When I was thinking about a name for my blog, I thought about what my purpose. Why do I like to crochet? What do I like to crochet?
I am a creative person and I've dabbled in lots of creative arenas: writing, beadwork, drawing, furniture refinishing (once I turned a dresser into a desk), and crochet. I spent years writing a story in hopes that I would finish it someday and publish it. Currently, it's about 1/8 complete and has hibernated for two years. With young little ones, there isn't a lot of time I can fully dedicate my mind to the story I wish to create.
And I'm stuck. Writer's block.
At first, when I saw all the amazing things my sister was crocheting, I didn't think my skills were up to it. She's a rock star. She's my motivator. She got me out of baby blankets and crocheting things I didn't know I could make. When she shared blog posts about cool things to make, and assured me that it was all about being able to follow a pattern, I started to make them. Then I found my own things I wanted to make. I found I could make some pretty cool things!
Which brings us to the second question. I find I'm still drawn to making things for little ones. OK, little ones and afghans. I thought briefly about crocheting to sell the things I crochet. Then I realized I'm not one who likes to make the same pattern over and over again. I've just found a world of crochet, there're too many things out there to try!
When I first thought about designing, I didn't know how I could create something like the beautiful patterns I've seen. With time, and practice, though, I started to get ideas. Soon the ideas turned into projects. Now, I'm getting ready to release my first pattern/photo tutorial and working on my second.
And I noticed that my purpose was still focused on little ones.
Stay tuned! I hope to have a post about my first pattern within the week!