Meet Mary from Kent, Washington. Legwarmers are making a big show this year and you can find adorable patterns in her Etsy shop: KickinCrochet
How did you get started on Etsy?
When I was pregnant with my daughter in 2010 I picked up crochet again, which I hadn’t done since I was a kid. Once I started, I just kept going and pretty soon I had way more stuff than I could use or gift, so I decided to open up an etsy shop in 2011. Since then I’ve started writing crochet patterns and it’s been a lot of fun!
What is your inspiration for your shop?
My children, for sure, but also the fact that I’m always freezing so I like to think of cute warm things.
How do you unwind when you’re not creating?
I’m an avid reader, board game enthusiast, and rower (on the water or off)
List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops.
This shop is run by a friend of mine and her sisters and the proceeds go to benefit her neice and nephew that have a rare disease
I think she makes some cool chainmaille stuff that isn’t necessarily super gothic:
And finally, I just love her art:
How would you describe your work style?
I tend to work in bursts. I might make 8 or 9 patterns in one month and then do nothing new for a month. I’ve been working on being more consistent and I’m finding that the more I design, the more ideas I get. If only I had more time!
If you could choose any one superhero power, what would it be and why?
Telekinesis. Imagine: Crochet hooks that move themselves!
If you knew then what you know now, what would you do differently in opening your shop?
I would have taken much better photos and started off with patterns right away. I also would have joined a team earlier to help learn how to promote my items.
Please list where you can be found (FB, Twitter, etc)
pinterest for patterns: www.pinterest.com/onoratim/kickin-crochet-patterns/
pinterest for finished items: www.pinterest.com/onoratim/kickin-crochet-on-etsy/