Today, I'm excited to introduce you to Kate of Strawberry Moonbeam on Etsy and Interlaunch.ca. Kate, a self-taught web designer and crafter is mom to three girls! She mostly knits and crochets soft toys & accessories but she also tats, spins, sews, and makes paper. She's been doing freelance web development for about two years.
Take a look at some of her adorable creations in her Etsy shop:
Isn't Edward the Elephant just too cute for words?! Kate is like the moms I met when I was younger who inspired me to open my own business. She says this of being a work at home mom:
I was inspired by women like this who take their free time and teach themselves valuable skills! Kate says she's lucky that knitting and crocheting are so portable! They have memberships to various museums, etc. so she can do her work on the way there or at the park while the girls play, etc.
Kate says she's very organized by nature, but she does suggest the 'Getting Things Done" system by David Allen. She has tweaked a few things to better suit her needs and then built a website to handle her goals and to do list! She uses http://goalorganiser.com. Doesn't that look incredibly helpful?! I've already suggested it to a few people!
Kate has goals to move in a more organic direction with her products. She hopes to create using organic, natural, undyed products. And here's my favorite part: she hopes to even have a her own sheep or alpaca at some point in the future!
Make sure to stop by Strawberry Moonbeam for a lovely variety of hand knit, crocheted & sewn toys, bags and accessories!