Madamepeace's Menagerie

Portland, Oregon · 1147 Sales


Madamepeace's Menagerie

Portland, Oregon 1147 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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From legwarmers to hats, from hats to stacks.

One day I was passing an independent toy store and spotted a legwarmer loom knitting kit which on the box showed an eight year old knitting up a storm and wearing her creation. I had always been intimidated by needles, whether crochet or knitting needles, but this kit held no needles, just the possibility of a pair of my very own handmade leg warmers to make. And I thought, "If she can do it, then I can."
I made pair after pair of leg warmers, some for my own wardrobe, some for guys, some for dolls, until I realized one day when I came across a hat pattern for the looms how making a hat took five times less time!
The magic began. From setting up a table in the front of Starbucks selling my wares with head mannequins on display, until Timothy (my now husband) encouraged all the confidence in me to go online, and that's where I found the delicious hub of etsy.
It has brought me so much joy to experience the feeling of having made something special that will be personal for every individual who purchases one of my knitted creations, and I feel privileged that they chose me.
My life has changed for the better because of this etsy shop. It has instilled confidence, and bravery when I am feeling like a shy little sheep.

Thank you, Etsy.

Shop members

  • Elizabeth

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    It began with a pair of legwarmers......

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Last updated on February 3, 2011

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