It’s been a momentous week around here. First I publish a new book, and now I open up custom ordering in the Handmades Shop. Who knew putting one’s work schedule onto a calendar could actually inspire honest-to-goodness work to happen? And accomplishments to be made? Hooray for that!
So let me tell you a little bit about the subject at hand: custom orders.
Those of you who haven’t known me for very long, and have only seen me sew, crochet, or knit, may not realize that my background is in polymer clay. And every once in a while, I open up the shop and let people tell me what to make (within a rather specific set of guidelines, that is).
My specialty is creating ergonomic (and attractive, if I do say so myself) handles for metal crochet hooks. I’m told by people who have joint pain or Carpal Tunnel that they can crochet much longer with my hooks than they can with a plain metal hook. I am so happy to hear these stories! You can see what else people have had to say by reading my crochet hook feedback page.
I took the summer off from polymer, but I dusted off my work space early this week and got right back to it. A few days of playing with designs, and I had a selection of nine patterns to use for this season’s work.
If you would like to order a crochet hook (or a set of them!) or any of the other handmades that I offer in custom styles, please place your order as soon as possible. I have looked at my calendar, and I don’t see any other possible openings for me to be doing custom work after September! That doesn’t mean I won’t necessarily be able to squeeze a little work into October or November, but please don’t count on it. Better safe than sorry!
Please think ahead for holiday gifting. Custom ordering will be closing on September 30th.
Any questions about what I do, please feel free to ask! If you’ve bought something of mine in the past and would like to leave a little feedback here, that would be great, too! The comment section is all yours.
[UPDATE: I’ve been asked about family portrait ornaments. I’m sorry, I will not be doing a batch of family portraits this year.]