Something a little different from me today. I was featured last week by the amazing Maria of 50 Shades of 4 ply and asked to share with you the answers to some questions about my creative process and feature a couple of other folks.
Before I go on to the questions, I wanted to share with you the incredibly beautiful blanket Maria made with one of my free patterns called Shell Collection.
All the details about it can be found by clicking the pics above.
Ok on to the questions.
1. What am I working on?
That’s an easy one! I have a few projects on the go (who doesn’t?) The one I think you’ll be most interested in is this one
I have a bit of work to do on the pattern as yet, but it’s coming along nicely. I hope to release it very soon. I will be having a naming competition over on Instagram with the chance to win the pattern when it’s ready.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I write my patterns very thoroughly so there is no guess work involved. Nothing worse that having to stop and nut out what a pattern means by peering at pictures. Each step is spelled out and I have my patterns tested so hopefully they are all plain sailing. I have little rules for myself as well like to make things like starting and ending points as invisible as possible. I try to do things in new ways. I also like to play with shapes that are not ones you’d see normally.
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I cannot just sit. I need to be doing something. I guess the main reason I am always coming up with new designs is that I really, really dislike doing the same thing more than once. Often when I am making something, new ideas, variations and inspiration hit. I have to get them out of my head. Once they are done, that’s it, I move on to the next idea.
4. How does my writing/creating process work?
I don’t really have a formal process. I get hit with an idea and have to try it out. Sometimes, I just keep going on it without touching anything else, other times (if they don’t work out ;)), I can put the new idea aside until the urge to try again hits. I do have many notebooks on the go with ideas/patterns scrawled in them.
So that’s it. A bit about how I do what I do.
Time to pass the baton on to next week’s creative types. These clever folks will share their answers next Monday.
Are you a leftie? I cannot imagine how hard learning crochet would be left handed. Well Stephanie of A Bag Full of Crochet has done just that and makes some amazing things. Steph is also on Instagram.
Well that’s it from me for now. Hopefully my next post will be a new pattern for you all