Pearl Sutton wrote:I talked to someone who had a list of knitting, learning an instrument, etc that she's doing this winter. I am still not sure what I'll do that's creative, after the gifts I'm making are done. I need more of my sweater pants (https://permies.com/t/92062/ungarbage/Upcycling-clothes#753593), I put the 3 sweaters I have for them into my sewing pile this morning. Not very creative, but stuff I need.
What are you doing? Got any fun projects cued up? Any neat ideas I or others might want to try to?
Carla Burke wrote:I am still working on getting my workbench area organized, so as to know how big my tool chest needs to be. Once that's all set, I'm so backlogged on construction, herbal, and sewing projects, I'll never get them all done. Many are mending/ repair, some are new projects. But, the next 2 construction projects are indoor ones; first, my murphy-style cutting/crafting table, for my sewing/craft room and second, a firewood cabinet, at the side of the fireplace. Then, I'm going to build the painters' easel I've always wanted, but could never justify the cost of, and Start painting and drawing, again.
I have 3 fleeces to process and choose projects for, and boxes of gorgeous yarn (bought at obscenely low prices, on sale) to turn into... somethings. It seems like every time I turn around, there is something new to add to my creative to-do list!
Trace Oswald wrote:You would need a "Game of Thrones" winter to get all that done.
Daniel Ray wrote:So I am an adult programming librarian and am looking for fun things for our patrons to do over the winter and remotely......
Start one and I'll link it here
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Dennis Bangham wrote:Learning how to make lightweight concrete slabs to use as raised bed garden walls. A youtube site Man About Tools has a good design that I paid $6 to download, have modified it a bit (bigger) and have made 3 slabs so far.
Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:I am always doing creative stuff. Or I consider everything I do 'creative'. I just finished some knitting projects using unraveled wool. Soon I'll start a new knitting project, involving Dutch Shetland wool (ordered online from Wools Of Holland). At the moment I have two projects here near me: knitting a new rib on an old (yes, very old) knitted piece of underwear, the other making wool-filled wool (old blanket) pillows which will be inside my 'haybox'. Somewhere else the materials for a crochet throw (bright colours of cotton) are waiting, as well as some things planned to 'upcycle'.
Before next year's gardening season starts I'd like to have an 'outdoor kitchen' made of pallet wood. And I want to do some more BBs with wood (green wood and dimensional lumber).
Photos will come later ... (I had a problem with uploading)
Carmen Rose wrote:
Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:...
Is the 'haybox' you speak of a place to sleep? If so, how do you like it? Is it loose hay or what? I'm very interested in alternatives to or improvements on my moss-filled mattress.
Pearl Sutton wrote:Maybe I can feel more like the parts of me are tying together, less split in my soul, if I can be my bright gaudy self while I work, instead of my tired grubby oh so practical self.
Anita Dwor wrote:I miss my spinning wheel as it’s in storage. So I looked on Pinterest and found a way to make a Turkish spindle. I enjoyed my walk in the bush in search for the perfect sticks needed, came home and cleaned them up with a sharp knife, put it together and voila, I made my first ball of yarn. It’s slow going but relaxing non the less:-)
Thekla McDaniels wrote:.... I think it will be SO much fun to be able to say "Where's my phone Reba?" and have her locate it for me....
Robin Katz wrote:I never knew there were so many types of incenses in different cultures. It's been a lot of fun, and using the whole resins, woods, herbs, etc. has improved the quality of what I'm making.