Hey people! Today I’m gonna do a post about crafty stuff. I really like craft, especially things like card making (and other paper craft), beads, drawing(though I’m not that great at it), and other things too. Tomorrow school starts so I’ll probably be super busy and have less time for posts, but oh well! Also, sorry if this takes too long to load cause of the pictures
These are all really great things to do while listening to audiobooks. I sometimes find it hard to focus on someone talking unless I have something to do with my hands while I’m at it (I like to think this keeps the distractible part of my brain occupied while the focusing part can stay focused.
1. Pattern drawing
I find this really great at school, because you can do it basically anywhere and on a notebook and still listen (and also take notes if you have to I guess). Basically, I just start with a random circle or square or something and make lines of various patterns. Spirals, hearts, triangles, lines, I just make it up, and it tends to look really awesome. (This wasn’t my original idea, I have a friend who did it first and I was like ‘hey that’s cool!’ and then started doing it)
I like to makes stuff out of beads. We currently have this amazing klutz kit for making bead loom bracelets. I can’t really explain how to do this, except it’s rather time consuming and fiddly but if you do it right then it’s actually quite cool. I still have to finish some, and my first one disintegrated, but I find this very fun.
I’ve been able to do this a few times at school, but it’s pretty boring by itself unless you’re talking to someone or listening to an audiobook or music. You can make all these fancy types but I usually just make the diagonal plain ones. You need embroidery thread (about the length
of your arm makes a bracelet about the size of your wrist) . I can’t really explain how to do it
but I found this tutorial (with annoying music) on youtube, which does it a different way but still works.
I have no idea what these are actually called. I think people in the US call them lanyards? Anyway, I originally heard them called scoobies so I’ll go with that. All you need is this plastic string and they’re relatively easy to make;different patterns are different levels of trickiness. Again, I can’t really explain how to do it, but this tutorial seems good (there’s two parts).
What crafty stuff do you like making? Any interesting projects? Fanart?