Thanks for popping in to see what’s going on on this weeks guest edition of What I Made Wednesday. This week we say hello to a featured guest who is a wizard with the crochet hooks and a fellow Alberta farmer, Shyla. I can’t tell you how long it’s taken me to write this blog post because I have been to preoccupied scrolling through her Etsy shop. her stuff is seriously ADORABLE! I’m going to share my top fav’s after her post so make sure you check them out!
Hey everyone, I am Shyla from Shyla’s Crochet Creations
I am 29 years old and my boyfriend and I live 30 minutes west of Edmonton, Alberta on a part time farm called Capers Acres. We are both originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia but moved to Alberta around 8 years ago for work. I love animals, crafts, and staying busy.
Between working a full-time job in the city as a junior finance officer, running a part-time farm and my crochet business, I’m always busy. When I have spare time I enjoy camping, dirt biking, spending time with my animals and of course crocheting just for fun.
I’ve always been crafty but in 2015 I was looking for a new craft to do while on Christmas vacation in the mountains. So I decided I would teach myself to crochet from YouTube videos and haven’t stopped. In 2016 I started Shyla’s Crochet Creations on Facebook to start selling more common crochet items like hats, mitts, and scarfs to family and friends.
Some friends suggested I start making more complex items and open an Etsy shop, so in 2018 I started taking my Etsy shop seriously. I now make custom orders big and small, sell on Facebook, Instagram and Etsy.
Recently I started crocheting more animal things such as animal hats, stuffed animals, and animal newborn outfits. My local farm friends really enjoy these items, however, I don’t only sell locally but also international. My furthest order was sent to Germany last year. Another new thing I have been trying to do this year is to crochet with more local wool.
I never thought my hobby would become a business but I’m so grateful it has. Thank you for checking out my What I Made Wednesday feature!
*Note from Katelyn**
OKAY, I could NOT end this blog post before I showed you a couple more of Shyla’s creations. They are just so dang great!!