After seeing my mom's post for the Around the World Blog Hop, I decided I would do my own post... I'm not quite as prolific as she is, but I'd say by looking at all the balls of yarn around my room right now I do my fare share of crafting as well!
What am I working on?
This is pretty much everything on the go... Are you surprised there aren't any socks there? :-P
A baby sweater, some granny squares, and you see that navy blue ball of yarn? I'm hoping to cast that on soon - with the autumn weather well and truly here, I'm beginning to think I need a hat!
I'm a fairly monogamous crafter, and so I never have too many things on the go... although while writing this I am remembering I have 2 quilts currently in progress too! I like to have little things I can work on now and again when I have the time :-)
I have lots of other projects and a few designs of my own in the works... I just need to actually work on them, instead of just keeping them as ideas in my head!
How does my work differ from others in its genre?
I would say that I stick to traditional designs and techniques, but my colour choices are perhaps a bit more modern! I LOVE bright colours - anything to make the world a brighter place :-)
Above is a bear paw quilt that I started a while back... I have always loved hand-dyed fabrics and batiks, and I love this design, so why not combine the two?
Why do I write/create what I do?
One of my favourite quotes is by Elsie de Wolfe - "I'm going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life."
This is probably one of the main reasons I knit/crochet/quilt... I like pretty things, and I also love the sense of accomplishment I get from making things - It's such a nice feeling to be able to say "I made that!".
I also find it very calming... there is nothing better than sitting down with a cup of hot chocolate, some good music, and my latest WIP to relax with at the end of a busy day!
How does my writing/creating process work?
Oooh, this is a tough question!
In most cases, my ideas for what I want to make will either be inspired from something mentioned in a novel, or will come from me doodling in lectures... I then look on Pinterest or Ravelry to see if someone has already made something like what I'm thinking of, and if they have, I might follow their pattern (although I wouldn't be me if I changed something - I never quite stick to the instructions!) and if not, I think about how I could make my own version...
I love to read anything and everything, novels and blogs and tumblrs and magazines, and so I'm always collecting inspiration from somewhere! :-)
So yes! That's me! What about you?
I'd love to read about your creative process - feel free to do a post of your own, answering the questions and then let me know!!