OlivesandBananas

Olives and Bananas Needle Felt Crochet Fibre Art

Thunder Bay, Ontario · 1 Sale

OlivesandBananas

Olives and Bananas Needle Felt Crochet Fibre Art

Thunder Bay, Ontario 1 Sale On Etsy since 2016

Announcement   For now, my Etsy shop is home only to my crochet infant elf hats which are for sale as part of a fundraiser with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation with all proceeds going toward NICU services at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

I always have more hats on my hook, each one different than the next, though similar ones (especially my pink rose hat) appear regularly. Though I am unable to take custom orders, please feel free to contact me about upcoming designs.

This is all done in memory of my son, Finn, who lived for 10 beautiful days in September 2013. He was not sick and his death was unexpected, but his brief time in the care of the NICU and their care for us after he died is why I want to do this.

Through the experience of losing a child I have met so many other parents each with a heartbreaking story that either began or ended in the NICU. Anything I can do to help there be less heartache of this kind, or help bring comfort to anyone during their stay helps me heal. Knowing that Finn is remembered, and present in the minds of others gives him a little more time here on earth. Thank you.

In Memory of Finn Donald Brooke MIllar
September 18 - 29, 2013


(For all needle felting kits, felting supplies, and wool please contact me by direct message, Facebook, Instagram, or by email. Thank you!)

Announcement

Last updated on 17 Dec, 2016

For now, my Etsy shop is home only to my crochet infant elf hats which are for sale as part of a fundraiser with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation with all proceeds going toward NICU services at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

I always have more hats on my hook, each one different than the next, though similar ones (especially my pink rose hat) appear regularly. Though I am unable to take custom orders, please feel free to contact me about upcoming designs.

This is all done in memory of my son, Finn, who lived for 10 beautiful days in September 2013. He was not sick and his death was unexpected, but his brief time in the care of the NICU and their care for us after he died is why I want to do this.

Through the experience of losing a child I have met so many other parents each with a heartbreaking story that either began or ended in the NICU. Anything I can do to help there be less heartache of this kind, or help bring comfort to anyone during their stay helps me heal. Knowing that Finn is remembered, and present in the minds of others gives him a little more time here on earth. Thank you.

In Memory of Finn Donald Brooke MIllar
September 18 - 29, 2013


(For all needle felting kits, felting supplies, and wool please contact me by direct message, Facebook, Instagram, or by email. Thank you!)

Amy Vervoort

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    About

    Olives and Bananas, with a dragonfly in my logo, is named for my three children. My rainbow baby Oliver, Finn my magical dragonfly, and my girl Hannah

    My shop is named for my three children: Oliver, Finn, and Hannah.

    Our middle son, Finn, died unexpectedly when he was just 11 days old. Having and losing Finn changed everything.

    I had already found crafting as therapy through the decline and loss of my mother to breast cancer. We had spent hours with her friends piled on her bed with yarn and patterns and wine. She found knitting helped with the neuropathy in her fingers from chemo. In her final year she made a large knitted sock monkey, who still lives with one of her best friends.

    After losing Finn I turned to wool, needles and hooks, and for months sat here quietly making things. In many ways that's what I still do.
    Olives and Bananas came to me after the birth of our #rainbowbaby Oliver. Whenever I said his name together with Hannah's I laughed and thought of olives and bananas.

    Finn is my little dragonfly 💙 Always nearby, always magical.

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    • Amy Vervoort

      Owner, Creator, Photographer

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    Last updated on 16 Dec, 2016
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    Where can I buy Olives and Bananas' needle felting kits?

    Please contact me by direct message, email, Facebook or Instagram. Needle felting kits, merino wool, and felting supplies are available for sale.