Well, probably the people who are reading this are the people who most inspire me -all of you out there who have sewing or craft blogs. I subscribe to Molly Makes Magazine, which is beautifully produced; he colours and photos make me want to leap up and make straight away. I love to browse through Etsy and shop for pretty things. Wibbling Wools is an amazing yarn shop in town; I want 2 of everything from there! Probably the most inspiring blog is read is Sew Liberated. Meg is amazing. She homeschools her boys and runs a business at the same time. Her attitude to life is the attitude I long to have!
3) Are you a one project at a time person or do you have craft ADD?
Ahhh. I posted about this issue just this week. I’m a serial starter. It’s a problem. I get so enthusiastic about my next project that my others get left behind. I never, ever, ever have just one project on the go. If I’ve got less than 10 WIPs then it’s a good month. If I’m honest, some never get finished. Others, I get round to eventually. I’m currently having a month of finishing up, not allowing myself to begin any new projects until March 1st, 2012. It’s killing me! But I’m getting lots done.
4) What is/has been your longest ever Work in Progress (WIP)?
Erm.. really? I have to tell you that? Well ok, if it’s just between you and me and you promise not to tell anyone else. I started to knit 12″ squares for a blanket. In 2003. 6 done. 10 more to go. At this rate, it will be finished by about 2025.
The project I’ve most enjoyed recently was making Moon Munkie’s play kitchen. It was so much fun and I learned a lot of new skills too. And the best of all time was a wedding quilt for a friend. The applique on the central panel featured her and her husabnd on their wedding day and I adored every minute of making it.
My least favourite project recently has been my Dad’s birthday cake. I bit off more than I could chew and had a nightmare trying to get the sugar paste to hang together. Although I was reasonably happy with the finished cake, it took hours longer than I had anticipated and so I won’t be trying sugar modelling again any time soon.