As part of the monthly craft question fun here at FaveCrafts, we asked our fabulous designer and blogger friends what they would make if they had more free time. It’s a daunting question, I know, but all of them gave great answers. See what they had to say below!
Carol Heppner from Heppner Studio
As a writer, artist, and design member of the Craft and Hobby Association, I am always creating projects for various publications and manufacturers. That leaves me very little time to create items for myself. If I had more free time, I would love to create more altered books, jewelry, and some stained glass pieces.
Catherine Peart from Gingham Cherry Blog
If I had all the free time in the world I would do wood carving. I just found out about swedish spoon carving. I would love to try this.
Sheila Daniels from Cheeky Magpie
I don’t feel like I have to time to invest in crafting like I used to. Now I’m dabbling in jewelry, mixed media, sewing, paper, all sorts of crafts. I would love to follow an idea all the way through, to explore all possibilities before I have to turn my attention elsewhere, and last but not least, I yearn to spend some quality time with my blowtorch. Sigh.
Jen Goode from JGoode Designs
If I had more free time.. or better yet, all the free time in the world, I would make a gazillion and one things! I’d finish all the projects I’ve started and run out of time to finish. I’d decorate every room in my house with things that I recycled, re-purposed, refinished and rediscovered. I’d paint… the walls and art. I’d draw more. I’d garden more. I’d learn how to cook more things. I’d create hand made gifts for every occasion and I’d make tutorials for all of it all along the way. I really wish I had more free time!
Shannon Bielke from Shaandco
You know what I would make? Honestly? I’d make myself an official workspace so I can create in one place, find the tools I’m looking for, have room to spread out, and find things when I put them down for just a second! I work in my family room and never seem to be able to find anything once I get started. Seriously, who has time to take the time away from creating to create a working space? Not me!!
Alyice Edrich from the Dabbling Mum
If I had more free time, I would definitely learn to reupholster furniture and make some new cushions for my couches! I’d even like to learn to refinish the kitchen table… in an environmentally safe way, of course.
Jennifer Juniper from Hope Studios
To be honest, I would learn to slipcover and change up all my furniture! I bought several drop cloths last winter hoping to learn how to sew professional looking covers with piping and they are still sitting in the packages on the chair I’d hoped would be my first…victim!
Eileen Hull from Eileen Hull: Thoughts from My Studio
Well, that’s never going to happen! But if I did have more time, I would like to make my granddaughter Trinity a quilt.
Berta Gilholm a FaveCrafts Designer
I am always making things for everyone else, If I had the time I would make MYSELF a Beautiful, Furry, Coat like the one at Lion Brand made out of Fun Fur. I really like that one!
Marie Segal from Art from My Heart
If I had all the free time in the world I would probably just do more of what I am doing now. I love what I am doing, all clays, books, paper crafting, jewelry making, and a myriad of other things. I would just do lots more of it. I would, though, like to play more with ceramic clays and get back in to that again. I am so grateful to be able to do what I love. How could my life get any better than that?
Terry Ricioli from Terry Ricioli Designs
I have always wanted to learn how to weld and cut and form large metal pieces. I would like to make large metal sculptures for my garden in the shape of angels and birds and flowers. So far, I’ve only made small wire shapes that are cold-connected, but someday!
Mitzi Curi from Mitzi’s Miscellany
I would sew more. Sewing projects are always the ones I never have time to work on. I’ve been collecting wonderful vintage fabrics and would love to sew a bunch of decorative pillows with them.
Tresa Edmunds from Reese Dixon blog
I’d make something super fiddly and involved. A wall sized crosstitch, or beaded furniture, or a quilt made entirely out of 1/2″ squares. Something that would take me decades to do with my current obligations.