Like many people my age, my mum taught me to knit and crochet during childhood. Having been taught to knit first, when it came to crocheting I found it difficult to hold the hook and remember times of frustration. For many years I carried on knitting and although I picked up my hook a few times, I always became frustrated. Until Easter 2017. I picked up my hook to make myself a blanket I could snuggle up in when I was reading and for some reason, holding the hook became easier (finally I could hook how I was taught!) and I felt an affinity with the stitches, seeing clearly how it all went together.
This is the blanket in the above photo (I have since crocheted another one but with a purple border and it looks gorgeous).
Since then I’ve been hooked (forgive the pun 🙂 ). There hasn’t been a single day where I haven’t hooked or thought about colour/texture/stitches/yarn fibres/patterns. I’m even studying a crochet diploma course.
I’ve been sharing my projects for a while on my personal FB and social media and the response has amazed me. Some of the projects I’ve completed have been for a craft fayre and some have been personal. I received a request for a bespoke project (you can see Laura sharing the tote and Kindle cover on IG) and this monkey was bought before I’d finished making it. Feedback has been positive.
I started to create a new online identity but decided against it because it’s still me! However I have decided to sell projects under ‘The Rose Petals’ umbrella – I love the logo that my son made.
Rose is my maiden name and I visualise the petals as being the different projects.
I have been blogging about my crochet makes on Jera’s Jamboree so the only change you will see is the addition of free and paid patterns I design. Projects that are available to buy will say so on the post and a photo and description of anything available to buy will be posted on The Rose Petals FB page (which I share with my sister-in-law who also showcases her crafts).
I am taking commissions for bespoke projects however I do have to be inspired so please don’t be offended if I am unable to fulfil a request.
Here are some of the projects I’ve completed:
Please feel welcome to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to discuss something.