Crafts I want to try

… all of us have some level of creativity within us. It is part of our humanity. The real issue is exercise. Some of us exercise our creativity more than others. We all have creative potential.
Deanne Fitzpatrick *

Square Art Journal Collage: Livet på landet, by iHanna #artjournaling
Square Art Journal Collage: Livet på landet, by iHanna

Crafts to try

These are some of the things I would like to try during my life:

  • Painting on porcelain, like this. Making a mug for me, maybe with roses
  •  Glass work – Making something with coloured glass
  •   Weaving – a rug of my own in bright colours
  • Making clay beads [tutorial]
  •  Making paper – I have tried this in school, but never at home. It is a simple craft, I just need to get a frame and some inspiration to try this craft
  •  Felt something that I knitted – I just want to try this, maybe make a small bag or something, because I’ve never tried it
  •  Wool felting – I’ve seen so many neat things around, softies and sculptures in wool fleece. I need to buy a needle and some wool
  •  Spin my own wool and dying it too
  •  Make a zine – write, edit, layout and publish a small paper about something I like or find interesting, because anybody can publish a booklet
  •  Making a mosaic table with broken porcelain plates
  •   Tropiska frukter Paint a cupboard in many different colours
  •  Free form paint a tree or something else on a wall
  •  Publish a craft book
  •  Screen printing on a t-shirt, bag, cushion
  •  Rug hooking – I have two books now that inspires me so much, but I haven’t found the time to investigate further yet
  •  Design my own postcards to print and sell
  •  Wood work. I would like to be able to make simple furniture like a shelf, a bench, a cat’s climbing tree or something even smaller. I like wood but I hardly ever use it
  •  Make a fabric pattern that somebody would print
  •  Stamp line
  •  Decorate an old house from roof to basement with love, wallpaper, curtains and furniture
  •  Have a garden where I can sit in the sun, plant roses and grow herbs

I come up with new ideas all the time, and find inspiration in books, magazines and blogs for new ways to be creative. These were in my head right now, I’ll add more when I find something new.

Collages are from my forth art journal that now is full!

10 Responses

  1. OOOH! So many wonderful things on this list! It’s hard to know where to start isn’t it? Looking over your list, I see things I’d like to try too, such as creating a zine and screenprinting!

  2. Vilken inspirerande lista, jag vill ocks? g?ra s? gott som alla de sakerna. Ett zine ?r l?tt gjort (bara man l?gger det p? lagom niv?), kan du inte g?ra ett om pyssel? D? vill jag hemskt g?rna k?pa ett ex, du ?r min pysselguru :)

    Fint du har gjort h?r, f?r ?vrigt. ?lskar bannerbilden, den ?r inspirerande, representerar din blogg perfekt ju…

  3. OMG, I feel like my mind have been read. I have try some of those myself, like making clay beads and making paper at home with old telephone books, and have some potted plants i’m proud of, but i’ll really love to learn how to weave and to succeed felting something. Great list :)

  4. What about paper marbling?

    I make my own paper and I marble rice paper…so fun.

    I like your new header.

    Please visit my blog, I have you listed under inspiration.

  5. Oh rughooking is a blast and have to try felting for sure!! if you need a pattern for a bag etc let me know I have I think all that are online or printed!!!!! and the rug hooking is fun and have done both on over dye wool and canvas still have to finish of course because I always get side tracked with something else!!! hope you’ll give it a try!!!
    HUgs Linda
    oh and designed years ago a doll pattern but printed it out myself!!! and only sold a 20+ or so!! rest shared with friends!!

  6. I love your list~you are like me….more ideas than time & energy. lol
    How is your book coming along? Good I hope!!

    Til next time….

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