Welcome to Rainbow Hare for my stop on the Around The World Blog Hop!
First of all, I’d like to thank the lovely Rachel from mamafairy sews for inviting me to join this hop. Rachel is a great sewing inspiration and, if you missed it, I very much recommend you to visit her post here and learn a new word, which is sure to come in useful. Rachel has sent me a few questions:
1. What am I working on?
|Purl is trying to teach Knit how to do the backstroke|
..My hope was to do a story accompanied by a pattern and/or tute each month but, unfortunately, it has become a more ‘as-and-when’ project. I have several plans for more stories and patterns but it’s a struggle to find time.
I’m also in the middle (ok, before the middle) of knitting a pair of socks and a jacket.
And, sewingwise, I’m about to begin a new bedsized quilt – although, so far, I am only at the fabric auditioning and trying to reclaim my sewing space stage..
2. How does my work differ from others in its genre?
A year ago, I thought of Rainbow Hare as quilting/sewing blog but, as far as keeping to a genre goes, I have a tendency to veer off topic. I easily become sidetracked into cloth dolls, felt creature…
|Old Man and the Sea|
I create because I just love making things and textiles are my go-to medium. I blog because I enjoy and value the connection with other bloggers. I hardly know any makers of things in real life and I really appreciate the friendship, inspiration and encouragement of the blogging community.
4. How does my writing/creating process work?
Who knows! I get an idea from somewhere and ponder on it a lot without seeming to accomplish anything. Then I don’t get started for ages. Then one day I begin and, once I’ve got started, I can’t make anything else until it’s finished. All of my UFOs and abandoned makes come about from the single cause of losing momentum in the middle of a project. At first everything seems to be not working out or I think ‘everyone will think this is really stupid’ and I feel like abandoning it (but I call that the getting-worse-before-getting-better stage).
|A classic getting worse and worse stage!|
After that I stop trying to control the project and sometimes the next step seems obvious but often things keep going wrong/unexpectedly. Once I get to that stage, though, I enjoy the problem solving aspect and I’m not really concerned about the end result – just the thing I am literally working on at that moment. Then sooner or later (often sooner than I expect) I realise it’s finished. I’m always hoping to find a way to cut out most of those steps…
If you’ve read to here, thank you very much for your patience!
I hope that you have because this is where I announce next week’s ‘around the world’ bloghopper. I’m delighted to tell you next Monday, Teresa from Crafty Bags will be hosting. Teresa is a very talented crafter and you can find a wonderful variety of bags and other handmade items on her blog and in her shops. I always admire her colourful makes and she was my biggest inspiration to start crocheting this year.