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HubMob Weekly Topic: Crafts & Handiwork

  1. Princessa profile image87
    Princessaposted 7 years ago

    http://i43.tinypic.com/rup3mg.jpg

    Last week's HubMob on Eye and Ear Care gathered 22 official contributions.  Thanks to all the HubMobsters who took part in it.  A special mention to Ethel Smith our most prolific HubMobster last week with three entries, Well done Ethel!


    This week we are going to help Larry Freeman to fill up and give some hub love to one of the categories he created for us: Crafts & Handiwork.  For those of you who are not familiar with Larry, he is a member of the HubPages team; he is really helpful and always there to answer your questions.  It was Larry who created the "broken link" finder and who is always updating and creating new features in HubPages to make our writing experience more enjoyable.  Thanks Larry!


    Yesterday I went to a Mediaeval festival and I had the opportunity to appreciate ancient forms of handcrafts, all so beautiful and delicate that they are on their own a form of art.  The people who make them are artisans who have learnt skills that hopefully will pass down to new generations.  Making things with one's hands can be daunting for beginners, but it is a greatly satisfying when the work is finished.  If you have any special skill, this is the time to hub about it, to share your knowledge and why not maybe start some of us in the practice of your favourite handiwork. 


    Some topics that need HubLove this week are:
    Flower Crafts
    Flower Arranging
    Flower Pressing
    Homemade Toys
    Leatherwork
    Music Makers
    Stonework
    Knitting
    Spinning
    Weaving
    Embroidery
    Cross Stitching
    Machine Embroidery



    To join this week's HubMob please follow the steps below:

    1. CLICK THIS LINK and answer the Request.

    2. Choose a relevant title for your HubMob to get a good ranking in the search engines, make your title relevant to your hub content and AVOID starting your title with "Weekly HubMob"

    3. If necessary change the category for your hub according to your content.

    4. Include the HubMob RSS Feed in your hub: http://hubpages.com/request/15772/?new&rss

    5. Add the HubMob graphic to your hub so that everyone who reads it will know that it is part of the official HubMob topic of the week.

    6. After you publish your HubMob Hub, come back to the forum and post a link to your hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.  Take advantage of the free publicity!

    7. Keep track of your Hub and keep us updated on any traffic that you're getting and
    have fun writing your HubMob Hub



    For those who are still not sure about what is a HubMob and the benefits of taking part in one I created this guide http://hubpages.com/hub/What-is-a-HubMo … o-join-one , please feel free to come up with any questions if you have any doubts left.

  2. Cam Anju profile image75
    Cam Anjuposted 7 years ago

    Looks fun! Not sure what I'm doing yet but I'll get on it!! big_smile

    1. Princessa profile image87
      Princessaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am sure you fill find something to write about smile

      This is one of the lady artisans I saw yesterday at the mediaeval fete
      http://i31.tinypic.com/1z2lytx.jpg

      http://i27.tinypic.com/wuq6p3.jpg

      1. cashmere profile image83
        cashmereposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        What lovely work.

  3. Cam Anju profile image75
    Cam Anjuposted 7 years ago

    Haha That's awesome! big_smile
    Ok, here's my hub:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Flower-Pressing
    I can create more then one right?! big_smile
    So anyways I love the idea of flower pressing, I tried it when I was 6 and stained my mom's dictionary.. maybe this can other people from making some of my many mistakes on this topic! wink

  4. Cam Anju profile image75
    Cam Anjuposted 7 years ago

    Heh, I hope no one minds but I wrote another HubMob! smile
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Paper-Quilling-Craft

    I had a lot of fun writing this because paper quilling is something I used to do a lot, and I enjoyed teaching it to my friends.. thought I'd share here! big_smile Really hope no one minds.. neutral LOL!

    1. Princessa profile image87
      Princessaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's great smile  you can contribute with as many hubs as you want, there is no limit to the number of entries.

      By the way, your Flower pressing Hub is already on the front page of the Crafts & Handiwork category : http://hubpages.com/topics/arts-and-cra … ndiwork/11  Well done!

