Saturday, January 1, 2011

National Hobby Month!

Definition of hobby : a pursuit outside one's regular occupation engaged in especially for relaxation.

I have many hobbies. Mostly I enjoy crafts such as crocheting and sewing. I also dabble in paper/ mixed media collages, gardening, and needle felting. I enjoy my time in the kitchen as a baker but since I was professionally trained in this (and really do hope to enter the work force once again) I don't really count it as a hobby. I am slowly teaching myself to play the diatonic accordion and I am bound and determined to teach myself to knit this year. 

Anyway I thought I would create some tools to help me with my hobbies this month! I've been wanting to make myself a new pin cushion as well as a needle book for awhile now.

Isn't this the cutest needle book? I think it is too funny and it's been on my to-do list since last year!

As far as a pin cushion goes I have no idea! I have seen so many delightful pin cushions on flickr and etsy. I want to make a version of all of them for myself. I'll be sure to post pictures of whatever I come up with! 

 So what is your favorite hobby? Leave me a comment on this post about what you do to relax and be automatically entered in my very first giveaway! The winner will be chosen by random and receive a surprise grab bag  package of hobby notions including but not limited to scrapbook paper, buttons, beads, and fabric!