My crafty origins
Where and how did I start?
My interest for handmade fibre arts started at a very young age, after watching my mum create numerous beautiful pieces of art. I was fascinated with needlepoint and crochet specifically and got her to show me how to do both.
In the last 4–5 years, I picked both back up and I’m so glad I did. When I picked up an ebook on making people in cross stitch form back in 2015, with the idea of making a bunch of Christmas presents, I was pretty much hooked again. It was a lot of fun recreating my family and friends in pixel form with a physical medium.
Much to my surprise, after I started to create ‘my family’ through the years (something I had wanted to do for quite a long time), I had numerous people pipe up saying how adorable they were and that they would love to purchase one for themselves or a friend. So I figured ‘well, why not?’. I adore making them and if I can continue that while funding my hobby… that sounds perfect!
So right now, I’m building up a portfolio. I am thankful I took some photos of previous work I did back in 2015 (below) but -as you would expect- I have improved a lot and added new tactics and stitches to my arsenel.