12.28.2009

My story behind my new venture...

My story behind this venture starts with a want of crocheted flowers being used in stamped greeting cards. Stampin' Up! has them and they were pricey. So then I saw my friend Joani had some on her blog and I HAD to buy some from her. Joani's mom Rose is the one who makes them and she makes them AMAZING!

So then my hubby says to me...why not try this yourself? So I went to grab my very first set of crochet hooks and some yarn and floss to try it out and saw that I CAN do this! SO I made my first few flowers and attached them to some of my handmade cards.

THEN I found a YouTube video on how to make beanie caps. Yeah...I jumped from a beginner project to something a bit more "advanced"...lol...I'm crazy like that! I can't conform myself to just dipping my toes in the pool...I HAVE to jump in! Then there came my very first beanie skull cap made for my little girl Lizzie. I got a great response to it so I knew this was a calling! It got such great feedback that my friend Angie bought one from me for her little girl...her Angel baby! I was UBBER excited!

Then I hit a little crocheting pause because I was having my hand problems with CT flare-ups and what not. Then as I got better...I was watching MORE YouTube videos and reading on more crochet patterns...mostly free ones...and started making more stuff.

Then just recently I found out about Amigurumi. OHMYGOSH I was hooked! Those little Amigurumi characters are too darn adorable to resist. That's when I made my very first Amigurumi cupcake! So far I've made flowers, snowflakes, iPod socks, Oreo Cookies, cupcakes, aliens, doggies, turtles, and even a big hair decor for LV.

So there is a very quick story for ya on how and why I got started in crocheting! Thanks for "listening".






11 comments:

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Way cool new blog Gabby!!! I used to crochet all the time, but I haven't in a long time. You might just inspire me to dig out the hooks. That beanie is just too cute!!

Gabby said...

Awww...thanks Jami! Now break out those hooks and count with me! :P

Christi said...

This is so cool Gabby!!! I tried crocheting a few years ago and got too frustrated with it but you are definitely inspiring me! :)

Madeleine Bouquet said...

Awesome, Gabby! I've never crocheted, but I may have to give it a try sometime.:)

-Laura

Melissa Craig said...

Hi Gabby! This is so cool. I can't wait to see what you come up. My crocheting adventure started when my Uncle had a heart attack and my grandma asked me to drive her to KC so she can help my Aunt take care of him. So there I was stuck with Grandma in KC and she roped me into finally learning. She'd taught me to chain when I was little - but the afghan bug bit deeply then. I started making blankets for EVERYONE!

Since then it's tapered off because of wrist and elbow issues but I can't imagine little things like this hurting too much. Take it nice and slow, I'll be OK.

So again, I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Nicola said...

Congrats on your new adventure missus. I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.

Hugs
Nic

Gabby said...

Thanks for joining me in my new venture chicas! I'm glad to read some of you may take into crocheting again! That's awesome!

Oh yeah Melissa...I had to rest my wrist/hand for 2 days because it was swollen after crocheting all those Christmas gifts!

Angie said...

YAY! I love this new adventure that you've jumped into. I am so glad you sent me an invite to view this blog... especially since I'm mention ;)
I can't wait to see what else you make... I'm still interested in buying a crocheted bunny from you if you can make one!

KarmaCraft said...

Whee!!

This is great! I love crochet myself and like you I have recently picked it up, also like you. :) I started re-learning by making granny squares and then I moved on to Amigurumi! :) I have two books of amigurumi patterns-- Mr. Funky's Super Crochet Wonderful and Crobots. I guess I should go over to my blog and upload some pics, huh?

I have many blogs but my blogger blog is about my crochet mostly now, and I will also start putting challenges I do on there. :)

Thanks for the invite. I love what you've done so far!

Have you joined Ravelry? Plenty of free patterns on there!

Joani said...

Gabby ~ this is awesome! I just cant do it for the life of me.

I would love to get a couple of cuppy cakes from you - and I like the box that you put them in also. Is there nothing that you can't do? You must be Martha's sister Ü

Hugs,
Joani

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