Where to begin with my about me page…well, I’m a stay at home mom to one and am trying to find my place in this crazy world. While growing up in Florida, my parents were always crafting or creating things and that rubbed off on me and I can remember making things with craft paint, DMC floss, and even elements from nature. I didn’t get my hands on yarn and crochet hooks until I was about 14 or 15. I think my mom showed me how to crochet and she would help me interpret the patterns since I didn’t quite understand the short hand. The first project I ever made was a scarf for myself and one side was lavender and the other side was light yellow. It was a complete abomination! The scarf had wide areas and then would taper in drastically. I was quite embarrassed by it and I don’t think I wore it, plus Florida didn’t really warrant needing it much.
But, I didn’t get discouraged with how it looked and I knew I needed to figure out how to make my stitches more consistent. So, I decided to make some scarves for my friends for Christmas and used a black chenille type yarn and fun fur. I had more success and they turned out rather well.
Fast forward a few years, while in college I had a crochet book and found a pattern for a cute scrap yarn blanket and decided to make it. Little did I know that that blanket would take me years to complete since life, school, and work preoccupied my time. I did manage to make myself a stash bag and a pair of amigurumi love birds in that time frame but that was it.
It wasn’t until we moved out of Florida that I found my stash bag with the scrap blanket in it that I decided I needed to rekindle my love of crochet and find something to identify with and keep me sane while being a SAHM. I ended up finishing the blanket and gave it to my son to use, but it just lit a fire inside me to start creating things. I had noticed that the diaper bag we were using was falling apart so I took it upon myself to make one. I modified the pattern to suit my needs, and it turned out great! I’ve since made my mom a bag and another one for my husband’s coworker. But my passion hasn’t stopped. My yarn stash has grown (gulp!) and so have my projects and testing out different techniques and stitches.
I love crocheting and the joy it brings me and I want to share that joy with all of you because let’s face it, we all need a little something to brighten our day. I hope you enjoy the sight and positive feedback is always welcome!