      1. Cam Anju profile image75
        Cam Anjuposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Awesome, I might be working on another right now... big_smile
        REALLY?! So cool! Thanks for letting me know! smile

  5. Shirley Anderson profile image84
    Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago

    Here's the HubMob link: Crafty HubMob

    The name seemed befitting of HubMobsters extraordinaire. smile

  6. Enelle Lamb profile image86
    Enelle Lambposted 7 years ago

    Helooooooooooooo big_smile Here's my hubmob entry -

    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Art-of-Crafting

    1. Enelle Lamb profile image86
      Enelle Lambposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I forgot to tell everyone what the hub was about - silly me! lol
      It is a look at First Nations crafts - How dreamcatchers are made and the legend behind them.

  7. Charia Samher profile image80
    Charia Samherposted 7 years ago

    Here's mine.


    Origami – The art of paper folding


    I missed last week but I might do one for that too. Is it ok?

  8. ethel smith profile image86
    ethel smithposted 7 years ago

    Think I might take a rest this week lol. Look forward to reading everyone elses HubMob. Thanks for the mention smile

  9. alekhouse profile image79
    alekhouseposted 7 years ago

    How to make a beautiful floral wreath

    http://hubpages.com/hub/httpwwwhowtomak … rwreathcom

  10. NYMiskovic profile image82
    NYMiskovicposted 7 years ago

    Here is my crafty hub: http://hubpages.com/hub/bridalflowerarrangements


    Hope you all enjoy it and find it useful : )

  11. Shirley Anderson profile image84
    Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago

    The hub has been updated:  Crafty HubMob

    Another bunch of really interesting titles this week.  You guys rock!

  12. RedElf profile image85
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Weaving-Your-Ho … HubMob-Hub

    What an amazing bunch of hubs this time - my goodness, such a talented bunch of people smile
    Here is my hub about woven ribbon pillow covers - been around for a while but some lovely new ribbons to play with...

  13. cashmere profile image83
    cashmereposted 7 years ago

    Here's my hubmob entry for this week.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Homemade-Toys-for-Kids

  14. Enelle Lamb profile image86
    Enelle Lambposted 7 years ago

    Well - I couldn't figure out which craft I wanted to write about, so here's my second entry...this one is about the art of Batiking
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Traditional-Ind … ic-Picture

  15. viryabo profile image86
    viryaboposted 7 years ago

    Sorry, but do we earn from google adsense doing this? May be a silly question, but i need to earn desperately. big_smile

    1. Cam Anju profile image75
      Cam Anjuposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You will earn Adsense on these just like your other hubs... same percentages! big_smile Hope to see you in here too!

  16. Shirley Anderson profile image84
    Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago

    Hub has been updated!

    Crafty HubMob

  17. Cam Anju profile image75
    Cam Anjuposted 7 years ago

    Here we go! smile I wrote another hub for this...

    I love flower pens they are so much fun, I used to make them but not anymore, here you go:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Make-Fun-Flower-Pens big_smile

  18. Shirley Anderson profile image84
    Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago

    Yerrrrrrrrrr in there, Cam....again.  smile

    You just may be the most prolific HubMobster this week!

    Crafty HubMob

    1. Cam Anju profile image75
      Cam Anjuposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Shirley! Ohhh.. that would be totally awesome! big_smile
      Shirley, would it be ok if I tweet the Crafty HubMob link? smile

      1. Shirley Anderson profile image84
        Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It definitely would be okay, thanks!  smile

  19. RedElf profile image85
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Stumpwork--Coun … ork-Hubmob

    Here's another one smile
    Stumpwork is a very old form of embellished embroidery similar to appilque in many ways. The other two, ribbon embroidery and counted cross stitch, are lovely art forms in their own right.

  20. lyla profile image59
    lylaposted 7 years ago

    Here's mine..smile Make a styrofoam tabletop waterfall! smile

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Make-a-T … -Waterfall

  21. Shirley Anderson profile image84
    Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago

    The Crafty HubMob hub has been updated.

