My name is Alessandra, and I was born in Marilia, a small town in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Crochet has been my passion for most of my life: I learned to crochet from my grandma Dirce, my dad's mom. She taught me how to crochet using silk thread and a very small crochet hook; my first project was a clothes hanger cozy. Let me tell you, silk is tricky! But I didn't give up crocheting with that slippery thread and tiny hook, and have never stopped crocheting since, I have been doing it for over 20 years, some times more often than others, but have never stopped. I left Brazil when I got married and moved to US. After I had my son Lucas, and became a stay at home mom and wife, I started crocheting more and selling my work online. Having being used to working and making my own money, it was the perfect solution: crocheting was a great way of making a little spending money of my own and I was thrilled to be able to do something from home and raise my son at the same time.
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