About

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 60’s, I was a wide~eyed impressionable child exposed to a popular fashion statement worn by the “Hippies” 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 macramé. It was a time of expressing one’s self through the arts of painting and creating your own clothes and wanting to live as one with Mother Earth…

Then the 1970’s brought The Disco era for a new line of fashion, White Polyester. The art of crochet lost it’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 today’s world. After all the “High Tech” 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 generation…

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.

oops… back to me…

I have visited 39 out of our 50 US states and was born in Mound, Minnesota way back in 1959. My Father’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 “big sister” 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.

… once again… 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 ‘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 wasn’t wierd walking under a tree and hearing kittens above you…

Growing up a rough and tumble tomboy into a head-strong teenager who blessed her Mother with endless sleepless nights… which did come back full round with my own daughter… ~sigh~ I am mechanically inclined where I can fix about anything… hate to be proven wrong, and am as stubborn as a mule!

On tippy~toe I am 5’ and weigh way too much for my height… I have an evil sense of humor and live to play “Devil’s Advocate.” I draw blood holding my tongue not being sarcastic… out loud that is! Love kids, pets, and the beach… 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 didn’t scare you!

Susan Michele

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Chelsea K.
Chelsea K. · Fargo, North Dakota, US · 8 projects
what song do you like by supertramp?
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Chelsea K.
Chelsea K. · Fargo, North Dakota, US · 8 projects
I was born in crookston! creepy. I tried to get my mom to teach me because she used to do it but she cant teach me because i get it wrong all the time. As for my teacher, shes not very good at teaching
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Chelsea K.
Chelsea K. · Fargo, North Dakota, US · 8 projects
I can't crochet! I've figured out knitting but I cant get crochet! I can make the chain but then when it comes to making a new row I do it wrong and it turns out just awful..
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Casanova
Casanova · St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CA · 2 projects
I've asked my mom to teach me actually. I'd love to be able to make a lot of lovely things, so i'm hoping to figure it out so i can have my very own pinkieHappy
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Darling Niki
Darling Niki · Clearwater, Florida, US · 20 projects
Thanks I'm hanging in Happy I hope to be back on my feet in the next day or so.
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Chelsea K.
Chelsea K. · Fargo, North Dakota, US · 8 projects
I have but its kind of an on going process, I learn in between projects at school so It'll probably take me forever to learn. I've made the funny little thing that looks like a braid.. I think its called the chain stitch? And I've been shown how to make a new row but either Im forgetting how to do it or just not understanding. I'll get it eventually...
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Chelsea K.
Chelsea K. · Fargo, North Dakota, US · 8 projects
Happy Valentines Day to my favorite crocheter!Happy
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Michele Q.
Michele Q. · San Francisco, California, US
Thanks for the "bad links" heads-up! I fixed them!

Your creatures are really adorable!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1398 projects
Thanks for the add Happy
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Chelsea K.
Chelsea K. · Fargo, North Dakota, US · 8 projects
I'm learning from my sewing teacher but I don't think I could do it online..not that bright when it comes to following picturesHappy
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Chelsea K.
Chelsea K. · Fargo, North Dakota, US · 8 projects
I absolutely love everything you make, especially the purple dragonHappy you inspired me to learn to crochet!
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Darling Niki
Darling Niki · Clearwater, Florida, US · 20 projects
lol thanks! Today is my s/daughter also named Niki 16th birthday Happy Its a great time for birthdays
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Darling Niki
Darling Niki · Clearwater, Florida, US · 20 projects
Oh Happy Birthday a day early!!! Happy
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Darling Niki
Darling Niki · Clearwater, Florida, US · 20 projects
Thank you again! Happy Hope your week starts off wonderful!
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Darling Niki
Darling Niki · Clearwater, Florida, US · 20 projects
Thank you for the comment on my cameo necklace. Thats one of my favorites. I'm normally a tshirt and jeans girl but that necklace makes me feel all girly Happy
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Darling Niki
Darling Niki · Clearwater, Florida, US · 20 projects
lol I guess not so different after all! My coffee table has a shelf underneath and its full to the brim with logic puzzle books, suduko, and math puzzles. Hehe. I too love algebra Happy I was a math major for awhile but now I'm an art major. I haven't read the dragonriders series but they were recommended to me recently by someone else as well, so I better try them soon. I currently have about 40 unread books my fiance has bought me so I had to finish those first Happy.
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katie
katie · 5 projects
I love all your lil animals, they're adorable.Hope your having a nice holiday, mines pretty quiet.
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Janet
Janet · 2 projects
Np
Actually I don't really do anything lol
I enjoy making jewellery and baking
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Janet
Janet · 2 projects
Love your stuff
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katie
katie · 5 projects
I like the classics, like Shakespeare and Jane Austen and some of the modern stuff I'm very varied with my reading taste, currently I'm reading Hannibal by Thomas Harrison, it's a horror book but i like fantasy and romance too.Hmm I've never read any of those books I'll have to see if the library stocks them.
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katie
katie · 5 projects
I like the jewelry ones especially earrings and bracelets, I wear those a lot but don't like buying them from shops were everyone goes, it's not very original and gets boring. So I make my own. = )
What about you?, what are your favorite projects?
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katie
katie · 5 projects
haii Sue
With my walls, their just pink and i just use plain, everyday white chalk but the blackboard paint would be awesome pity I can't paint my room for like another ten years = (.It wipes of just with a old rag or something. I've been stalking this site for ages , then I told shiv, she created an account, then I did. I think what I like most on Co & K is that the projects are all really original and simple (I can't follow instructions to save my life)I've always been an arty person so this is like some kind of haven lol.
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
Thanks for the comment you left me, really inspiring, it's definately got me thiinking, thanks.
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
OMG, I totally forgot to mention, love the pink dragon, adorable, I love it,literally! I would definately buy one if that was for sale in the shops!
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
Wow, you sound really interesting, call me Shivi my actual name is Siobhan but I hate it so my nickname is Shivi. Hope you add me as your friend
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