My Mom taught me how to crochet in high school, but it wasn't until recently that I started experimenting with new projects. Most of what I'd done in the past were your standard beanies and scarves. I even attempted a full-size blanket (that ended up being a perfect take-a-nap-on-the-couch blanket).
My first step out of the box were a few little amigurumi animals at the beginning of 2011 - a bird, a dog, and then an elephant - that was the most complicated pattern I'd attempted thus far. After those were tackled and accomplished, I decided that I wanted to do a minion from Despicable Me. I hadn't even seen the movie yet, but the commercials and previews made me giggle, I just HAD to have one for myself. I made one, but then sold it to a family member. I then had so many requests on FB about them, that I decided they needed to go on etsy.
After the rush on those kind of died out, I started experimenting with other ideas - mostly geared toward babies. Pixie hats and animal hats, as well as accessories for adults. An opportunity came up, in the form of a craft show for a good cause, and I roped in my sister and Mom and we are now Yarnaholics!
We have a Facebook page and an Etsy page and business is picking up. And
last Friday, the new 4pm show on our local CBS station, KTAB 4U, did a
segment on us (you can find that here). I am very excited about what the next few months could
bring. Thanks for your support, and your orders! Pass our FB page along
to your friends. With Christmas coming up, we have LOTS of fun, unique
gifts for the little ones all the way to adults. More items are added
every week - and we'll have some fun stuff for the holidays too! If there's a custom item that you'd like, please shoot us an email or let us know on FB. We LOVE custom orders!
And visit E. Lindsey Photography, she took this adorable photo!