Blog We Love: [www.makeeshop.com]

Date: 21st December 2018 | Category: News


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TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF…
I live on the Kent/East Sussex border with my husband Ross, my chalk-and-cheese girls Pearl, six and Cherry, four, Vegas the dog and Robin Hood the hamster.
COULD YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?
I am a self-proclaimed crochet designer and maker. Working around my family and flying by the seat of my pants, pretending to be in control, while forgetting to put the dishwasher on.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BLOGGING?
I am relatively new to blogging, it was something I had wanted to do for a long time, but felt like I didn’t really have anything to say. Then I started a blog to share free patterns and tutorials.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START BLOGGING?
I can get very animated and passionate when I talk about making. My blog is a great way for me to share ideas in detail.
DO YOU USE ANY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA?
I am an Instagram gal! Come and find me @make.e. I love it. There is a strong sense of community, ideas are shared daily and makers are celebrated.
HAVE YOU MADE NEW FRIENDS THROUGH BLOGGING?
I have made more friends through Instagram who then hop over to my blog. I have been lucky to find myself involved with Hobbycraft’s knitcraft ambassadors team.
HOW DID YOU LEARN TO CROCHET?
My nan taught me to knit when I was little, but I preferred making pompoms. Ross and I planned a trip to the Alps and I decided to master crochet. I found some instructions on the internet. I spent two weeks completely confused. When I got home I found some YouTube clips and it all fell into place.
HOW DID YOU START DESIGNING?
I found myself using a pattern then casting it aside to do my own thing. It wasn’t until I broke my knee skiing that it all took a turn; the girls were two and three. Crochet came to the rescue! I could make little outfits for the girls’ toys. I started making my own designs. I went on a Frank and Olive crochet retreat and Ruby (@frankandolive) was a real source of encouragement. I had designed t-shirt yarn tote bags, Ruby said I should write the pattern up.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SOURCE OF INSPIRATION?
I am drawn to Scandi designs, but also love Californian beachy vibes. My husband and I watch a lot of skateboarding and surf documentaries.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGN?
My moon bag was my first pattern that made me feel like I might actually be alright at this designing lark. People love how quick it is to whip up.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON?
On some patterns based around my family. I find my best ideas come when I’m designing for my girls, myself and home.

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