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May 10, 2016 at 3:54 pm

I have seen @peachpurple sharing her cross stitched pencil case, and I think that’s really a nice one. Moreover, it gives me an idea what to do next for my cross stitching project if I have any in future.

I am thinking it would be nice to share our handwork products here. It might give others some ideas to start their new projects, or new learning skills too.

The featured image shown in this post are some mini crocheted eggs I made for my children in this Easter. These are some of the “treasures” I made for them to hunt for, just to have some fun on Easter Day, though we do not really celebrate it.

Note: No judgment, no criticism please and no comparison too, as we are all here to learn, we are all on our own journey, so there is no need to compare with others. This should just be a place where we inspire and get inspired too!

May 10, 2016 at 4:25 pm

Sorry dear, I do not have hand work, I just want to practice through this group.

May 10, 2016 at 5:09 pm

Coloring for Adult is my recent favorite hobbies. It’ very addicting for me and when i’m looking at the projects that i had finished will bring another happy feeling.

For you who already meet me on the other site maybe had saw my finished projects. And i also want to share one of them in here.

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The image above is from one of my Coloring Adult Book that i bought on Jan 2016. The images mostly similar with the one that i share above. A words with several item that presented that word. There’s Country and City like Japan, London, Istanbul  etc, and holiday like Easter, also there are Travel, Art, and School.

I love this kind of idea – using word and related images of it, so it give me inspirations what kind of color that will look good for that them.

I’ll share more later.

Hope you enjoy it 🙂

 

May 10, 2016 at 6:41 pm

@lovern Do not worry, we are all here to learn from each other. Perhaps you will get some inspirations from here as well. Let’s support each other. What would you like to learn?

@haraka Thank you for sharing. I know Adult Coloring is very popular now, but I have not try it. Your coloring is really pretty and neat. It must be fun and relaxing to color that, but it might be too tedious for me, as I might not have patience to do so. 😀

Yes, I think having the word is a good idea. How long do you usually take to color one page like this?

Now I am thinking perhaps it’d be good to have another forum for coloring, as there should be many members who like to color as well. Would you like to create a topic for that? So, others can share their work and some can get some inspirations too. Though I do not color, I enjoy looking at them. It just looks so beautiful.

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May 11, 2016 at 10:14 am

This is so pretty @haraka and very neat. It must be so relaxing to site down with colours in your hand and create a pretty picture.

I hope you will share more work!

May 11, 2016 at 10:24 am

@kaka135

Thank you. Glad if you like my work.
I’m a newbie so still need to learn many things ^^

You know, another things that i learn from Coloring for Adult is being PATIENCE. LOL
It’s kinda my way to train my patience level and it works well for me, maybe you can try it too 😛

And you know, after do little research, coloring could be your way to “write” your daily diary.
There’s coloring book, which has small image so you could coloring one image in one day. And you can analyze what you’re mood on one day by the color that you choose for that image. 🙂
There’s little area to insert the date and little note to tell what you had done that day.
So, you can know if you are felt sad yesterday, or you feel happy the day before yesterday, etc.

I’ve tried it and yeah, the color that i chose was depended on my mood. When i’m exciting, i used a lot of orange and yellow, while if i’m on gloomy mode my images will be full of blue LOL

It’s nice idea, i’ll create one so people could share and get inspired by others and it help to categorize which type of handwork that they want to share or looking for.

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May 11, 2016 at 11:06 am

@haraka Thank you for sharing more about coloring for adults. I agree with doing handwork really helps us to practice our patience and it’s actually therapeutic too.

I actually prefer free form drawing. I need to learn and am learning to draw and paint, free style, as I need to teach my children (we are homeschooling family). I was taught about choosing the colors and drawing any forms we like, as those reflect our mood or emotion at the moment as well. Perhaps I will explore this coloring later. Before that, I am more interested to find out about mandala and zentangle. Those look interesting to me as well.

 

 

May 11, 2016 at 11:23 am

@dawnwriter Thanks you 🙂
Have you tried it?

 

@kaka135

I already made a topic for Coloring for Adult.
Hope many people will share they thought in there 🙂

Ahh.. I’m really bad at drawing LOL
That’s why i choose coloring – it’s a lot more easier for me.

Ouh, homeschooling family – i didn’t have any experience about that. Would be great if you can share your experience about that on blog 😛

Yup, Mandala is one of popular pattern for Coloring for Adult, you can find lots of book or printable image that used this pattern. Can’t wait to see you projects ^^

 

May 11, 2016 at 6:03 pm

@haraka Thanks for creating that topic. Hope many people will share there, and I will go and take a look, though I don’t think I will share any.

