1. What am I working on?
I am currently working on 2 Cross Stitch Exchange pieces - Halloween (finished) and I started planning/designing the Christmas one (both are secret projects until later this year).
I'm also trying to finish several Just Nan 3D Ornaments (2012 & 2013 Gingerbread Mice/Hagatha's Hat/Emily & Eliza's Christmas Hat) before Christmas because I want to display them on my tree.
I would also like to start/finish Sue Hillis' Yes, I Can drive a Stick before Halloween. This is more of a joke piece for me because in fact I only drive a stick (standard vehicle).
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I try to personalize every gift that I stitch - I will change the floss colours, add a name & date for a new baby, modifying a chart/design, I want the recipient to know I took the time to make it just for them.
I have discovered that I LOVE doing 3D projects.
Just Nan's Limited Edition Ornaments and the Cat's Whisker's Garden Chair.
I also love projects with lots of colours, that is why my blog is called Colourful Cross Stitches.
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I started blogging in 2012? to join all the other stitchers participating in TUSAL (Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long), IHSW (International Hermit Stitchers Weekend), and it is nice to talk to other creative people.
4. How does my writing/creating process work?
I love designing the exchange projects because all I have to start with is a theme. I want to make something unique, but at the same time also create an item that is useful. This gives me a chance to challenge myself by making something unique each time, I want to stitch something that I have never done before. When I stitched the scissor case - someone else designed it, but it was the first time I made one.
The 3D basket I designed the shape myself, then found patterns from my magazines/books to stitch on it.
The Halloween project was also a new thing for me, you will have to wait until next month to see what is inside this box for the Halloween exchange.