Peanuts Creations

Doesn’t that name just sound adorable? Karen from Peanuts Creations is just as wonderful as her name implies, and so are her items! This week’s contest item is:  Handmade crochet summer hat, made in a very lightweight, soft white yarn. It has a scalloped edge and two handmade flowers attached. The winner will let me know what size they would like and I will make it specifically for you! The one shown would fit a toddler or young girl. The flowers can be removed and the hat is washable.

To win, all you have to do is comment. Leave me your name and a contact email (yourname (at) yourserver (dot) com) in the comments below. Winner is chosen through Random.org.
So just who is this artisan? Karen makes many things from baby hats and booties, to purses, jewelry, and household items. She and her husband also use their wood lathe to make wood and acrylic pens, bottle stoppers, key chains and more.
Karen says, “I was so fortunate that my grandmother taught me to crochet, knit and tat when I was a little girl. It would be much harder for me to learn now I think. Since then, I have taught myself more stitches and learned how to read and create patterns.” I think many artisans can relate to a skill that was passed on through their elders. It is what keeps crafting alive.
She says, “I can’t tell you how lucky I am to be able to do what I love and actually make a little money from it. I have only been selling my items online and at craft shows for about 2 years. It has been quite a learning experience and couldn’t have done it without a lot of tips and advice from other crafters/artists.”
You can find Karen and Peanuts Creations, along with her woodwork at Etsy and Artfire. Tweet with her on Twitter, and check out her blog. She is also our featured artisan on My Craft Corner this week through Artfire Promotions.
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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Peanuts Creations
    May 30, 2010 @ 17:02:38

    Thank you so much for doing this wonderful feature on me and my shops!! It's a great thing you do here on your blog for all of us….it is very time consuming so we really appreciate it!
    Karen

    Can't wait to see who wins!

    Reply

  2. Leta Porter
    May 31, 2010 @ 00:41:26

    I love Karen's creations! I have been eyeballing here wash cloths. Leta

    Reply

  3. Valmade
    May 31, 2010 @ 00:52:08

    One talented lady. I wish I could crochet. I just tweeted her peach baby slippers. So cute.

    Reply

  4. Kathryn Lantz
    May 31, 2010 @ 01:19:36

    Love love love everything made by Karen at Peanuts Creations!!!! Sooo happy she joined MCC or else I may not have discovered all the crochet and wood goodness!
    Kat @ sassmowthdesigns

    Reply

  5. Peanuts Creations
    May 31, 2010 @ 05:19:42

    Leta, Val, Kat…thank you all so very much for your kind words and support!! I have really made some wonderful friends at My Craft Corner…hugs!!
    Karen

    Reply

  6. Alternative Emporium
    May 31, 2010 @ 15:31:56

    I love these gorgeous crochet things, they are simply adorable!! My crocheting is not nearly up to scratch so I would recommend Karne's shops to anyone.
    Emmie @ Alternaitve Emporium xxx

    Reply

  7. Small Footprints
    May 31, 2010 @ 16:35:57

    Karen's work is just lovely … she's truly a talented artisan. Aren't those little booties just the sweetest!

    Thanks for a wonderful feature!

    Reply

  8. erin, maker of chimes
    May 31, 2010 @ 17:54:04

    Very pretty! Crocheting is one thing that I've never learned to do… maybe one day??

    dinnertimechimes
    at aol
    dot com

    Reply

  9. Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea
    May 31, 2010 @ 18:51:02

    Love it! So pretty!
    jlanenh@comcast.net

    Thanks for the chance!

    Reply

  10. TheFrogBag
    May 31, 2010 @ 19:50:13

    Nice! I would love to win one of these beauties!

    thefrogbag@gmail.com

    Reply

  11. The Jewelry Box
    May 31, 2010 @ 22:30:04

    I really admire Karen's talent with crocheting! She makes such beautiful items! It's been great getting to know her on MCC. Thank you for the chance to win!
    Brenda
    thejewelrybox.smith (at) gmail (dot) com

    Reply

  12. beadsandblooms
    May 31, 2010 @ 22:46:41

    Adorable hat! It would look so cute on my granddaughter. My mom taught me to crochet when I was a girl and I used to love doing thread crochet but not enough hours in the day anymore to do everything.

    dana@eaglecom.net

    Reply

  13. Little C and Little J
    Jun 01, 2010 @ 01:16:55

    As I'm here, I might as well comment! Also, wanted to let you know that the barter swap is up! Would love to have you in the ring. tigerlilytinkering.blogspot.com

    Reply

  14. Seelenfein...
    Jun 02, 2010 @ 06:18:45

    So a beautiful and cute hat. I love Karen´s creations, too.

    Lovely greets,
    Annika

    meggi1908@gmx.de

    Reply

  15. Peanuts Creations
    Jun 04, 2010 @ 03:59:12

    Thank you all so very much for the wonderful comments…it's great that everyone is supportive of each other!!
    Big thanks to Tammy for hosting the giveaways and features!
    Karen

    Reply

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