I’m Jen and live in Aberdeen, Scotland. My real pays the mortgage/bills/funds my craft habit job is digital marketing. After many years of not doing any type of craft activities, I took up crocheting in Spring 2015 and since then my craft supply collection has grown massively!
Crochet is a hobby that I started as a means to keep busy. I found myself in the situation where I was always watching two screens – I’d be sitting watching TV and at the same time browsing the internet on my iPad or phone, and I wanted to move away from that. It had also been years since I had done anything that could be described as ‘crafty’ so after an impulsive trip one Sunday morning to Hobbycraft, I began to learn to crochet.
I usually have a few ‘WIPs’ on the go, which will include at least one blanket and perhaps an amigurumi toy. It’s something I find myself enjoying more and more, and I find it really rewarding and satisfying when I manage to complete a project without too many mistakes. It’s also incredibly calming, and a great way to relax – I’m a firm believer in the value of crochet (and crafts in general) to help support good mental health.
This blog was started to document my progress with learning to crochet, my attempts at trying different projects and my determination not to have too many works in progress on the go! While it will still continue to mainly be crochet, I will also be writing about trying out other crafts, which at the moment include making jewellery with silver clay, decoupage and cross stitch, which I used to do many years ago and I’d like to go back to.
There will also be mention of Cookie the cat who does her very best to try to distract me as soon as I sit down to try and do anything.