Welcome to JuneeB Designs!
Phew! What a crazy year it’s been so far, eh? Going back and forth between graphic arts, yarncraft, settling on a small niche, and focusing on getting myself out there. It’s a crazy, exhilarating feeling, terrifying even, to take the plunge and start from scratch, and just go where my heart takes me. It’s time to prepare for the ditching of the Day Job.
I’ve always been a very crafty person. When I was little, dad used to give me paints, calligraphy sets, sketchbooks, typewriters, tons of stuff to get me interested in art, creation, crafts, you name it. He was very supportive. Heck, he even paid for me to have voice lessons! Dad, there’s only so much I can be talented in! I ate it up, though. If it was creative, it was all me. My aunt taught me how to knit and crochet when I was 12, just after dad was diagnosed with cancer. She knew how comforting needle arts was, so we spent a week together, and she bought me tons of yarn, needles and hooks, and taught me how to crochet and knit. I knit everything from scarves to scarves. When you’re 12, though, and knitting on a school bus on the way to a field trip, your classmates aren’t very understanding. Even though they never said it to my face, they considered me a real dork – their sideways glances confirmed it. So I stopped. Throughout the years, I’d pick it back up, but as with everything in life, there’s always something more important that needs to be done.
Fast forward to now, and I am diving headfirst into this, refreshing what I know, learning a lot of new things, and dammit, I’m going to make time for this. We all know the incredible feeling of creating something with your hands, actually finishing it, and proudly saying, “I DID that.” Gathering on our resources, my husband is fully supportive, and we work out my craft time, us time, work time and play time. I’ve promised him I won’t quit my day job until I can make a comparable amount with this, and I won’t buy yarn unless I absolutely need it – you know, for whatever.
So now, I am working on masters certifications in knit and crochet. I teach crochet to anyone who wants to learn at my bi-weekly Starbucks Stitch N Bitches. I design patterns that will eventually be set up for purchase (don’t worry, there will be free ones, too). I also sell my finished products on Etsy (my shop here will be taken down for maintenance), so if you want the item but don’t want to make it, you can always purchase it from me here.
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Proud member of the Crochet Guild of America
Proud member of the Knitting Guild of America