I always think coloring is more tedious than drawing, even when I was young. 😀
I am not good at drawing as well, but it doesn’t really matter, as it’s just a way to express myself, so there’s no right or wrong.

As for Mandala, I think it originally should be a form that we draw freely (according to some format), then some made them as a coloring patterns as well.

I am happy to share more about homeschooling, but I am still a beginner, as my son just started his grade 1 journey. I learned or plan to learn all these handwork because of my children. I would like to teach them, so I have to learn all these. So, homeschooling actually lets me learn more than my children, though I am supposed to be the teacher. 😀

May 11, 2016 at 11:45 pm

@haraka  That is a beautiful page that you have done. I have not gotten into adult coloring books, but they do seem to be all the rage right now. There are so many different types of books and the range of subjects is pretty wide. My kids have bought them for their grandmother as she likes to draw and paint things. She loves doing these books too. I can see that it would help someone to be more patient because I am sure there is no way to do this in one sitting.

@LeeKa  Those eggs in the picture are really nice. It was a good idea to do that for your kids to find on Easter. I like your eggs way better than using plastic eggs. They are something that the kids could keep as a keepsake to remind them of the fun they had and of the things that you created for them as children. I may have to give my sister this idea and maybe she can make them to sell for next year. She does all kinds of crocheting to sell.

I think it is great that you are learning all these different creative outlets to teach to your children. They are going to be well rounded individuals when they get older. People need many different talents to live life to the fullest.

May 12, 2016 at 1:13 am

@morgoodie It’s so nice of your kids to buy the adult coloring books for their grandmother. Yes, I think doing handwork really helps us to practice patience. That’s why children are encouraged to learn handwork as well. I guess you can always color one page throug a few sittings. 😀

Thanks for the compliment. I am still a beginner at crocheting, but I like to make toys for my children, and thankfully they are not picky at all. 😀

I try not to use plastic stuffs at home, especially for toys. I don’t really buy toys for my children since they were young, especially after I have learned knitting and crocheting, but I always make toys for them with yarns, and sometimes felt or fabric with hand sewing.

I will look for the link for the crocheted eggs pattern, so you can share it with your sister. I have actually made a few more Easter treasures for my children, but it seems like they like these crocheted eggs more, and my friends like them too when I shared the picture on Facebook. Moreover, these eggs are really easy to make.

May 12, 2016 at 5:33 am

I love the adult drawing book @haraka you gave me an idea? What type of coloring you use, I mean crayons? Do you use pastel for that too or liquid one for painting?

I love to share my hand work too, my cross stitch but I will going to rummage through my stuff first.

What I am getting busy with my hand work is braiding. I can braid my own hair and I can do a lot of braiding types that I learned from tutorials at Youtube.

May 12, 2016 at 8:25 am

@kaka135 Oh thank you for getting the pattern for my sister, but you do not have to go to the trouble.  I wish I had the time and the patience to crochet and knit, but it is just not my strong suit. I like to do other things like paint and make crafts. I am not a good drawer though so I will do mostly abstract things.

@Grecy  I used to do cross stitch too, but only small patterns and it would have to be the type that the pattern is already on the material. I could never get the hang of counted cross stitch. I would always mess it up. It would be great to see your work.  I love to see other people’s arts and crafts. I find it fascinating. Maybe that is why I love going on Pinterest all the time.

May 13, 2016 at 1:15 am

@grecy095 It’s good that you like to do handwork as well. I think doing handwork is therapeutic, and it helps to make us feel better. Perhaps you can do some handwork while working on Humanatic if that works for you, perhaps some coloring would be good too.

Good that you like braiding. So I guess you always prefer to keep your hair long. 🙂

@morgoodie It’s not troublesome at all. I do save the pattern I used always. I guess all of us have different interests, just do what make us feel comfortable. 🙂

This is the link for the crocheted eggs: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-chicks-in-eggshell
I think your sister needs to check whether she can sell the products with this free pattern. Some crocheters really welcome others to make the products from their free pattern and sell them, some might not. But, your sister can always contact the person who provided this free pattern about this.

I did some small piece cross stitch as well, I always lost count too, but since I am not a perfectionist, sometimes I just left it. 😀
Pinterest is an addictive place to visit. Too much time can be spent hiding inside the boards. 😀

May 13, 2016 at 1:30 am

@kaka135  I always get lost in Pinterest and then before I know it hours have passed by and the only thing I have to show for it is a hundred pins. LOL  Thank you for the pattern. I will pass it on to my sister.  If she does not want to sell them she can make them for her grandchildren and my children for Easter. I think they would like to play with them.