Saturday, April 14, 2007

Photo Hunt Saturday - Hobby


This week's theme is hobby. And while I have three specific things I like to do, I find myself lacking the time to actual engage in my hobbies.

The first is scrapbooking. I have been doing this for a few years now and really enjoy it. I have books started but not quite done of the older two girls. I find when I am in the mood to work on them, I don't have the right pictures. Since we went digital, I have lacked printing the pictures. They just sit on a disk.


The second hobby is something I can only do part of the year. It's gardening. I really only started seriously working in the gardens last year. Before that, I would try but never think ahead. I would just go out and buy flats of annuals and plant them. They'd look nice for the season and then the following year, I would start over. Last year we planted veggies. They didn't take well, but we at least got our money's worth. The girls loved picking veggies from the yard (and raspberries) and eating them. This year, we are planning another veggie garden, but are going to give it proper care prior to planting. I have also invested in some perennials to keep coming back year after year. I can't wait to see our garden grow! The seedlings you see are the start of our sunflower house!


My last hobby is sewing. This is new to me and while I enjoy it, I don't have much time to do it. I have been working on summer dresses for the girls. This is the fabric I plan on using.


When we brought our house, we brought it because it has a small room off the master bedroom. This is our hobby room, although Husband's D&D stuff takes up most of the room. The following are pictures of our hobby room.

And lastly, here are some pictures of Husband's hobby. He enjoys painting miniatures.

25 comments:

Sueczech said...

Holy smokes! The two of you have such great creativity and one really awesome room! *sigh* One day.. one day.. :)

Bongga Mom said...

My gosh..... your DH is really into the D&D miniatures! How wonderful that both of you are pursuing your passions

Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

Wow! What a neat hobby room!!
Your material is pretty, bet your veggies will be good! My daughter loves to scrapbook :)
Looks like your life is very well rounded :)

Kelli said...

Oh how fun to have a whole room for your hobbies! Er, should I say, your DH's hobbies ;)

superkimbo said...

You are both serious hobbyists! I'm impressed!

Linda said...

It would be so nice to have a hobby room but then I guess I'd have to have a hobby other than blogging!

My son does the miniatures also but he does Warhammer ones and I am always amazed at the detail of those tiny little figures!

Autumn said...

oh my goodness, you certainly stay busy. What fun!

Rose said...

I bet the dresses will be so cute.

srp said...

Last year I planted fairytale pumpkin seeds... the vines went nuts and took over the yard... but I got ten pumpkins, the largest weighing almost 20 pounds and with enough meat to make enough pies for a couple of years.

Some of those painted miniatures are really scary... I wouldn't want to meet up with them in the middle of the night.

Danella said...

Oh wow, you are so creative! You have so many interesting hobbies.

Mine is up too.

amy said...

You have a lot going on..Im impressed!

kailani said...

You have some great taste in fabric designs. Those are some that I would have chosen myself. Sewing is my hobby, too!

pat said...

WOW - look at the room of hobbies!! I just wish I had a bit of spare space for my office. :-)

Thanks for stopping by - Happy Weekend!

Smalltown RN said...

wow what great hobbies....and what a hobby room my goodness...that's enough to keep you going for awhile...good luck with the dresses...

GEWELS said...

I want a room like that. How fabulous to have a space to indulge your hobbies, like that.
Love your colorful photos- especially the sewing and scrapbooking one.
Nice job.

Dragonheart said...

Terrific photos of your hobbies and your husband's hobby. You are both very creative! :)

Patricia said...

What wonderful hobbies - and oh how I envy you having a "hobby room"! Thanks so much for stopping by Pollywog Creek and your kind comment. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Claire said...

Ding dang do! your hobby tastic!
I have always wanted to do scrap booking but now blogging doesn't let me do anything else.
Really need to do gardening, my dad hates it.
I cant sew at all, have even resorted to glue in the past.
But guess what my dad does love? painting war hammer thingies! He loves the Lord of the Rings ones.

Heidi said...

How wonderful to have a hobby room! Those fabrics will make really pretty dresses, etc!

Enjoy your hobby room and all your hobbies!

Incog & Nito said...

Wow, you two have a lot of hobby stuff. You both must be very creative - and that room is so tidy. Happy weekend.

Anita said...

Great hobby room! I wish I had one of those! I need to learn how to sew. It's one of those things I've always wanted to learn how to do but have never taken the time to do it.

meeyauw said...

That hobby room is great. You have a great storage system. You need it with so many active people in the house!

creative-type dad said...

Whoa! That hobby room is "hard-core".

Barbara H. said...

How neat to have a room for hobby stuff!! One of my frustrations with both sewing and scrapbooking is that it's packed away and hard to get to.

I used to sew a lot and am just now getting back into it. Seeing lovely fabrics almost makes me drool. :) I've just barely begun scrapbooking and need to get going on it.

I've never been a good gardener, so I gave up. :) My husband's parents had a big garden every year, though.

I'm late visiting photo hunt posts, as you can see. :) It was a busy weekend.

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