Hi! I’m Kate Collins. A work from home Virtual Assistant and Mum to four kids.
I am also a crochet designer, craft lover & good mental health advocate who is actively protesting against perfection.
(Hence no professional headshot, instead, a series of real attempts at a Mothers Day photo)
Born, bred and now finished breeding my own kidlets in Melbourne, Australia
I have done the corporate thing, I have done the pub job thing, I have even done the Network Marketing thing, and none of those lit me up like Crochet does. So here I am, doing everything I can to be able to crochet for a living and avoid conventional employment.
I have four kids, three wild adventurous boys, Owen, Ethan & Lewis and an even wild-er & more adventurous girl Paige.
For many years now, Crochet has been the thing to give me an alternate sense of purpose outside changing nappies and cleaning the house. It has given me the ability to make something that didn’t exist before, which gives me a sense of accomplishment that had been missing from my life. When you crochet something, it stays made. No matter how many times you make a snack or clean the house, you always need to do it again, and again, and again.
Self care is not selfish. It is necessary for survival.Kate Made It
I want to help other struggling Mums to find their own creative oasis
Crochet is my creative oasis in the middle of a desert full of screaming kids. It gives me space to let me quiet my mind as I focus on each stitch, which helps to reduce my anxiety & depression.
One hook is all I need to turn a mess of yarn into something new, functional and beautiful! Crocheting for 15 minutes helps me to unwind, clear my mind and erase the stress, tantrums and busy-ness of the day.
Crochet helped me get through my hardest days and my mission now is clear. To share this amazing gift with the world. Crochet is an amazing self-care tool and an effective way to relieve stress and anxiety. Crochet has given me so much that it’s time to pay it forward. It’s time to share my love for this amazing craft and show others how it can help them as well. Even if you don’t believe yourself to be a creative person, give it a try. You might surprise yourself – I know I did!
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