People who are crafty use their craft to make a statement about themselves. That sounds very bold and planned and maybe a little egocentric; it is in fact more gentle than that. Being crafty is merely an extension of who they are. Their craft reflects their life events and their interests.
I know people who began to learn or who returned to knitting when they learned they were about to become a grandparent. The first project was a blanket, then a hat. Soon they were ready to tackle a sweater, or a stuffed animal.
What does Froggy Fibers reflect? Hopefully a bit of all of you: texture and color and the desire to learn and create. But because it's a small business, it's inevitably going to reflect a bit of the person who started it.
So, let me introduce myself! The Froggy comes from the very first pattern I ever made up, back when I was still learning how. I had toddlers and wanted to make them something to play with. So Froggy was born. I still make them, and when I teach kids to knit or crochet, the Froggy is their first finished project. The picture above shows the Fiber Art wall of the Children's Art Camp Exhibit at the Museum of East Texas. If you peer hard you can spot a Froggy.
My knitting still shows I am a mother even though my kids are older. When they got into literary characters I made Harry Potter and Star Wars dolls. It brought a style, too; I knit folksy and whimsical and probably goofy. From Froggy evolved pigs (again a reflection: i have a pet pig), bunnies, cats, dogs.
I hate purses but Ok I'll carry one because for some reason women's clothing is deficient in pockets. The purse I carry of course I made myself. It's felted and colorful and small.
My favorite accessory is not the shawl (though that sure comes in handy in air conditioning) but my felted headband which I wear like a 1920s era flapper girl when I run. It has the inglorious task of acting like a dam from al