This is my very first post. I have no idea what I should write about because there is so much going on in my life right now. But I suppose I should introduce myself for starters... My name is Rachel and I like to be called Rae. I am twenty-five years old and I have been happily married for 2 years and have a 10 month old daughter named Kira. I have lived in Northern California for most of my life.
I have been a stay-at-home mom/wife for a year and a half now and recently found more free-time to explore creative hobbies. I have always loved working with my hands. A few months ago in August I decided to give making crochet Amigurumi a try. This required learning how to crochet and how to read patterns.
My husband bought a book by Ana Paula Rimoli, "Amigurumi World" and everything pretty much took off from there. After a few minutes on the phone with my mom, who also crochets, I got the 'gist' of the art and began practicing. Probably after five tries of crocheting an amigurumi head, I moved on and began creating the cute little toys in Ana's book.
Every chance I got from taking care of my family and home I was crocheting. It quickly became an escape and relaxation time. I would crochet while my daughter took her naps, while watching TV, at friends houses, you name it! Since then I have finished 11 projects. Some from Ana's books, some booties for Kira, a matching bracelet and ring, gifts for friends, a huge Manta Ray of my very own and I even took a hand at creating Ele from the kids show Pocoyo for Kira! Which leads me to say the original reason I took up amigurumi making was to make toys for friends and family and possibly sell them online as handmade items for others to enjoy.
So that pretty much sums up my introduction here. There will be more fun posts of course about my daughter and 'heavenly stuffed' life so to speak. Please feel free to contact me about anything. I'd love to hear from you!