We have been having a blast, sharing some of our favorite new etsy shops with you! This week we are featuring a shop that sells adorable crochet baby mary janes, booties, beanies, cloches and more! Bikki's Beehive by Bikkand: The Crochet Closet for Baby Shoes and Accessories. We love the whimsical floral details and pretty color combinations of all the items in the shop.
The owner of Bikki's Beehive is the lovely Prasanna--who is also a mom-to-be!
Let's get to know a little bit about Prasanna:
What does your life outside of Etsy/blogging look like?
I have been married seven years now and we are expecting our first baby girl this December. I quit by job to be a stay at home wife/mother for a while. I agree women gain a lot of financial independence working outside but I personally feel there is a multifold gain and fulfillment by running a good home, taking care of family and pursuing a passion one loves for a reason other than money alone.
I have always loved crocheting and knitting I have wanted to start a boutique of my own, and liked etsy for its style and stuff.I like to try all kinds of yarn, though I like to use only good quality cotton yarn because it is soft to the touch and breathes well. I do like cotton blends and pure wool for a better finish and easy care. I like blending hues and appreciate intricate details that are handmade and vintage. I have a very picky taste when it comes to style.
I like the scenic nature, the beach, beautiful clothes, jewelry, shoes, purses and love to stay abreast with the latest trends. I am a big supporter of Etsy because in a commercialized world like ours, most people are losing touch for precious, pretty things and failing to recognize the hardwork and immense talent that skilled artisans have for handmade, vintage and one of a kind pieces.
Describe yourself in three words: innovative, artistic, compassionate
Fall piece you can’t live without: As of now, maternity floral dresses.
Most recent fashion-related purchase: Cotton fairisle knitted dress for my baby that I am waiting to try on her.
Do you craft/make anything else outside of what’s in your shop?
Yes, I love fabric and sewing, macrame, jewelry designing and making, clay and pottery.
Three bands/singers you can’t get enough of: Simon and Garfunkel, Carpenters,KT Tunstall and many many more
What made you decide to start a shop? My baby has been my inspiration...I started off making so much stuff for her that I thought I need to extend this passion because I simply loved crocheting and knitting.
Significance of your shop name? Bikkand ( small seed in my language)/ Bikki is what my husband calls me. Beehive because it reminds me of a crocheted/woven closet and oozes out sweet nectar/honey...more like my hive sweet hive(home).
Favorite item in your shop right now?
Prasanna has graciously offered some of the adorable items from her shop as a giveaway to ONE lucky Miskabelly reader!! Here are the items that are up for grabs:
Your entry gives you the chance to win the berry crochet mary janes with matching headband AND an additional pair of yellow crochet mary janes (SO cute!!).
Here's how to enter: