My crafty origins

“Close-up of clusters of red and blue hydrangea flowers” by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

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.

A brazillian embroidery piece I made back in 2001!

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.

Examples of some stitch people families and just some miscellaneous cross stitch pieces ☺️

Like these? You should check out my current work. I (personally) think it’s even better than this!
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