Hello, my name is Brittany and this website is for my Etsy shop, Squishbelly. This is just a hobby for me.
I am currently a full time student in college right now.
My mom taught me how to crochet when I was in elementary school, but I couldn't really get into it. I once again got into crocheting in middle school, but didn't get too far.
I picked up knitting in high school and spent a lot of my high school years just practicing my knitting. Towards the end I started to learn how to make hats. Also in high school I got into a little bit of polymer clay. I thought that was fun.
It wasn't until out of high school that I really got into crafting. I went to a special school for adults with disabilities, since I have a learning disability, and had a great chance to volunteer for a local bead shop. There I learned how to make bracelets, earrings, and rings. I really loved volunteering there. I did get my high school diploma there.
For three years after graduating the program I did a lot of crocheting and knitting. I didn't really make things, but did more practice. Now I'm pretty good at knitting and crocheting. I can make hats, mittens, cozies for cups, granny squares, coasters, wash cloths, and the such. I also love making baby items like hats, sweaters, and booties. I can crochet socks as well. I now know more than my mom does in crocheting. I don't think she knows how to knit.
I learned how to do plastic canvas and I was able to make coasters and a tissue box cover once. I still like to play around with that.
I got back into beading recently, and I was able to teach my father beading. He took off and really loved making earrings and necklaces.
I got back into polymer clay as well. I was able to mix jewelery making and polymer clay together in the sense of making polymer clay jewelery. That is a lot of fun for me.
I have started to get into sewing. I have made a few things like purses, pajama pant , a Christmas stocking, and some pillows. I have a long way to go before I can make really good sewn products. One of my goals is to improve my sewing skills to be able to sell sewn items.