Monday, March 10, 2008
Aren't these great? Crochetaloopa! I especially like the crocheted jewelry AND the zoo series!
Lazy Cat Gifts was created by three friends in Ann Arbor, MI. Two of them were in medical school at the University of Michigan and the third worked in a laboratory there. All of them had grandmothers who crocheted, however Kelly had the most experience.
After honing their skills for several years making many gifts for many family members and friends, they decided to try to sell some of their creations! They had a good start at a local craft show and found Etsy.com while searching for a gentle way to beginning selling online. (Plus, Etsy comes with the bonus of a great community of artists!) Etsy is also great for them, because Kelly has moved to Philadelphia, while Allison and Stasia still live in Ann Arbor. However, they keep in touch every day! And, they are all so excited Kelly is moving back to Ann Arbor in June!
They enjoy using the skills from their grandmothers to create wonderfully hip and modern pieces. They crochet in both yarn and wire, creating artisan crochet bead jewelry, scarves, hats, etc. They are constantly looking for ways to expand crochet, and they love making custom items!