I'm not your traditional craftsy person. As a general rule, I don't like to do crafts unless they're part of a business venture, but I love to scrapbook and every so often, I get into a craft and will do it until I get tired of it, then never do it again. I just like the prettiness of it all.
I used to tole paint. I painted cookie jar lids and holiday necklaces and Christmas decor and wall decor and a bunch of other stuff that I can't find images of because tole painting is now passé. But I loved it when it was cool.
One year, I crocheted over 100 beanie/caps (don't know what those things are called). I gave a few of them out as Christmas gifts and donated the rest to women's shelters and humanitarian services. Haven't crocheted since.
(Yes, that photo is of actual hats made by me.)
Then I did the whole jewelry/bracelet making thing. That got old fast because it required a significant financial investment, it was time consuming, and I had trouble seeing what I was doing. (Although, now that I have a magnifying light [thanks, Suan!], I might try it again.)
My current craft craze is refrigerator magnets. (That's what my family is getting for Christmas this year. Shh, don't tell.)
Here are a few that I've made:
Today's Prize: A set of 4 refrigerator magnets. You may choose a Christmas set or a floral set (as pictured above) OR I'll customize a set just for you.
To enter to win: Leave a comment any time before midnight on Saturday, December 5, 2009, telling me what your craftsy-type hobbies are.