I love making my tutorials, like really love it. I set up my work station (a tray with a piece of white paper, camera, yarn, hook, needles, scissors) and settle myself into the Big Chair in the light of the bay window. It's cosy, happy work. It makes me feel as if I can somehow reach out to all of you who love to crochet and invite you to sit and hook along with me in my living room. I feel like I'm sitting next to you chatting away, showing you the more complex bits that don't translate well into Ordinary Pattern blurb. The bits where I need to say "look, put your hook right here", or "hold the flower just like this and bend the petals forward a bit", or "don't forget to crochet over your ends!"
He likes to carry out unexpected Quality Control checks on my yarns. He also likes to assist with the photography. He is very big on health and safety and is obsessed with making sure my scissors are always safe. He also quite likes to help provide the essential cosy vibe by sitting right on top of me.
The procedure of making a tutorial is in essence quite simple. The design has already been done, the pattern worked, re-worked, tweaked and re-tweaked. I know exactly what I am doing by this point. Yeah. Go me! Hook, stop, camera, hook, stop, camera! Easy peasy.
But making tutorials is a serious time eater. They take a surprisingly long time to create even for a simple thing like a flower. Hours and hours go into the making and the photographing, then the uploading of pics and the detailed writing (forty seven pictures! Two thousand and seventy two words!). I do it over a number of days, as and when my family commitments allow. The photography has to happen in the daytime due to needing good natural light, but most of the hard work is done for a few hours each night once my Little Peeps are tucked up in bed.
It's my Happy Thing.
So, the tutorial for these Triple Layer Flowers is now finished and can be found HERE.
Thank you with all my heart for the heaps of enthusiasm and excitement you always share with me. Very, very much appreciated. Have fun with the pattern, let me know how you get on!
Edit to add :: In answer to many queries, yes, the Bower Bird tutorial is coming very soon...will be working on that over the weekend and into next week so that you'll have it in plenty of time to make some for Christmas gifts or decorations ♥