advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

Seriously Cute Crochet

American Made Since 2005

Ana Paula Rimoli

Bloomfield, New Jersey
I crochet cute & original amigurumi toys and amigurumi-inspired accessories, write the patterns as I go, and sell them online and in books :)

Tell us about your business.

I started when my youngest daughter was born (I wanted to make everything for her!). I posted a couple of my crocheted toys in Etsy, and people started asking for the patterns, so I started posting... and I haven't stopped in almost 7 years now! I'm lucky to have published 4 amigurumi patterns books, and am in the process of revising the 5th one. I would love to be able to get into toy designing on a bigger scale and being able to see kits (with everything you'd need to make my toys!) in stores, and even seeing my amis in different media. I would also like to design a crochet clothes line for little kids, fun home accessories.., I get up every day with a million ideas... I just wish the day had more hours, and that I could crochet faster! I LOVE what I do and I realize how extremely lucky I am. I hope that my patterns and what I've accomplished give other moms ideas to start their own craft business and the possibility of staying home with their kids, seeing them grow every day!

What's the best business advice you've received?

LOVE what you make, and do it from your heart
Advertisement

Mark Your Calendar

  • WINNERS ANNOUNCED
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winner and Audience Choice Winner announced.

    See past Award Winners
  • AMERICAN MADE MEETUP
    Nov. 7, 2014

    Join Martha at the American Made Summit kickoff cocktail party.

    Buy Tickets Now
  • AMERICAN MADE SUMMIT
    Nov. 8, 2014

    Don’t miss our networking event and maker lecture series in New York City.

    Buy Tickets Now
  • RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR
    Nov. 15 - 16, 2014

    Shop for holiday gifts at the Martha Stewart American Made Pavilion.

    Learn More

More Finalists

  • 2014 Audience Choice Winner
    Self taught metal artist opened up a gallery on bridge-less low country island 13+ years ago to specialize in handcrafting coastal sculptures.
    Crafts, Recycled, Upcycled, Vintage Crafts
  • 2014 Design Finalist

    Kirby & Kraut

    Eric Iversen & Nicole Tschampel
    Beautifully designed, quality kitchen tools for preparing traditionally made probiotic fermented foods.
    Design, Furniture & Home Accessories
  • 2014 Food Finalist

    Carolina Wild

    Elizabeth Maxwell
    The first American Super Fruit Juice with 1/3 less calories and twice the antioxidants compared to other fruits!
    Food, Bottled, Jarred & Canned
  • 2014 Style Finalist

    Metal Comb Works

    Jeff Grant
    Metal Comb Works designs & manufactures the highest quality metal pocket combs in the world. Crafted to last a lifetime. Made in USA!
    Style, Beauty

advertisement

advertisement