Busy Mom Designs

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Company Name:  Busy Mom Designs
Designer Name:  Tricia Roberts
Home State:  Ontario, Canada
Design Specialty:  Crochet

1 How did you first get introduced to your craft?

I started crocheting as a very young girl. As a newlywed, my husband and I worked a job that had us traveling all over the country. I spent much of our travel time improving my skill and making all sorts of gifts for friends and family. After the birth of my fourth child (my first daughter), I began designing hats and accessories for her to wear. I opened a shop to sell my items and soon after started selling my designs.

2 What type of patterns do you enjoy designing the most?

I most enjoy designing hats and headbands. There are endless possibilities for designs, and they work up quickly. They are also a big favorite of beginner crocheters.

3 What are you most known for?

Designing easy-to-read, easy-to-crochet patterns which are fun for crocheters of all levels of expertise.

4 How do you jump-start your creativity?

I am dreaming up new designs every day, I just wish I had the time to see them all through! If I happen to be stuck in a rut, I read a crochet magazine or book, try a new stitch pattern or purchase some new yarn.

5 What season inspires you the most?

I find inspiration everywhere I look! I am inspired by clothing and accessories I see on people I pass by, modern trends, crochet magazines, and my own wardrobe or children's wardrobes.

6 On average, how many new patterns do you design each year?

25-30

7 Is there another craft you'd like to try your hand at?

I have some basic knitting skills, but would love to expand on them!

8 What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Sunday afternoons are always family time. We love taking our kids out for hikes or picnics, spending time at a park, or going for a long drive (a great opportunity to crochet!). If it's rainy, then I love to cuddle up with my kids on the couch and watch movies (and crochet, of course)!

9 What three items do you always have in your craft bag?

My pencil case (which holds my crochet hooks, scissors and yarn needles), a good selection of yarn, and my iPad (which contains all of my patterns, notes, sketches, orders, ideas, crochet magazines, books, etc.).