I think you have talents! Not the same as his, but you do.I have zero talents. But my DH is very creative. He does woodworking and builds and creates some gorgeous pieces. He also sews (I benefit greatly from this) and cooks and bakes (very grateful for all his skills) and there is almost nothing he cannot do.
I shared some of his furniture making abilities on PS before. Here are a few pics.
He built this outdoor table and benches from Epay wood. He also built another two seater chair for the other head of the table not pictured.
He built this stone BBQ.
He made (sewed) an SPF canopy for me on our bike. As well as the cat flags and other flags.
This was his first major project. Our SG medicine cabinet at our first beach house.
He built the bookshelves for our home library room.
He has built many many more projects. These are just a few.
These are so beautiful, @Tartansparkles! And that bowl you made your mother is just wonderful!@mrs-b those chopping boards are beautiful. I'm a very tactile person and the first thing I wanted to do was reach out and touch them.
I do pottery (I do lots of different things but pottery is most recent). I like to try and make different things.
I made (and sold) this bowl at a local art show but I prefer the more quirky stuff.
Made these for out in the garden . They eye is now part of a topiary hedge. (The end of the hedge was supposed to look like a dragon, looks more like a Muppet though)
I also made this bowl for my mum's birthday. I tend to give most things away, the enjoyment for me is in the making.
So very talented! I love the idea of spinning yarns!I'm glad to see several knitters. I also knit, and I spin fibres into yarn with my traditional spinning wheel. I like to experiment with mixing luxury fibres together, and I enjoy dyeing my yarn. Picking colour combinations is a lot of fun.
This is a skein of self spun mix of camel down, silk, merino.
Here are a couple of things I've knitted: a cotton bolero and an angora neck wrap.
Sounds familiar. My Mother was the master sewer (clothes, blankets, quilts etc etc), crafter, knitter, and cook/baker. I cook and bake pretty well, but rest is lost on me.I'm not crafty really. I can do practical things though, like tile work, installing light fixtures, but nothing like sewing, knitting, etc. I can technically crochet but I don't enjoy it. I know how to sew and will mend things, but do not enjoy it. I have tried to like sewing and crochet, but I just can't. It's frustrating to me. I always break the needle on a sewing machine.
I do not make jewelry for friends or acquaintances anymore. People are too hard to please! I just make them all for myself! I can never have enough jewelry.....
This is a fantastic, awesome, fabulicious idea! Kudos for having the imagination and skill to repurpose these things into meaningful and memorable items.This year will be slate cheese boards and monogramed coasters. The slate was rescued from an old school....carried down 3 stories, cut, cleaned and finished to be food safe. The cheese boards will be engraved with the name of the school and the year it was built. The coasters will have acid etched initials. People here will love these as town history is highly valued and these represent a little bit of that history rescued...literally saved from a dumpster.
Yes, much the same really. My mother is the crafter. She does all kinds of sewing, embroidery, crochets, does cross stitch, does stained glass, and all kinds of stuff with a Cricut.Sounds familiar. My Mother was the master sewer (clothes, blankets, quilts etc etc), crafter, knitter, and cook/baker. I cook and bake pretty well, but rest is lost on me.
However, I can fix stuff. Take down and repair drywall...refine/sand wood products and certain metals. And jewellery--I worked as jr. bench, so I have a idea about perspective and proportion and creation/repair. Those skills have served me well.
Wow!!Not nearly as artistic as many of you, but DH and I built a pico brewery in the breakfast area of our kitchen.
I’m a chemical engineer so I made a DIY coolant system for the steel fermenters and a bar with taps using a mini fridge, a CO2 tank, and some pressure regulators.
@Bron357, I just read about the massive square blanket! Are you still working on it? It is ginormous!So many talented PSers!
I just like to crochet. I can only do chain and treble stitch so I make squares. My current massive single square is heading towards the Guinness book of Records record! Needs to be 12 metres by 12 metres.
I also make dangles. Dangles for doggies (or handbags or key chains). I also “decorated” martingale dog collars and leashes for the 2020 Saluki show (Best Collar competition) which due to Covid was cancelled.
Always next year!
The kiddies are adorableNo special talents. I can cook great food but don't care about presentation. Used to buy wooden things at Michaels and paint them with acrylic paints then cower with polish. Still have some pieces, they were fun to make. I have to finish some knitted things before l could post them here, maybe (I am a beginner). Used to make some of my daughter's clothes when we were poor and lived in Ukraine. Casual closes were affordable but not the dresses for special occasions. I also made my son's shirt. All embroidery was made by me. I didn't make my daughter's vest and head piece as well as my son's belt. On some photos she is sporting earrings that I am wearing these days. I lost a big bag of photos from their earlier ears so can't show you several more beautiful dresses that I made for my baby. I believe this thread is going to be a long one.