I am a mother of 5 children and 6 grandchildren and a husband of over 40 years together, just an ordinary mum who loves her family. I love to crochet, knit, sew and paint and just cant stop other than my family it is my next passion. My dogs were my second passion but they have all died now only memories left which are brilliant. I have had 5 German Shepherds and a Boxer also. I have 2 more German Shepherds from GSRE just about about a year ago both older dogs but integrated into our family well.
I always knitted and tried crochet when young girl, and them when I was going to be a mum took on a bigger project.
When my first baby was due I was short of money and there were many items needed for my new baby. I managed to make ends meet and I had tried to learn crochet a few years earlier but wanted very good at all the stitches, but nevertheless I decided to try to make a lace shawl for my new born. I started and it took me the 3 months, I started with the stitches I knew and just went round changing stitches and pattern as I went.
I rarely follow a pattern. Well it was lovely not professional but I loved it. So there is where I started, request starting coming in from family friends, I was hooked and couldn’t stop so here I am over 50 years later still making items. Then My grand daughter, she started me of Barbie doll clothes. I had made them for her mum and sister many years ago.
I was made unemployed through ill health from the NHS and was so disappointed I started making many items, for family friends but I ended up with too many to house so I started a web site and others and here we are now.
I mostly do crochet work now for my hands to keep them moving, I do not work from patterns So that is why I now have another shop called nanny cheryl originals see link below why not have a look.
I love making up new patterns, bright yarns, I make Blankets for premature, babies, toddlers, also cuddle blankets, throws, bedspreads. I make clothes for premature, babies and toddlers and some children. I make Barbie doll outfits, I make pillows and paint them myself, also cot covers.
Thanks for reading my history,