Monday, 5 October 2009

Does it make me happy?

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!

13 comments:

beck said...

Hi, I"ve just come to you through the Royal sisters blog! I love your ripple blanket and your latest project. I know what you mean re the does it make me happy question. It's good to challenge yourself about your choices, I need to do more of this as I am a compulsive op shopper and end up with too many treasures. Your blog is lovely xo

Annie said...

Love the spiderwebs with the Cook. Glad you're happy. I was happy on holidays, but it was good to see all my work friends again today.

wonderwoman said...

your block looks great to me! and so does your blanket! lots of lovely work!
I wish i was up near you as here its chucking it down and have just got absolutely soaked!!! Mind you it gives me a good excuse to have a lovely bath with a cuppa and maybe a quick read of my book!!!

Michelle said...

Oh I'm loving the ripple blanket...
WOW so gorgeous...
and very cute adding the aunty cookie fabric to your quilt...
A room full of crocheted goodness makes me happy!!!

Michaela said...

Loving all the goodness here on your blog today. But is it just me? Have you repeated the same post from last week? It looks just the same to me...

JuliaB said...

My newly dyed red satin is making me very very VERY happy .. oooooh it makes me sigh and my heart beat faster ... xx

Heleen said...

I love the new blocks you made... not dull at all!
also love the pink polkadot boxes with the scraps, just yummie!

Lina said...

A very important question to consider indeed. Love the spider web block - so pretty!

Moogsmum said...

Good philosophy when it comes to crafty shopping, Locket.....unfortunately there's just too much fabric and lovely woolly stuff that makes me happy!!

I love your spotty box of scraps :)

xxx

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Your post is a good reminder that when one is feeling down to focus on something that makes us happy. Just the advice I needed today ;o)

Suzie Sews said...

looking good, all of it. Makes me happy, want the know how to make a ripple blanket, that would make me happy....

julie said...

That is very sound advice indeed - I need to follow your example a little more when shopping! Making me happy today - getting loads of washing done on a lovely sunny autumn day and enjoying being outside again after a few days of rain.

ladydi said...

I had to laugh when I saw that lucy locket recycled her pocket also recycled her blog post! I hope you have a lovely weekend.