Saturday, December 29, 2007

Lazy Cat Gifts



Lazy Cat Gifts was created by three friends, Kelly, Stasia, and Allison, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Two of them were in medical school at the University of Michigan and the third worked in a laboratory there. All of them had grandmothers who crocheted.

They started making scarves, etc. from unusual yarns, and from there moved into wire and beads, because they like to push what they can do with crochet.

The three create pieces that they would like to wear. "That means a lot of our inspiriation comes from current fashions that we see in stores and magazines. We combine crochet with modern styles. Additionally, we have really mastered the art of crocheting with wire and beads in a way that is unique."

After honing their skills for several years making many gifts for many family members and friends, they decided to try to sell some of their creations! We had a good start at a local craft show and found Etsy.com while searching for a gentle way to beginning selling online. ("Plus, they say, Etsy comes with the bonus of a great community of artists!") Etsy is also great for them because Kelly has moved to Philadelphia, while Allison and Stasia still live in Ann Arbor. However, they keep in touch daily!

The team enjoys using the skills from their grandmothers to create wonderfully hip and modern pieces. They crochet in both yarn and wire, creating artisan crochet bead jewelry, scarves, hats, etc. They are constantly looking for ways to expand crochet, and they love making custom items!

They are updating their store all the time, so please check back often to see what new goodies have appeared!

Additionally, our Boutique line of jewelry is currently available at Suwanee Springs at 306 S. Main St. in Ann Arbor, MI. They invite you to stop in to see these exclusive pieces! And make it a point to visit their blog, too.

1 comment:

Lazy Cat Gifts said...

Thank you for a lovely feature!