A Visit With Heather

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This week we are visited by our friend Heather in the US!


Hello, my name is Heather and I’m a stay at home mom of two boys ages 6 & 3.  I’ve been knitting and crocheting for thirty years.  My grandmom taught me and I’ve been forever grateful for knowing these skills. Knitting and crocheting have been very therapeutic for me during stressful times.  I’ve met some wonderful friends that also knit and crochet, online & in person.  We share the love of making things and cheering each other on to make new projects.  I’ve had the opportunity to teach knitting at Ac Moore when my oldest son was young.  Now I’ve taught mom friends of mine how to knit, crochet, and tackle a variety of projects.  It brings me a lot of joy to see others successfully make new knitted or crocheted items.

fingerless mitts

My sons often request and inspire me to make some pretty cool hats from scratch.  Usually if I can see a picture of their favorite character I can design a hat to match it.

character hats

I’ve made many keepsake gifts for new babies.  I enjoy making gifts for family members and custom orders for friends and acquaintances.  When I’m not knitting & crocheting for gifts or orders I donate baby blankets, baby hats, and I.V. hand covers to Abington & Holy Redeemer Hospitals.

bibs

My first projects were baby blankets & hats.

stripes

Most intricate projects were Tardis intarsia fingerless gloves, Tardis hats, a Dr. Who knitted scarf, and a Tacony hat. The scarf took me 3 months!
tardis talcony

My favorite things to make now are corner to corner blankets, placemats & dishcloths. Also I tested this cable wrap; I found it tedious yet fun. I do like to challenge myself and keep my brain working!

cable wrap


I also enjoy doing counted cross stitch kits.  My favorite ones to complete were a Disney Winnie The Pooh Wall Hanging for my son’s toy room, Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse doing the jitterbug and a portrait of the Bee Gees.  The Bee Gees counted cross stitch took me two years to complete.  I made it as a Mother’s Day gift for my Grandma.  She proudly has it hung in her living room and shows it off to all of her friends!

mm cross st

When I was in high school I worked at Joann Fabrics and learned how to make fabric wreaths.  After 9/11 I remember I made many patriotic fabric wreaths for friends, family and acquaintances.  It made me so happy to create fabric wreaths to help others show their patriotism during such a tragic time.

wreaths


You can find Heather on her business page: Everything Hand Made For You.
Thanks for stopping by Heather, we really enjoyed seeing your crafts!

One Response

  1. Lovely Heather, and I am so glad that I know such a talented person. Love your work.

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