Tell us about the wonderful things that you create! When did you learn your craft and who taught you?
I am very excited because I recently started selling removable stitch markers for crochet, which is a brand new market for me! Unlike knitting stitch markers that slide on the knitting needle, these stitch markers use a lobster
clasp that clips directly on the yarn in a crochet project.
In January of this year, I also opened a second Etsy shop called Wine Charms by Design. I started this shop for those people who love my stitch marker charms but, sadly, don’t knit. I use the same charms as on my stitch markers, but they are on a wire hoop that wraps around the stem of a wine glass or other stemmed glassware. As with my Knit Girl shop, I also specialize in personalized wine charms and have done several sets for weddings.
What’s your day job and do you have any other hobbies or passions?
My husband and I also own a business together that has been in the family for 3 generations. He’s the sales & marketing dept and I’m the taxes & bookkeeping dept! We’ve always had the luxury of working from home so one or both of us is usually around when the boys would get home from school. Now that the boys are almost grown up, our family time is a high commodity. We cherish our time together, whether we’re watching a soccer or basketball game or just relaxing at home in the evenings together. Aside from knitting, I am an avid reader. I will read just about any genre and never, never leave home without a book!
Please let us know where we can find you – etsy, blog, facebook, etc.
Knit Girl in Idaho Etsy shop: www.KnitGirlinIdaho.com
Facebook: Knit Girl in Idaho
Wine Charms by Design Etsy shop: www.WineCharmsbyDesign.com
for today’s giveaway reni has offered to one lucky winner either a set of 4 Personalized Stitch Markers (choice of Knitting or Crochet) OR a set of 4 Personalized Wine Charms (wouldn’t these make GREAT gifts?!). also she is happy to ship internationally so anyone is welcome to throw their name into the hat!
– to enter visit reni’s shops and let us know what item you would choose!
extra entries (leave a separate comment for each one)
– add either (or both!) of reni’s shops to your etsy favorites
– “like” reni’s facebook page
– follow reni on twitter
i will close the comments and choose a winner on thursday october 13th. good luck, friends!
comments are now closed – i will post the lucky winner’s name later this evening!