My name is Susan Michele and have been crocheting since 1972 when I was first taught in Junior High School. Growing up across the bay from San Francisco in Hayward during the 60â€™s, I was a wide~eyed impressionable child exposed to a popular fashion statement worn by the â€œHippiesâ€ of yesteryear.
This fashion was earth friendly, comfortable, and yet very colorful. A lot of the clothes were made through crochet and most of the furniture and plants were hung by macramÃ©. It was a time of expressing oneâ€™s self through the arts of painting and creating your own clothes and wanting to live as one with Mother Earthâ€¦
Then the 1970â€™s brought The Disco era for a new line of fashion, White Polyester. The art of crochet lost itâ€™s appeal and hooks and yarns were put up and forgotten.
Since all fashion trends eventually come full circle again, we are seeing more crocheted items in todayâ€™s world. After all the â€œHigh Techâ€ living full of high cost and stress we put our children through, a simple, soft, cuddly toy is more appreciated and loved than the newest, loudest, flashest, hard encased toy of today. Not only are our treats washable but will be handed down from generation to generationâ€¦
All items are made with care and love so that they are able to stand up to the rigors of a tempermental, climbable, throwable kidlet. This ensures that your child will not be without their friend from a lack of playability.
oopsâ€¦ back to meâ€¦
I have visited 39 out of our 50 US states and was born in Mound, Minnesota way back in 1959. My Fatherâ€™s family are from Crookston and Bemidji Minnesota where my Grandparents ran a fishing resort on Big Lake called Maple Beach Resort.
Mother was from Iowa where she was adopted at age 8. We found out later that she had 2 sisters but they never got close.
My parents and I then moved when I was only 9 months old to California near Anaheim where I became a â€œbig sisterâ€ to my brother! We then moved to Northern California where I lived in Hayward, Fremont, Castro Valley, and San Lorenzo.
In 1983, I moved Price, UT and attended the College of Eastern Utah and earned my Associate of Science and then moved to Ogden where I majored in Geology with a Chemistry minor for Secondary Education at Weber State University.
I have a Daughter and a Son from a previous marriage and my Daughter has since blessed me with a Granddaughter, Taylor, and a Grandson, Josh. They all still live in Ogden, UT.
â€¦ once againâ€¦ me! Yeah, I go off on tangents
Moving to Illinois one very cold and dreary winter, I left East Moline, IL as soon as I could after only 5 months. brrrrrr
Moving to Charlotte, North Carolina I met my beloved Husband and we have been married since 2000. I also have a Mom~in~law (whom has blessed me with her love,) my chirping love bird, Tweety, and a total of 3 neices, and 7 nephews.
My past includes owning my own â€˜76 Police Special Harley Davidson full dresser, being a Sunday School Teacher, a Girl Scout Leader, raising Shih Tzu puppies, Curley Earred Kittens, and growing up with a virtual zoo of a wide variety of pets, from Guinea Pigs, bunnies, frogs, snakes, hamsters, turtles, cockatiels, parakeets, parrots, to an ant farm. I even had a Mama Cat that put her kittens after they were born into an old eagle nest in our back yard! Tell me that wasnâ€™t wierd walking under a tree and hearing kittens above youâ€¦
Growing up a rough and tumble tomboy into a head-strong teenager who blessed her Mother with endless sleepless nightsâ€¦ which did come back full round with my own daughterâ€¦ ~sigh~ I am mechanically inclined where I can fix about anythingâ€¦ hate to be proven wrong, and am as stubborn as a mule!
On tippy~toe I am 5â€™ and weigh way too much for my heightâ€¦ I have an evil sense of humor and live to play â€œDevilâ€™s Advocate.â€ I draw blood holding my tongue not being sarcasticâ€¦ out loud that is! Love kids, pets, and the beachâ€¦ I dye my hair blonde to give people a fair warning I am ditzy and an airhead (which I have been trying to beat since I was in High School.) I actually do have a brain, and love math! My eyes are hazel but will turn a bright green and a bright blue with certain moods.
Due to a recent very nasty health problem, I had to quit smoking for good and to keep my hands and fingers busy, have taken up crocheting again. So, yes, all items are from a smoke free home!
Specializing in small items such as baby clothes, booties, blankets, bonnets, baby sets, toys, (either stuffees or Amigurumi style,) doll clothes, and angels (tree toppers and Porcelain), keeps it from getting dull and I am able to use my creativity, as you can see in past sold items.
Custom orders are created and then the finished items are posted so that they are viewable. I create then post ready to sell items between custom orders once they are done and ready to be sold.
Thank you for looking at my site and I hope I didnâ€™t scare you!