"Petalscraftsandme has become an outlet for my unstoppable and eclectic creativity. This creativity has been handed down for generations in my family, starting with traditional Buckinghamshire lace makers and being gifted to me by my grandma Ada. Ada taught me to crochet as a young child, starting with fine crochet cotton and traditional doilies. No making it easy for the children!
I left crochet behind for a few years as I studied and indulged in a variety of other crafts, from bead work to felting. I took up crochet again a few years ago and have not stopped since. I soon began to explore design and would begin to make with a hook and yarn and no real plan of what it was going to become, and nothing written down.
This last year I have turned this into real life designing, creating, testing and writing up patterns for my creations. The writing up is still the biggest challenge and the crochet itself the most enjoyable part of the process. I like to design cute and expressive amigurumi and focus my written patterns on clear and accessible instructions, with photographs of the tricky bits.
Designing this first project for Ami2u has been an absolute joy. The brief was fun and the Three Bears Cotton Aran is beautiful to work with. I have my project sample in my lounge and it makes me smile every time I walk past. I am sure you will love it as much as I do.
When I am not crocheting I can often be found whipping up a storm in the kitchen, relaxing with gorgeous scented candles and a fluffy cat companion or faffing about on social media. Pop over and say hello."
Hi, I'm Jess - the founder and creator of ami2u. I have been crocheting for a number of years and particularly love amigurumi. I co-admin a local crochet group with over 700 members (Norfolk Crochet Club). I have a background in business and project management.