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Crafts within the Craft (and even for those who aren't Pagan/Witch)


I'm going off the usual topic just a little here.

I realized, as I started to answer the original post I'd started, that we're leaving some people out of some of these topics. I'd like to try to be sure to add more topics that we can all respond to.

Crafts, or hobbies, are always a fun and innovative way to spend time. Crafts are actually a good thing within the Pagan/Witch community, as we use a lot of things we make, for personal and/or ritual use.
Our coven makes it's own blends of incenses and oils to use during ritual. We even had to learn, as part of our first degree studies, how to make bath salts.
For those who don't do ritual, or aren't necessarily of the Witch variety, crafts and hobbies can be beyond rewarding, in many, many ways.
Some of what Fenyx does, comes to mind immediately.
Her sewing ability has lead to so many fun times when our kids were young....trick-or-treating, in costumes she made from old sheets. She has the most vivacious mind when it comes to creating with a sewing machine of anyone I know. She's done costuming for school plays, for city "companies" (theatrical companies), ice skating outfits for competitions, and shows....the list is endless, and continues to grow. While I'm not even in the same single digit of knowledge with her, I do sew a dab, here and there..and I enjoy it, but for me, it's hard, because I can't leave the machine up.


Most of my crafts consist of crocheting, painting/stenciling (and I'm not very good at that..lol), right now, my biggest 'craft' is doing my Fractal Art..some of which I've posted here.

I think crafting is important. It's an outlet when we get frustrated....and sometimes it's what frustrates us.
When I was bed-bound on 2 seperate occassions...once for 6 weeks, the second time for 9 weeks....my craft pretty much consisted of coloring in coloring books my DH bought for me. Between the coloring, and being able to be online the second time, it kept me sane.

For me, crafting is a lifeline. What about you?

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I think I'd be safe in considering my writing as a craft - it serves as outlet for ideas, things that I worry about or think a lot about.

I've done other things: embroidery, crotcheting and knitting. I'm thinking about picking up drawing again, as I've created a few maps recently.

Maybe those things are more useful for relaxing than writing. I should do it more often, I think.

Thanks for a good topic, Saijen. emoticon

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Firle, I agree that your writing is a craft..as well as a talent.

Sometimes, putting things down on paper gives us a chance to really look at something within our life, or a situation we need to tackle.

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Hi all,

Wow Saijen, we still talk of the two headed purple people eating monster made out of that big old sheet, and two Sleeping Beauties out of old sheets - one pink, one blue... No money that year!

My crafts - sewing to the extreme as Saijen mentioned. If I don't sew or my machines break I get very upset and don't function sew/so well.

I also do a minor amount of knitting, and a bunch of afghan type crocheting. And a bit of tatting from time to time.

I think anyone that can write a good story, or book, or poetry or song. Draw a pretty picture, or best Sing a Song in tune.. Wow...
Musical instruments.
I play at flute (4 years in mid school band) and have a reg ducimer, that I started to learn to play some, and a hammered dulcimer I need to learn to play.... started to, and it was borrowed for awhile (son=in-law has a natural ear), and I've just been busy since then.

Fenyx

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Fenyx, the year of the Two Headed Purple People Eater was one of the best. Your two were in the pink and purple, and if I remember right, my 2...A was a christmas tree and J was a cup of hot chocolate. We spent such a small amount of money that year on costumes. Our biggest expense, I think, was the dye we used for the girls dresses and our sheet lol.

Y'all, Fenyx and I dressed up as the two headed purple people eater...she wore a silver mob cap with shiney danglies on it, and I wore a green felt floppy hat...and we danced for treats in people's front yards. We had the best time...our girls thought we were too funny. I can remember that Halloween with such clarity..because we had so much fun with it.

*smiles with the memories of the times we all spent together*

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