Hi there! I’m Claire. Welcome to Once Upon a Yarn. 🙂
I learned to crochet in the spring of 2011 from Crochet by Anne Akers Johnson. Although I taught myself, my mom was learning at the same time (from the same book) so I picked up some things from her. Then I found some YouTube crochet tutorials, which I hadn’t known existed, and that was really helpful – like a free crochet class.
The main reason I learned to crochet was to make dolls, doll clothes, and stuffed animals…which are still my main focus! When I discovered amigurumi, there was no turning back. I started blogging on October 20, 2012 because I wanted to share my crochet patterns with the world, and here we are now!
I’m a huge dork and am obsessed with fandom, particularly Harry Potter, The Lunar Chronicles (and anything by Marissa Meyer), Star Wars, and Fringe. I recently was introduced to the world of Comic Con by one of my best friends, attending Rose City Comic Con 2016 dressed as a character from Fringe. I had so much fun that I’ll be going to Wizard World Comic Con this February, and am now hooked on cosplay. Above is a picture of my Bee and Puppycat cosplay, featuring my first handmade sweater. :}
I’m also an English major in my first year of college, which means I don’t have nearly enough time for all these fandom and craft-related things, yet here we are anyway. :}