Monday 29 September 2014

Around the world blog hop

Today I'm partaking in a bit of a blog hop after being nominated to play by Julie from My Threadbear Life.  Julie's blog is one of my favourite to visit, she creates beautiful projects and has a talent for up-cycling her vintage finds.  I am spoilt having Julie living in my region and I have loved my visits to her gorgeous house and craft cottage.
The premise of the blog hop is nice and simple with just four questions to answer:

How does my writing/creative process work?
I started writing this blog in 2011 to keep track of my stitching progress. I had just rediscovered my love of quilting and part of my inspiration was all the wonderful sewing and quilting blogs so I was excited to connect with that community.  I see my blog as a way of recording not only my projects but also snippets of our life here in New Zealand, including family, pets, home, garden and baking.  I tend to jump around projects a bit; I still love quilting but there is just something so satisfying about a quick finish!!  Since last year I have also fallen in love again with knitting and clothes sewing.

Why do I create what I do?
Like most crafters, I create because I love it.  Making things is part of my normal.  I love to make things for our home, for the children and for myself!  I am also loving the process of planning and making my own wardrobe.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I could never claim that my work is special or unique in any way because there are so many talented and creative people out there making wonderful things.  And as Julie said I don't think I really belong to any genre because of the jumping around of projects that I do!

What am I working on now?
My current quilting project is the Chateau Hexagon quilt, you can see from the crease marks that I have been ignoring it lately.  I must get back to it!
I wanted to challenge myself with my knitting so I am working on my very first shawl.  Thankfully with the long trip to Napier last weekend I had plenty of knitting time so I am getting quite close to finishing.
As for my wardrobe, I am starting to think of spring and summer.  First up is a black skirt which was actually part of my winter planning that I didn't get to.  Then I have a few fabrics I bought in the beginning of the year waiting to be made up into some summer tops.  

Now, rather than passing the blog hop onto three friends, I saw a different idea at Sew Useful Designs:  I am passing it onto YOU if you'd like to participate!  I'd love to learn more about you, just answer the four questions and post about them on next Monday the 6th October.  And please let me know if you decide to participate, I would love to come and read your post. Wendy xx


  1. Gosh Wendy, just looking at all the beautiful projects you have done makes me drool. I am so lucky to count you as a friend, your blog is always such a lovely, inspirational place to visit. Everytime I see your little Rabbit in her dress I think "I MUST make that pattern" :-)
    Thanks so much for taking part in the blog hop, your post is just gorgeous. Have a lovely week Wendy x0x0

  2. Great post, Wendy. It's lovely getting to know a little more about you.You have so many wonderful projects.

  3. A beautiful post Wendy, and showcasing so many of your lovely projects. I really enjoy visiting your blog, and particularly watching your handmade wardrobe.

  4. lovely seeing some of your projects again in this post.
    I do enjoy following your crafting and adventures.

  5. Beautiful post Wendy! I so enjoy your blog, seeing your lovely makes. I too have Chateau Hexagon to finish!

  6. Hi Wendy i loved your post and i always love seeing your projects,thankyou for sharing.xx

  7. . Enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for sharing Wendy.

  8. Lovely post and great to see on one page, lots of your makes!

  9. Great post Wendy !! You make so many wonderful things !
    I have to finish my Chateau Hexagone too …. and I will start to knit a shawl !!!

  10. Hi Wendy,

    It was great to meet you through the blog hop and see all the wonderful things you have made.
    Everything is wonderful and you are so talented.
    Hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

  11. I adore the Chateau Hexagon Quilt. Yours looks wonderful.


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