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i've been crocheting since i could hold a hook (knitting too). i remeber learning to knit and crochet sitting under my grannys table before i was even at school. my favourite crochet hook that i still use every day is a vintage one that was owned by my granny.

i took up bear making in my late teens and finally found my own obsession in toy design and making. lots of my bears began life looking like lemurs- all long arms, pot bellied bodies and weird crooked ears. one of my early bears (an enormous long limbed, neon pink bear nick named "pink panther") is still in the possession of my baby sister (who's not so little now at 20)

my early crafty experiences and later work designing and making bears has come in handy over the years and i've been able to put all that knowledge and experience to work in my current creations…

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  • rosieok
    cute, colourful, cuddly handmade kids toys

About

i've been crocheting since i could hold a hook (knitting too). i remeber learning to knit and crochet sitting under my grannys table before i was even at school. my favourite crochet hook that i still use every day is a vintage one that was owned by my granny.

i took up bear making in my late teens and finally found my own obsession in toy design and making. lots of my bears began life looking like lemurs- all long arms, pot bellied bodies and weird crooked ears. one of my early bears (an enormous long limbed, neon pink bear nick named "pink panther") is still in the possession of my baby sister (who's not so little now at 20)

my early crafty experiences and later work designing and making bears has come in handy over the years and i've been able to put all that knowledge and experience to work in my current creations.

i'm obssessed with colour and colour combinations. i can't just have 1 colour i have to have every colour available. so i now have over 120 colours of yarn and collect more everytime i see a new colour to add to my stash.

i've found a new love for trims, ribbons, buttons, laces etc.. so i have dozens available now - teeny tiny buttons, pom-pom trims, embroidered and lace ribbons, glittery sparkle ribbons and so many more. everything and anything that could be essential for fancifiying my creations.

my love of all things yarny and itch to learn a new skill inspired me to take up handspinning in 2008. so now i prepare my own wool, fibers and fleeces, dye them in bright rainbow colours and spin them into gorgeous, soft, squishy, rainbow yarns for my other store http://etsy.com/shop/wearablesok where i also include some handknits or crochets from my handspun yarns.

i've just started a new shop over at http://etsy.com/shop/thetatteredowl with my mum (carol) we're having loads of fun making all this soapy, playing with scents, cosmetics and candles.

you can find my blog at http://www.rosieok.blogspot.com.au/

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my etsy shops or accounts:
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http://etsy.com/shop/rosieok -all things cute colourful and crafty: handmade kids toys and accessories

http://etsy.com/shop/MissKnitYarns -all things handspun and hand dyed: supersoft handspun and hand dyed luxury wool yarns

http://etsy.com/people/thetatteredowl -all things luxurious: soap, perfume, lip balms, mineral makeup

http://etsy.com/people/luckandlove

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