Monday, November 3, 2014

Around the World Blog Hop 2014

I'm being indoctrinated into this Blog Hop by Justine at Justine's Cross Stitch. She has some amazing projects going on right now and has now taken over hosting Mega Mini Monthly Maddness! Go Justine!! The amount of projects this busy woman gets done will never cease to amaze me.

Without further ado, here is my portion of this Hop.

We were asked a few questions, that we were allowed to alter a little depending on our preference.

Q. What am I working on?

A. What am I not working on?? Currently I'm stitching like a mad woman on the Thomas Kinkade Disney Dreams Collection - Beauty and the Beast Falling in Love (progress photos will be updated soon!). There has been some work done to a paint-by-number that's in progress for my DB. I haven't done one of these in ages, but it's proving to be a lot of fun. I'm also, very slowly, working on a crocheted blanket for a friend's new baby. Unfortunately, I'm thinking the poor kid is going to be at least 1 year old before he gets it!! While I love crocheting, I am not particularly fast at it and my ADD kicks in too quickly and I launch into another project.

Q. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Q. Why do I create what I do?

A. I'm taking both of these questions and making my own since I don't seem to have a good answer for either... Why/how do I select what I create?

This is the question of the century, and one my DB asks on several occasions when he sees Hobby Lobby bags/packages from Ebay coming out of my car. ;-)

I, if you haven't figured this out quite yet, am obsessed with any/all things Disney which seems to be the fuel for much of my creative juices. There are also a lot more cross stitch patterns out now that fall into the category I find particularly humorous which has lead to more purchases, and therefore projects, that have landed in my stash.

Anything that strikes my fancy is up for grabs regardless of the medium. As I've said there are both a paint-by-number and a crocheted project in my rotation at the moment. For a long time I was also making, and selling, diaper cakes. If you haven't heard of these creations before they basically resemble diapers made to look like a wedding cake. The toppers and decorations are all baby friendly things. Think washcloths, pacifiers, blankets, onesies... the list is endless.

I could ramble on and on about this for eternity, but we'll save that for another time and move on to more pressing matters.

Q. How does my creative process work?

A. There has been much internal debate on this one. I can't really even say I have come up with a good answer. Crafting in general, regardless of what I'm working on, is the one of the only things I've found that can take me to my "happy place." Most of the projects I work on have a set pattern that I rarely, if ever, alter. I really enjoy seeing the process of the project in the making and of course the final product. There's nothing more exciting than saying I did that. It may not be my pattern but those were my blood drops, sweat and tears that went into making it. Who knows, maybe one day they will be my own patterns...

So glad you all stopped by! I'm looking for 3 more bloggers to pass the torch to in order to continue this Around the World Blog Hop. Please comment if you're interested and I'll send you the information. Lets keep this going. It's always so nice to see what's going on with fellow bloggers and get some insight into what makes us all tick. :-)


  1. Nice to learn a little more about your crafting Caitlin. I pass on the torch.



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