There are several Plotting Princesses who love doing crafts and I am one of them. I don’t do them all the time, but when I get started on a new project, I keep going to for a while until I've made family and friends new little trinkets or something to wear.
For years, I've made jewelry.
I so enjoy seed bead weaving.
Lately, I've discovered Loom Knitting. Me! Knitting on a loom! I’ve always been able to crochet and make pretty things, but I packed those needles and yarn away for more than twenty years. Then the new scarf craze hit and I crocheted a number of ruffle scarves. Those were my Christmas gifts for family and friends. But let’s get real…there are only so many scarves I can do.
That’s when I discovered the looms. Short ones, long ones, round ones and others I can adjust to any size! Now, I have baby blankets to make, afghans, more scarves with hats and who knows what else I will make.
The really cool thing about all my craft work is that my mind is totally free to wonder. That's how I work out troublesome writing scenes. When I have absolutely NO clue what to put down on paper, I listen to my creative music, get my fingers to working on some kind of craft items and eventually, the scene works!
So do you have a favorite hobby or craft?