Everything from mittens, toques, slouchy hats & headbands to sweaters, cowls, bow ties, blankets, wine bottle covers, art cards & yarn art - the list goes on and on. My nana taught me to knit when I was a little girl and over the years I had made myself, family & close friends mittens, toques & scarves which they enjoyed and appreciated.
It wasn't until a few years ago, during the winter season, when I was looking to spend as much quiet indoor time as possible with our aging dog curled up beside me, that my small business was born. Before I knew it I had made several pairs of mittens & toques, and it was suggested I sell what I had made. From there I created my Facebook Page and started posting those very items for sale. Custom orders started coming in so I opened up my Etsy Shop and things have evolved from there."
I work on my creations everywhere ! From the comfort of my own home, trips in the car (where I'm the passenger), or when I'm waiting at an appointment. I generally have a ball of yarn & a crochet hook or knitting needles with me."
To occupy her mind while working, Andrea has either the TV on or she works in silence. She also works regularly because she is inspired to do so. "Inspiration for me comes from colours in my day to day environment and sometimes it comes from the simple necessity of needing something useful."
"I really enjoy what I do and try to find new things to create using knitting and crocheting as the main medium. I also find knitting and crocheting very therapeutic as I spend many hours commuting to work from Peterborough. It's an enjoyable way to (generally) end my day by sitting quietly knitting or crocheting. It really is an addiction this knitting/crocheting thing that I do! Just ask my husband - he can verify it for you!"
You can buy Andrea's creations from any of the following:
You can also meet her at 30 Craft Market on December 2nd at Mark Street United Church.