Friday, 14 February 2014

My Tired Craft

Some nights I am just too tired to scrapbook and when I look at my crocheting my eyes blur over. But, I still want to make something...because a day without making is not good. Making things feeds my soul and at the end of a long day, I need that.

So I make covered hangers.
Looks like I am tired quite often because I have made quite a few.  

Back when I started this blog (nearly two years ago) I posted about these hangers and it has been my most popular post ever.  Surprised the heck out of me, because I really thought this was an obscure, old-fashioned craft that no one would pay attention to, much less be enthusiastic about. Not the case at all.

It is really fun and quick to cover these hangers and I can finish one in about 20 minutes so long as I am not too distracted by the TV.

And it is amazing to me, that no matter how much time passes between working on my hangers, that my fingers know exactly what to do....kind of like riding a bike.

So on those nights when fatigue washes over me, I cover a hanger and then head off to bed...

What crafts do you work on when you are tired but still feel the need to create?

9 comments:

  1. I feel you! And I'm so sharing your thought about a day without making something isn't a day at all. My solution is knitting. Something super easy, like wool socks. I can knit and watch tv, or read a book at the same time. :)

    Have a happy Valentine's Day <3

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    1. And forgot to say, those hangers looks great, I want to try too!

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    2. Thanks Terhi. We all need a simple craft to do when we are tired. Thanks so much for reading.

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  2. Would you mind telling us how you do the covered hangers? I can't tell from the picture the method you used to cover them. Thanks!

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    1. I have been asked this so many times that I think I might just have to make a tutorial (with lots of pictures). Thanks so much for asking and I will do my best to deliver on this soon.

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  3. Pretty hangers! I was just thinking the other day about making some of those. My mother in law and my husbands aunt make them and they taught me years ago - I have a few that we made a while back. It is a great way to use up a bunch of wire hangers, too.

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    1. My Oma taught me to make these hangers years ago and I have many memories of making them with her at the cottage. They are so pretty hanging in the closet, so much better than just wire hangers. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  4. My grandmother used to make these, so I was very happy to find your post!

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    1. Grandmothers and these hangers seem to go together. My Oma taught me how to make these many years ago and I have so many happy memories of working on them with her. Thanks so much for reading.

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