Hi! What are you up to today?
Hello! I’m an elementary school teacher and I just wrapped up for the day. Looking forward to spending time with my baby and crocheting in the evening.
What is your favourite type of project to crochet?
I actually exclusively make amigurumi – so my favourite types would have to be cute animals with fun accessories. (Like Lex!)
Where’s your favourite place to crochet?
Well! I have a slight confession to make… I tend to spread out and take over whichever room I’m crocheting in. It’s quite the bad habit. I’d love to say something more pleasant like “the couch” but truthfully, I crochet the most often at the kitchen island table – standing! It’s not the most comfortable but I guess you learn to adapt with life with a baby who will get into anything and everything. Organized chaos, anyone?
Which of your crochet projects are you proudest of?
This is always a tough question – each design was created by my hands at different points of my life as a designer and so of course, they each hold special significance to me. But if I had to choose, it would be a tie between Gertrude the Grumpy Chick and Jumbo the Bee. Gertrude became my icon and I never expected her to blow up and become loved by so many. People have shared that they just adore her for her spunky attitude and that her angry brows make them laugh. Jumbo the Bee was my very first gigantic amigurumi that I created. Sometimes, simplicity is where the charm lies! It’s been my best selling pattern consistently
for the past few months.
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve ever faced with your crochet?
Pattern theft. It never feels good to see your hard work jacked from you. Valuing artists and the work we do is something we’ve got to stand for though. Thankfully, it seems like loyal followers (who are usually the ones who spot the replicas) are quick to stand up for me which I appreciate! I would do the same for my fellow designer friends… we’ve got to have each other’s backs.
What’s the best piece of crochet advice you’ve ever received?
To give your shot as a designer time. Give it the chance to breathe and unfold its wings. My growth came gradually and I’m so glad it did. I remember being super nervous when I published my first pattern. Everyday that went by without a sale really discouraged me. And actually, that pattern didn’t sell until a whole month passed! But once it did, it felt like I’d just won the lottery. I felt motivated to create more patterns and to broaden my content. Most people probably think of “success” by becoming an overnight sensation. But I met so many awesome people in the crochet community and learned countless “small business” lessons along the way. I wouldn’t want to trade that.
Do you have any big crochet plans coming up?
It’s a dream of mine to publish an amigurumi book someday. I’d love to make it happen. In the meantime, I’m still enjoying designing and releasing patterns in my shop and collabing with other creatives.
Where can people find out more about you?
Instagram is where I’m most active and the easiest to be reached. I love interacting with people there and sharing my latest creations that make people smile. I also have my website,