Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Looks Good Enough To Eat


When most people hear crochet they automatically think of granny squares and afghans. But there is so much more to crochet.

I want to share with you the work of Kate Jenkins. With a degree in Fashion & Textile, Kate has sold her "designs to fashion labels Marc Jacobs, Missoni, Sonia Rykiel and Donna Karan before establishing her own label Cardigan in 2003 which produces gorgeous fashion and homewares."

In 2010 she did an art exhibit "Come Dine With Kate". I just love her creativity and all the wonderful pieces of art she was able to create with yarn!

I love finding amazing talented artist like her. Especially when it comes to the art of crochet!


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Grateful

Photo Credit:  http://littlegoddess27.tumblr.com/   

It's Sunday evening, my kids are spread out across the house entertaining themselves. I am sitting in our dining room surrounded by bags from Hobby Lobby, full of yarn. My table has patterns, invoices, crochet hooks, scissors and of course my trusty energy drink. As I sit here and crochet a cowl that is on its way to Colorado, it came to me, I am truly blessed.

I love to crochet and I am so grateful that my online store has started to take off. I am by no means a business major so this whole thing has been learn as I go. But the bottom line is I love to crochet. I love the idea that there are people all over the country (mainly the US & Australia) that have my handmade items. How cool is that!

Photo Credit: http://www.knitculture.com   

I honestly couldn't have made it this far if it wasn't for my supportive husband and our amazing kids. Juggling a full time job, while being a wife and a mom is hard in itself. But then trying to squeeze a business into every other waking second I got, can be challenging. They have cheered me on and helped make adjustments around the house so I can do what I love and for that I couldn't be more grateful!

Photo Credit: All Things Bright 

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