So I have been on a crafting kick for a while now. I figured I might as well start a blog for all my creations.
A little about me- My name is Sara and I am a stay at home wife (aka laid off in '08 still unemployed) with two dogs Buddy a beagle and Chloe a lab boxer mix and two cats Dayton and Connie and a wonderful husband. I love sewing, knitting and my biggest kick right now is crocheting. I am in love with making Amigurumi, which is Japaneses, ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll.
I think it would be awesome to be able to sell the items and patterns I make. I have sold a few things but all where to friends or family so I have no idea if the 'big bad world' out there would even care for my creations over the tons of amazing stuff I have seen out there already for sale.
|Totoro & Sprite|
My first ever crochet creation was a Totoro and sprite, I didnt have a pattern at the time so Totoro is litteraly a baby hat that I just keep making longer and bigger with ear's from a pokemon pattern with some alterations and the sprite is just a smaller version. I was inspired to make these two after visiting a realy awesome anime shop in my area called Anime Egg Roll. They had a large display of crochet items that just inspired me to take up hooking. Their crochet lady eventual moved away and took all her items out of the store.
I have tentatively offered up my crochet services currently I have a few items there up for sale.
|Emmy & Howard|
I also made two custom kittie cats for one of the owners of the store as a gift for her mother of the two rescue cats she owns Emmy and Howard. I made each patter special to get them to look as close to the images provided of the actual kitties as possible.
As well as doing a custom dog for a friend she dubbed him Mini Watson and made me the most awesome gift of a Pikachu glass charm bead in return.
I think my most popular items I have worked on that seem to sell out quickly to friends or family where my Chibi Chthulhu and my dice bags that are shaped to look like a blue public police box (or a Tardis for you whovians)
It makes me so happy when someone actually asks me to make them something and they love it when they get it.
I think if I could find a job where all I had to do all day was crochet my little creatures and creations I would be set for life. I think it would be a job I would happily get up to do with minimal complaining!