creativity / miscellaneous

around the world blog hop

So, today’s post is a bit different from the usual sort! I got tagged by the lovely Jane from Deluminators to do this tag about creating stuff. She’s a fellow Sydneysider that blogs gorgeous photos from her food adventures, daily life and travels around the world. Her blog also happens to be one of my favourites, so definitely check it out! Anyway, even though I don’t write DIY posts very often, I thought it’d be fun to answer these questions about my creating process (or lack thereof). Read on if you’re curious…

1. What are you working on?

Currently I’m writing a lot of articles for uni and my internship, which I’m sure no one wants to hear about! I actually want to get better at sewing, so besides another pencil case I may try my hand at making my own kimono cardigan. If it doesn’t turn out to be a disaster, I may even write a blog post about the finished product…

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I know literally everyone says this, but when I make things I always tend to add my own little twist to it. I absolutely love whimsical stuff, bright colours and quirky designs, so whenever I DIY something I guess it has a little of my personality embedded in it. I also try a lot of different things, so that makes my crafting ‘style’ hard to define. One week I could be baking a cake, the next I could be painting, making gifs or scrapbooking… It all depends on my mood, really!
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
If I’m being 100% honest? Most of the time I make stuff I want to buy but can’t! I’m quite picky, so a lot of the time it’s just easier to make things myself to avoid disappointment (just take my pencil case as an example). Of course, there’s also more to it than that. I love the process of creative things, and it’s a nice release when I’m overthinking things in my life. Plus, there’s nothing more gratifying than proudly using something you’ve created with your bare hands.

4. How does my writing/creating process work?

Everything starts with an idea. Once I have a lightbulb moment I research tons of different blogs and tutorials, then mishmash different ideas and techniques I want to use. I’ve never really been a planner though, so after that initial stage my ‘process’ becomes kind of… out of control. I tend to experiment a lot on the way and if something feels right I usually go with my gut, so I guess you could say that most of my finished work is a happy accident! And obviously, this all takes twice as long if I document the process to blog about.

So now, I hereby tag the following people. Happy blogging!

  • Rosa from Avec Rosa – Another Sydney blogger who posts a lot of food, tidbits from her daily life, and fun videos. She’s also a design student and posts about her artsy adventures from time to time.
  • Michelle from Daisybutter – Michelle’s a UK blogger who’s always writing thoughtful pieces about fashion, lifestyle and blogging in general. She also happens to have a great sense of style!
  • Chloe from A Little Birdy Blog – Chloe’s a blogger from New Zealand, and her blog’s a great source of inspiration. When she’s not updating her blog with the cutest DIY projects, she always has amazing interior ideas to share!