How It Started:
Since I was a little girl, crochet had always been a happy place for me. I loved to manipulate the yarn and figure out new to me stitches. This was before YouTube and we didn’t have a stitch dictionary so I would just fiddle around with it and think of new things. Of course, now I know the names of those stitches! Extended Single Crochet, Treble Crochet, Waist Coat Stitch. But to my young mind, they were fresh and new!
Fast forward a few more years and I found myself becoming a mom for the first time! My little ones were going to be dressed from head to toe in Crochet goodness! I made hats and booties, bibs, and blankets! When Halloween rolled around I was itching to make my little man a Crochet Dragon costume, but I couldn’t find ANY patterns online, so I decided to design it myself!
I wrote a few notes and kept decent track of the number of rows in each section. I often received requests for special orders based on my designs so I wanted to set myself up for success “Just in case”. What followed was 7 years of selling as many dragon costumes as I could produce, along with a healthy selection of special requests. My summers and falls were filled with green dragons and cups of coffee left to get cold on the side table.
Since I came from a history of designing my own clothing I feel deeply connected to the shapes of pieces and how they work together. It gives my patterns a structured and shaped finish. I have used my love of textures and geometric shapes to make each piece I produce. And I love to Keep It Simple! I want my designs to be as easy as they can be to recreate!