Welcome to Yarn Craftee blog, and thank you for stopping by. Let me tell you a little story.
My name is Rose Obomighie (officially Bekisu Obomighie). I am the creative designer and blogger on Yarn Craftee. I am a craft lover and doer, d.i.y dabbler, natural wellness enthusiast, I am also a wife and mother. Besides designing crochet patterns for Yarn Craftee, my other roles include managing the blog and social media channels, correspondence and marketing. Phew! that’s a lot right? These roles will be outsourced in due time.
I started my first craft (crochet) blog in 2017. I named it LoopinglyMade, and shared a lot of free patterns on there. It was a big step out of my comfort zone to ‘put myself out there’. Fast forward to 2019, I knew I needed a change, there were many aspects of blogging I was struggling with and I was not successful at it. And since I had put in a lot of work, time and skill it was discouraging.
I went through a depressing time, was plagued with so much self doubt I wanted to give up blogging and sharing crochet patterns. I said to myself, ‘better just crochet for family and friends’, but the resilient spirit in me would not stay quiet. Every thought took me back to blogging and making more designs, I could not escape it.
I thought to start all over but was terrified because I had built up a teeny bit of clout in the online crochet community; I had an audience that was slowly growing, I had collaborated with designer colleagues and craft sites, so I thought starting over was not the best idea. By the end of year 2020, I decided to change the blog name from LoopinglyMade to Craft-Her. I soon realized it was not how I desired it to be; which took me back to the first thought of starting all over.
Having gained some more experience and learnt from my failures, I am starting fresh with Yarn Craftee. The aim is simple- to operate an inclusive community that encourages yarn crafting no matter the experience level, age or socio-economic background, and to make some money too. I believe that TOGETHER WE CAN CREATE MAGIC WITH YARN.
By the way, Yarn Craftee could be a adjective or a noun, depends on how you pronounce it. Of course Craftee is a coined word, lol.
Craftee-noun- a person who crafts with yarn. As pronounced in words like Trainee, Mentee etc.
Craftee-adjective- involving the making of (yarn) crafts by hand.
On this blog, you can choose to be either or both