    RedElf, I've never heard of stumpwork before, sounds interesting.

    1. RedElf profile image85
      RedElfposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Shirley, it can be really strange looking too, but I love all the textures of the different materials. It's a kind of three-dimensional fabric collage, but with clearly defined shapes. Neat stuff.

      1. Shirley Anderson profile image84
        Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sadly, I am the least craft-capable person that I've ever met.  It would look even stranger if I attempted it. smile

  22. wannabwestern profile image90
    wannabwesternposted 7 years ago

    I love crafts, but I found that interviewing someone last week for my Hubmob topic created some interesting results. When I ran into Ol' Toothless Jake Goldbug whittling on his porch high in a remote area of the blue mountains yonder, I knew I just had to interview him.

    http://hubpages.com/_o3w9wmuys93/hub/Wh … king-Stick

    1. Princessa profile image87
      Princessaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      mmm... this sounds interesting, better go an read it smile

  23. Princessa profile image87
    Princessaposted 7 years ago

    Check it out your hub could be one of the Hubs featured on the Arts and crafts category page http://hubpages.com/topics/arts-and-cra … ndiwork/11


    http://i28.tinypic.com/e6cehg.jpg

  24. lyla profile image59
    lylaposted 7 years ago

    Wow!..yipeee!! Mine is on the featured page!smile Thanks for putting the screen shot Princessa.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Make-a-T … -Waterfall

    1. Princessa profile image87
      Princessaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are welcome smile You made your craft sound really easy to make and it is so pretty... Thanks for taking part in the fun!

  25. RedElf profile image85
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    Hey - Wow! Both of mine made the feature page - terrific. Thanks so much for posting that, Princessa!

    1. Princessa profile image87
      Princessaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are welcome; it is great to be a "front page hubber" isn't it?

      1. RedElf profile image85
        RedElfposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        My oh my, it surely is so nice to see that the efforts we put in are appreciated. Feels great, and thanks.

        1. RedElf profile image85
          RedElfposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Paraglider has started a trend;
          I'm not sure when this rhyming will end;
          But it's just so much fun
          To see hubs on page one
          That it may last a while, my dear friends!

  26. Zsuzsy Bee profile image82
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 7 years ago

    I finally had enough time to finish a 'hubmob' hub. Here is the Url http://hubpages.com/hub/TheArtOfHandEmbroidery

  27. Purple Perl profile image81
    Purple Perlposted 7 years ago
  28. Princessa profile image87
    Princessaposted 7 years ago

    Wow!!! I am amazed by the quality of this week's Hubs, it is revealing to see the talent that all of you HubMobsters have. 
    http://i29.tinypic.com/2qc3w43.jpg

  29. Shirley Anderson profile image84
    Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago

    All of the latest additions have been added to the hub.

    Crafty HubMob

    Everyone is doing such a great job again this week!

    1. Princessa profile image87
      Princessaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Shirley, another fantastic hub smile

  30. Shirley Anderson profile image84
    Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago

    Thanks, Princessa!  smile

    Another fantastic topic, too!

  31. lyla profile image59
    lylaposted 7 years ago
    1. Shirley Anderson profile image84
      Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are not, I'm adding you now.

  32. Shirley Anderson profile image84
    Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago

    Did it!  You have been added, lyla.

    Crafty HubMob

  33. Cam Anju profile image75
    Cam Anjuposted 7 years ago

    Hey! Hope I can still add in, I had a final push to write this up real quick! big_smile http://hubpages.com/hub/Make-An-Awesome-Sock-Puppet

    Inspired by watching my little brother with his favorite sock puppet. smile

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image84
      Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Welllll, you can, but the price just went up!  smile

      Crafty HubMob

  34. Princessa profile image87
    Princessaposted 7 years ago

    Thanks everybody for a great week, you did a fantastic work!

    Check out the new topic it is hot hot hot http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/17658

 
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