Hi, I’m Nancy
For the last 30+ years I’ve been a bookkeeper and software developer. I’ve been an avid crocheter since I was about 10 years old when my great-aunt (who was left handed) taught me how to crochet (I’m right handed). She made the most beautiful crochet afghans and my mom made exquisite crochet doilies.
Over the years I’ve experimented with other crafts – counted cross stitch, needlepoint, crewel, macrame and sewing) – but I’ve always come back to the crochet hook.
I love making unique gift items that you can’t find in the big box stores – amigurumi, fantirumi (fantasy amigurumi), shawls, scarves, cowls, baby items, etc. This is why I’ve named my business Fanciful Things.
About a year ago I began to seriously think about retirement and what I would do with myself – creating unique crochet gift items has been a dream. So, starting a crochet business is my retirement plan!
There is just something totally satisfying about taking a nondescript skein of yarn or ball of cotton and turning it into something absolutely beautiful — that will last a long time. Each item that you find for sale in my shop is hand-crocheted, with love and patience.
In addition to selling finished items I’ll also be releasing some patterns that I have designed as time goes on and I have more time.