I started crocheting about 5 years ago. I saw the cutest handmade Sackboy and I was so sad that it was out of my budget. So I went out looking to see just how hard it would be to make one of them myself. I’ve always been crafty; I knew I could do it. I found a pattern by GoldenJellyBean who had even given video tutorials on how she completed her Sackboy. I looked through the pattern, saw the stitches I needed to learn, and dove in. I finally was able to make my Sackboy. And I honestly don’t know why I continued… haha. It looked nothing like what it was supposed to!
Thankfully, I didn’t stop. I tried again, and again. Until I finally made a doll that resembled what I wanted it to look like. I started to branch out and create my own. I looked at other free patterns. I changed, added, subtracted, and used whatever I found to suit what I wanted to create.
During a time when money was tight. Electricity, cable, etc was getting turned off on a regular basis. Selling my dolls was the only thing keeping it all going. I would be short on a payment and in came a custom order for a doll. I don’t think they ever realized how truly grateful I was to work. For months they saved me.
Now I wish to give back. I’ve started to break the bad habit of not writing what I do down. I hope you’ll try out my patterns, tell me what you think, and start creating!