The following post is by Lisa Seyfried, Owner of Color Me Reckless, the Herban Lifestyle May 2013 Artist of the Month.
Color Me Reckless started 3 years ago. I had just finished grad school, was unemployed, and scared. My stress reliever has always been to crochet, so that summer, I wound up with baskets full of crochet hats, scarves, and blankets. It seemed like a good time to start selling it all!
It took me a while to find what I really liked to make for people. When I boiled it down to what I liked to make, and what people liked, it was housewares and blankets. So the new version of Color Me Reckless was born! Now I sell carefully crafted crochet housewares, and create beautiful custom blankets for baby showers, weddings, and birthdays.
What I love the most is seeing the reaction when people unwrap a blanket that has been made just for them. I try to factor in anything I know about the person (their favorite colors, snippets of their history) so the blanket becomes a story about them.
I think that’s the same for the housewares. Yes, it’s simpler, colorful small items, but those items tell a story too. A Soap Saver Bag can tell the story of what mood I was in when I made it (you can tell by what colors I selected!), and then it continues to tell that story when those colors resonate with someone else.
You can find more about Lisa’s crochet creations on her website and Etsy store.