HANDMADE SCARVES, BABY BLANKETS, JEWELRY & MORE

About Connie Lee

I’ve been crafting in one way or another since my mother first allowed me to use scissors. Paper dolls, noodle art, perler bead fridge magnets, and popsicle stick art were just a few of my early favorites. When I got a little older, I took up drawing, a little acrylic painting, and with the help of one of my friend’s mother, cross stitching, which I absolutely loved. My grandmother taught me how to make jewelry using the same technique she uses to make rosaries and when I was about twelve, my mother made me learn to crochet, which I hated because she had me make a doily, which I saw absolutely no point in.

Through high school and college, I found little to no time for crafts of any sort, unfortunately, but after an eleven month deployment with the Army to Kuwait, I realized that I missed it quite a bit. I relearned how to crochet upon my return and did a few custom pieces of jewelry as well, but it wasn’t until after I got married in May of 2009 that I really began to get back to my creative roots.

Thanks to my wonderful husband, who is amazingly supportive of my attempt at becoming a starving artist, I have once again fully embraced my love of creating with my hands, primarily in the form of fiber arts. I spend most of my time crocheting (around the housework and whatnot), primarily custom orders and special projects, and have recently discovered the joys of designing my own patterns, which I hope to be the next chapter in my creative journey.

CROCHETING IN MY FAVORITE CHAIR

6 responses

  1. mary i

    lovely work. you have warm loving hands.. Never forget a true artist Never starves because their heart is always full.. what u give u will get back. you have a fan, so keep on…..PS Bless your Husband for being a believer….LOTS of smiles to you and yours mary

    25 January 2012 at 7:21 pm

  2. Hi! My name is Wendy Carson and my organization is the Colorado Springs Community Alliance. We’re working with the Humane Society, getting people together to make blankets for their kitties. I was searching for knitting groups in Colorado Springs and found you! I was hoping you and your friends would like to participate. Please check out this link for more details: http://www.springsalliance.org/blankets-for-kitties. Please let me know if you’d like to join in!

    Thank you!

    Wendy

    18 October 2012 at 10:39 am

    • Hi, Wendy! I will definitely check it out. :) I know there’s a knit and crochet group that meets at the Yarn Outlet on 8th Street – you might check in with them to see if they are interested, too. Good luck!
      -C

      23 October 2012 at 3:09 pm

  3. I really enjoy seeing and reading about the free lance designers in my crochet life! You’re beautiful and your generosity is too! keep on hookin’!

    19 October 2012 at 7:44 pm

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