We can’t help but love a company that makes adorable crocheted goodness AND gives back to an amazing cause with each purchase.
I am Canadian – a Canuck from the vast white north. I grew up in Peace River, Alberta at a latitude of 56ºN and although I couldn’t quite see the North Pole, I can confirm that this country is stunningly white in the winter. Around ten years ago I embarked on an overseas experience to expand my professional skills as a teacher… My husband is from Rotorua, which is a hot spot for travellers traipsing around New Zealand looking to enrobe themselves in the area’s thermal activity and rich culture. While my husband loves Canada, he is a New Zealander – a Kiwi to the centre of his heart. Together we have a handsomely adorable son – a Kiwi Canuck. We live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and try to go home to New Zealand as often as possible.
Kiwi Canuck Creations offers crocheted hats, scarves, wraps, headbands, and accessories. These items are designed to be fashionably functional in newborn to adult sizes. I also make those delightful photography props used in newborn and cake smash photos. A wide range of yarn and embellishments, and my much loved buttons, are used to create the look and texture that is just right for each piece. Custom orders are always welcome!
As a stay-at-home mom I launched this cottage home-based business for the following reasons:
- I was in desperate need of something to do in my down time (all mothers who can identify with my position should chuckle and raise an eyebrow to this – parenting is truly a 24-7 job). What I really mean is that I needed a reason to think creatively and engage with other adults.
- Endometriosis is an illness that affects millions of women around the world, yet it isn’t often talked about. I wanted to support endometriosis research and create awareness about this illness. Thus, I donate $5 from each purchase to the World Endometriosis Research Foundation (www.endometriosisfoundation.org).
- In a world of commercialization, it is nice to own something that is handmade and one-of-a-kind!
I invite you to reward yourself with some downtime by taking a few moments to unwind with a refreshing drink as you peruse my online shop – while I attempt to keep the world warm, cute and stylish one crochet stitch at a time!