I was asked by sweet Sarah of Sarah in Stitches to take part so here I am. I am supposed to answer four simple questions.
So here goes:
1. What are you working on?
Currently I am not working on cross stitch. I have so many other things happening. I have been taking part in various workshops and have been learning new techniques.
First I was taught needle weaving by Natassa Fokianidou aka Faraona.
Here is my finished pendant.
Celdeconail. Here is my finished Halloween pumpkin.
inmycloset. Here is my "Sunset at Chalkidiki" handwoven art.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I don't think my work differs. If we are talking about the felted stones then they are different from other people's because I have added sea glass and other beach finds on them. But the rest of my work is usually something I saw somewhere and got inspired and made my own.
Pink and blue stone, gift to my friend Dora.
I love creating. I love keeping busy. If it is not something handmade, it will be something at interior decoration at home. Or else something on my blog. I love meeting people and learning creative things and making things with them. That's why I take part in so many workshops.
But cross stitch has always been my love. My very first. My grandmother Ariadne taught me how to do cross stitch and we also did it as a lesson at Primary school and I was always good at it. I always come back to it in the end. It relaxes me.
A Michael Powell cross stitch picture I stitched twice, one for my friend Marabeth in the States and one for myself.
in my closet.
With cross stitch I just choose what I like to stitch usually from a pattern in a magazine or maybe a kit if I have one. I always do counted cross stitch and I mainly make things to be framed and I give them as gifts.
With my sea glass felted stones I take a stone and decide by its shape what colour I want to cover it with. Then I take my beads and sea glass and try combinations till I find something I am excited about. I stitch each bead and each item on the stone separately. And the design evolves little by little by itself. No two stones are the same ever.
Well, phewww I managed to answer all questions. Now I am supposed to enroll three people to continue with Around The World Blog Hop. I only managed to find one person so hopefully the rest of you who are interested can enroll yourselves.
So I am enrolling Anna of inmycloset to continue on the Around The World Blog Hop.Anna is the creative organising mind behind all the amazing workshops I have been attending for a couple of years now. I met her through Etsy Greek Street Team as she also has an etsy shop.
Thanks Sarah this was fun!