Celina Lane of Simply Collectible Crochet was our guest on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird. Her website is www.simplycollectiblecrochet.com
Celina remembers visiting her grandmother, who had a basket of yarn next to her chair. Instead of doing nothing, she made a chain that stretch across the house, then take it apart and do it again. Later, with a toddler and going out her mind, she got to the point where need YouTube and needed something to keep her hands busy. She purchased a crochet hook and a skein of yarn. Learning from YouTube she became a visual learner and had to adjust to read patterns.
Her first pattern, Love Baby, was a joy for her to create and she began to try to figure out how to explain it to someone else for them created. She posted the pattern and sold three copies the first week and was elated. This was 2010, at that time, for her it was a learning experience. She recommends starting where someone else has built on before rather than starting from the ground up.
When people come to the website, she’s hoping people see simplicity, with beautiful pictures, round-ups of patterns, giveaways and community. She hopes they walk away from it with knowledge and creativity, with joy. Her website contains about 60 to 70 patterns currently, including the new Coraline wrap.
Simply Collectible Crochet can be found on Facebook. Her page is popular and she shares not just her projects but other things she finds around her, too! She also has a Ravelry Designer page.
If you missed getting to hear the program live, you can still listen at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2015/02/26/celina-lane-of-simply-collectible-crochet or iTunes.