I am a Mom, Wife, Writer, Fiber Artist, Baker, Jewelry Maker, Scrapbooker, and the list just keeps on going. Basically if I can make it I am going to try at least once. I used to work in corporate administration but these days I am busy raising an awesome little human – Mermaid, while running 2 blogs, online stores, and writing romance novels (that will one day be published!).
I taught myself how to crochet, knit, embroider, cross stitch, quilt, and sew. Mostly I used books and spent hours trying to make real thread look like drawn images on a page. I have taken over 100 online classes for these fiber arts. I am always looking for ways to learn more about the things I love to do. I joined the American Crochet Association and I am working through their program on Crochet Mastery. So I feel confident sharing what I know with others and helping them learn these skills (hopefully with less cussing than I did.)
My Store: Blinking Cat Boutique
I have an online shop where you can buy some of the things I make. Why do I sell things? My Hubby thinks there is a certain number of crochet blankets, quilts, dolls etc that I can have in our house, but I just can’t stop making them. I also love that people like what I make enough to buy it and cherish it.
I do take bespoke orders. If you have a pattern you want made for you please contact me at Blinkingcatblog@gmail.com. We can discuss price, materials and time line. Some things that I have made for people – tee shirt quilts, specific shawls, heirloom baby blankets
I sell both on Amazon Handmade and Etsy. I have the same things listed in both places, it just depends on where you have an account that you want to order from.
Amazon Handmade > BlinkingCatBoutique
Etsy > BlinkingCatBoutique
So far I have put out reviews of things that I make for myself, and products that I actually use. I want to share things that work with people so they can enjoy them too. If you are a company/ designer and want me to try your product email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss it. All my reviews are my own, and if I honestly don’t like something I will let you know why I won’t be able to review it.
I have pattern tested for crochet and knitting so far. If you want me to test a pattern for you please email me at email@example.com. We can discuss timeline, expectations, and materials. If it works out awesomely (like I am sure it will) then I can also do a blog post on it for you.