Thursday, February 28, 2013

Crocheted Enjoyment-Crocheted Little Things

Purple Scarf with Cupcake and Swirls--$25.00


Welcome to the blog Luisa of Crocheted Little Things on Artfire and Etsy!



Frog Pincushion--$12.00
Luisa, also known as Lu to her family, friends and customers has been a friend of mine for quite some time!

Currently residing in the Pan Handle of Florida in a little town called Niceville, Lu is an Italian-American who lives with her hubby and their two beautiful kids.


"My business name is Crocheted Little things. It was really a no brainer as when I started crocheting everybody kept telling how the liked my 'little things'."

Lu doesn't consider her 'crocheted little things' a job because she enjoys making each and every one of them! Aside from her creations bringing in a little extra income, she currently works a part time job as a lunch monitor in a public elementary school-"My real job is only part time (3 hours per day) so I can still play around with my yarn :)"

Starting her crocheted journey when she was just 9 years old, Luisa learned the art from both her grandmother and mom during a Summer break from school. "My first work was ugly, mismatched pot holders.....my mom proudly show them off on top of her stove...UGH!"

In my opinion, she's come a long, LONG way from those ugly, mismatched pot holders; just take a look through her Artfire and Etsy shop! You'll see all sorts of lively, unique, and colorful crocheted goodies from pincushions and keepsake holders, to ornaments, to spa and bath accessories and jewelry, a lot of which focus around novelty fake food inspired items.

Speaking of inspiration, Lu tells me inspiration for her comes from the daily, little things: a need for a wash cloth for the dishes, a warm garment for the Winter or the want to embellish something...Her kids and their spirited natures are also a huge source of inspiration-"They are the cause of how my cupcake obsession came about in the first place!"

Advice from Lu: "To never give up creating, doesn't matter if for profit, for hobby, for charity or what-have-you. You have a gift and you should enjoy it."

Crocheted and Beaded Necklace in Pink Cotton--$13.00
Things to know about Lu and her crocheted creations:

*Make sure to check out her business/personal blog, Crocheted Little Things on Blogger!

*Aside from Artfire, Lu sells her crocheted goods and patters on Etsy as well as Craftsy.

*Don't want to miss anything? Fan her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @piccoladonna for all the latest and greatest news, updates and specials!

*For payment, shipping, and other important information make sure to view her Shop Policies Page.

I've been following Lu for years now (basically since I started blogging back in 2009) and I've come to know her and some of her life. One important aspect of that life includes her son and his Autism-"Autism is good part of my life as my son is affected by it. If you'd like to support the local Autism center that make my son recovery a possibility, feel free to purchase for my special section "Help Autism ECAC". In exchange of you donation, you will receive a beautiful handmade goodie."



{Giveaway}

1 winner will receive a $15.00 gift certificate to Crocheted Little Things!




{The Rules}
 

1. You MUST use the name and email you want to be contacted with in the Rafflecopter.


2. Contest will run from Thursday, February 28th, 2013 to Thursday, March 13th, 2013.


3. Open to US only-Sorry everyone else! 




a Rafflecopter giveaway








Disclaimer: I was not provided any compensation for this feature and interview. All opinions expressed in the above post are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated. This contest is open to US residents only and will run from Thursday, February 28th, 2013 12:00am central standard time until Thursday, March 13th, 2013 11:59 pm central standard time. The winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter.com and be contacted within 24 hours of the drawing. You'll then have 48 hours (2 days) to claim your prize and send me all applicable information-If I haven't heard from you within that time frame, I will be forced to choose another winner. The Eclectic Element is not responsible for lost, stolen or undelivered prizes.





65 comments:

Crocheted Little Things said...

Thank you for the feature Kayla!!!

logansmommy0611 said...

stegasaurus pin cushion!

Wehaf said...

I love the crocheted mandala slippers.

Kim said...

I like the Beaded Mini Cupcake Christmas ornaments VANILLA SET OF 2
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Melody said...

I like the Cupcake Keychain.

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Jennifer Reed said...

I like the Crocheted cupcake Christmas tree ornament.

Melody said...

I found it interesting that Lu was taught crochet by both her mother and grandmother.

erin auvinen said...

I like the slippers :)

luvncrafts said...

I love Lu's work. She is a friendly person too. Great feature!
Christie

shana said...

Crocheted cotton bath and shower puff - Garden

Annamarie Magee said...

