Who or what inspires you and your creative process?
I think I’m most inspired by the art of crochet itself. The fact that I can start with a skein of yarn, my blank canvas, and literally turn it into a stuffed animal with eyes and a smile of its own, is awe-inspiring to this day.
Tell us about your favorite product from your collection.
My favorite product would have to be Hank the Hippo, whom I wrote a children’s book about! While learning to crochet several years ago, a hippo was one of the first animals I successfully made and it was around that time that I knew I was on to something.
Tell us something exciting that you have planned for your business in the next year.
I think I’m most excited about making new products in the New Year. There’s an endless list of animal ideas I haven’t created yet and I very much look forward to tackling that list!
What kind of creative patterns, routines or rituals do you have?
The biggest challenge associated with a crochet business is finding time to make products. I work full-time and part-time in addition to the business, so time is of the essence! I’d say my creative routine lies in my burning desire to make time wherever I can. I have bag of yarn that I take everywhere, from waiting on my oil to get changed to sitting in an airport; I always find creative ways to make time.
Name one resource that your brand could not live without.
I’d have to say my yarn supply: Michaels and Joann Fabrics.