For those of you who know me…surprise! I started a blog! Wow, right???
For those of you who don’t, my name is Sarah. I thought I would get my blog off to a good start by letting you know a little bit about me. Come along and I’ll tell you a story. It won’t be too long. 😉
I started my fibery journey a very long time ago when I was about 13 years old. I wanted to learn how to make the beautiful things my mom was crocheting. She started me off by teaching me how to make a granny square. I made about half a dozen squares, then I quit. I did say I was 13, right?
Fast forward about 15 years, I’m married and pregnant with our second child. A baby girl. I am browsing through Pinterest looking at girly stuff (as one does), when I come upon this adorable pink crocheted hat with a big white flower on it. I gushed to my mom about it, saying she HAS to make one for her granddaughter. The next day she was at my house with hooks and yarn. But, she was set on me making that hat myself. So, I picked up that hook…and I never put it down.
My mom has been my guru in all things crafty all my life. She never met a craft she wouldn’t at least try. She enjoyed them all. And she always encouraged me to try new things and take risks. She inspired me to keep going after I finished that little pink hat. She encouraged me when I talked about opening an Etsy shop. She bragged about me to her friends when I started to design patterns.
Then, in May of 2018…I lost my mom.
My world fell down that day. I was heartbroken. Inspiration was hard to come by. Grief has a way of dulling the shine on everything, making it hard to see the beauty. Over the next 8 months I worked hard at getting my vision back, however, I was starting to doubt I was on the right path. I had lost my crojo.
That’s when I met another crochet designer, named Dorianna. Dorianna is the creator and blogger behind The Lavender Chair. Btw, her blog is fabulous and you should totally go and check her out! She has hundreds of beautiful, well written patterns on her site and they are all free! Anyhow, we got to talking and she told me how much she loved my designs and asked if I wrote a blog. Blogging hadn’t even been on my radar at this point. She told me that blogging was a great way to have people see and enjoy my patterns and creations, as well as generating an income to help provide for my family.
So, I did some research. Then, I did more research. And after I had exhausted the internet I did some searching in my soul. That’s when I felt the click. That tingle you get in your bones when you know you’ve stumbled upon the right path. So, I’ve closed my eyes, I’m holding my nose, and I’m taking the plunge! It’s unknown. And it’s scary. And I don’t know how rough the water is, but I do know that I can swim.
Now… let’s see how deep this pond goes.