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    Hi everyone. Iv'e been thinking that I need a hobby for about 5 years now! Before I met dh my hobbies were going to the beach, working out at the gym, drinking and smoking and socialising with all of my friends at any time of the day or night Now I don't really do any of those things as I have a home gym and all of my old friends are on a different path to me now. Drinking and smoking went out the window with that and going to the beach isn't really a hobby although I still LOVE it.



    So what is your hobby? So far on my list is Jewelery making with crystals/gem stones

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    training and blogging

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    Sewing and teaching myself to play the ukelele!

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    scrapbooking, journalling and i'm trying to teach myself to crochet

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    reading, sewing, crochet, hand embroidery, finding new crafts to try

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    I love gardening, it's something I've only been into for the past year. It's actually really soothing and satisfying.
    I also read. Whenever I can, usually a book a week. It's an awesome escape!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanstar View Post
    teaching myself to play the ukelele!
    very cool!

    Improving my surfing (can do more of that now I don't have a baby in my belly), cross-stitch.

    I'm thinking of trying scrap booking but don't know where or how to start.

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    in winter we go to the footy every week.

    but my main hobbies are probably reading & cooking/baking.

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    sewing, reading, cooking. Used to be riding horses, but they were too expensive!

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    thanks ladies Just remembered that I also enjoy painting. I've done 5 for our house which I really liked but there's only so much hanging space and when they aren't on the wall they just take up space somewhere. I also used to really enjoy cross stitch but don't think I'd be too keen to spend the money buying all the gear again.

    The ukelele that is really cool! Maybe I could find 'some' sort of instrument to play... I do have one of those little hand drums maybe I could take lessons in that. My dh is a drummer in a band and we have a music room with guitar, heaps of percussion instruments and a keyboard... but I"m not 'that' musically inclined hmmm

    I did really love my workouts at the gym and was totally addicted. I'd love to run again. You're always inspiring MG plus I am actively loosing weight so something physical would be great

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    Uke is easy as, they are cheap to buy, the chords marry up with slight adjustment to guitar and it's fun! You can google uke chords as well and free songs. NOt sure where you are but in Melbourne there is a place called African Drumming(google it) and they do night classes for adults. The kids at my school just did an 8 week program and it was FANTASTIC! I am doing the teacher training for it next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dusty View Post
    very cool!

    Improving my surfing (can do more of that now I don't have a baby in my belly), cross-stitch.

    I'm thinking of trying scrap booking but don't know where or how to start.
    I've only gotten into scrapbooking since DD was born. I bought a couple of magazines, but they are so intimidating! If you google scrapbooking basics there are a couple of good websites to help get you started (one of them is scrapbooking 101, I think). Creative memories run workshops so you can check out their website to find out if there is a consultant who runs workshops in your area. The thing I like about scrapbooking is that pretty much anything goes.

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    Hmmm, let's see....

    I love cooking and baking, especially experimenting with recipes from different regions (Indian, Thai, Spanish etc). I'm also into reading, calligraphy and live action role play (which is how DH and I met).

    I have previously done medieval re-enactment and competitive archery, however these take up a lot of time and energy so have fallen by the wayside a bit.

    Am extremely excited to be finally going to start music lessons and learn to play the flute, which is something I've wanted to do for absolutely ages and hope to add silver jewellery smithing to that list as well this year.

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    Wowsers cranky kitten some fantastic things on your list! that's impressive Maybe I can also have a look around the local community at somethign I can do which can involve DS... any ideas there?

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    I am into Stamping (Stampin Up) and have tried Scrapbooking but mine looks more like CRAPbooking lol My friend is a Creative Memories Rep I just never get to the workshops.

    I also like reading but I have to be in the right mood.

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    i use to love drawing but havent realy done it since leaving school, i also liked reading, but have to be in the right mood for it else i just end up with a headache.

    i love baking, just as much as i love eating the food!
    also finding creative things for the kids to do, not that they always want to sit still and do it!
    i tried scrapbooking i started one up for my aunt and cousion, was suprised how easy it was to do! but just dont take enough photos of the kids to realy get into doing it myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherished1 View Post
    Wowsers cranky kitten some fantastic things on your list! that's impressive Maybe I can also have a look around the local community at somethign I can do which can involve DS... any ideas there?
    Would depend on how old DS is really - I've involved DD in a lot of my hobbies, especially the crafty types. Little babies are great subjects for photography and scrapbooking, not to mention sewing (there are some awesome kids patterns out there) and other handcrafts. As they get older you can start to involve them a bit more - toddlers love helping out in the kitchen and easy baking recipes are a great way of getting them into cooking.

    My DD is 8 nearly 9 now and will be starting guitar lessons this year when school goes back, she loves doing crafty things with me like glass painting and mosaics etc. I really want to try pottery with her sometime as well - I think we'd get a kick out of it. She also does Girls Brigade and finds this heaps of fun - maybe look into Scouts or something?

    Strangely enough the shire council often has a lot info on various hobby clubs in the local area, especially on their websites which often has contact info available. Or google searching local clubs for a particular hobby is good too

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    I knit. I'm making ds a monkey now, and then I'm going to find something for dd. I found a gorgeous butterfly pattern but it's crochet, so maybe I'll try that next.
    The Martha Stewart site has some great ideas.

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