At the moment I am focusing on creating new toys. I have been inspired by the people close to me who have recently had children and I have really enjoyed creating toy animals that they can grow up with. Beyond that, there is just the small matter of Christmas to think about!
Everyday life. I am constantly stopping to look at things around me and am always amazed by the small things I see; peeling paint, rust, the growth and decay of plants and living things. I recently tried out a new style of stitching and thought it would be perfect for a sheep – I was really pleased with the results and my next project will be to make a feathered chicken using the same loop stitch.
My parents. I have great memories of my mother painting and creating pieces of art and she has always been a strong artistic influence and inspiration. My father has always seemed to me to be very calm, centred and patient and in this sense I always aspire to be more like him. Everyone says I look like my dad anyway!
I’m really not sure my life would be exciting enough for the silver screen! This is a tough one. My boyfriend says Lisa Kudrow, but I think that’s because I am forever using quotes from Friends! I asked my Friends what they thought and they told me that I look like Elle MacPherson or Cameron Diaz, but maybe that’s because I’m blonde! If we were going on acting ability, it might have to be Arnold Schwarzeneggar!
Growing up I was never without a pencil and a sketch book. I have always enjoyed the creative process; to start a drawing or painting without really knowing the final outcome will be. It is this passion I have taken into crochet as I do not follow a pattern, it is only once a project is finished that the idea comes to life.
Time is so important – I have really learned that making time for my projects is the best way to ensure that I am satisfied with the outcome.
Relaxation is very important to me and I really enjoy the feeling of freedom I get from running. Yoga is another thing I have taken up recently and even though it is much tougher that I thought it would be, I find it extremely calming, especially after a long day at work.
I would love to go for a massage, so I am saving up for that!
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