Sunday, February 3, 2013

Meet Sharron from "Annie's Place"

Welcome everybody! How was your week? Last week I had Debi as a guest in k-town, and I'm glad you've all enjoyed her lovely post! Today I'm looking forward to a little chat with Sharron from Annie's Place. Her blog is rather new, so in case you haven't stumbled upon her wonderful site yet, you might find a new favorite today!

"Greetings everyone!! I can't tell you how excited I am to be invited over to K-Town to do a guest post for the lovely Barbara, so let me introduce myself. My name is Sharron from Annie's Place. I'm in my thirties and reside in the East of England, in a Bedfordshire town with my family. I'm a yarn craft addict but I also love music, theatre & dance. 

I've always considered myself to be creative, but only found an outlet for it in the form of crochet just over 2 years ago. I was watching a programme on UK TV about all things handmade and crochet was featured. It's fair to say I was hooked from that moment on. I set out to discover this colourful new world by initially searching online, and immediately found a plethora of amazing crochet pictures. Most of which belonged to the very talented Lucy at Attic24. As soon as I stepped into her world I knew I felt right at home!

I had no-one to teach me, so I relied heavily on visiting Lucy at the Attic (metaphorically speaking), a few Jan Eaton books & YouTube tutorials. Not realising I was watching US tutorials, which meant I was learning in US terms, not UK. Not a smart move for a beginner, I was to find out later! But hey, it's all a learning curve, and a steep one at that. I benefited immensely from taking up this wonderful craft. I was now able to surround myself with colour and texture, lifting the spirit & stimulating the senses. 

Everyday there's excitement, knowing I can create something unique and individual, in a colour palette of my own choosing. I get such a boost from being able to use my creativity to bring pleasure to others, whether that's gifting something I've made to a friend or family member, or just through my pictorial presence online. I started out documenting my crochet journey with a flickr photostream as Colour Heaven, and a notebook on Ravelry as Cosy Kitty.

Just shy of 3 months ago I decided to take the plunge and start blogging. Inspired by my late Grandmother Annie, someone I never knew but was told loved to crochet too. Someone I wish I'd had a chance to spend time with, to share our mutual appreciation for this fantastic craft. I'm sure she's watching over me though, pleased as punch that her Granddaughter has followed in her foot steps. 

It was a nerve wracking decision to blog, as I didn't have the first clue how it all worked. My main aim was to create a platform where I could communicate with like minded people,  and share my love of all things homespun. So far I'm muddling my way through, learning something new everyday. I still consider myself a novice crocheter, and relish the opportunity to learn from other more accomplished crafters. It's overwhelming the amount of talent out there to discover. If I can add just a tiny contribution to that, I'm happy!

Huge thanks to Barbara for allowing me the opportunity to connect with you all, and thank you for taking the time to read. 

I hope to see you over at Annie's Place soon x"

Thank you Sharron for this great post! I'm glad you've decided blogging, because you've really added a colorful and inspiring place to blogland that I wouldn't want to miss anymore!

To you and all my readers: Have a great Sunday everyone and a good start into the new week! And in case you're watching the Super-Bowl: Have fun, and may your favorite team win! :)


  1. wow, thanks for sharing. I have had my eyes on your blog and now you have added Annie place. Great. Love from Iceland

  2. What a fantastic blog Sharons work is beautiful. :)

  3. You produced lovely work, Sharron.

  4. I'm humbled by all your comments. Thank you once again Barbara for letting me share your space here, it was a real pleasure to be a guest poster x x

  5. Thanks Barbara for introducing such a wonderful blog. A really colourful addition to Blogland.

  6. beautiful works by Annie! Loved each and every colors and design! Tanks for letting us know a great crocheter!

  7. Thanks for such a great introduction. I love her colors and a touch of sophistication. Great blog.

  8. I love your blog Sharron! It´s such a colourful and happy place! Thank you so much for sharing!

  9. t beautiful work by Annie... it has been great to find her new blog too. Long may it continue! Also Barbara - the squares you sent for the Beautiful Blogger Blanker 2013 are up on the blog now :) They are amazing! Thank you so much for joining in! Hugs, Jill x

  10. Really nice!!! I am new to her blog, and will be following her from now on...
    Thanks, Barbara ;-)

  11. I'm a fan of Sharron's blog and her work and I really enjoyed seeing her post here. Also, I love your blog too, Barbara and will be reading it as well. :)


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