Why I Crochet......
So I started crocheting about 3 years ago, but I only decided to try to make it a serious business in 2019.
I am a stay at home mummy to two boys, ages 6 and 19 months.
I wanted a job I was passionate about, but one that also allowed me to raise my boys.
My husband is in the military, so we move around every 3 or so years. He can be sent away for months at a time, so having something I can do from home makes everything easier and I can be here for our boys.
Why I Crochet....
I love to crochet. I find it so relaxing and rewarding.
I also have anxiety, so find crochet very therapeutic.
I love that I can create something so beautiful and elegant, even when my mind is not feeling the same way.
The above blanket was what I worked on when I was having a spike in my anxiety. I couldn't focus on anything to intricate, so a nice simple project was needed.
It definitely helped .....
I never knew how many crafters suffered with anxiety. it's almost sad to see how many do.
But at least we all have a way to cope with it. Also, there is comfort in knowing that you are not the only one going through it. We are all in it together.
So what is the Goal?
I have a few.....
To have a successful blog, that helps to inspire others to learn this beautiful craft.
To be able to sell my creations and patterns.
To eventually write a book about crochet.
To be able to make a living from my passion.
Now some may say that it will never happen..... In fact I was one of those people for a while. constantly doubting myself, thinking can I actually do this? What's the point?
There are so many other crafters out there trying to do the same thing.....
But now, after some serious self talk, and self belief, I have come to a conclusion.
Yes. There are others out there trying to do the exact same thing, but instead of seeing myself in competition with them, I see myself standing along side them. Arm in arm. Working together to help each other accomplish what they want.
I am such a huge fan of seeing others work.
I love Instagram for this. (just search 'bubsandbearcrohet' and you will find me)
I love to scroll and see everyones creations.
I love to follow others embarking on their journey too.
I am a big cheerleader for other crafters.
And why not be.... like I have said, we are in all this together.
Anyway, thank you for taking the time to read.
Love Ali x x x