About


Hi there, and welcome!

Thank you so much for dropping by my crochet blog.  It's a pleasure to have you here!  My name is Jasmin, and I also go by Jade.  As you can probably infer, I'm a crochet enthusiast!

Here's my story...

Crafting and art-making have always been a significant part of my life!  My background is primarily in fine arts, specifically pencil/graphite, watercolor, and Chinese painting.  When I was younger, I also had particular interests in crafts such as origami, sewing, doll-making, and ceramics.  Honestly, though, I enjoyed most any activity that had to do with making something using my hands!

It was not until several years ago, that I discovered the joy of amigurumi and crochet.  It was a quiet and lonely winter break during my first year of graduate studies, and to fight the blues, I ran an online search for cute DIY crafts, hoping to get back into my crafting mojo.  Adorable photos of amigurumi projects featuring dolls, little critters, and even foods and desserts popped up.  I couldn't help but feel instantly drawn into the craft.  Hours of written and picture tutorials, immeasurable yards of yarn, and numerous bouts of confusion later, I finally created a small amigurumi teddy bear.  The embarrassing (but funny, now that I look back at it) part of that tale was that I stuffed the bear with tissue, rather than actual fiberfill stuffing.  I was so excited to finalize the project, that it couldn't be delayed with a quick trip to the craft store!  Oh well, at least he was a lumpy sort of charming. 😂 Once I completed my first project, I judged it to be an experience certainly worth doing again, thus leading to many consequent dabblings in this special craft!

My favorite crochet topics would have to be amigurumi dolls, cute critters, or geeky/nerdy plushies. I occasionally make clothing accessories, such as hats and scarves, and am always looking to expand my crochet repertoire!

This blog will serve to document my various crochet and amigurumi projects, as well as some other related crafts.  I'll be sharing not only my projects and designs, but resources, free patterns, ideas, inspiration, reviews, tips and tutorials, and more!

See you around! Thanks again for joining me on my crochet adventure!


P.S. If you'd like to learn more, I welcome you to check out my post where I share '10 Things About Me'!

http://www.sweetsofties.com/2018/05/10-things-about-me.html



DISCLOSURE:

A lot of time and effort goes into this little blog of mine in which I share some free patterns, pattern and product recommendations, crochet and crafting ideas, tips, and more. To help continue providing free patterns and such, some of my posts include affiliate ads.

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This comes at no cost to you, but helps support Sweet Softies. Here's how it works: I receive a small amount of compensation when a customer clicks through one of my affiliate links and makes a purchase. My links are only from companies that I trust, and am a customer to as well! I only promote these companies because of past positive experiences, and I often link to actual products that I use to create my projects so that you can use exactly what I used. I only link to products that I love to use, and all my posts are 100% my own opinion, every time! My integrity is important, as well as the trust from my readers. Thank you for all your support and understanding!

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