I’m about to go drop Oscar off at preschool and will have a few minutes to blog when I get home before I get to work on stuff. However nothing is coming to mind at the moment to write about. Want to mix it up? My inbox is often full of questions. Want to throw some down here and I’ll answer the first 5 questions I get. And if there are none, well then have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow 🙂
thanks for the questions!
Kathy’s question: When will the next set of Stitchettes be available?
Soon! Very soon! I hate to say when exactly until I know for sure. I’m hoping late this week but more likely will be early next week. I’ll announce a few days before the sale is to begin so people have a chance to check their email. And if you’d like to be notified by email, please sign up on the mailing list.
Laurie’s question:What is your most favorite craft to work on? The dolls, quilting, etc…
Whatever I don’t have to work on! I actually don’t have a favorite. I really need the variety of projects to keep me interested in all of it. Most of the time I flip back and forth between things. Really helps me get a project done knowing the next one will be completely different. These days it’s been dolls dolls dolls around here. I’d love to work on a quilt.
Brandi’s question: What is your favorite brand/type of pen/pencil to write/draw with? (That’s a lot of slash options!)
Man I wish I had a better, more exotic answer to this but the answer is whatever pencil I can find. I have pencils, sharpeners and erasers scattered around the apartment and I’m always hunting for one or all three. And I have kind of an insane amount of colored pencils. Everytime we go on a car trip or out to my parents or are away for even a few hours I’m convinced I’ll get some drawing done in the car so I go out and buy colored pencils. And then have to smack myself in the head for forgetting for the upteenth time that colored pencils don’t erase!! I know some do, but I never buy those. That’d be too clever. For my lists I use my Sharpie marker because I need to be reminded in BIG BLACK letters of all the things I should be doing!
Beatrix’s queston:What are your favorite on-line resources for craft supplies/fabric?
I’ve been meaning to add that to my f.a.q. for a long time. Some favorites off the top of my head are
for art supplies
jess’ question: Do
you have any tips for beginning quilters who don’t have a lot of time
or quilting gadgets, a quilting machine, etc at their disposal?
Hey, wait a minute, this is a hard one! Well, not that hard but I’m always reluctant to answer quilting questions because there is so so much to know about quilting and I’m a beginner myself. Actually I don’t have any gadgets. I have a cutting mat, a rotary cutter and my regular old sewing machine. I’d definitely start with a small project. A baby quilt or placemats or a maybe a tote bag and I’d start with a basic design so you don’t get all bungled up with complicated piecing on your first outing. Do you have the Denyse Schmidt book? Looks like lots of cool, quick projects in there. Maybe the oven mitts! I’ve been wanting to make those for a while.
jane’s questions: Is
there a craft you tried that you really hate (a la crochet)? Are you
the only crafty one in your family? What did Tim think when he realized
what a crafty maven he’d got himself involved with?
Hmmm, collage? I wouldn’t say hate is the word but more like failed miserably years ago and haven’t tried again since. Paper and glue, not the best mix for me. And for the record, love the crochet! Suck at it, but love it. And yeah, pretty much alone in the craftiness in my family. My Mom knits and my Dad does woodworking but I didn’t come from one of those ‘there were always art supplies around, everyone was always working on a project, circle of needleworkers in the kitchen’ kind of families. I’ll let Tim answer that last one. It is kind of funny because I don’t think he had a clue before we got married. The sewing machine was packed away and there wasn’t much evidence of crafting. He was sucker punched.
Alright guys, thanks for the questions! How lovely to have blogging for the day checked off the list so early.
oh wait, have to have a picture. From the "farm" yesterday. Nothing like thunderstorms to clear out a crowd!