As many of you know, I love to collaborate with other designers! This is how I first met Lisa from Loops of Love. I had designed my Emerald City Dress pattern and she happened to design a cute little Cora Couture Bonnet around the same time that matched perfectly.
Lisa is such a sweetheart and I'm happy to count her as one of my many friends I have been blessed to meet through crochet. So, I would love for you to get to know a little more about her also.
What is your main business focus?Although I do take custom orders, my main focus is designing. I really love learning new stitches and seeing how I can turn it into a new design. I also sell finished items at a local artisan shop, Griffin’s Studio. Loops of Love on Etsy
What is your greatest accomplishment or what are you most proud of?
I taught myself to crochet when my grandson was born. I loved it so much and was making so many things that I decided to start my Loops of Love Facebook page to sell some of the items. That, in itself, was a big accomplishment to me.
I never thought I would be designing my own patterns. Stepping out and giving that a try and now having over 60 patterns in my shops has been my greatest accomplishment.
What is something you struggle with?
My biggest struggle is definitely time management. I get so distracted so easily and have found that the best way to stay focused is to have a list with goals.
What advice would you give someone starting out?
First of all, just have fun. Remember why you started crocheting in the first place. Second, don’t compare yourself or your sales to anyone else. Learn what works for you and stay focused on that.
Is there someone in the craft community that you admire and why?
When I first started my shop, I “met” Melanie from 3 Boys and a Ball of Yarn. She started out like I did by selling finished items on her Facebook page. She later started designing her own patterns. The fact that she finds time to work a “regular” job, raise 3 boys and be a crochet designer is such an inspiration. I love her work , and she’s a truly amazing person, as well.
Thank you Lisa for taking your time to let us put a name and a face behind the business name.
Now that you know a little more about Lisa, you can check out her patterns on her other Social sites.