I was nominated for the Worldwide Artist Blog Hop by Sarah from Ball Hank n`Skein. What a surprise! Thank you Sarah! I am excited to answer the 4 questions and to nominate two talented crafters to do the same thing!
WHY DO I DO WHAT I DO?
Honestly?! I love it. It`s as simple as that.
Running a small craft business is nothing you would do without beeing completely in love with the thing. I found crocheting as out of nowhere and fell in love with amigurumi. Ever since my life has changed, it has become my passion.
HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS OF ITS GENRE?
If it does differ some way then I guess it`s something about my attitude. I take this thing just as seriously as any other job. I devote a lot of time on designing and planning. Do not want to repeat anyone else`s work or copy their ideas. Always try to find my own angle. I`m not good at English proverbs but my moto probably is something like “rather less than poorly”.
HOW DOES MY CREATIVE PROCESS WORK?
Well, I like to draw my ideas when they catch me. After that I usually take some time to give it a thought and consider the options. Sometimes it`s a few days, but sometimes even months or years. I wait for the day I feel really hungry for crocheting and then give it a go. I have learned not to stick with the original idea too strongly and make changes on the process. I let the toy inspire me as I go.
WHAT AM I WORKING NOW?
Well, at the moment I am doing something really unexpected – I took Zoomigurumi book and started Eduardo the Donkey pattern written by Pii_Chii. I have finished some parts but it`s not going very smoothly as I`m not used to following patterns. We shall see what comes out of it. Also I have a brand new design in the process plus at the same time I`m compiling a new pattern.
Here are my nominations…
I am nominating two very talented crafters. The first one is a huge favourite of mine in the crochet world – Vendulka Maderska from Magic with Hook and Needles. Many of you probably know her work and beautiful patterns. I will never get bored of the way she uses colors!
The second is my “amigurumi friend” Laura from HappyAmigurumi. We are both from Estonia and without knowing eachother started making amigurumis at about the same time.
I hope you enjoyed my post and I am looking forward to reading their answers!
Photos in this post are taken by Annika Metsla