Welcome to WhimzeeStitches! In my shop, you’ll find a selection of handmade knitting and craft project bags and other accessories.
My name is Rick, and I’ve loved sewing and fabric ever since I was a little kid. My mother and grandmother (or ‘Babci’, as we say in Polish) would take me to the fabric store and let me wander up and down the aisles. I was mesmerized by how many different colors, patterns, and types of fabrics were available, and I was fascinated by the process of cutting and measuring it. I learned to sew on my mother’s electric Singer and on an old treadle machine. My love of knitting is relatively new — I only picked up my first set of knitting needles in 2011, but I was immediately hooked! I began making knitting project bags for my own use, but soon all my crafting friends were commenting on them and asking for their own. I saw a way to combine my love of sewing and knitting, and WhimzeeStitches was born.
My biggest inspirations are colors, patterns, and shapes! I love selecting the fabrics that I’ll use to make my products, and that excitement fuels my business. My involvement with the knitting community also motivates me to create and perfect my products. Being part of a network of like-minded people and contributing to their own projects in some way is incredibly fulfilling. The thing I love about art is that it inspires more art — the thrill and satisfaction from completing one project automatically plants the seed for the next project.
When I’m not crafting and running my shop, I love travel and exploring all different types of art, crafts, fabric and of course, yarn. I grew up in the Hamptons on Long Island, New York and currently reside in New Orleans with my cat.
Thank you so much for visiting my shop! I hope my products bring a smile to your face and color to your craft room!