Next up on our meet the makers series we have Anna of Aunt Owl.
Can you tell us a little about what you do?
I love to make crochet toys, accessories and gifts. I always try to learn something new, that is why I use felting and sewing techniques while making my toys.
How did you get started?
My mom taught me how to crochet when I was a kid and this has remained my favourite hobby ever since!
Where are you from?
I’m Russian. My husband and I moved to Cardiff from St. Petersburg last year. The most beautiful and impressive thing we have noticed about Wales so far is its nature. We travel a lot around Wales and it still surprises us how many beautiful places there are.
What’s your favourite part of what you do?
I love creative process of making my toys but the best part for me is when I can realise an idea, an image from my head and finally hold it in my arms.
What’s your favourite item to make?
I love to make crochet toys. Usually I don’t use patterns I just follow my inspiration. At that moment I feel like a sculptor who carves a statue from a piece of stone 🙂
What inspires you?
Animals, nature, kid’s pictures, cartoons and all the world around
What was your proudest moment?
When I got my first review on my Etsy shop page =)
If you could pass any law what would it be?
I would have cancelled all visas so that people could travel anywhere they want 🙂
If you won a million pounds what would you do?
First of all I would have flown to Antarctica to see penguins in their real life without glass barrier between us.