If you love Luxurious crocheted sweaters, plus size sweaters, wool quilt blankets and accessories, Then you will love the items at MirabilisFashions.
MirabilisFashions and Karen:
What would you like us to know about you?I learned to crochet when I was about 5 so I’ve been doing it for over 45 years now. I get bored easily so I went through virtually every technique over the years and tried to master it before diving into the next one. I enjoyed all of it but my favorite thing of all is to work with luscious natural fibers and high end yarns in rich colors, patterns and textures. Now I’m supposedly retired but I work more hours on filling up and running my shop than I ever had to when I was still working professionally. I’ve done all sorts of things from being a computer programmer, and nonprofit executive director and an IT manager and loved all of it but working at home with gorgeous yarn and surrounded by my 6 pets and gardens (and my husband of course) is by far my favorite of all. I’m lucky enough to live in the beautiful coastal mountains overlooking the Monterey Bay in central California on a big rambling rural property and after growing up in the south Bronx in NYC every day here feels like a gift.
How did you come up with your shop name?
It’s a secret : ). Here’s a few definitions for “Mirabilis” and you can guess which one inspired me. It’s the Latin word for “astounding” or “amazing”, it’s also the name for a beautiful genus of plants that most of us call “four o’clocks”, and there is a Catholic saint named Christina Mirabilis. The church couldn’t decide if she was saintly or crazy so they made her the patron saint of mental health workers.
Which item in your shop is your favorite to make/find?I think that I had the most fun making that floor length evening cape because it was so glamorous. The whole time that I was making it I daydreamed about the kind of life that includes evening clothes that aren’t pajamas. I could just see some gorgeous actress coming down the red carpet in it. It was also probably the most impractical thing that I ever made as well but I love how soft it is and how it glitters.
and I share a blog with Steph at homecraftbiz.blogspot.com/
Is there anything else you would like to share?
I love to see crocheters really go for it and move beyond patterns so that they can use their imaginations to create new designs. So often I hear someone say “I could never do that” but all it takes is a whole lot of practice and the curiosity to try new things and push yourself beyond what you think of as your limitations. One of these days I might start selling little signs of a granny square with a red circle around it and a slash ;).
Thanks so much Karen. It has been great getting to know you and discovering your shop and your lovely items.
Now please show Karensome support and let us know which of her pieces are your favorite from her shop! Oh...and go ahead and heart a few of her items along with her shop :)
Have a great weekend!