This is mostly for my own reference. And a reminder to myself that I should update my poor neglected craft blog
-making (mostly steampunk-ish) jewelry:
I think I am nearing the limit of the interesting stuff one can do without learning Actual Grownup Metalsmithing TM. I have a lot of supplies and some ideas for what to do with them; I really need to not acquire more rusty old metal objects in hopes of figuring out what jewelry to make with them, though :) Taking metalsmithing class is pretty high on my list of "when I can afford it" things.
I feel like I'm pretty good at freeforming random shapes; I have a couple of books of interesting stitches and an annoying stash of yarn that I keep meaning to turn into actual projects; I don't like patterns.
I'd say I'm an advanced beginner (I can make awesome rectangles with ribbing! I can kiiinda deal with DPNs and increase/decrease shaping). I still don't like patterns (and at least as far as I can tell, knitting is less good than crochet for randomly fooling around without a pattern and only a bit of a plan).
I think I'm an advanced beginner--I can go from precarded wool to 2-ply yarn. Haven't tried knitting with my own yarn yet, so I don't know if it's any good. Haven't learned any of the really shiny wild handspinning techniques yet. Also haven't played around with dyeing fiber or yarn that I've spun, but I hope to fix this very soon. I also want to figure out how to spin usable single-ply yarn.
I like acrylic paints, and am OK at mural-in-a-dorm levels of painting; I am reasonable at texture and color, but making shapes that look like actual objects is Hard (unless I'm just copying something that someone else has already drawn).
-screwing around with polymer clay:
ehh? Yay pasta machine? Haven't honestly done a lot with this besides initial tentative dabbling
getting better at that whole ink brayer application thing, so my prints are coming out better. Want to get better at evoking shading in the block cutting.
-sewing with a machine:
totally a beginner at this. Making clothes is Hard (especially when you aren't shaped like a lot of the patterns you can buy). I still want to make some awesome skirts someday. I have way too much fabric sitting around for patchworking together "someday" as well as some actual fabric from a store.
I miss doing 3D stuff in Blender--I haven't really made anything complicated in it since high school, and so many awesome features have been added since then! I'm getting to know Inkscape pretty well, but use it for mostly utilitarian stuff.
-noodling around with experimental printmaking:
I've tried using my pasta machine as a small printing press and plan on trying a table vise as an even smaller one. Dunno if this is awesome or ridiculous, given that I theoretically could get trained on an actual printing press if I wanted to.
Hmm, now that I've written that all out I could swear I'm forgetting something. Uh, if I've bounced at you about some craft idea that didn't make it to this list, feel free to remind me :)