Hello all! I am very obviously failing at faithful blogging! I admit, I don't love writing but am always hoping I'll find the time, the words to blog about something interesting.
I have ventured into a bit of a different line of crochet in the last while. I started ordering some more luxurious yarns that I quickly fell in love with and am very inspired by. I get some alpaca, mohair yarn in the mail and instantly I feel an urge to create something beautiful. I don't look around to be inspired. I just grab a skein of yarn and start crocheting without a final product in mind. I'm inspired as I crochet. Once the bonnet has come together I grab my basket of lace, silk, flowers (some handmade by me on a whim), buttons, etc. and start adding the final touches until the end result is something I can not wait to photograph and share with you all!
I feel this design-as-you-create really shows who I am and reflects my taste and style down to the finest details. I'm a bit of a romantic so soft yarns, florals, and silks are some of my favourite to work with.
I create because I love to and it's very personal to me. My business is first and foremost putting our kids through school. Some mornings I wake up and my wrists and my hands ache, I feel stressed about business, don't have time to be a mother, a home maker, and I question why I do this but it boils down to what we feel is best for our children. I have always dreamed of staying home with them to be their main caregiver and Prairie Blossom is allowing me to do that. I feel truly blessed.
I create from the heart and try my best to find originality in my work. I don't allow myself to look too much at other crochet businesses because I want to create something that expresses my style. Being "original" is not an easy task in our world where we have everything at our fingertips with the click of a button.
Having said that, I appreciate all my customers tremendously and thank you all for reading through some of my more personal thoughts.
Here are a few images of some of my creations that came together by just sitting down on my couch with beautiful yarn, crochet hooks, lace, flowers, buttons, silk...and a little toddler wanting every bit of my attention. :)
As a thank you I would like to offer a 10% discount for the month of November. Coupon code THANKYOU