Hi! I make silly food-themed scarves, and sometimes dolls, brooches, and other goodies. My love for fake food is wide and deep. I used to spend all my allowance on those fake Fisher Price kitchen toys and meals with the squishy “rising” muffins and the fake steaks. I even had the whole McDonald’s kitchen set. Guilty!
I have been crocheting zany goodies like tiger-head Kleenex cozies, frog hats with dangly legs, and BBQ pork bun plushies for my friends and family since I was ten years old. When my Grandma Wendelton first taught me to crochet in the 80s, I made lots of misshapen brown squares for a long time and called them “mini blankets.” You have to start somewhere!
My recent love for making scarves began with moving to San Francisco where the fog rolls in. I often hated scarves because they were bulky and boring and reminded me of old ladies and ski lodges, so I set off to create cozy scarves that were fabulous, fun, and funny. I ended up with more than ten of them and only one neck, so I decided to try my hand at a mini biz.
I opened my website in 2005 with a handful of scarves and some tater-tot dolls. In order not to disturb my roommates, I’d crochet in my closet at three in the morning, and I have been buried under yarn and pom-poms ever since.