Wednesday's Feature: The Wiggles and Squeaks Shoppe


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Meet Kar of "The Wiggles & Squeaks Shoppe."


AE:  Who are you and what is it that you do/make?    
K:  My name is Kar and I am the owner of the The Wiggles & Squeaks Shoppe.  After many years of making and creating for others, I finally opened up an online shop to share my creations with the rest of the world.


I create crochet, knit and quilted items for others to enjoy.  I will also be creating and offering patterns for those who like to create for themselves and want the satisfaction of doing projects for themselves.



AE:  How did you get started/What is the motivation behind your work?  
K:  I have had a love of creating things since I was small.  My biggest influences have always been my Mom and Mema.  I really got into making things when I was pregnant with my first child.  I made a few things here and there for him.  I tried to make as much as I could for him even though I was active duty in the USAF and there wasn’t a lot of free time for creating.  I really started to make even more when my girls came along and I stayed home with them.  I taught myself how to crochet, knit and quilt during nap times and at night.  From there I just kept on making things for others in the family.  By now just about everyone has a special quilt, blanket and some kind of special hat to keep them warm through the winter.  Everyone needs something special to cuddle up with from time to time.  


Because of this love of making, I thought why not see if there were other people out there who would like to have soft, cuddly creations that would be special to them.  My focus is blankets, whether they are crocheted, knitted or quilted.  Blankets just have a special place in my heart.

I really love color.  It inspires me every day with everything I create.  I like vintage and modern looks in the items I make.  I try to incorporate color, vintage and modern into everything I make.  And making quality items is so very important to me so that anyone who gets a special made item from me will have it for a very long time to love.

My patterns are so very important to me also. There is nothing worse than having patterns that leave out information.  I strive to make sure that each one is written with clear, concise instructions with lots of pictures, so anyone using any of my patterns will have a clear understanding of how to make something from them.

AE:  Where can we find your work? 
K:  My work can be found at:  www.wigglesandsqueaksshoppe.com
Other places I can be found:
Instagram: @wigglesandsqueaksshoppe
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/wigglesandsqueaksshoppe/

AE:  What is your website/contact information? 
K:  www.wigglesandsqueaksshoppe.com and http://simply-kar.blogspot.com/


 "I put my heart into every item that I make.  I believe it's so important that the receiver knows that their special item has love stitched right in it."


Words cannot express how truly happy I am to see Kar open a shop for her beautiful creations.  Over the years, I've continued to be mesmerized by her handiwork.  Crafters know quality when they see it, and believe me, Kar's work is high-quality.  To date, her crocheted dishcloths are the only ones I reach for.  Please peruse her shop, check out her blog, and other social media sites.  The holidays are fast approaching...  

Peace & Love,

2 comments:

  1. I love her blankets! Handmade blankets are such a wonderful gift to give that can become an heirloom.

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  2. Thanks Libby for this shout out! You are a dear sweet friend! Big Hugs!!!

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