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My English is not good and I'm trying to improve it. I came across this sentence while reading an article, and I want to know what it means:

Every once in a while, however, you’ll find yourself crafting.

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thank u drm65 for editing my question ... –  Jam Jul 14 '11 at 12:28
    
What is the context for this? Can you provide some of the text either side of the quote you provided please. –  Ian Lewis Feb 12 at 14:47
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Every once in a while is used for infrequent events. Here, you'll do something (crafting) which you don't normally do.

The time interval is not clear, so the meaning must be obvious from the context.

Every once in a while, it rains in Central Australia and Lake Eyre fills with water.

Which suggests something which might happen at intervals of decades.

It's the kind of phrase popular in Children's literature, where precision is not required, and it has a kind of once upon a time connotation to it.

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Are you sure the sentence ends there? "Crafting" requires an object, unless its a jargon usage.

E.g. Every once in a while, however, you'll find yourself crafting the difficult bits that can't be built automatically.

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No, my wife does crafting. It's a bit like scrapbooking. –  pavium Jul 14 '11 at 13:25
    
See crafting.co.uk I assumed the OP was reading an article about Crafting –  pavium Jul 14 '11 at 13:32
    
I've learned something new! :) Can I do it with bits of old power tools? –  Mark Wallace Jul 14 '11 at 13:53
    
You do it with a needle and thread, some fabric and maybe some glue. Go for it! –  pavium Jul 14 '11 at 13:57
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