I recently discovered the blog by Katja Kuitunen (click her to go to her blog) after I started diving into the world of sewing. She recently did a post called 10 Questions Challenge aimed at those who sew, knit and craft!
The Questions are –
- Your earliest memory of sewing/crafting?
- What is your most beautiful make?
- What is your most challenging make?
- Your most unpractical make that you like but can’t really wear/use?
- What is your most worn/used make?
- If you had no limits, what would you like to create?
- What is your favourite material to work with?
- What is the next technique you would like to learn?
- What is the topmost item on your sewing/crafting wish list?
- What is one sewing/crafting challenge you want to take for the year 2018?
1.Your earliest memory of sewing/crafting?
My earliest memory is making cards with my Grandma. Both my Grandma’s loved to craft; one taught me to knit, the other taught me to paper craft and bake. I remember being little and making cake toppers out of icing (well, making a big ball of icing then eating it before it got anywhere near a cake) and making my mum birthday cards and Christmas cards. I’m not sure exactly how old I was, but I’ve been crafting as long as I can remember.
2.What is your most beautiful make?
I’ve made a lot of very different things but to me personally I think the most beautiful thing I’ve ever made is a crochet mermaid for my daughter. The hair took what seem liked a lifetime but it was so worth it.
3.What is your most challenging make?
I hadn’t been streaming crochet long on twitch when a good friend popped into the channel as I was making something and half jokingly suggested I make their twitch emote in crochet. I took up the challenge and ended up making a football sized crying onion. I’m so proud of it because it was one of the first things I made without a pattern and although not technically very challenging, to me its a was a challenge.
4.Your most unpractical make that you like but can’t really wear/use?
I make a lot of amigurumi that I don’t wear/use but at this point I think you could call it a collection. Over Christmas I made my first ever stockings after a friend helped me learn some sewing skills. I love them and they look fantastic but I soon found out that they don’t really have a lot of room and it was difficult to actually use them!
5.What is your most worn/used make?
One of the first things I ever crocheted when I first learnt was a blanket for my daughter. It goes all over with her and now shes a little older her dolls use it as their blanket. It’s definitely seen a lot of use!
6.If you had no limits, what would you like to create?
I would to make a patchwork quilt for my daughter and step-daughter. It’s something I’ve wanted to do since I got my sewing machine and I’m working up to it!
7.What is your favourite material to work with?
YARN! Even though at the moment I’m loving sewing, with mostly cotton which I am really enjoying, yarn is my favourite. Crochet or knitting, DK or chunky, sparkling of fluffy, I love it all!
8.What is the next technique you would like to learn?
I would love to learn how to embroider, both free hand and using a machine. I love being able to personal things I make with names and initials and I’ve seen beautiful free hand work on cushion covers which I would love to try my hand at.
9.What is the topmost item on your sewing/crafting wish list?
An embroidery machine. Either that or some better storage. I need more space for all this craft!
10.What is one sewing/crafting challenge you want to take for the year 2018?
Definitely making a bag/clothes. I would love to be able to make an item of clothing for my kids, maybe matching dresses, and I’m challenging myself to learn how!