Saturday, February 4, 2012

Friday Feature- Julie from Maxiesknitwear.Etsy.Com

Hello...
Hi my name is Julie and I live in beautiful New Zealand with my husband and gorgeous cat named Max.






My Craft…
I make and sell handknit women's accessories such as scarves, cowls, hats, gloves ... and the occasional coffee cozies!




My Inspiration…
My mum taught me how to knit when I was really little and she's a fantastic knitter. I was truly inspired while growing up; watching her create the most gorgeous jumpers and accessories for my brothers, myself and whoever she wanted to bless. 

My AHA moment of being an Artist…
Was when I got my first request of 'can you knit one of those for me?' by a friend.

My Creative sides are ignited by…
Being in the craft shop! I work in an office part-time and when I need a break, I love to head down to our local craft shop and browse, handle the wool, look at patterns ... it's heaven!

My Masterpiece…
It's difficult to choose a favourite, but I really do like these fingerless mittens. They are incredibly comfortable and look fabulous ... I know because I own a pair!




Apart from Crafting …
Watching movies, Reading, relaxing with friends, and beating my husband at sword-fighting on Wii!!

When I am busy creating …

I find knitting incredibly relaxing. And one of the things I enjoy most about knitting is that I can still be in the room with others joining in conversations or watching a movie.

In ten years I would be…
Still knitting!

Places to look for me…
Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/maxiesknitwear
Twitter: www.twitter.com/maxiesknitwear
Facebook: www.facebook.com/maxiesknitwear
Blog: www.maxiesknitwear.blogspot.com
Tumblr: www.tumblr.com/blog/maxiesknitwear
Stumble: www.stumbleupon.com/julieandmax