I spent Christmas with my Granddad in middle Finland last year. I always find this time without my computer, a really creative time to develop new ideas for patterns, using only coloured paper and scissors. I enjoy experimenting by restricting design tools.. I find this, although more time consuming actually gives you a lot of creative freedom. I still sometimes get a bit overwhelmed by the endless possibilities of designing using software. I like the honest, primitive forms you can create using scissors and paper.