I wanted to use this as an opportunity to introduce myself again. I haven't really updated people for a while. Its been a crazy year last year. I'm also trying to grow my blog and get to know some new blogs around the place. I always like to read new stuff.
Hi my name is Caitlin and I live in Brisbane, Australia. I turned 25 last birthday so I can finally be called an adult though that doesn't mean I need to grow up yet.
I'm a trained primary school teacher but worked out last year that teaching really wasn't for me and I wasn't helping the kids or me by pushing it. So I'm currently looking for work.
While I'm not working I am finding that I have a lot more time to craft and I'm taking advantage of it. I live with my partner and his two kids which is an adventure more often than not. It's only 4 days until the end of the school holidays ... not that I'm counting or anything...
My dream is to run my own craft shop and make money from what I love doing but we shall see how that turns out. Lots of things need to change to make that work, but in time I should be able to.
When I'm not crafting I also play softball during the summer and I'm a trumpet player in the Moreton Bay Symphonic Orchestra. I love the chance to play in a group again since I hadn't had a chance since I left school.
Why I Blog
I started this blog as a way to show off my finishes and encourage me to finish more and find it a constant inspiration. I love seeing other people progress so I can. Since I started this blog I find that it drives me to want to make progress so I can show you that I have actually done something. It is good to want to finish stuff.
I also find that I enjoy documenting what I have done and when I have finished something. It helps me keep track of everything. I'm very eclectic so I do things that tickle my fancy.
I love the people you meet that say I don't have the patience or the will to craft. Its always possible no matter how young and patience has nothing to do with it will does. If you want to you can.
Sometimes with me its more a matter of what craft don't I do. I love to make anything though cross stitch is my main love. I have a couple of big designs going (two HAEDs, a Joan Elliott, and an ink circles design) you can find pictures for these in previous posts and a tonne of smaller ornaments.I started a pile for the crazy January challenge last year and finished only 4.
I have also started designing cross stitch, I did a pile of little Christmas stuff but now I'm expanding to bigger stuff (check out my etsy store if you want). I'm having fun with Katniss Everdeen from Catching Fire. I love the knit cowl she wears but I'm too lazy/not sure how to make one for myself. So instead I decided to make a cross stitch of her wearing it. The words will be Let the Games BEGIN! There will also be an orange border. I am looking forward to finishing this for myself.
I also knit and crochet though mainly toys and small projects. I often have one or two knitting/crochet projects on the go to mix up with my cross stitch and to have a break. They're less strenuous counting. I currently have a simple scarf, doily and a couple of toys in various stages. I need to find them all again. They are buried somewhere with all the wool.
To top that off I also sew and quilt but not quite as often. My grandma is teaching me to make clothes. It's going alright. But I have to find the time without the kids. It will happen soon very soon.....
I used to do a lot of beading but I kept dropping them everywhere so I gave up. I think I just like to be able to make things and explore what is possible.
Happy Stitching everyone,