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Investing in a New Hobby

January 17th, 2007 at 03:49 pm

Because I already met my (probably too modest) goal for the quarter, I took a small risk and invested $8.19 from my savings in starting a new hobby -- quilling. I bought the materials at a good discount, of course, and I hope to sell some of the things I make on eBay. (My husband doesn't think anyone will buy it, but I hope to prove him wrong; I know I've personally bought some quilling at a craft show -- I've always found it interesting.)

So my total is now down to $38.16.

5 Responses to “Investing in a New Hobby”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Wow, I never even knew that quilling existed, much less what it actually is until now!

    You know, when I was a kid, I did something really, really basic like that. I thought I was doing origami. Who knew? Interesting!

  2. KEALINA Says:

    very cool...i might sound like a craft dork but i knew....
    i've been interested in it for awhile and thought about trying it eventually so you'll have to keep posting and let us know how it goes...
    i haven't tried it yet because for now i've got enough crafting stuff on hand that i need to use up before i think about buying more...tons and tons of cross stitch stuff and lots of other odds and ends...
    good luck and i'm sure it will come out really nice... i hope you post a picture for us to see...

  3. merrychristman Says:

    When I was a kid, my parents bought a sort of dollhouse where all the people & furniture were quilled. I was fascinated by it, but I never tried it until now. (I did try its paper cousin, origami, and failed miserably!) So far, I'm enjoying quilling, though, like Kealina, I have piles of crafts (mostly cross stitch) to do when I have time. I will post pictures and updates when I'm ready to try selling something.

  4. fern Says:

    so what is quilling?

  5. merrychristman Says:

    It is a craft that involves making paper coils and gluing them together to make miniature objects. Here's the URL for the North American Quilling Guild if you'd like to see pictures: http://www.naqg.org/gallery.html

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