My journey as a business owner started a few years ago when I found out I was going to be a grandma. I wanted to give my grand-baby something special. Something from me; a part of me, that would show her how loved she is. I wanted her to have something that she could hold on to, cling to when she was sad or lonely or scared and know beyond doubt, that someone loves her unconditionally. That something was a crochet blanket. I didn't know how to crochet when I decided to make it for her, but I learned, just for her.
The joy of creating, of making something out of string, set off this remarkable journey. From crochet, I fell in love with yarn. I learned to hand dye yarn, spin yarn and even weave. Then, we were hit by this global pandemic. A need emerged in my home, for my family, for my friends and co-workers, that need was face-masks, protection from this virus. I had a small sewing machine and watched a ton of YouTube mask making videos. I found some fabric, ordered some filters and pulled out the elastic that I had in my sewing kit. Masks were made. The masks snowballed into ear savers. I designed my own pattern and I had an Etsy Best Seller. Yay me!
From there, I discovered the embroidery section of my sewing machine. It wasn't true embroidery, not like the designs you see here, but it did have an alphabet that could be stitched. I tried it and loved it, but I wanted more. So, I bought my first embroidery machine. A beautiful, single needle flat bed machine. Wow! The joy of designing; picking colors, fabrics, fonts, etc., was electrifying. Soon after I began embroidery on that machine, I realized, I LOVED embroidery and I craved more. I wanted to do more.
And now, I have my new shop, Bola and Crumb Designs. I have lived an extraordinary journey these few short years. I have failed more times than I have succeeded. Yet through it all, I have learned so many valuable lessons and have gained so many skills and ignited a passion for creating.
Thank you for visiting my shop, for learning a little about me. I hope you will stay a while, look around and message me, just to say "Hi". Bola and Crumb Designs is dedicated to memories, making memories and creating keepsake items that will be cherished for years to come, just like my very first crochet blanket. I put my heart and soul into everything I do.
Be well, stay safe and smile from your soul.
Bola and Crumb Designs