I need something crafty to do!
June 10, 2011 9:59 AM Subscribe
I need a craft that doesn't require a lot of supplies and is easy to do with little desk space.
posted by royalsong to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (38 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
I seem to be suffering from bouts of depression at night because I don't have anything to do. This is not exactly true, as I am usually an avid gamer but the motivation isn't there.
I want to craft something with my hands, I think. To make something tangible. Possibly to either get good enough to sell things on etsy, or to give as gifts.
My problem is space. Because it's summer and because I turn into a vicious monster when I'm enclosed in a room that's hotter than 75 degrees.. I can't work at the kitchen table.. since it lacks AC. This leaves me with my desk, that already houses my keyboard (which I can put aside) and my monitor. There's no room to put a craft desk/table anywhere else.
Stuff I already do:
Moderate Sewing Projects
Stuff I've done in the past:
Chainmaille (This takes far too long)
Polymer Clay (I did this a long time ago, had fun with it but was never really skilled)
Stuff I'm not interested in:
Scrapbooking (It's just not for me)
Drawing/Painting (This is as skilled as I get. I can draw to explain, i can't craft masterful pieces of artwork)
Jewerly making (I have one family member who is absolutely fantastic at this and I don't want to steal her thunder)
I've always had a passing interesting in other papercraft not associated with scrapbooking, but I worry about the sheer amount of supplies you need.
Bonus Question: If I did decide to go down a papercraft route, is there places to get things like scissors and punches and die-cutters (I already have a machine) without paying craft store prices?