Monday, January 23, 2012

Gifts from the Heart

There is something so endearing about a handmade teddy bear or hand knit baby blanket that so many people understand...including Sandi of IKnitQuiltSew who has blessed countless coworkers, friends and family with just such gifts from the heart.

Sandi works for a university where she tracks down answers for students regarding different disciplines of study.  When not working, she can be found tramping around her Utah home on the lookout for the amazing beauty of nature or fishing with her husband; but her real passion in yarn!

Sandi had been creating since she was a child which she learned by watching her grandmothers.  She picked up where they left off and has continued the legacy of handmade creations focusing on the most darling knitted items and even taught herself to quilt!  She can create things as simple as dishcloths to the most stunning quilts I have ever seen.

One of my favorite things about this talented lady is that she really cares about keeping her work personal.  She was hesitant about starting a business selling her creations because she was afraid that by making them for a mass market, instead of personal friends, they would lose something.  So glad Sandi managed to get over that one and introduce her work to the world!  She makes each and every piece as if she is working for her best friend and the love shows in the quality every time.

Are you ready to see what a truly talented lady with a passion for nature and handmade can turn out...are you ready for the "awwwwwwww" reaction?  Well, Sandi is pretty easy to find on the web.  You can check out her shop on the HandmadeArtistsShop and even follow a quilt through its process on her blog!


Colette said...

Wonderful post. Love all the items featured.

Handmade Artists' Forum and Shop said...

Knit just rocks!

lilmamad said...

Lovely post about a wonderful person! :)

John Rasmussen said...

Great selection of Sandi's work. She is very talented.

our home to yours said...

I love the dolls!

Sandi Levy said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful post and everything else you do for the handmade community. I am so incredibly flattered!

Cari Baker said...

Hi Kimberly,

A super article about a fabulous, multi talented Handmade Artists.