Homemade Crafts for Adults

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I might be biased, but I believe that crafting is not just for children. I think it's a great creative outlet, and I think that doing something a little different than your normal medium you use can really inspire you. Recently, I've been drawing more to mix things up. I've also had a few ideas for needlpoint projects. 

Today, my good friend Marissa came over to my house and we tried something a little different. I went to the craft store and picked up some plastic canvas for this needlepoint project endevour, and while I was there I found the cutest plastic canvas for coasters! I've always been intrigued with needlepoint, and I've dabbled in it every now and then but never seriously. I thought it would be something relatively similar to embroidery; I could still apply some commonly used stitches to it but it would give me a little bit of a different mindset and creative vision. 

I've had this idea to do something more geometric/patterned, so naturally that's what I tried to do! I didn't realize until I got home that the canvas was not a square graph, but more of a circular pattern, so this made the project a little more challenging...

After a few minutes of planning our individual projects, we both just ran with it, and I've got to say that I'm really impressed with how each of our coasters turned out! To create the pattern, we both used a series of basic stitches including short and long stitches, stem stitches, buttonhole stitches, and back stitches.

Marissa made a coaster of latte art and I did my geometric patterns I had been hoping to make!

I definitely want to make more projects like this and it was so fun to have someone crafting alongside me!