You may have seen the Blog Hop on some of the blogs, and Louise from Thread Carefully very kindly nominated me to take part! I love reading Louise's blog, she makes gorgeous dresses that I would love to pinch, but it wouldn't do me any good because she's so much taller than me!
What's a blog hop? Amy from Almond Rock describes it as a blogging conga line, which I love the sound of! One blogger answers four questions, then nominates two bloggers to do the same. I have nominated Claire from I Want To Be A Turtle, and Lara from Dreaming of Avonlea.
So here are my answers:
Why do I write?
I love reading other blogs, at tea break and lunchtime I'm the person in work with my phone stuck to my hand reading and commenting on blogs on Bloglovin'. I thought that since I enjoyed reading other blogs, maybe somebody out there might be interested in reading mine.
I enjoy the process of documenting my makes, and tend to use my blog as a reference for myself on how I fixed a certain issue, or changes that I made on a pattern.
I also love the crafting blog community. I know it's been said before, but everybody is just so friendly and helpful. It really does restore my faith in the human race! If I'm having a problem with a techique, I know I can just google it, and somebody out there will have had the same issue, and posted a solution. It's lovely to meet so many people who share the same interests as me, and make some on-line friends. I yet to meet any bloggers in person though.
What am I working on?
I try not to have too many projects on the go at once, because I just find that overwhelming. I usually have one knitting and one sewing project that I'm working on. My current knitting project is a baby cardigan for my friend who is pregnant. My sewing project is the pyjama bottoms from Love At First Stitch, but I am also working on a pattern drafting class from Craftsy.
Honestly, I don't think my blog differs much from other crafting blogs. I would love to be able to design a beautiful blog, but I just don't know enough about it to know where to start. I know I could learn, but that would take up valuable crafting time! In fact, I am constantly astonished that my blog actually works; I don't have a good track record with technology - I managed to break a photocopier and a sat nav cable in work last week. Eep!
How does my writing process work?
It usually starts when I finish whatever make I've been working on. I'll find myself composing paragraphs in my head but don't ever write them down, so I will start a post and jot down heading or a sentence about certain things I want to talk about. I won't always write the whole post straight away, but I find it really helps to have those heading saved so I can remember what I want to say!
I generally tend to be a week or two behind on my blog, so a make can have been finished for a while before I blog about it. It can be difficult to get the photos taken for a post due to our not so great British weather! Although I can't complain this summer, the weather has been lovely.
I will sometimes write two or three posts at a time, but it might not be the whole post in one go. I try to devote a couple of hours to writing, because I find that's works better for me that short bursts of writing.
I hope you enjoyed my stop on the blog hop, and thank you to Louise for nominating me. Don't forget to check out Claire and Lara's posts next Monday.
Have a great week,