Tuesday 26 November 2013

Meet the Maker: Louise of Septopus Designs

A bit more crochet for our Meet the Maker share this week. Crochet like I have never seen it before.
Before we get to chatting and finding out about this marvellous make, lets ask our maker wo very important questions.

Tea or coffee?
Coffee at work but a tea drinker really - milky with one sugar 

And biscuit or cake?
Biscuits, had to be ginger nuts to dunk in my tea

Now we have established refreshment choices, tell us a bit about yourself.
My name's Louise, I live in East Yorkshire soon to be West Yorkshire and I work full time for a clothing retail company. I am happily married and have a bonkers cat called spider. I am also responsible for The Crochet Septopus at Septopus Designs and spend almost all my spare time crocheting and designing new creations.

...and what about the item that you are sharing with us?
It's an under the sea themed tea cosy made for national wear a tea cosy on your head day. It's an annual event held every September to raise money for local charities. I wanted to test my skills and make the most bonkers tea cosy I could think of, but most importantly something that would make people smile when they saw it.

How long have you been crocheting?
I have been crocheting for about two years. I set myself a New Years resolution to learn a new craft and chose crochet. I am self taught and generally make it up as I go along. I'm very much a trial and error crafter. In the future I'd really like to take up needle felting and work on my sewing skills. I eventually want to turn my crafting into a business.

What inspires and motivates you?
My husband, he always pushes me to try something new and is massively supportive in my new ventures. He really believes in me and gives me confidence to go and follow my dreams.

Any crafting heroes?
My mum who is an amazing knitter and my grandmother who created the most beautiful needle work some of which hangs in my living room in pride of place

Do you have a crafting space?
I wish I did, I craft anywhere I can, usually on the sofa in front of the telly or on the train on the way to work.

Any big plans for 2014?
I would love to start selling my creations and taking on commissions 

So can we join you in your virtual world? 
Twitter: @crochetseptopus 
Facebook: Facebook.com/septopusdesigns 

Finally, some quick fire questions...

Favourite colour?

The best season? 
Autumn - I love the various colours nature has to offers and the shorter days make me want to snuggle on the sofa with a good stew and a cuppa 

Your favourite food? 
Fajitas mainly for the sour cream 

The best day of the week?
Sunday as I get to spend it with my husband and it's usually when I get to do the most crafting

What is the best word?
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, makes me smile every time

Favourite place?
Alvor in Portugal

Thanks for letting us nosy into your world Louise. This truly is crochet at its most whimsical. I love this design!

Mrs Crafty B

1 comment:

  1. Is that a hat?? It's amazing!! I especially love the crochet starfish xx