There’s a new blog hop going around, and I was tagged to join! I haven’t done one in a loooong time, and I thought it might be fun for you to learn some things about me, as well as get to know a few new blogs! :)
I was tagged by not one but two lovely ladies: Anita from A Creative Dimension, who does AMAZING things with colour (exhibit A), and Tanya from Little Things Blogged, who has such a vibrant colour palette in her work it’s hard to ignore it (exhibit B)! :)
Taking part in this blog hop means answering 4 questions about my creative process. Here goes! :)
1. What am I working on at the moment?
A lot! I’m still turning my yarn babies into squares, and some day they’ll become a picnic blanket.
Then there’s still this shawl, which came in last during Shawl Wars and is fighting for my time…
And then there are a whole bunch of secret projects, which I can’t show you yet! But I promise they’re awesome! :)
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Excellent question, and I’m not sure how to answer it :) I just make what I like to make. I get inspired by lots of things, and I just go with the flow! My style is just that, my style. And it changes a lot; it’s like the seasons! One day I can be really into earth tones, and the other day that can change and I’ll love pastel colours, or neons even! The one constant throughout my work is that I always want to make something beautiful, wether it’s crochet, or a drawing, or a weaving, or anything :)
3. Why do I create what I do?
That’s an easy one: because I love doing it! :D I can’t imagine myself not being creative. It’s just who I am! :) I crochet and craft and be creative to keep my sanity; I would lose my mind if I couldn’t create anything. I want to inspire those around me and I can do that with crochet! :)
4. How does my creative process work?
I let my self get inspired by something, and that can be anything; something I’ve seen on Instagram, Pinterest, any of the over 500 blogs I read, or it can be something from nature, or people! :) By then, an idea usually forms in my mind pretty quickly. Sometimes I write it down in one of my many many notebooks. As soon as I have some suitable yarn, mostly from my stash, but this can also be yarn I just purchased, I get to work! When I have an idea, I have to try it immediately! :) I fiddle around a little with a suitable hook size, and once I’ve found a size I’m happy with, I write it down on a project tag (free PDF download here). Then the actual crochet part begins! This can take a day, a week, a month or even a year. I let projects decide how much time they need :) Some are just meant to be long-term, while others scream to be finished immediately! After it’s finished, I tuck in my ends nice and tight, block the project (or not), and photograph it for my blog. And then I show it to you! :)
To keep the blog hop going, I’m going to introduce you to two good friends of mine!
Up first is Sarah from Crafts from the Cwtch, who has a fabulous blog on knitting, spinning, crochet and other great reads! Some of you know her blog already because she’s been a friend of this blog ever since the beginning, but if you haven’t seen it yet, I can’t recommend it enough :)
And last but not least is Charissa from Mad Mad Me! Charissa is the happiest person you’ll ever meet, and it shows in her writing! She’s been on Design Wars a couple of times and her designs are filled to the brim with colour and texture; just my cup of tea :)
Have a great week everyone!