Monday, 14 March 2011
Folksy Seller Interview 'Crafty People'
How Long have you been on Folksy? Since December 2010
How did you get into your craft? Knitting & Crochet have been my hobby and now, my business, for many years. My Mum, her Mum, and her three sisters all knit as do my my female cousins, my Aunt on my Dad's side of the family, and some of my friends. I have grown up with knitting so it was only natural that i would become a knitter too.
Anyway, that was over 30 years ago. Since then, Mum had taught me a lot more and i have learned through trial and error and books/internet.
What inspires you? Nothing as such, i just make what i personally like which is normally pretty, frilly items as i'm a girly girl
Which item for sale in your Folksy shop is your favourite? My heart shaped baby shawl. It's the 1st time i've made one of these and i'm really pleased with how it has turned out.
What makes you unique? I do not write patterns myself but i do update old ones, adding lace, ribbons or using multi coloured yarns. I think knitting has a bit of an 'out of date' image to it, i try to make items that mothers of today would still love to dress their babies in.
If you won the Lottery how would you spend your millions? Firstly, my Dad is just about to turn 64 and is still working full time, i would give him enough to give up work, do his house up and get the workshop he's wanted for years in the garden. Then i would treat Mum and Dad to a well earned holiday, wherever they wanted to go. I would buy my 2 brothers a house each and buy a house for me and hubby. Nothing flash, just a nice sized family home since we are currently renting. I would still craft but me and hubby would give up full time employment.
If you would like to see more of Carols wonderful creations visit her at http://www.folksy.com/shops/yarncreations