**Right now I am having a SALE in my Etsy shop. Head over there and see if there is anything that floats your boat. All hats are currently 10% off. Use coupon code EVERGREEN10 upon purchase. These hats make great gifts or you can just treat yourself! Sale ends Monday**
If you didn’t already know, I like to crochet. I’ve been practising crocheting on and off since I was about 10 years old. My mom (the very talented) taught me the foundational skills and I’ve been learning different techniques ever since.
When my daughter was born I started taking this skill of mine a little more seriously. I’m not a huge fan of buying cheap, mass produced goods so I started making hats for her. Making them myself allowed me to choose the fibres I wanted, like undyed wool and organic cotton. It’s very satisfying knowing that I can make beautiful things while minimizing my impact on the environment.
That’s when I decided to start my Etsy shop. I wanted others to have the option to choose well-made items developed in a more sustainable way than their cheapo counterparts.
Having the Etsy shop motivated me to create some of my own patterns. With every hat I make I learn something new, so my patterns are always changing and getting better. All of the hats currently in my shop were designed by… that’s right… moi! Although I am a sucker for a cute pattern; my favourites can be found in the Etsy shop Mon Petit Violon.
Being a stay-at-home mom has allowed me the time to do something I love while raising my little girl. I love interacting with customers while being able to read stories with Leah. I love creating and designing while being able to teach Leah her ABC’s. And I have a cute little model to show off new hat designs 🙂
More recently I’ve delved into the world of Amigurumi (or crocheted stuffed animals and creatures). Animals are so fun to crochet! I ordered Crocheted Softies by Stacey Trock which is a fabulous book with so many animals that I can’t wait to create. So far I’ve made a moose which turned out adorable! Pictures to come soon…
So to sum it all up, I like to crochet! And don’t forget to check out the sale 🙂
PS. All pictures are courtesy of my sister, Amelia Lloyd. Thanks sis 🙂