Handmade from the heart. Truly.
As an avid crocheter, I spend many a night watching television or movies with my family with a yarn, hook, and pattern in my hands. By nature, I am a multi-tasker and would never miss the opportunity to work on creating something while having to sit still!
My mom taught me to crochet when I was about 10 years old and my first projects were blankets for my sister and my Barbie dolls. Over the years, I’ve moved to other needlework and fabric arts type projects and have taught myself to cross-stitch, quilt, and sew. I find great pleasure in creating and learning new techniques and it brings me joy to present a handmade item to a friend or family member.
Over this past year, my main projects have focused on making scarves as well as baby blankets, cowls, and hats. I’ve enjoyed buying yarn and experimenting and challenging myself to try new stitches and styles. I’ve REALLY enjoyed buying the yarn and have now self-imposed a “no yarn buying” mandate. I simply have no more room!
All of the items in my shop have been created by me with the purpose of bringing the same joy that I had in making them to the recipient of the handmade crocheted item! I use many generously shared patterns and have noted those in my item descriptions as well as some of my own custom designs.
In my non-crafty life, I am happily married to my best friend for the past 25 years, have two boys ages 12 and 16, two dogs, and a cat. I work full-time training teachers on how to use technology in their professional lives. I would rather be a stay-at-home crafting mom, but that doesn’t pay the bills, yet!