She can turn her hand to anything and always produces an amazing result. Of course I may be just a tinsy winsy bit biased!! So why not take a look for yourself and make up your own mind, you wont be disappointed. I'll leave you with a coloured pencil drawing Clare did recently of Molly our cat, who is sadly no longer with us.
Ok! To take part in the Blogland Tour I have to answer four questions and then nominate a blog to take part, in order for the tour to continue, So here goes with the questions first.
What am I working on?
At this moment in time I am creating Dorset Buttons. From time to time I teach crochet and craft workshops and during October I have two coming up, one at a really gorgeous wool shop called Spin A Yarn in a nearby village. Usually Dorset Buttons are created using fairly thin thread but this time I am using dk cotton on a larger ring to enable them to be used as brooches or shawl clips. This is proving far trickier than I first thought! Here are a few of the smaller ones I have created in the past. They measure about 1.5" diameter but the one I'm working on at the moment is nearer 2.5" and the ring is fatter. Which I think is the cause of my problems!
Later this year I will post a tutorial on how to make Dorset Buttons and you should then be able to see the outcome of the larger ones.
I am also returning to my patchwork and quilting workshop this week (not teaching this one, just learning!) but here are a few of the blocks I worked on last time.
How does my work differ from others of my genre?
Hmmm? this is a difficult one! I'm not very good at 'playing' with creations. I like to learn a new skill and achieve a finished article all in one, so I produce something useful. I think I'm more of a practical crafter than a creative crafter!
Why do I write/create what I do?
I love the challenge and how each piece presents its own dilema!
How does my writing/creative process work?
I think we are back to the challenge again here! I see something I like and think "I could make that". Then I start working out how to achieve it. If I need to learn something new in the process, even better! For instance, I used to make jewellery and fancied crocheting with wire. I couldn't crochet so I learnt how to do it, now I'm hooked on crochet!
Maisy the Elephant.
Moving on now to the blog I would like to nominate to take part in The Blogland Tour.
I have recently come across Itsamistry Design Studio. I was browsing through the blogs on Handmade Monday when this cheerful picture of an elephant caught my eye.
Well thank you all for reading my first post in a while! I hope you enjoy the blogs I have introduced you to. It's lovely to be back and I'm really looking forward to taking part in Handmade Monday and catching up with what everyone has been up to.