Monday, July 16, 2012

Interview With Lora of CrochetRUs

How did you begin working in your craft and how did it develop into a business for you?

Hand Crocheted Mermaid Tail Photography Prop
 A Sunday School teacher taught me the basics at 8 years old and I pretty much took off with it. I started out doing orders for friends and family, then when I was around 12 or 13, my father discovered Etsy and introduced me to it.

What did you like best about being homeschooled?
I love the flexibility of homeschool! And that has kind of leaked over into other parts of my life; I am a very flexible person.

What is one thing that you liked least about being homeschooled?
Speaking honestly, one thing I disliked about being homeschooled was that because of my personality (in person, I tend to be a little shy), I feel like I don't have that many friends. Not that I didn't have opportunities to make friends (I had plenty). So maybe that is not necessarily because of homeschool but that's what I thought of when I read the question. :-)

What extracurricular activities were you able to participate in?
I participated in LEAH (Loving Education At Home) co-op.

Flowered Visor Beanie Banana Espresso

What advise would you give to other homeschool students who would like to start their own business?
My advice is to never put your business ahead of school work! I had to learn this the hard way. Soon enough, you will be out of school and able to craft whenever you want. And dream BIG! One of my favorite quotes is, if your dreams don't scare you at least a little, you're not dreaming big enough!
Ephesians 3:20

Navy and Light Sage Striped Beanie

Where do you find inspiration for your pieces?

I find inspiration for my work just about everywhere - nature, New York City, etc. but especially in young children (those I babysit, my own siblings, and others).

Funky Striped Stocking Cap 

What is your favorite item in your shop right now?

This is my favorite item right now: I love the bright and fun colors, the style, and of course, the adorable baby.

Peekaboo Flowered Visor Beanie

What are some of your specific goals now that you have graduated?
My goals right now are to put in to my website what I wasn't able to during the last few months of high school. I really want this business to go far. I also plan to go to culinary school this year.

Do you have any other websites that you would like to share?
My fan page is

Photography CrochetRUs is provided by the following:
Chaunva LeCompte Photography!
Jen Priester Photography!
CA photographer, Dominic Williams
Daisy Mai Photography!



MooMama said...

Lovely work!

Very Verdant said...

So nice to "meet" you, Lora. Best wishes for your future.

Ewenique said...

It sounds like homeschooling has allowed you to have the flexibility to develop your own Etsy business! Your photos are excellent and your products are cute! Wishing you much success!


Elegant Rose said...

Beautiful work! I wish you the best!

The Handmaden said...

I love to read about homeschool graduates! Lora, it looks like you know what you're doing - your products are beautiful and photography is fabulous (love the babies!)
Keep up the good work, and thanks for sharing a little of your life with us :)