Hello - my name is Amy and I am a start-a-holic. Yes, I am a serial starter. A magpie of starting shiny new projects before the other projects are finished.
What am I working on?
The easiest answer would be what am I NOT working on?! Seriously - I currently have 16 quilts in various stages of 'being made', several partially started zippy pouches, a dozen pincushions waiting for my attention, Block of the Month blocks to make, bee quilts to sew together etc etc. Here is a picture of the fox that I machine appliqued to the front of a Reusable Grocery Bag for my secret partner in The_Fox Swap:
|Kip & Fig Fox pattern|
I don't even know what that question really means so my answer would be that I consider myself a crafter. I love trying new crafts and learning new skills. Last year I tried rag rug making. I love working with beads. I make found-object sculptures. I like to up-cycle. I have done bookbinding, pottery classes, card making, scrap booking, felting, jewellery making, welding, printmaking - and I love it all!! Next on my list is weaving. I need to retire (please note: I am still more than 25 years away from retirement) so I can fill my days with all the things I want to try!
|Some of the books I have made|
I NEED to be busy. I NEED to create. My hands NEED to be busy doing something therefore I make schtuff. This is why I join in so many swaps and volunteer to be a pattern tester!! I have a restless mind so having a project - any project - to occupy my thoughts can often help me focus and tame that restless energy!! I bake if I'm not being arty farty or crafty. But then again, if I am not baking, swapping, sewing or crafting, I am on the internet pinning on Pinterest, drooling over images on IG, looking at fabric or planning my next shiny new project! I make a lot of lists and piles. 'Nuf said.
|Wonky Houses and Trees|
|Big Bear pattern by TartanKiwi|
How does my creating process work?
Hmmm - difficult question! My head is so full of all the things I see on IG, Flickr, Pinterest, from books, from the things I see around me, that they all melt into each other and eventually I NEED to make something. However, my creative process can also depend on a deadline!! If it is a quilt-along, the deadline keeps me motivated. Swap projects and pattern testing are the same - a deadline set by someone else is important! The rest of the time I am all over the place, creating whatever and whenever I feel like it. I switch from project to project, not completing anything unless it is a swap item or something for a link up!
|My Citrus Triangle quilt from the Triangle Along|
|Artist Trading Card swap|
I am happy to direct you to rainbow-mad Kelly of Jeliquilts, for your next stop on the Around the World Blog Hop.
|Wonky Churn Dash and textile with wire bird|
Thanks for stopping by!