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If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
--Sir Ken Robinson
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This is a truth. And I have been wrong a lot. I have also been right a few times, so it all balances in the end.

Mom always wanted a girly-girl with clean hands and a lot of cuteness. What she got was a child fixated on making things. Started early with mud animals and people, progressed to an obsession with 3D paper cutouts that required a lot of glue and crayons, went on to drawings and then found out about paint. Paint was the best ever. It had everything: color, tactile quality, mess potential and staying power. It was good. You may notice…

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  • Joined May 6, 2009

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Organic cotton, bamboo, wool, beads, hand dyed yarns, any textile dyed with eco safe dye

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About

If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
--Sir Ken Robinson
You can find us at : http://www.facebook.com/crotchetymama or
http://twitter.com/crotchetymama
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This is a truth. And I have been wrong a lot. I have also been right a few times, so it all balances in the end.

Mom always wanted a girly-girl with clean hands and a lot of cuteness. What she got was a child fixated on making things. Started early with mud animals and people, progressed to an obsession with 3D paper cutouts that required a lot of glue and crayons, went on to drawings and then found out about paint. Paint was the best ever. It had everything: color, tactile quality, mess potential and staying power. It was good. You may notice the recurring theme is messy?

So I painted. I still paint. Recently I found out about crochet and knitting. Fun, I thought, for when I'm not painting. It's my most recent obsession. I had to find something to do with the product when I couldn't give anymore of them away. Friends and family get tired of getting little presents after a while…and I think the younger members found it a bit weird. I hope you like some of them.

I like making them, and there are stories connected with all of them. I can also guarantee that no two are alike because I am kind of ADD. (Although if you really want one that has been purchased, I will make you one. Promise.)(Not exactly the same, but very very close.) Or if you want something in a different color, let me know.

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My daughter takes all the pictures. Maybe this makes us a collective by Etsy’s rules? ...but a nice collective, not like the Borg.

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The yarns are all natural fibers (some organic). I don't use synthetics because they are not natural! I like cotton and wool a lot. I also try to find yarns dyed in a way that is safe for the environment and for you. This does add to the cost, but for a cleaner world, it is worth it.

Everything is washable as long as you don't use hot water. Wash the cotton products in the machine in cold water with mild soap. They will likely shrink if you use a dryer. So it you want them smaller, use the dryer. Otherwise, either hang or lay flat. Don't use bleach because it will fade them and make them wear out more quickly.

Wash the wool things gently in cold water and do not dry in the dryer. If you hang them they may stretch a bit so be warned if you don't want them to stretch. Just lay them somewhere to dry and they'll be fine. Shake them out when dry.

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