I encourage anyone to check out my Love Bug Experiment! You don’t have to be a knitter, just create a Love Bug of some kind, attach a note full of positive energy, then leave him somewhere to make a stranger’s day!
I taught myself how to knit on a pair of chopsticks when I didn't have knitting needles.
My most prized possession is an espresso maker.
I love spicy food. I put this habanero powder that I got in New Mexico on just about everything.
In my spare time, I knit for charities such as Global Knit and Project Hope.
What got you started crafting?
Around the age of ten, I found my mom's old how-to knit books. While I didn't have knitting needles, I used a pair of chopsticks and some yarn I found to teach myself to knit.
What is your source of inspiration?
The fiber I work with, the color of a landscape, someone with a strong personality. I find my inspiration all over!
What have you made recently?
Lately I've been experimenting with the idea of hand knit journals. Rather than just acting as a book cover, the knit fabric is the actual cover and binding. I use multiple layers of fabric to make it more durable. The papers are stitched to the fabric as a form of binding.
(A full explanation and photos are on my blog.)
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell online and in local shops, including Geode's Gallery in Tremont and Wholly Craft in Columbus, OH.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
The bigger question is, why not handmade? Handmade is more personal, you know who you are supporting. It can be a local artist or an artisan from across the globe. You know time and care has been put into the piece. And of course, you can request exactly what you want.