I like making things. I’m lucky enough that I can usually manage to make whatever I set my mind to reasonably adequately. I can visualise things in 3d which helps and am reasonably good about attention to detail. I used to be better, but I have a dodgy right hand these days so my fine motor control isn’t what it used to be and I can’t keep working for hours on end. I get by though.
I knit, usually chainmail but with wool too on occasion. I made my hubby a Dr Who scarf which he is very proud of. That was my biggest project so far, it took an absolute age to make but mostly because I left it for weeks and weeks between doing any. I mostly make chainmail jewelry rather than armour for reasons of hand. I make normal beady type jewelry too, that’s quick and easy so great for when the pain levels are high but the itch to make something won’t go away.
I sometimes make costumes and props for games and random ‘stuff and things’ for friends or particular occasions. The last thing I made was a cross stitch sampler for a friends wedding, current project is a pair of knitted dolls for another friend.
I have an etsy shop and a folksy shop but haven’t yet gotten around to populating them. To be honest I am absolutely dreadful at selling stuff. Giving it away is much easier and I like seeing people wearing things I have made. I wish I was better at the selling bit, I think the stuff I make is good enough to sell I just don’t have those skills.
I’ve just signed up for a crafts course that is supposed to include advice on how to make and sell so here’s hoping it makes a difference.
My to do list craftwise is currently dominated by ‘learn to crochet’ it looks a lot more portable than knitting and seems to be faster which can only be a good thing.