Hey! Tell us a little about yourself.
hihi my name is Michelle! I’m 17 from Canada and currently waiting to enter post secondary after a gap semester. I’m quite busy, so haven’t had much free time, but I always crochet or knit when I do!
When did you start crafting and how?
I started crocheting when I was about 10, only learning the basics such as chaining and making swatches of sc and dc until I just got bored and stopped. Then I got into knitting classes at age 12, remembering I knew how to crochet as well, then I became obsessed and they became my favourite hobby!
And how did you start designing?
After I made my first little amigurumi project and following my first pattern I wanted to make more! It was hard to find patterns that I wanted to use so I just started drawing what I wanted to make and freehanded it!! I really enjoyed it for a few years so during the pandemic when I had a lot of time, I opened my ig account and started designing even more!
Do you have a favorite craft type and if so - why?
At the moment, it is definitely crocheting! It’s just therapeutic and once a project is finished, you just get that feeling of happiness and you have such a cute product in the end!! I also love knitting and drawing, I want to get into more but I just don’t have the time or money haha.
What was the longest project you worked on?
Definitely all of the cardigans I have made, including @IamLankaDesigns lil teddy cardi! Pretty proud with how they turned out, but I haven’t worn a single one in public.
And the shortest one? (excluding frogging!)
Bear keychains which take me less than an hour to make. My mom loves gifting them as presents and telling her friends that I made it, promoting my business.
What are you currently working on? Be honest - how many WIP do you have right now?
Currently I’m working @kelvencrochets 5-in-1 pattern, making a bunny as a gift. I currently have like 4 wips because I can’t stay focused on one of them, including a knit cardigan (it’s taking forever)
Which of your makes/designs are you most proud of?
Horangi!! 2022 is the year of the tiger so I designed him at the end of last year in order to be on time for new year’s! He was inspired by my mom since her favourite animal is a tiger and an idol from my favourite kpop group, seventeen!
What is your usual process of designing?
I usually find something I am currently interested in like an animal, a show, etc. then I sketch whatever I want to make and begin making it. There’s a lot of trial and error, but in the end, I’m always proud of what I made!
Any favorite song, book or movie you would like to recommend?
Currently my favourite song is seventeens “_world”! It’s super good, but I know kpop isn’t for everyone… But I’m also recommending some anime’s like spy family and attack on titan which are some of my favourites!
Care to share a funny story that happened to your recently?
Hmm not many funny things have happened but I guess there was a funny moment but it hurt real bad… Anyways I was with my niece and she made the floor super slippery and me being clumsy, slipped right in front of the room she was in, basically almost face planting. I hit my arm on a chair and had a bruise that looked like a minion for like 3 weeks.
Oh no! We’re hope you’re okay now
What is your favorite feature on Ribblr?
Ribbuild! It’s super easy to make every single pattern and it’s so so convenient! I love how interactive everything is!
Awesome! Finally, pay it forward - your shoutout to a fellow Ribblr
@kelvencrochets one of my favourite creators I’ve met throughout my crochet journey.
Thank you for sharing!
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