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Howdy from deep in the heart of Texas!……….. This is Michele a.k.a. Poochie Baby (also known as “Silly Mimi” at home). If you are curious about why I chose the name “Poochie Baby” for my business, this is why: When my siblings and I started having children of our own, somehow we started using the term “poochie” to describe “bad/misbehaving”. We were forever saying “don’t be poochie!”. So, when I decided to rebrand my business about 4 years ago, I thought that would be the perfect name.
Poochie Baby began as a hobby around the year 2006. I have always enjoyed crocheting and have made many items for friends and family over the years. I began selling on eBay and discovered Etsy in 2009. I love Etsy, even though I was not very active in selling there until around November of 2011. Now, I’ve decided to be more independent…. I have a shop right here on the blog where you can find all my patterns and printables. The crochet patterns can also be found on Craftsy and Ravelry. The Poochie Baby site is still going through a transition…….. For those who have followed me in the past, you may notice that about a year’s worth of blog posts are missing! That is due to changing blog platforms and unfortunately I was not able to import posts from most of 2014. I am slowly working on adding some of the posts back, especially the free crochet patterns.
In addition to crochet, I am obsessed with stationary/pens/planners. You will sometimes see posts related to planning and how I use supplies in my everyday life and business.
I lead a very busy life! But I make time to crochet! I recently stopped working at my full time job in social services to devote my energy to Poochie Baby and family (most specifically my husband and the two grandchildren that I raise). You may notice one of my grand kids posing as my model for pictures. I also have many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews that are my inspiration for the crochet baby accessories I make. Crocheting keeps me sane in the crazy world around me! And, I have a not so secret stationary addiction.
I am always open to making custom orders of certain items. I do not use patterns when I crochet (or I only use the patterns I write myself) so I make all items according to my own specifications. You may be able to order some custom items through the store. If you can’t find something, just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that my focus is now on designing crochet patterns and planner digital downloads. I try to take weekends off!! Poochie Baby is family oriented and time off is important. Running a home based business can consume all of your time if you let it…. which I resolve not to do in this coming year!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about my items.
Digital planner printables and stickers can be found for sale at the Poochie Baby Blog Shop. These products are generally not for sale at any other site.
You can purchase my easy to follow crochet patterns at the following sites: Poochie Baby Blog Shop - Craftsy - Ravelry - Etsy
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