The Knotty Housewife Handmade accessories

Maine, United States · 41 Sales


The Knotty Housewife Handmade accessories

Maine, United States 41 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Arika Galkowski

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Arika Galkowski


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Never trust your judgment if your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain

I was taught to knit by my Memere at about the age of 6 as a way to keep my sister and me busy and entertained while she was babysitting us! I have been knitting on and off since then. I taught myself (with some help from my mother in law) to crochet as an adult and have taken that skill and run with it! I now develop my own patterns and each and every product I develop is one of a kind and handcrafted by yours truly! I adore collecting vintage buttons and mismatched earrings to use in my creations. I greatly value a simple way of living, in my opinion, going back to a simpler life is not a step backward.
I have always loved this quote and feel it speaks very well to my philosophy:
"Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots."

I am the stay at home mother of four beautiful and smart children. Two boys and two girls ages 12, 6, 8 and 2! They are my inspiration and my oldest daughter is especially helpful in picking out colorways!

I have created this shop in my "spare time" to keep the mommy brain melting at bay and stay creative! I adore coming up with new patterns and ideas. All of my products are high quality and I hope you will enjoy them as much as my family and I do!

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Last updated on March 30, 2015

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If you are unsatisfied with your item, I will refund the cost of the purchase minus shipping. Only new and unworn items may be returned.