For once I'm not talking about my job!
"Does it make me happy" is the question I always ask myself when making crafty decisions.
Whether it be which fabrics to put together in a wallet or quilt or which wool to use next in my ripple blanket
or which wool or fabric to buy on a shopping trip.
Often it is the question I ask myself when I'm actually trying NOT to buy something!
You know what I mean?
When you are tempted to buy something but know you shouldn't spend too much.
When you have picked something up on impulse but aren't quite sure whether you REALLY like it?
That's when my "Does it make me happy?" question gets asked.
And often I end up putting back whatever it is that I thought I wanted.
And what's interesting is how "what makes me happy" has changed over the years - especially since blogging.
Right now it's all things bright and beautiful - especially the selvedge blocks from my previous post and my new obsession with spiderswebs.
This is today's creation.
I'm not 100% happy about the telegram fabric in one of the triangles - it's a bit dull. But I think it is going to stay as I'm sure it will all blend in when there are loads of blocks.
What's making me unreservedly happy is my pink spotty box full of scraps just sitting there patiently waiting for me to make another block!
And, totally unrelated, I just want to say what a gorgeous day it has been today! I went for a lovely walk this morning after dropping the children off at school and enjoyed every minute of it!
What's making you happy today?
P.S. Katy, I'm sorry, I've totally copied your idea of putting a couple of Aunty Cookie girls in one of my strips - I couldn't resist after seeing how good yours looked!