Mimi Wilson & Kate Denne, mother and daughter team, are the creators of "Whimsy Woolies". Myself being the artisan and Kate the queen of computer savey, allowed my dream to become a reality in this ...
Mimi Wilson & Kate Denne, mother and daughter team, are the creators of "Whimsy Woolies". Myself being the artisan and Kate the queen of computer savey, allowed my dream to become a reality in this high tech world. Inspired at a very young age by my protegee, Mimi Foort, my namesake, who was an amazingly talented and spirited lebonese women. She lived on Quadra Island, across Discovery Passage from my home. I am reminded of the kerosene lantern, the spinning of the wheel and the smell of fleece. Mimi taught me to knit, crochet and spin. I was 19 when I opened my yarn shop, taught others my crafts, and had a design company for a number of years. This was prior to the web, when it was a great effort to market your talent. I was fortunate enough to sell my designs both in Victoria and Vancouver, but burnout hit and I lost my creative spark for a number of years. Then along came my sweet grandchildren, who have re-ignited my flame. I read a quote that lit a spark, by George Elliot, "It's never to late to be what you might have been". I want to leave a legacy, my patterns, a book, something to hold in your hands, a craft that I hope will ignite your creativity. I want everyone to be able to create and enjoy my Whimsy Woolies as much as I have in their creation.
Please look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/whimsywoolies where I preview my latest designs, offer pattern specials and chat. Happy hooking, Mimi
Soft shell stitches are sprinkled over this wee noggin. Inspired
from my Mom's vintage broken pearl necklace. It seemed only
fitting to create a special design for my lovely grandbaby.
Precious in soft pink with a little whimsy twisted cord of pearls:
My 'Tutu Tootsies' the adorable ballet slippers are included in this pattern for your precious ballerina! Ankle ties, keep them on her wee tootsies; delightful!
16dc & 8rows = 10cm(4") on hat