and though I loved it very much I didn't do it after that summer was over...

I know the basics of crocheting or however you spell it, lol. But I suck tremendously at it!
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Zionsville, IN
Posted On: March 13, 2009
Knitting is amazingly fun. :-D I knit all the time and love it. I've made scarves and hats, a couple blankets, and I'm working on my first sock. It's so great. Once you get the hang of it you can knit without looking at what you're doing (unless you're doing something hard, like a stitch pattern that requires counting, or cables or something) and you can bring it everywhere unless it's a big project like a blanket. I put my sock in my jacket pocket and carry it around with me.
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Arvada, CO
Posted On: March 13, 2009
Hmm. I have done everything but the stained glass. I've blown glass, like to make lampwork beads or ornaments, but it's different. I used to have a neighbor that did it for her career, making windows for churches and restaurants and stuff like that.
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