Behind the scene of Joeycraftworkz - Writing Process Blog Hop

Time flies really fast! It was just not too long ago that I started blogging about my craft works and tutorials since 2010. I began with sewing and selling my handmades on my blog before proceeding to sell them at my online shop. I sewed a lot for my #1 kid and love sharing crafting on my blog. I also shared about scrapbooking, artistic trading cards, kids' crafts, homelearning and parenting recently.

1. What am I working on?

I am working on a few things right now.

a) handsew patchwork sew-a-long from ZakkaArt where I challenged myself and you (if possible) to try out on it. Take a look at my block designs over here. So far it has been fun and therapy for me as a beginner.
b) kids' play places where I shared my own insights on the pros and cons of kids' hangout.
- Both indoor and outdoor.
c) kids' crafts where I shared the crafts that my kids play and how-to.

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

I knew lots of great mummy bloggers via Singapore Mom Bloggers Community who shared their parenting, kids' play and crafts on their blogs. Each of us blogged in our own way with our own "flavour" even though the topic was the same. I blogged more about my sewing and crafting with my kids though.

3. Why do I write what I do?

I wanted to promote handmades and events in Singapore, which is currently a huge market in USA. I strongly encourage more people in Singapore who do handmades to blog more so as to create a bigger impact. In addition, I also wanted to share some super easy crafts that we can do with our kids. Lastly, I wanted to document the challenges that I signed up on craftings and make more friends both locally and internationally.

4. How does my writing process work?

How much time are we left to deal with our handmade crafts - make them, take photo, put on our blog? How about documenting our kids on their crafting or homelearning experiences?

I don't have a fixed process. I will take photos using my handphone camera and edit them using my laptop. I will brainstorm the topics to write on and list them in my notebook all the time. I start writing on my blog after my kids went to bed at night with music played on my radio and one cup of hot milo. Most of the time, I will create photo sneaks on my Instagram, Facebook page and Flickr accounts - search for 'joeycraftworkz' first before I blog. I don't usually draft my blog and prefer to write and publish on the spot, in case I forget. :)

Writing Process Blog Hop

This Writing Process Blog Hop is a travelling blog tour that takes place on Mondays. I love to blog, read blogs and make new friends especially those who shared the same interests. Serene from Xavvy-lious who shared the same scrapbooking interest, introduced me to this blog hop. She is a mother of two children and hosts a monthly blog linky on Chinese Fun. This provides useful ideas in teaching Chinese to children.

Next in the blog hop:
I invited Agatha from Green Issues By Agy who also shared the same interest as me - sewing. She works in the environmental sector, and love DIY. She has been refashioning (the DIY of changing an old piece of clothing into something new and more wearable) for over 10 years and she is an active member of the Singapore maker community.