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Meet Your Maker- A Cute Design

This week on Meet Your Maker we have Jenna from A Cute Design. Jenna is a wonderful designer and maker! I love her colorful and unique feed and I am sure you will to. Jenna's work is amazing ranging from colorful crochet wear to maker tools, she has something for everyone!

Introduce yourself and your business.

Hi There, I’m Jenna!  Owner and creator behind A-Cute Design.  I am a full time maker that sells crochet wear, laser cut maker items and writes patterns for other yarn lovers.  A-Cute Design is just about four years old and is my passion in life.  I just re-did my little studio and wanted to show you the photos here

How did you launch your business & what made you want to start a small business?

I intentionally got more serious about my crochet work with starting a business in mind.  My younger brother passed away in 2014 and I couldn’t stay at my interior design job I no longer loved.  I needed to be more creative, be inspired.  SO I moved back to Michigan from Indiana an…

Knitcrate Review

Hello Fellow Makers! The following is a review of the popular monthly yarn subscription box service Knitcrate. This is 100% not sponsored,  this my own opinion and experience. Hopefully this helps anyone on the fence about ordering.

I had seen posts about Knitcrate before online, but never really looked  much into it. Until recently I honestly did more crochet then knitting and really only made basic items like beanies. One of my goals this year was to expand my skill set. I saw other makers posting about the yarn that was in the August Knitcrate and I fell in love with the European Robin colorway (energize me option) and NEEDED it. If you order before the last day of the month you get the subscription box for that month so I placed my order right away.

I was so excited for the yarn to arrive and it did about a week later. I opened the box and it was the wrong color way (I was super disappointed)... It was the neutral option (still very pretty, just not what I ordered). I contacted Kn…

ZomBee amigurumi- Free Pattern

The next pattern in the Halloween Guest Blogger Series is by the lovely Morine! Her ZomBee amigurumi pattern is adorably spooky. Hope you all enjoy this pattern.

About me

Hello!! My name is Morine and I’m the designer and maker behind Morine’s Shop. I’m Kenyan, born and raised. I learnt to crochet from my mother when I was around 8 years old. I didn’t do much but dishtowels until years later, I completed my first big project, a granny square blanket and I was hooked from then on. I picked up on amigurumi a few years ago after being encouraged by a friend to try it out and I love every minute of it since. I now mainly focus on baby and home d├ęcor designs and makes.

Inspiration behind the Pattern

ZomBee is based out of my first amigurumi design, Heimlich the bee. I wanted to modify the pattern and make it more Halloween-y but I decided to write up a new pattern all together. The name comes from merging Zombie Bee (what I initially wanted to call it). ZomBee has a much better ring to it, d…

Meet Your Maker- Naughty Florals

This week on MYM we have Heather from Naughty Florals. I saw Heather's booth at Etsy: Made in Canada and her cards actually made me do a double take and burst out laughing. Her work is amazing and I will definitely be buying many items from her in the future. Her delicate and feminine florals mixed with sassy sayings cant be beat!

Introduce yourself and your business.

Hi!  My name is Heather and I am the maker behind Naughty FloralsNaughty Florals is a stationery company that combines classic florals designs and modern sensibilities.  By that I mean I paint beautiful floral designs and combine them with rude and cheeky messages.

How did you launch your business & what made you want to start a small business?

I have always wanted to start my own business.  When I was a kid I started a spa (where a my mom was my only customer), a sticker business (where I didn't actually sell anything because I loved all the stickers I made too much) and a library (not very profitable).  My…

Pumpkin Bunny -Free Crochet Pattern

Pumpkin Bunny A free crochet pattern by The Cozy Chipmunk
Trick or Treat! Straight from the pumpkin patch comes this little bunny, all dressed up and ready to join you in all of your Autumn festivities!Just make sure to use a different pumpkin when it’s time for pie!

Difficulty: Advanced Beginner U.S. Terminology Size: 6 inches seated from the tips of the ears down


Hook: 3.5 mm Yarn: Worsted Weight: Approx 100-120 yards- Fur Colour, Orange, Green, small amount of pink for nose (I used Impeccable by Loops and Threads) 10 mm Safety Eyes or Embroidered Eyes Polyfill Needle Optional: Stitch Markers and pins, embroidery thread for eyelashes
Other Notes:

Magic Ring alternative- if you do not feel comfortable doing a magic ring, you can also chain 2 and work the indicated number of stitches into the first chain
Continuous Rounds- each row is completed in continuous rounds unless otherwise stated
Stuffing: When stuffing the pumpkin, it needs to be firm enough to support the bunny head, but have eno…

Meet Your Maker-Laconic Story

This weeks MYM is Laconic Story, a ceramic artist and designer. I saw Miranda's work recently at Etsy: Made in Canada and it was so amazing I knew I had to have her on this series. Hope you all enjoy!!

 Introduce yourself and your business. 

My name is Miranda, and I am a designer turned ceramic artist. I graduated from OCAD University in Environmental Design, then returned back to the university for a minor in Ceramics in 2017.
My business name is called Laconic Story; laconic means short, precise, and using few words, so business name literally means "Short Story". The idea behind Laconic Story is that I make ceramic animal sculptures/ objects that is completed with a short story I can share about specific animals species at risk of extinction.

How did you launch your business & what made you want to start a small business?

The business started as making tiny animal tchotchke and as a hobby, selling in small market fairs. I wanted to start a small business because I …