BaldMoose

Quirky Crochet Amigurumi & Patterns!

Auckland, New Zealand · 30 Sales

BaldMoose

Quirky Crochet Amigurumi & Patterns!

Auckland, New Zealand 30 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Eileen Leahy

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Eileen Leahy

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Gluecksdrache

Gluecksdrache on Feb 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love them! They are so cute. My daughter is very happy. Thank you so much

Brandon Hurst

Brandon Hurst on Nov 24, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing ring! Unique, comfortable and polished beautifully. Also arrived very quickly!

Brandon Hurst

Brandon Hurst on Nov 24, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing ring! Unique, comfortable and polished beautifully. Also arrived very quickly!

marshalnealfettro

marshalnealfettro on Jul 20, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Coming from NZ, it shipped fast. Awesome ring!

marshalnealfettro

marshalnealfettro on Jul 20, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Coming from NZ, it shipped fast. Awesome ring!

About

Q & A with BaldMoose

BaldMoose is the quirky moniker for jeweller and crafter Eileen Leahy’s personality-filled range of crochet. Eileen draws inspiration from her surroundings; New Zealand’s native plants and wildlife, landscapes, and simple things like a flower in her garden. The name BaldMoose was spawned from a bizarre conversation during Eileen’s time at high school – and it has just stuck. Some of her more quirky pieces of work reflect these carefree years.

What do you make?
I have recently added crochet items to my shop. I find crocheting addictive and love coming up with new ideas for cute little soft toys – the next project I have in mind is crochet toys for cats, laced with catnip!


How did you get into your craft?
My Oma used to crochet a lot and I wanted to carry on the craft within our family as well as to be able to make useful items for my future family which could be passed down through the generations.


Do you have formal training or qualifications in your craft?
I studied at Hungry Creek Art and Craft School where I gained an Advanced Diploma in Arts and Craft, majoring in jewellery. I spent four years studying full-time to achieve this.


Your favourite materials, tools and processes?
My favourite material for crochet has got to be New Zealand wool. I love to buy New Zealand products wherever possible.

What inspires you?
I’m inspired by fond memories of my childhood, plant life and playful things… small things that can often be overlooked in adulthood, but a child would revel in. This autumn I planted pots of daffodil and tulip bulbs, some of them have just begun sprouting through the dirt and I find that so exciting and inspiring.


Is there a philosophy behind your work?
I make because I can’t not make. I have spent my whole life doing handcrafts of one sort or another and couldn’t imagine living without it. Being able to make someone happy with a handmade gift or purchase is such a huge added bonus and it really does make it worthwhile.


Describe your workspace:
I crochet on the couch in the lounge, which is covered with half-finished projects and bags of wool.

Five words that describe your mind:
Nostalgic, hippy, dreamer, eclectic and unordered.


Your favourite feedback from a customer:
I received this message from a customer – she’s from America and had recently visited New Zealand. She bought my Pukeko stud earrings and she and her daughter share them, which I thought was really sweet.

“Hello! I received the earrings today and they are absolutely wonderful! You did a wonderful job on them. I love these little swamp hens. We got to visit NZ in February and I was able to see some of these birds. My daughter is wearing your earrings now, we get to trade off with them. Thank you again. Heather.”


What are you currently listening to?
Whatever my lovely boyfriend, Hugh, is playing. Right now its dubstep, fast paced, but chilled out at the same time. I have quite a mixed taste in music.


What are you reading now?
I’m partway through reading The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and On-Line by Kari Chapin, which Felt.co.nz kindly recommended to me last year!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 28, 2014

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Shipping
I endeavour to ship items within a 7 day period of purchase, unless otherwise stated within the listing description as many items are made to order. Please read the individual listing descriptions for estimated crafting or processing times for each item; each listing states an estimated amount of time that may be needed to make the item for you or to process your order, depending on current demand.

SHIPPING WITHIN NZ: Items will be posted with Courier Post and will be tracked with signature required.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Unless otherwise agreed upon, all international orders are shipped ‘International Air’, this does not include tracking and I take no responsibility if goods are lost in transit. Please send me a message if you would like to have your parcel tracked – this will incur extra shipping costs.