I am SO happy to be part of the Worldwide Artist Blog Hop!! For those of you who don’t know what that is, think GLOBAL DOMINATION!!
Okay…maybe it’s not that extreme, but it’s kind of a way to thread together super crafty artist types through their blogs with a series of questions and answers. If you are curious about other artists who have contributed, a quick Google search of ‘Worldwide Artist Blog Hop’ will yield enough results to keep you happily entertained for weeks!
I was nominated by Crystal from Crystalized Designs to participate and a bit later, I’ll be nominating three others to join in the fun! Crystal’s AMAZING blog can be found by clicking the following link! http://www.crystalized-designs.com/blog/
So the way this works is for each nominated blogger to answer 4 simple questions about themselves and then nominate 2 or 3 other bloggers (You’ll find my nominations at the tail end of this post and I promise that you’ll find some amazing content over in their blogs I link!!)
Onward to the questions!
- Why do I do what I do?
I do what I do because I honestly LOVE it. My mind is always thinking about new ideas—and not always of the yarny variety—to try. My inquisitive nature is to blame for things like DIY glow in the dark yarn, DIY paper mache yarn bowls, and the crochet Indian cross stitch.
I’m sure if you’ve spent any amount of time looking through my blog you will realize that I’m not all about the yarn! I really love anything arts and crafty and I enjoy getting my fingers dirty to experiment and then share my experiments with all of you!
- How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I think my work is different because it’s unpredictable. Most other crocheters are stressing out over deadlines and creating the next big thing while I’m over here going with the flow and taking my time to enjoy the entire process.
I tend to crochet what I’m in the mood to crochet and let that guide me. I trust that whatever I’m doing is the thing I’m supposed to be doing and that it’s also the right time for it to get done.
I also don’t have a set style. I could be into highly textured crochet one month and thin sock yarn the next. If you look through my patterns you will see that reflected in them.
- How does my creative process work?
This is a REALLY hard question to answer because I don’t have a process. Creativity just happens and I let it…I suppose that could be considered a process but I’m totally organic and generally have a, ‘whatever gets done is what’s supposed to get done’ outlook on life.
- What am I working on now?
At this moment in time I have just finished a shrug pattern for the first ever HodgePodge (The Facebook Community) Shrug Showdown! I can’t wait to share it with you all because it was a MONSTER of a pattern to write—it will be offered in sizes from 6 months to an adult XL—and an even bigger monster to get tested, but I’m super happy with the outcome and I hope you’ll all love it as much as I do!
I’ve also recently wrapped a project that is slated to be included in the November issue of The Pattern Pack, put out by Happily Hooked Magazine! You can find this amazing digital mag right here: http://www.happilyhooked.com/ and I will be sure to update with links to my contribution as soon as I have it!
In my downtime I’ve decided to tackle the Double Take Pillow, designed by Delma Myers and published by Red Heart Yarn. So far I’m in love with the simplicity and with the fact that it’s a fast working pattern! At the rate I’m going, I’ll have all four pillows covered in a week!
I’ve also recently wrapped my second granny square exchange hosted by ShopKimberlie. I LOVE her exchanges because everyone involved is amazing and I always have so much fun seeing what everyone comes up with. As soon as my squares come back I will have 80 of them to assemble (aren’t you all jealous?!?) These are the granny wheel squares I sent out! (The free pattern can be found on the minspiration blog by following this link: http://minspiration.blogspot.com/2010/04/granny-wheel-square.html )
I’m also continuing the exploration of the Kreinik yarn that was a recent addition to my stash! More to come on that very soon!
Also, on a more personal note, if you’ve been following the HodgePodge Facebook page you know that our family was recently adopted by two of the most adorable kitties!! We call them Midnight and Chaser and they probably call us, ‘Those people who feed us and keep us warm.’
Now it’s time for me to nominate!!!
I’d like to nominate:
Jacqualine Calderon of http://crochetcouture.net/
Michelle Warwick of http://fromhomecrochet.com/
Cassidy Frazee of https://wideawakebutdreaming.wordpress.com/
All of these blogs are run by amazing women and are FULL of incredible content that you don’t want to miss!!
Head on over to bookmark and don’t forget to leave them a comment once they post their own blog hop!
If you enjoyed learning more about me I’d love to hear from you in a comment below! (Comments are moderated and will be approved if this is your first time.) Once again, thanks to all of you who make HodgePodge what it is today because crochet is so much better when you do it with friends <3