I taught myself how to crochet after growing up in a family of knitters and being dressed in beautiful hand made clothes as a child. I always remember my beautiful crocheted dresses that my Grandma made for me and my woollen hats that my Mum put on me in the winter!
I wanted the same for my own children, and not being able to find many modern knitted or crocheted items for boys, I started to make my own. I love to see babies and children in comfy, colourful and high quality hand made clothing. Nothing makes me happier than receiving photos of beautiful children in my clothes. More recently, as my skills have improved, I have branched out quite quickly into crocheting home decor and pet items and I am loving making these products.
I was a very creative child, I have fond memories of my parents gifting me with calligraphy sets, beautiful paints and pen sets, bead threading kits and origami books. However, although, my Mum, Nanna, Grandma and Aunties were all knitters, I never really got into it. I dabbled with needles and yarn and made a few squares, but that was the extent of my knitting practice. I still have not learnt how to knit, I like having something new to try later.
I grew up in the North of England, in Newcastle. At school, I studied languages, French was my passion and I studied International Business Studies with French at university, being lucky enough to spend one of the best years of my life in La Rochelle and trying to master the French language. It was this love of French that led me into studying for teaching qualification at Nottingham University to teach languages, which is where I met my French husband, Fred. We both had a dream to travel the world teaching. That dream very much came true and in 2004, we left England for Australia and we have never looked back. We have since lived in Bangk0k, Munich and now Hong Kong, where we intend to stay. We are both teachers and although it sounds cliche, we both love our jobs and teaching is our passion. We have taught in some amazing international IB schools and, both coming from working class backgrounds, we feel very lucky.
We are now parents of 2 amazing boys, who light up our lives, but being only 16 months apart, also take up every second of our time outside of work. They are typical boys; active, always on the go, loud and exhausting, but we wouldn’t have them any other way.
I started my crochet business, as being a Business Management teacher, I wanted to set an example to my students that anyone can start a small business. I have been overwhelmed by the support and encouragement that I have received from friends, family and the community and it has become a big part of my life. I love everything about the art of crochet; the yarn, the patterns, the process, the community, the sharing of ideas, the finished products and most of all, the way that it makes me feel.
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