Have a hobby?

by Kim on April 21, 2009

I have always loved the saying, “Life is good.”  It’s a simple phrase really.  And despite the ups, downs,and turn-arounds in life, I think there can always be something that makes life more fun, interesting, and enjoyable.  Hobbies can be that creative outlet that puts a little fun in my day. (Well, that and a bowl of caramel cashew ice cream…) :)

If I was asked what kind of hobbies were my favorite, I’d have a hard time answering.  I’d ask the person if they had a couple of hours to spare because there are too many to list.  It’s not to say I’m actually *great* at all of those, but they are things I like to do.  Sewing, scrapbooking, quilting, drawing, cooking (a-hem….nevermind on that one)…they are all things that make me want to learn more.  And if I’m having an especially stressful day, I know that I can relax by simply taking out a pencil and sketch paper or thumbing through fat-quarters. :)

So tell me…what would you consider to be your hobbies? What do you love to do? If there was a hobby you’d like to try, what would it be?  I really want to get more into gardening.  Actually, I’d really like some great tomatoes this year — and maybe not kill my zuchinni. Yes, I know what you’re thinking! How do you kill zuchinni?!?  It CAN happen, my friends — trust me. ;)   Not this year — it’s going to be my new hobby. :)

Side note: Did you see that cute dress in the photo above? A-DOR-A-BLE. Love it.  It was made by a pretty cool mom — Annie from PrettyBabyBoutique. She’ll show you how to make it in her new eBook found here. Thanks Annie!


1 Courtney @ Sister To Sister 04.21.09 at 10:19 pm

I am with you on the too many to list! (And on not being so good at most of them!)

I really enjoy learning new things! I think my favorites would have to be sewing, quilting, and baking. I also would love to have a garden! We may try to start one next year! I used to really enjoy scrapbooking and always thought I would have tons of scrapbooks I had made for my kids. They have none! :) I would rather be sewing! :)

LOVE the precious picture of the really cute dress! :)

2 Jackie Smith 04.22.09 at 2:35 am

Hi, I have too many hobbies to list as well; but I do have one hobby that I wish I could start doing and that is QUILTING! I have never, ever quilted but I’m looking forward to learning with the new site, YCQT!! I have a great desire to be able to quilt and I just hope that I’ll be able to quilt just half as well as my grandmother did…she was the apple of my eye, from an early age and on up until she passed away in the year 2000. She quilted one special quilt that is named “My First One” that sits in my bedroom. Quilting is about memories and I hope I can leave a memory for my grandchild!

3 Dana 04.22.09 at 4:53 am

I love photography! While it used to be my profession, now it’s just a hobby. I like it better that way.

I would also count sewing, designing, jewelry making, baking, and all sorts of other domestic pursuits. Photographing my creations combines all of my hobbies together!

4 Karen 04.22.09 at 5:33 am

After 37 years of teaching (and I loved every day of it), I retired in June so I could spend time on my hobbies: photography, scrapbooking, card making, reading, cooking . . . There are so many things to learn. My nightstand is pile high with books from the library, some of which I get to before they are due; some of which will have to be taken out again at a later date. And some I own. Life is very good. I guess I love learning just as much as I loved teaching—probably why I loved teaching in the first place!

5 Ticia Messing 04.22.09 at 7:03 am

I think like so many other crafty people I do several: sewing, scrapbooking, reading, writing, quilting, kid crafting. There’s a lot to list.

6 Lisa 04.22.09 at 7:10 am

I love to sew and teaching others to sew for fun. I try to get people to look at their inner self and pull that creativity out. That is so much FUN when a person finds that inner creativity.
I love to read books about sewing and new crafts. I could start a library with all my books.
I love all crafts even though I am a master of none. Cooking & baking are so much fun. I would love to learn to build furniture(simple things) I love power tools,my latest passion. My husband doesn’t mind that hobby.
I hope to be able to share my sewing more when I retire next year.Thanks for the great website.

7 Tanaya Parker 04.22.09 at 7:33 am

I love sewing #1. Anything that uses my creativity especially when it comes to dresseing up lil girls! I make hair accessories and boutique clothing as well as room decor.
I’m also a make-up artist and used to do nails. I love to make people look extra pretty!
I’m a domestic diva who loves to cook and entertain as well.

8 Deb 04.22.09 at 9:13 am

Sometimes I feel like it’d be easier to tell what hobbies I don’t do! LOL!
I love screapbooking, sewing, loom knitting, cardmaking, and cooking. I’ve tried crochet but never been very successful. I’d love to actually make something besides a dishcloth.

9 Marilyn2222 04.22.09 at 9:16 am

My husband would say that I have too many hobbies. I like to sew, quilt, machine embroider, stamp greeting cards, (I want to scrapbook, but haven’t really started yet), knit, cross stitch, collect dolls, read, and I want to watercolor (like I need another hobby). This website has been so helpful with the many hobbies I pursue.

10 Michelle 04.22.09 at 10:16 am

I really want to learn how to crochet! I’m in love with so many of the crochet patterns on YCMT and wish I could make them.

11 Tiffany 04.22.09 at 11:27 am

My most obsessive hobby is dollhouse miniatures. Everything else I like to do (painting, crochet, knitting, ceramics, cross stitch, needlepoint, punchneedle, embroidery, beading, etc, etc) feeds into making things for my dollhouses. Once you get started in this hobby, you just keep finding more things you want to learn so you can make something else for the house. It’s really addictive!

12 Heather 04.22.09 at 3:08 pm

I have a lot of hobbies as well. I’ve been making my own beaded jewelry since I was 10 and I think I’m pretty decent at that. I’ve been sewing for two years and while I never had the patience to learn when I was younger and my mother tried to teach me I really enjoy sewing now. I love being able to make as many pillows as my pillow crazy 2 year old wants. I write, but not much of that anymore, crochet and do photography though not much of that. I’ve never had the space to set up my dark room. I’d really love to work on my photography but I still don’t have the room to set up my dark room so I think that isn’t going to happen. I bought the stamp you own metal jewelry tutorial and I’ve been doing that. I hope to get better at this new hobby.

13 Hope 04.22.09 at 9:04 pm

I love to sew but have never tried quilting. This is the one thing I would love to do. I have tons of other hobbies and would lov for this to be added to them!!

14 Crystal 04.23.09 at 10:53 am

Ok this one is probably a strange hobby for a woman to have, especially one who sews fancy girly dresses and used to be a professional cake decorator, but my hobby is automotive repair. I am trying to convince my husband that I am good enough to be able to rebuild a truck. Wish me luck! :)

15 Kim 04.23.09 at 11:08 pm

Wow Crystal! I think that is a very interesting hobby to have — I need to learn more about that! It’s cool that you’d like to rebuild a truck – what a woman!

And Heather — I would love to get more into photography, too. I took a class through a community course several years ago on how to develop my own photos. It was a lot harder than I would have thought, but it was so rewarding, too. I haven’t done it since then and miss that side of photography.

16 Nancy 04.25.09 at 9:18 am

Oh I loved reading everyone’s hobbies. Mine is basket weaving!

17 Jackie Smith 05.08.09 at 10:22 pm

I love SWAKembroidery because I receive lots of patterns and freebies to better educate myself. I’ve only been sewing and embroidering for a short period of time, therefore, I haven’t learned a whole lot as of yet. I feel that
the SWAK site does much for us elders that have gotten too old to move around so quickly but still love our hobbies. I also like to collect patterns for everything and SWAK and You Can Quilt This handles all of that stuff for me as well.

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