What am I working on?
Oh now this one is a bit like a guilty confession, not content with one project, I’m currently working on several....
My biggie at the moment is a new quilt for my daughters bed, which I started back HERE.
I’m also a Farmers Wife, well not really, I’m actually a RAF wife. You can read more about my Farmers Wife quilt HERE. I think this project is going to be with me for sometime, I may have been ever so slightly optimistic at making 2 blocks a week, but hey, I'm always a cup is half full kinda girl! The end result will I am certain, be worth the many hours it will take to stitch.
Another little quilty project currently in progress involves Hexie’s in some of my most favourite fabrics. This ones for a publication, so I can not show too much, but here’s just a little teaser!
Finally, I should probably also mention the crochet cushion that I started HERE, this is to tantalisingly close to be finished...honestly it really is!
I can't really think of how to answer this, but I guess I had to describe 'my style' in three words it would be ‘pretty, sentimental and uncomplicated’ I can honestly say that I just try to be myself and design things that make me smile or have a personal meaning. I was taught to sew by my nan and mum, but I know that not everyone has been given this opportunity, so I see writing tutorials and ‘make it’ projects as a way to share what I know.
I can not imagine a day passing without at some point either sketching, stitching or doing something creative either for myself, with my children or for my business. It’s part of me and something that I simply have to do without question....it makes me happy and content.
I also feel incredibly lucky to part of the handmade community, through blogging and other social platforms, but also through Pretty Fabrics and Trims, which put’s me in contact with other makers on a daily basis.
How does my writing/creating process work?
I have a sketch book always close to hand and a notepad by the side of my bed. It’s amazing how some of my favourite ideas have come to mind in the middle of night! Nearly everything starts out as a rough (and I mean rough) sketch and then I continue to work on it until I’m happy. My sketch book is full of ideas for future projects, but first I guess I had better finish some of those WIP’s before I start anything else new.
I’ve loved being part of this blog hop, so thanks again Chrissie for inviting me! Next week, I’ll be passing the baton on to:
Gillian at Tales from a Happy Place ~ Gillian’s blog is jammed full of the most inspiring and thoughtful blog posts, all of which are accompanied by the most stunning photographs. (So funny, Gillian received an invite from both myself and Kate at Just Pootling who's also taking part today, so it just goes to show how enjoyable her blog is!)
Gilly from Gilly Makes ~ Gilly’s blog posts always make me smile. Gilly knits, crochets, makes quilts and sews, all with absolutely stunning results. Her new ‘Kate’ tunics are just gorgeous!
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Annette from My Rose Valley ~ Annette's blog is just beautiful. Her photographs of her life in Switzerland are stunning. Annette has been as absolute inspiration to me since I discovered crochet. Her Nordic Shawl pattern is so pretty and it is a must to read the story that influenced it.
If you haven’t already discovered these brilliant blogs....please do ‘hop’ on over! Thanks again for joining me today and I’ll be back tomorrow with the results of my little tote bag Giveaway.