bluejcrochet

Crochet gifts and patterns for all ages

Kalamazoo, Michigan · 4356 Sales

bluejcrochet

Crochet gifts and patterns for all ages

Kalamazoo, Michigan 4356 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   I'm a working mother of two who makes stuff for other babies and kids in my spare time. I love to do custom orders and gifts so please ask if you don't see what you want listed in my shop. Production time is roughly 7-14 days depending on the size/complexity of your order. Send me a message and we can talk about your special project!

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Last updated on Dec 8, 2016

I'm a working mother of two who makes stuff for other babies and kids in my spare time. I love to do custom orders and gifts so please ask if you don't see what you want listed in my shop. Production time is roughly 7-14 days depending on the size/complexity of your order. Send me a message and we can talk about your special project!

Julie Barber

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Super cute owl hats make great birthday or holiday gifts for any age :). 6 owls left my shop this week for Halloween! #owls #bluejcrochet #allinadayswork #handmade #michiganmade

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A happy ending on a not-so-happy beginning...

So, my story is a love story, but just like all really good love stories it had its moments of tragedy. My best friend introduced me to my husband while I was wasn't looking for love. We spent every day of the first 2 weeks we knew each other together, and since then, we've only been apart 2 times longer than a few days, and not a day has passed that we haven't at least spoken on the phone.

We bought a house, 2 puppies, got married and had a baby. This brings us to our tragedy.

Noah was 5 months old when we found out my husband had cancer. I was a postpartum disaster and this certainly didn't help matters. I needed something to do while all of this was going on or I thought I would lose my mind.

My mom, after years of failed attempts to teach me crochet, took my weakened state to attack me again with an onslaught of crochet lessons, but this time, it worked! I was addicted! I had to be addicted to keep my mind motivated and busy and I haven't put down a hook since then.

My husband made a miraculous recovery, our little family moved from the city to the country with all the pets, another perfect son Wyatt was born, and now we're getting our happily ever after.

This is not the end of the story. This, is just the beginning!

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  • Julie Barber

    Creator

    I'm an OCD workaholic animal lover :). I work full time at my local humane society and I crochet in my free time. I love graphic design, coffee, the internet, the color blue, lace, trying new patterns, the vampire diaries, summer, lasagna and wine

  • Noah

    Creative Director

    Noah is the sizzle and spice of my life and I love the inspiration he brings me! He's also a great sport about trying on girls hats and helping pick out good color combos 😜

  • Wyatt

    Shenanigan Coordinator

    Great things come in tiny packages! This little person is a master yang tangler and has to be kept away from "knitting sticks" and anything ends that can be turned into a weapon. He also makes sure I don't spend too much of my day working 😊

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