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/crochetedlittlethings/70867/crocheted_cupcake_scented_sachet_red_velvet_cake/handmade/needlecraft/pin_cushions/food

I love love love the Sachet red velvet cake!

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

I like the Crocheted and beaded cupcake ornaments Strawberry CHOCOLATE&VANILLA

AmbreRose said...

I like the Crocheted Strawberry pincushion. ambrerose at(aol)dot(com)

Stephanie said...

i like the mouse pin cushion on artfire.

Stephanie said...

the cupcake pincushion on etsy is adorable!

Stephanie said...

i learned that she supports autism research, and has a donation item available.

juliemurphy said...

the zebra striped scarf

Anonymous said...

I like the purple scarf.

Terri. said...

I love the cupcake trinket box! So cute!

Sylvia Zajis said...

Tear drop shape necklace in white cotton with green bead

slb3334 said...

cactus pincushion

YennySweeps said...

Stegosaurus pincushion animal Dinosaur plush

Susan Broughton said...

I like the frog pin cushion!

Susan Broughton said...

My grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was around 6. I play around with crocheting but I don't know how to make anything except maybe a blanket. I think your items are really cute I wish I knew how to make things like that also. Thanks for the giveaway

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I like the Cupcake pillow in Blueberry.

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I learned that she currently works a part time job as a lunch monitor in a public elementary school.

Megan Parsons said...

I like the Crocheted birthday cupcake with candle - RASPBERRY

Erika said...

Love the cupcakes and the stegosaurus! Thanks!

Erika said...

I find it interesting that "Lu" started crocheting when she was only 9 years old! Thanks!

Darby Elizabeth said...

i like the strawberry pincushion

kroch said...

I like the Zebra print infinity scarf

Susan Faatz said...

I like the frog pin cushion

willdebbie said...

I like the Crochet Mouse pincushion in grey , now a place for all my pins
christal c

nanarae said...

I like the frog pincushion...think it's adorable !

tina reynolds said...

i love the 12 Crocheted eggs stuffed thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Lauren Eggers said...

Crochet cupcake hat with ear flaps - Strawberry

Cylina Williams said...

I love the eggs, how creative and cute!

lauren p said...

cupcake keychain

stephanie c said...

i absolutely love the stegosaurus and cactus! so cute and unique :)

stephanie c said...

i learned that i can buy these from her shop on etsy and craftsy too!

Alyssa P. said...

I like the black bib necklace with gold beads

fc6b661a-6b40-11e2-8de9-000bcdcb8a73 said...

love the strawberry hat!
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Ellen C. said...

I like the chocolate cookie ornament. Thanks for the chance.

sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

Lindsey said...

love the pincushion!

Sandy McFadden said...

Zebra print infinity scarf is what I would pick!

Sandy McFadden said...

I found out these are made my a mother who's son has autism and she does this part time cause her regular job is only three hours a day and people loved her little things she crocheted so that is how her little business became to be.

blew415 said...

I really like Crocheted cupcake pillow - Strawberry

Tammy H said...

I love the cupcake keychains

Audrey said...

The cupcake wrist warmers in pink are so cute and exactly what I want to go with my too short gloves

czech it said...

Love the stegosaurus!

Karen said...

Crochet Cupcake Christmas Ornament - Golden vanilla!

kpuleski at gmail dot com

Kailee Bowman said...

Crocheted and beaded cupcake ornaments

Amy Orvin said...

Crocheted Strawberry pincushion
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Amy Orvin said...

I learned she was only 9 years old when she stared crocheting.

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Jennifer Shelton said...

Cupcake Box!!

Jennifer Shelton said...

She supports Autism research!!

Mimi {SignatureSterling} said...

Loving all those cupcakes and thinking my granddaughter would, too.

Mimi {SignatureSterling} said...

I am so impressed with how long she has been crocheting!

Casey Olson said...

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Crochetedlittlethings/4432842/Cupcake_wrist_warmers_in_pink/Accessories/Gloves/Arm_Warmers

Helga said...

I like the cactus plant pincushion

Helga said...

I leanre that the artist has been crocheting from the age of 9!

Nora Driskel said...

purple mary janes

Alexia Miller said...

the strawberry hat is adorable

Kathleen M Smith said...

Crocheted Swirly earrings in rainbow

Nadya said...

I liked Crocheted gloves with cupcake applique. Thanks!