My name is Kendra Turner and I’m a 30-year-old “homemaker.” (In case it wasn’t clear, I really hate that word) I quit working outside the home about 4 years ago when we decided to conceive our second child, and let’s just say it’s been an adjustment! To save my sanity and get me out of the house now and then, I began selling my knitting and sewing projects at local craft fairs. In September 2013, I opened the Etsy shop to help me reach a larger audience and thin out inventory year-round. I have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, which I haven’t used in eight years, and an alternative teaching license in K-6 education.
MY CRAFTING HISTORY
At age 5, my mom took me to Berkeley, California for the first time. It was then that I decided I would be a starving artist, selling my work on the sidewalk and sleeping in a teepee. As it turns out, starving and serious art weren’t for me. In high school, I asked for a sewing machine for Christmas so I could make my own homecoming dresses and quirky accessories. I wanted to be Betsey Johnson. After seeing the price tag, I decided against going to art school in New York and planted my roots in Pueblo, Colorado. When I was 20, a fellow waitress showed me the basics of knitting. I was instantly in love with learning the way of the needles! I wouldn’t say I’m a master knitter (I deplore color work and the knotted, twisted mess that comes with it) but I am definitely comfortable ad-libbing and creating things my own way. I have only short stints of uninterrupted time with my two-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son around, so I try to stick to quick projects.