Thursday, March 26, 2009

Meet A.Victoria

I would like to introduce you to A.Victoria. A while back, she marked my Etsy shop as a favorite. I noticed that she lives in Carthage (I used to live in Joplin), so I contacted her. I have become friends with this sweet lady. I asked her to write a little about herself so that you can get to know her too.

"I grew up in a family of eight, we all loved crafts and my Mother made sure we learned all kinds. I am now married and have two little girls. :-)I have been knitting for just over 12 years now. I started with the normal learning to read patterns and went on to learn how to design and adjust patterns to fit an individual the way desired. When I first started knitting I really did not want to, my Mother was making me, because she felt it would be good for me. As it turned out, I loved knitting and was fairly good at it. For a while I designed a bunch, got my knitting certification and teaching certification and played with patterns I already liked. I also have taught on and off for over 6 years. In the last 5 years I have mostly used patterns others have designed and played with color and types of yarn. I still like to play with designs! I love to knit special order for people. It is so much fun knowing that what I am making is exactly what someone is wanting; the size, color, kind of yarn and so on. I do a lot of knitting for my children as well and friends and family. It is so much fun and very relaxing to me. :)"

Check out her Etsy store at:

She has some awesome gloves that remind me of Bella of Twilight.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Let Me Introduce you....

Let me introduce you to one of the nicest people I know- Paula of Embroidery Impression on Etsy. I have known her all my life. She TRULY has the kindest heart. She would do anything to help someone, even if she had never met them before that day.

Though she would disagree with me, she is very creative. Growing up, she was the oldest of six children. She learned to sew at a very young age so she could have clothes. After she was married, she found creative ways to stay home with her children. She was a seamstress for people, made quilts, doll clothes ect. As a single mother of four, she was determined not to put her children in daycare. She used whatever creative means she could to support her family. One day, she was able to purchase an embroidery machine. She opened her business - Embroidery Impressions in Lamar, Mo. There she has done everything from monogramming school uniforms, spirit items, Red Hat Society items, to teaching others how to quilt. She is truly a talented lady with a beautiful soul. I am not prejudiced at all, even though she is my mom. If you get the chance, please check out her store: