Bonnie's Other Hobbies
I have a few other hobbies
besides reading, making dolls, and making jewelry:
- Collecting kaleidoscopes
I started the collection in 1985 when my friend Debra sent me a kaleidoscope
for Hanukkah. I had wanted to collect something interesting and that was just
the right thing for me. I aim for a variety of mechanisms in my collection,
as well as scopes that are pretty on both the inside and the outside. I think
the most interesting mechanism I have has an object case filled with brightly
colored feathers and you move them around by squeezing a pump which sends
in a burst of air. The pump is just like the ones you see on perfume atomizers.
- Crochetting other than dolls
I've made many afghans and a couple of sweaters and a poncho,
a shawl, a scarf
and a bag.
Mostly I've knitted sweaters. I'm not a very good knitter and I find that
my progress is pretty slow. I've gotten away from knitting in recent years,
but I do enjoy it, and I especially like doing cables and other twisty stitches.
I'm sure I'll get back to it some day.
So far I've been making bags from wool
I guess there is a theme here: crafting
and things with interesting colors. I really like playing around with colors
and textures, and I think that's what draws me to crafting with beads, fabric,
and yarn. I am like a kid in a candy shop in any type of store that sells craft
supplies. I kind of get tired of things quickly and like trying new things,
so that's why there's a lot of variety here. I'm not very good at fine arts,
as I discovered in a watercolor class I took somewhere around 1989 (can't draw
worth a darn), so I've pretty much stayed away from that.