My mother taught me how to crochet when I was about 7 years old. I would practice over the years but it did not always keep my attention. Finally, when I was a junior in high school, I started crocheting again. An old friend of mine starting making DIY videos and putting them on YouTube. In one of her videos, she shows her viewers how to crochet owls. I fell in love with crocheting! I made so many of those owls. That fall I joined my mom at a craft fair with a basket full of those little owls. I SOLD THEM ALL!
|My crochet skills have come a long way since then!|
After that experience, I was hooked.
Flash forward to 2016, I am married and I have a one year old daughter named Annabella. I have an Etsy shop: www.nattisplace.etsy.com. I also have a small booth at an antique market in my city. I have rented my space since July 2013.
|My husband: Jeremy | My daughter: Annabella | Me: Natalie|
For most of this year, I have felt unsure of myself and Natti's Place. Where am I going? What am I doing? I do not want to make whatever sells. Many people in the crochet world do just that - they make mermaid tails and character hats until their fingers cramp up - because those are the things that sell.
I want to inspire people with the things I make. I want to put a smile on someone's face because they genuinely enjoy something that I designed and made.
Here is where my journey begins.
Soon Natti's Place will branch out from selling only crocheted items. The new line will be inspiring and uplifting. Again, I will not make things just to sell them. I will make products that encourage change and that promote self worth.
I hope you will join me on this journey. I appreciate your continued support!