Cr8tiveLefty

A gift that is an extension of your heart. Handmade USA

Danville, California · 96 Sales

Cr8tiveLefty

A gift that is an extension of your heart. Handmade USA

Danville, California 96 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(35)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop! Here you will find crochet and embroidered items that are modern as well as from Medieval, Renaissance, Victorian eras. All items are made by me. Custom orders are always welcome!! I will be adding new styles and designs so make sure to check back!

Items are ready to ship in 1-3 business days from when order is placed. Tracking is included with shipping.

Policy for Conditions of Any Return:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its ORIGINAL condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 25, 2018

Welcome to my shop! Here you will find crochet and embroidered items that are modern as well as from Medieval, Renaissance, Victorian eras. All items are made by me. Custom orders are always welcome!! I will be adding new styles and designs so make sure to check back!

Items are ready to ship in 1-3 business days from when order is placed. Tracking is included with shipping.

Policy for Conditions of Any Return:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its ORIGINAL condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(35)
Rachel Fischoff

Rachel Fischoff on Jun 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

After buying one snood from this etsy shop, I bought another FOUR. This review will serve for all FIVE of my snoods. Well-made, flashy (I like flashy) and delivered super fast by a kindly, talented snoodmaker -- that makes me a HAPPY buyer. This end note is for cynics: No, I didn't know this artmaker before, I was just grazing the etsy shops looking for headwear and by chance happened upon this shop, tried one first, then BOUGHT four more...

Rachel Fischoff

Rachel Fischoff on Jun 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

After buying one snood from this etsy shop, I bought another FOUR. This review will serve for all FIVE of my snoods. Well-made, flashy (I like flashy) and delivered super fast by a kindly, talented snoodmaker -- that makes me a HAPPY buyer. This end note is for cynics: No, I didn't know this artmaker before, I was just grazing the etsy shops looking for headwear and by chance happened upon this shop, tried one first, then BOUGHT four more...

Rachel Fischoff

Rachel Fischoff on Jun 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

After buying one snood from this etsy shop, I bought another FOUR. This review will serve for all FIVE of my snoods. Well-made, flashy (I like flashy) and delivered super fast by a kindly, talented snoodmaker -- that makes me a HAPPY buyer. This end note is for cynics: No, I didn't know this artmaker before, I was just grazing the etsy shops looking for headwear and by chance happened upon this shop, tried one first, then BOUGHT four more...

Rachel Fischoff

Rachel Fischoff on Jun 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

After buying one snood from this etsy shop, I bought another FOUR. This review will serve for all FIVE of my snoods. Well-made, flashy (I like flashy) and delivered super fast by a kindly, talented snoodmaker -- that makes me a HAPPY buyer. This end note is for cynics: No, I didn't know this artmaker before, I was just grazing the etsy shops looking for headwear and by chance happened upon this shop, tried one first, then BOUGHT four more...

Rachel Fischoff

Rachel Fischoff on Jun 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

After buying one snood from this etsy shop, I bought another FOUR. This review will serve for all FIVE of my snoods. Well-made, flashy (I like flashy) and delivered super fast by a kindly, talented snoodmaker -- that makes me a HAPPY buyer. This end note is for cynics: No, I didn't know this artmaker before, I was just grazing the etsy shops looking for headwear and by chance happened upon this shop, tried one first, then BOUGHT four more...

JustOneAvi

JustOneAvi on May 5, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Just received it, and it is just as expected, and then some! It will work out perfectly for application to a tunic for my grandson's King Arthur school play costume! Thank you very much for beautiful quality, AND very prompt delivery, which was important! Thank you!!!

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Updates

Now available is some glow in the dark fun. “Here there be Monsters” is just one of the glow in the dark sew on patches currently available. Stop by and see what other treats await...
Due to the overwhelming response to the snoods with steel beads, here is my newest creation for this collection.… #creativelefty #smallshops #etsyfinds
Next up is this Celtic love friendship and loyalty design or best known as the Claddagh design. It is available on this patch and also as a belt flag . #It’sYourShop #CreativeLefty #CelticPatch #shopsmall
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About

Creating gifts that are an extension of my heart

Growing up on the Peninsula of Northern California gave me the opportunity to enjoy a range of outdoor activities, sports, and a wide variety of beautiful landscapes by plane, automobile and cruise ship. All of these experiences served to inspired my creative nature. As an adult, I have had the good fortune of traveling, and I have also lived in different areas in the U.S. This has allowed me to meet many wonderful artisans and broaden my creative horizons.

As a child, my mother taught me the gift of crocheting, knitting, cross stitch, embroidery, etc. She was a master seamstress and a very gifted crafter. She was an innovator of many original designs and every year she attended a wide variety of craft shows and fairs. My mom’s unique challenge was that her daughter was a lefty and she was right handed. At that time there were no books, videos, or information available for lefties. Hence the unique quality of Cr8tive Lefty creations was born. My mom showed me that anything hand made is a gift of love and can never be rushed. You are creating a gift that is an extension of your heart. Now before you think that I have always been a full time crafter, I should mention that for 25 years I was a Senior Software Developer creating/designing databases, web applications, and teaching executives how to use software. During that time I would crochet baby blankets and afghans as a means to relax and develop cr8tive gifts for my closest friends, and my family. Then as time progressed I decided that being a handmade artist was much more enjoyable. So for the last five years my desire to pass on the passion for crocheting artistic gifts has grown to be my global passion.

As an artist I spend many weeks crocheting unique one of a kind gifts such as afghans, lapghans, scarves, baby blankets, pillows, medieval garb, and gloves for that special person. All of my crochet items are designed and created as if I was giving it to my mom. They are durable and are made of the best material. Each of my handmade gifts, when taken care of properly, will last a lifetime. As an artist who crochets and most recently embroiders, I do so for the love of the art, the smiles, and heartfelt messages I get back from my happy clients.

I love when my clients, friends and family send me a note showing me pictures and sharing the stories of how my crochet baby blanket made an expecting mother smile, or how their friends and family said a collective “ahhhhh… “. I love it when a sport fan poses with their new team scarf or lapghan and they talk about when they are going to use it. The best one is when I see an adult wrap themselves in the crochet afghan, as if they are a little kid again and they say “it’s mine!”

Embroidery and crochet is not just a means to show my artistry, it is a means to keep my mom’s artistic magic alive. I still have some of my earlier creations that I made with my mom, and the magic is still there. The memories bring warmth and a sense of security. I have been fortunate to be able to hand down similar skills to my daughter. Now she too can be artist and extend her passion to her family and friends.

So think about your fondest memories of that special person in your life; the expectant mother; the graduate who will be leaving for college; or your own parent who you want to give a unique gift of love; then drop me a line and let us determine together what would the best gift for your special person.

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Last updated on Feb 24, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Do you create all of your items yourself?

Yes. It is just me, myself, and I doing the work.

Can I order an item in a different color?

Yes. If there is a crochet or embroidered item that catches your eye, but you would like it in a different color, you can click the "Request a custom order" link either while viewing the item details or from my main shop page.

Care instructions

Yes. Every item, (except patches), comes with a care card listing what the item is made of and how to properly care for it.

Sizing details

PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF DIMENSION MEASURMENTS BEFORE ORDERING. My crochet items are one of a kind. I list the dimensions of everything I make so you know what you are getting and you can take measurements BEFORE ordering. If you are viewing the details but you are not sure about something you can click the "Ask a question" link in the upper right corner, to the right of the price.