Wednesday, February 26, 2014

How 'Unique Creations by Tracy' Started

     I had been a stay at home mom for about 4 years in 2012 when I decided I wanted to learn something new. Since, I have been a kid I have always loved to do crafts of all kinds so thought I would pick up a new craft. For my new years resolution in January of 2012 I decided I would teach my self to crochet.  In February, I got some yarn and crochet hooks and went to YouTube. I found some videos on YouTube to teach me the basics of how to crochet. The first thing I made was a potholder which my kids now play with in their play kitchen.

Next, I decided I would try a scarf for my daughter.

 
Hats and hair clips came next.


 
 
I got hooked and couldn't stop. After some family and friends saw what I was making they told me I needed to start my own business selling what I crochet. At first, I just started a Facebook page and within weeks at the end of April 2012 I opened a store on Storenvy. Why Storenvy? I had heard so many wonderful things about them from fellow handmade artists. I loved that I could personalize my shop and there were no fees for listing my items. I opened up Unique Creations by Tracy with hats and hair accessories. Shortly after I ventured into amigurumi, crochet stuffed animals, with making monsters.


After making monsters I fell in love with amigurumi and wanted to try others. I then made an owl which everyone loved and I couldn't make them fast enough.


For a while I focused just on the owls, but then wanted to venture into making some other items. I asked my children what they would like and they said stuffed animals so I then began to make a variety of animals. My owls will always be my first love and I will never stop making them, but I enjoy trying new pieces many of them being custom orders. That is how I started and got to where I am today!


4 comments:

  1. i think its awesome that you are self taught! You are a natural at it :-)

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    1. Thanks! I enjoy trying to learn new things on my own.

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  2. It's so nice to know more about how you started your venture. Love your shop! Keep up the good work! Xoxo.

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