I'm Vicki Moore, pattern designer, crochet artist, and webmaster for Needle Me That.
I began creating patterns for home decor and eventually gravitated towards other areas like jewelry, clothing accessories and more. With such a wide variety of fun things to make, I thought it would be great to offer them on a website with both a Pattern Store and a Gift Shop filled with lots of my handmade goodies.
I got my start in crochet from my grandmother when I was 8 years old and just fell in love with it. I come from a long line of crafters in the Southeastern Hills of Virginia, where many in my family grew up doing needlework, woodwork, and many other artsy things. Over the last 43 years, I have allowed my personal love for mathematics, art, and crochet to come together and as a result, made it possible to offer my lovely creations to the world. My Pug Pillow pattern has traveled all around the world by now and it pleases me to no end to see people love it so. I've even made a few custom afghans in the past that were used for signs inside of businesses, which I thought was a pretty clever use for them!
I do tend to be almost OCD when it comes to getting a pattern or an item "just right" and am no stranger to "frogging", let me tell you.
I have designed patterns for about 20 years and have sold many of them online - formerly eBay, and now Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry, and of course, here at Needle Me That. I only started putting my finished items up for sale a couple of years ago and really enjoy sharing my creations with people through this avenue.
I spent 30 years being a mom and housewife and worked outside the home for most of those years, so I have been a busy lady! But as a new "empty nester", I found time and opportunity to pursue my dream of creating my own little crochet world....er, I mean "shop". :-)
So I hope you enjoy browsing my pages and maybe find a little something you feel like you "neeeeed" in your life!
And thanks so much for popping in!