Meet Amanda of MNE Crafts
I enjoy stopping by MNE Crafts and if nothing else just looking at all the graph hats she designs. Amanda, the owner, is extremely talented and friendly. I love how her creativity, how she is always willing to share her knowledge with others, and share other crochet designer’s projects.
Tell me a little something about your personal life ~ kids, family, pets, etc.
My name’s Amanda! I have 2 kiddos and 1 on the way. My children are actually the reason I got into designing. We have one pet, her name is Misty and she’s a Siberian Husky. I enjoy being able to spend time at home with my children but also look forward to the day I can finish my schooling and have a career in psychology. Until then, crocheting is what will keep me busy 🙂
How long have you been crocheting?
I’ve been crocheting on and off since I was about ten but got more serious about 5 years ago.
How long have you been blogging? Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging a little over a year ago. My children inspired me to make my own creations and a blog was a perfect way to share them. I never imagined it would turn into a way to help provide for them.
What is your favorite thing about crocheting and/or blogging?
My favorite thing about crocheting is seeing something special I made and being able to give it to a family member or someone who bought it. It’s just so special giving handmade things!
What are your favorite items to make?
I love making items that are short and quick to finish. And have to do with kids. I love making kid items.
What are your favorite yarns (brands or types to work with)?
My favorite is the hand dyed yarn by Yarn Baby but I mostly work with Red Heart as it’s more affordable. Worsted weight is my favorite weight.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
My inspiration comes from my children. 🙂
What is your favorite item on your blog at the moment?
My favorite item would have to be one of my mermaid patterns. I LOVE making mermaid patterns.
What would be the one piece of advice you would give to a person setting up their own blog?
Don’t overload it with colors and look around at other popular blogs to get a taste of what they did. They are successful for a reason and while you want to maintain your own creativity, going with something you know that works and adding your own flair to that can help a lot!
How do fellow bloggers get their patterns featured on your sites?
All they’d have to do is message me and ask! I would love to have other bloggers featured on my site!
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