Monday, November 10, 2014

Around The World Blog Hop

I had read and seen a couple of these posts--'Around the World Blog Hop.' But, I never really read how they worked. Then, I got an email from Starly of asking me to play along.
It sounded like a fun thing to do, so here goes!

1. What am I working on?

Right now I'm working on making this into a pattern! (It'll release on the 20th, so stay tuned!) 
I'm quite excited about it, especially since there are going to be a good number of options.
I'm also working on sewing up a number of rag blankets and other goodies for a table I rented at a Bazaar in December.

Finished stack

Needs snipping and washing

For the Bazaar, but all are options in the Zippy Keepers Pattern!
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I'm not 100% sure if it is so much different than what's out there.
I use fabrics that I love--whether they are 'in-style' or not. If I like them, I'll use them!
Tough and durable for the boys, pretty and practical for the girls.
Generally, I don't make one-time outfits--to me that is a waste. They need to be able to wear them--over and over again.

Much of my sewing is tailored specifically to my own children's likes--they inspire me with the things they love. 
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
Part of the reason I create is because it's relaxing.
When the kids are in bed, instead of turning on a TV, I start creating--my sewing machine gets used almost daily, and if it's not being used, I'm scheming either on paper or in my head what my next project will be.
And, I write about it to share and inspire others.
I know that I love to see what other people make--I only wish sometimes I could hold the items in my hands, inspect the seams, and see how it's put together...I love learning new techniques, and want to be able to pass on these techniques and ideas to others. 

4. How does my writing/creating process work?
Generally, I make clothing for the kids when they need it, or if I've signed up to pattern test.
For myself as well. I really, really dislike shopping for clothes. Seriously.
So, when I can make my own wardrobe at home with fabric (which I really, really like shopping for), it makes things so much easier.
I often buy fabric thinking, 'this will make a nice top/dress for me.' Or 'this is perfect for my daughter.' Or 'the boys would absolutely love this fabric!'
I then find a pattern or make a pattern to fit the picture that is in my head and sometimes sketched onto paper.

And, now, I pass the baton onto Mel from Filles a Maman and Karly from Paisley Roots.
On the 17th, hop over to their blogs and see what they're working on!

1 comment:

  1. I love the fact that you create so many wonderful items for your children and yourself. I just made 2 more Perfect Petal Purses for my nieces, they are so cute, I will send you a picture tomorrow.


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