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Archive for May, 2011

You may now head over to Petitetuques.com where you will find all the posts transferred over.

Thank you for cheering me on!

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I don’t remember who put the first needles in my hands, but it was definitely a mix of my mother with knitting and crocheting with my grandmother.  My first ever project was making granny squares with my grandmother, which we were going to crochet together onto a pillow.

Skip many years, because when you are 8 years old, nobody related to my new hobby.

It was really when I became pregnant that I felt a need to knit. At the time I had one book, and one pair of needles.  I had to relearn everything from the beginning again, and so with my resource book I was able to get the basics. But I found that I was having trouble with doing purl stitches. So I started bringing in my practice swatch to work with me, because there was a girl who was a fabulous knitter, and she was able to show me my mistake.  What is it, you ask? Forgetting to bring my yarn over to the front.  I was doing some sort of ribbing, and when I doing my purls, I had extra yarn hanging around.

After I learned that, it was smooth sailing. I bought some more books, because I didn’t know anything about free patterns, but the books all had nice instructions and glossary’s.  My first book was a crochet pattern book, and that’s when I made my first sweater! I was very ambitious! It was not perfect, but I was very proud. Here’s a pic of it with my first baby!

My work progressed from then on.  Most of my projects were gifts for friends who had babies, and what really turned the tide was a hat and mitten set I made for a brother and sister. It was then that I realised I had something. I amazed their mother, and feeling I got is what inspired me. I wanted to feel like that again.

I started going to craft sales and then opened up shop at iCraft and Etsy. It has been a wild couple of years, but I wouldn’t trade it. The more I’m in it, the more I keep growing.

I’ve had some big accomplishments along the way- my hats have been featured twice on TV!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=0oTbDlmgbVU Features my Christmas hat

http://youtu.be/V10nRa6MiLk   Features my Cable Toques

A big thanks to Brigitte and Erica for getting that to happen! Thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way, I sure wouldn’t be here if you hadn’t!

What inspired you to be creative entrepreneur? Let me know in the comments!

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