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What is your favourite reason to craft?

Charity (Child's Play, etc.)
A Sprite Stitch challenge
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A gift
I don't need a reason :p
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Re: POLL: What is your favourite reason to craft?

Postby SheWhoRoars » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:48 pm

I don't really have a reason? I mean, it's nice to do the quilt squares, and gifts, but I always feel a little pressured doing that, so a lot of what I do is just stitching for myself as a quiet thing to do in class or church that also keeps me from gnawing at my nails :P I just like making pretty things!

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Re: POLL: What is your favourite reason to craft?

Postby Mishatu » Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:15 am

Some of the kits that I've purchased/been given have been completed and passed to a friend. Apparently I just like having something to do! An angel I've finished was promised to a long distance friend, and a horse stitch I finished during the school year was given to a friend who liked it. However, some of my stitches are going to be hung on a wall, like the super epic pokemon stitch and a Sailor Moon one I've printed out.

And then I've got blankets and scarves galore because they're easy and I freaking love blankets (I've got a massive tri-color one in progress that I just love~).

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Re: POLL: What is your favourite reason to craft?

Postby KatieVictoria » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:57 am

I cross stitch mainly because I struggle with anxiety and it helps to calm me down as it is so relaxing to do for me. It's also a sense of achievement when I've finished a project, I sit there and think 'Hey, I did that'
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Re: POLL: What is your favourite reason to craft?

Postby yessamaca » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:14 pm

I stitch because I love seeing a picture emerge from splotches of color. Also, because I cannot do just one thing. If I'm watching TV then my hands MUST be busy or I get fidgety. I used to take silly putty to class so my hands would be doing something during the brief times I wasn't taking notes. The only thing I can really devote my entire attention to is reading. And video games, now that I think about it, but that's involving my hands and is fun to watch so I guess that's why. Other than that, I need my hands to be busy to fully focus. One day I called into a conference and listened while I stitched. I paid more attention during that conference, and got more out of it, than the ones I'd attended in person.

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Re: POLL: What is your favourite reason to craft?

Postby CitrusOda » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:36 pm

I like to make them as a gift, because I cant really find the motivation to make something for myself.
Also I love being able to make someone else smile to me that is very important.
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Re: POLL: What is your favourite reason to craft?

Postby LPSM » Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:04 pm

I voted for "I don't need a reason :p", because I just plain like to design and make things (in my case, plushes), as many others have already stated, along with "Other".

My "Other" is that I like to design and make the toys that I always wished various companies and rights-holders would release officially back in the day, but which they never did (I learned not so long ago that official Lemmings plushes were prototyped for the UK market in the early 1990s, but were cancelled due to disappointing sales of toys based on a completely unrelated game - I couldn't believe it, as I'd longed so much to be able to go out and buy a plush lemming back then!). All of the plushes I make for myself are in this vein - they're what I wanted to buy when I was a kid, and still do now, and since even now no-one is making official ones, I design and make what I always wanted by myself, instead. (I don't make plushes of characters who already have an official plush, as that's not what it's all about, for me. And I also don't want to reinvent the wheel, either, as that's thoroughly pointless. :P)

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