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What is the best thing you ever made (created)?

Asked by jca (36005points) September 6th, 2008

i don’t mean babies or children, i mean made or created as in an incredible craft, a recipe, a dinner, a project, drawn or painted something, built something. something that to you, was incredible and you would be proud to discuss it.

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wrestlemaniac's avatar

I forged a deadly blade, it took me like a whole 3 months to do, It’s a nice sword.

andrew's avatar

I made a website.

NecroKing's avatar

And I forged the shield it took 5 months, we’re forgers. you could actually see us at the Renaissance festival making swords.

Darknymph's avatar

And I’m grateful for that Andrew.

NecroKing's avatar

we all are.

Darknymph's avatar

you did that, cool, Necro you better take an anger management class.

wildflower's avatar

I recently had a photo of mine selected for an interactive map – was kinda proud of that, but I don’t think it’s my best shot.

If I think along the lines of accomplishments, it’s probably some of the process mapping/documenting I’ve done – I like charting chaos to make sense of it :)

Darknymph's avatar

I actually made the armour, the chain mail one, that took like….a long time.

augustlan's avatar

I built a bookcase (a pretty nice one, too), when only two years prior I’d never picked up a power tool.

poofandmook's avatar

I made huge afghans, baby afghans, beautiful scarves (people are hounding me to buy them)... also… I have a lot of recipes that make a lot of people drool lol. And I also made a website.. the official website for my actor friend.

Darknymph's avatar

baby afghans?

iJimmy's avatar

One time I traced my hand with a crayon and turned it into a turkey. That was pretty cool.

ljs22's avatar

I wrote a novel for middle school girls.

augustlan's avatar

@ljs22: Was it published? I have middle school girls who love to read!

mzgator's avatar

I made a quilt out of three of my grandmother’s dresses and three of my husband’s grandfathers shirts for our future grandchild one day. My grandmother was the closest and most special person in my whole life. My husband’s grandfather was the same for him. We thought that one day if we are blessed with a grandchild from Hailey..( much later as she is only 14), her baby would be wrapped in a big hug from the clothes that were our grandparents. I have knitted and quilted many things, including a special baby blanket I made when I was pregnant for Hailey, but this is the best.

Thanks Andrew! You made the best website ever!

ljs22's avatar

@augustian: yes, simon & schuster is releasing it in Dec. It’s called The Teashop Girls. I’m very excited! It’s my first novel. I hope your girls like it…I too had my nose in a book continuously at that age (still do really, when I put down the laptop).

augustlan's avatar

ljs: Congrats! You must be thrilled. I’ll be sure to buy a copy for my girls!

scamp's avatar

@Darknymph yes, baby afghans. This kind, not this

susanc's avatar

I made a family out of people who’d lost way too many mothers and wives. Think of me as Wendy in Peter Pan. It’s a great family.
I didn’t do it alone. We all worked on it like crazy.
We were desperate. Now we’re stable as all hell. If you hurt one of us, the others
will kill you so dead you’ll never know what happened. We use the Swords of Solidarity
and the Armor of Commitment. Our blades are sharp, our shields are impenetrable.
We didn’t take anger-management classes. Watch your step.

aisyna's avatar

i started a Young democrats Chapeter at my highschool, which is mainly repunlican.

andrew's avatar

Oh, I also wrote and performed what I’m sure was not a great solo show about my father, uncle and grandfather at the same time I wrote my honors thesis.

susanc's avatar

I also performed with a mostly-Latina performance-art group about wounds and how they can be healed. I played the part of a violin-playing turkey vulture. I didn’t have hands so
I had to play the violin with my teeth, er, beak. I wore a white cotton shirt like a Russian
cossack, a ribbon tie (black), and a lot of fake black nylon “hair” clipped in among my
own mousy WASP hair. I was brilliant. I played a Romanian rhapsody. With my teeth.

cooksalot's avatar

@necroking do you play in the SCA?

cyndyh's avatar

Probably a colorful landscape stained glass box for my daughter to keep her art pencils in. I’m also pretty proud of a lot of the knitting I’ve done for me and my family.

cooksalot's avatar

Guess not. It’s the Society of Creative Anachronism – The creative re-enactment of the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. We used to part of that at one time. They have Tournaments, Barons, and Baroness’, Kings, and Queens, Heralds, and Tradesmen, Knights, and Ladies. I remember going to and event at least once a month, and weekly sword practices. That’s where I learned to make bobbin lace, and sew all kinds of neat costumes.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

I’m part of that, he’s not however.

Darknymph's avatar

At susanc, we made those shields and swords.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

I made the swords.

susanc's avatar

Yes, Darknymph and wrestlemaniac made the swords, who else?
Obviously we patronize our fellow flutherers
when equipping ourselves for war and what else.

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cyndyh's avatar

If you really forged a sword I’d love to hear about it. All sorts of metal smithing are skills and when done well nothing short of art. I got excited when I saw this question because I thought it’d be great to hear about people’s woodworking, needle work, glass arts, instrument making, cooking, novels, and artwork of all kinds. I really enjoy reading about people being passionate about things they’ve produced.

You guys have gotten off-topic again and not in a fun banter sort of way. You really do ruin what could otherwise be a great exchange of ideas between people who love what they do.

If you truly wanted people to understand you you wouldn’t go about it this way.

wildflower's avatar

Dear Darknymph, I appreciate your role being that of the protector of these other two characters, but I was responding to the Fluther user wrestlemaniac, not your or his in-game characters. Please refrain from shouting and personal attacks when they’re clearly unnecessary.

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cyndyh's avatar

Necro, that’s the point. This thread is the place for telling about the sword you forged, not all this other stuff.

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cyndyh's avatar

Necro, I’d love to see that picture. I’ve often thought I’d love to add metalwork to my skill set. I just haven’t yet. I make stained glass lampshades and there are times that I’d love to make a nice metal lamp stand designed specifically to go with the lampshade. Right now I have to be satisfied with shopping all over for something that would work as a stand. For one project, that I’ve barely started, I know it’ll be hard to find just the right stand. I’ll want it to look just like the base and trunk of a large gnarly tree and preferably have that black wrought iron look. Maybe trying to find that and failing will be enough to finally get me trying to work with metal myself.

NecroKing's avatar

I’d try, but I have no camera, so it might take a month or so.

Darknymph's avatar

Wait don’t you have a picture of it on the internet somewhere! show him that.

Carol's avatar

I gave birth to a baby who grew up to be a woman who is beautiful inside and out.

Carol's avatar

Oops!
I didn’t read the question thoroughly enough.
I retract my response above.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Pottery,paintings,tiles,stained glass windows,wooden carvings,drawings,clay sculptures,photos,wood furniture.The one closest to my heart is an etching I did on a stone then tossed into a little creek.:)

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