oooh yay! a thread about crafting!!
I used to craft a lot- sewing of the sorts. I haven't made anything in the past six months, though. I think I've been in an extended dry spell. I used to make lots of fun little goodies; pouches, pillows, aprons, skirts, etc. I also love to embroider and xstitch. I think along with the dry spell, I feel like I don't have any time to do anything.
I did a whole lot while in college, where I had room to keep my sewing machine in my room and was just around people who were artsy and crafty- instant inspiration.
Also, while in college, I was the head of our women and gender studies' undergrad association, and I started an annual 'SkillShare' where we asked people in the RU community to come and teach workshops to people interested in learning fun stuff- I did sewing, and we also had a vegan/veggie cooking/lifestyle, bike repair, screenprinting, etc etc- all in the spirit of DIY. Plus aside from discussing feminist theory and politics at meetings, people would bring their portable crafts and what not. I never learned to knit, though, and I think I would love to learn eventually- nothing too crazy, just so I can make scarves and mittens - I can never find any cute/pretty ones in the stores.
Mary, your eggs are beautiful! Do you sell your wares anywhere? I've always wanted to start a little online/or Etsy based craft business but, again- no time. SIGH. I have sold some of my stuff at various zine fests along with my zine, but nothing bigger than that.
I also go around to getcrafty.com and post on the boards under ratti pillo (also the name of my zine/crafty wares). I've been meaning to craft again, but I think I might concentrate on housewares- I picked up a bunch of fun craft books before I left my old job that is all about making things for the home.
Here is one needlepoint piece I did for an art show to benefit victims of sexual abuse: