September 23, 2014

It's coming up Roses!

Roses here might be blooming a little early, paper ones that is,
but the weather the last few weeks has been slowly getting warmer.
 Nice Spring days ahead.

 We are getting ready for the first roses to bloom in our garden.
 I am sitting enjoying the pleasent weather outside.

 I just love Roses and have the most enormous Standard Rose in my back garden.
 It's 6 ft high and gives off the most wonderful display
 when it is blooming, when it is I will share another photo.
 Another type of Rose I love is the Rose Star EPP.
I am hooked, like some of my bloggy friends and
 facebook buddies who are also hooked on EPP...
I just love it, the convenience of hand stitching,
 taking it wherever I can, so as a result is
I have a little progress on my Rose Star quilt.

This Rose Star above is made from fabric
 a friend gave me for my birthday a few years ago..
 'A great reminder Rose Star'

 I was inspired HERE  with this Rose Star, it's gorgeous
and have been having so much fun making my own,
in between homeschooling and family life.
 Picking out my favorite fabrics to turn into more stars.
 Are you hooked on English Paper Piecing yet???
 I recommend it as it's so therapeutic....
peaceful and handy to carry anywhere.

I am loving it and now I am about glue some more pieces
 ready to make another fussy cut  Tilda star.

 Happy Sewing
 Hugs Dawn x x

September 21, 2014

Better Late than.... a little insight!

Life has been hectic and busy, but its like that for lots of us.
Gardening, esp now the weather is better,
 homeschooling activities and excursions.
Lots of life, Family and grandkids
 and some sewing.
 That  has been me for the last few months.
 A few weeks ago I was tagged to share and promplty forgot
 as time slipped away...
 But thought I would honor the tag and 
answer some of Beautiful Fee's Questions.
 The purpose of the tag is a blog hop for each blogger
 to tell their readers a little more about their life as a
creative person and what makes them tick,
so today you'll get a little more insight about me

Me: Dawn.

 and yes I am getting my silly on with Fee
 It was a fun week in Melbourne together.
 And having a laugh is what we needed too.

 What am I working on right now? 
 I am trying to get rid of my UFO pile.
 I seem to leave things possibly because I can't find the right fabric
 to finish it or just because of boredom.
 Whatever is the reason I can't always remember 
why but now I am on a Finish it phase.
 I am also working on some patterns for upcoming retreats and magazines.

How long does it take to create a project?
 If I have all the materials and the motivation I can get onto it and have it made
 quite quickly. Pattern writing is a pet hate of mine.

What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?
I am loving doing some EPP atm, 
I also love working on stash fabrics too. 
I have a smallish stash but still way too much,
 so am trying to find patterns like an
 Around the World and also a Granny Squares Quilt.

How does my creative process work?
  If I am schooling my girls or don't have time to go into
my sewing room and sew it straight away I may just
write it down and draw what I am thinking.
 This sometimes works and sometimes I think 
"what was I actually thinking this is wrong"!

How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
 I am usually not thinking about anything and an idea pops into my head
I can be just day dreaming or a word turns into a item or quilt...
 My girls love craft and inspire me all the time,
 they are so creative I am amazed at what they think of.

What is my signature style?
Not a 100% sure of my style,
possibly classic, pretty English meets classic, modern fun...
 What do you think my style is?   

 What is my favorite time of day?
Mornings are my favorite, even though I am a night owl too.
 But first thing in the morning, sitting in the quiet,
a cup of tea in my china cup with my bible and devotions.
Just taking in the beauty of creation.
 I love sitting outside in the warmer months enjoying the birds chirping
and the sun streaming through the garden.BLISS!

 Hope this has given a little more insight
 into the creativity in the house of Sweet as Cinnamon.

Not tagging anyone but feel free to leave a comment and your blog address
 so we can visit you and learn a little insight.

Hugs Dawn x x