I love all kinds of fabric and paper arts, from quilting to bookmaking, and enjoy how techniques and concepts diffuse from one discipline to another. In the real world, I design and produce polymer clay ornaments that lean way toward cute, so I try to avoid that in my other work/play.
So, what are "tootlings"? This little train, TOOTLE, would not stay on the tracks but loved to explore the meadow and pick buttercups. I guess there was a moral to the Little Golden Book story when he learned to behave himself, be on time, and do what good little trains should, but that's not what I remembered for the better part of six decades. I loved his mischievious wanderings so my "tootlings" refer to what happens to my train of thought when I start journaling or creating - no tracks!