I first noticed Kawaii crochet on Facebook because of her cute gamer hats. My son loves Link and Maple Story and thought she would be the perfect person to make his gaming hat dreams come true.
Alisha has considerable talent in creating what you envision through custom orders.
|Free Owl Pattern by Kawaii Crochet|
It comes as no surprise that Alisha designs her own patterns like the kawaii owl above. Oh, by the way, It's a free download.
I got to 'sit down' with Alisha to find out more about this talented crochet artist.
Momwithahook: When Did You learn to Crochet? Who taught You?
Kawaii Crochet: Before Crocheting I was working in a restaurant as a lead cook full-time and was miserable everyday. I worked 6-7 days a week due to being called into work on every day off I got. Through Youtube Videos I learned the basics of all crochet and some of the difficult ones. It took me a month to really get the hang of crocheting, but I fell in love with it right away.
Momwithahook: How long have you been in business? Do you work full-time or part-time?
Kawaii Crochet: Once I started to crochet and started making really good quality items, my husband suggested I start selling them.He worked really hard on my website and within a really long weekend, he finished with an incredible site. Now I work everyday trying to get new creations and to bring back some vintage items.
Momwithahook: Do you crochet all your work or does someone help you?
Kawaii Crochet: I work alone but hope to become big enough to need help.
Momwithahook: Is your business homebased or do you have a 'brick and mortar' store?
Kawaii Crochet:Right now Kawaii Crochet is a online business but I hope to be able to sell in stores in the future. My products will always be handmade.
Momwithahook: What materials [fiber] do you use?
Kawaii Crochet:I love to use Lion Brand and Simply Soft 100% Acrylic yarn. It's so soft and comfortable. I also use handspun yarn from http://www.ilashdesigns.net/. She makes amazing handspun and dyed yarn.
Momwithahook: Do You design your own patterns? Can Crochet artists use your patterns to make items for sale?
Kawaii Crochet: I Make patterns that are up for sale on my site. Any crocheter who uses my free or for sale patterns can sell them, I just ask for them to give Kawaii Crochet a shout out.
Momwithahook: Do You Do Custom Work? Where Do you get your ideas?
Kawaii Crochet: I do custom orders. If you imagine it...I can make it! We have custom order forms on my site for questions or for custom work.
Momwithahook: How can Customers Contact you?
Kawaii Crochet: If you want to contact me directly.. my e-mail is :
Momwithahook: Anything Else You would like to Add?
Kawaii Crochet: I want to say thank you to everyone who is a fan, customer, and supporter of Kawaii Crochet. If it wasn't for you I'd be a miserable cook and not a happy Crocheter. You make my dream job possible. Thank you!