So, there’s this thing called the World Wide Artist Blog Hop that my a-maaaaaazing friend Tanya clued me in to when she nominated little ole me to participate! You can find her, and her bloggy goodness over at http://hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com/ (and trust me… there is a LOT of awesome yarny goodness there)
You can find my nominees at the bottom of this post. They are worth sifting through boring old me to get to… promise. ;) And, of course, to find more of the participating blogs, jump in your Google search bar, and enter World Wide Artist Blog Hop, and you will find oodles of amazing and talented artists.
Now, on to me…
Why do I do what I do?
My husband was working two jobs so that I could stay home with our daughter. And, most nights, I was BORED! I would finally get Grumpers to sleep, and he would be headed out the door to work for a couple of hours, so I wanted to find something to pass the time. Not only did it become a passion, but my hobby turned in to a nice little business that keeps me just busy enough to help contribute to our household and still keep it from falling apart. Plus, I get to work from home. It is the best part in my opinion. ;)
How does my work differ from others of it’s genre?
Now, this is a tough question. I don’t know that I differ from everyone else. I do know I take a LOT of pride in my work. If I hate it, I don’t want you to have it, so I can be REALLY picky about how I piece my work together. I am not afraid to tackle new things, so that does not limit my abilities in any way. This really is a tough one for me to answer. Way to go… you’ve stumped me.
How does my creative process work?
It just… does. If I get an idea, I play with it for a bit. I will work and rework it to make sure it is how I like it, This means some frogging and a little cursing, but the end result is always something I am pleased with, otherwise, it gets scrapped until I decide to revisit it. (I have a scrap bin to prove it)
What am I working on now?
Lately, I’ve been chilling a bit on the orders and hooking. After our move (twice) this summer and my Etsy shop was slammed with business, I decided to step back and take a bit of a pre-holiday rest. I am still working on orders, but rather than the dozen plus I was doing per week (which can be VERY difficult when you have a family) I am working on half as many, and finding myself much less stressed.
I’ve revamped a few of my patterns, and written the new Hailey Slouch and matching Cowl. I also have a few more things that need a working pc to finish up (yes, we are having technical difficulties in my world) so, I am waiting on that little kink to fix.
The Hailey Slouch
The Hailey Cowl
Revamped Winter Lattice pattern
I’ve also just finished up a square exchange with some friends from the Hodge, and have been working up a number of Woodland Animal Cowls, Yoda hats (some in Dobby the House Elf colours) and of course, Moose hats!
Custom Order Request
It’s Moose Season!
Grumpy do I look?
It’s nomination time! I am going to nominate TWO blogs to participate. I choose my friend
Heather from over at http://keepcalmandcrochetonuk.wordpress.com/
Renee from over at http://fortheloveofscarves.wordpress.com/
Kimono-So-Cosy Adult Poncho pattern by Heather Gibbs
Serendipity Scarf Pattern by Renee Kelley
Head over to snag these free patterns, and leave them a comment to say hi!
Thanks for sticking around to learn more about me and why I do what I do. I really love and appreciate all of the support I receive from all of you who follow me! I’d love to hear more from you, so leave me a comment below. :)