I am an artsy-craftsy person. In fact, everything DIY is appealing to me (meaning I have a project list a mile long). Making items rather than buying them is just so satisfying. Whether it be a beanie or a blanket, I will always prefer spending the extra time and effort to learn how to do it myself.
I learned how to crochet as a freshman in college. I started with simple scarves, blankets, and later became proficient in beanie-making. I mastered reading patterns and I practiced making granny squares and changing colors so I could try advanced designs. In college, I even spent some time teaching other students how to crochet so that they could make gifts for friends and family. That is predominantly what I do with my items (if I don’t keep them for myself).
I have always found the most pleasure in giving my creations out as gifts. Besides crocheting items, I spend a lot of time sewing and have given out several personalized messenger bags. The only thing I ask in exchange is for the person to take a picture with the item so I can keep track of what I have made and who I made it for. My friends and family keep urging me to sell my crafts to others and while I was originally against this idea I have finally given in, culminating in this blog.
The types of projects you can expect to see include: crocheting (yarn and plastic), knitting, tatting, sewing, quilting, and whatever else I might get requests to make. My plan is to catalog what I have made, list detailed instructions and patterns so other people can replicate them, and create a platform in which I can display and sell my work. Wish me luck! :)