About me

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Welcome to my online home! This is a place for me to document my makings. On here, you will find mostly knitting, sewing, and other crafty related items.

I live north of Toronto, Canada in the town of Richmond Hill. I’m married to my high school sweetheart, Radley. We are the lucky parents of 3 beautiful children – Ryan, Vanessa, and Aaron. I was an Operations Manager for 15 years before I became a stay at home mom.

ON CRAFTING

Transitioning from a 9-5 to a 24 hour, full-time mom was not easy. When life got busier and changing diapers became second nature, crafting became my solitude. I did a bit of sewing making garments, toys, bags and quilts for my family. The bulk of everything I made was for them, and seeing their faces brighten at the sight of something new and handmade encourages me to keep going.

ON KNITTING

I picked up knitting in 2014 and fell in love. It satisfies my need to create wherever I am with minimal tools. It’s relaxing, meditative, therapeutic and addicting. It’s my passion. It’s where I’ve met many like-minded souls, and I hope to continue to do so, through this blog.

PROJECT BAGS

As an avid knitter and a bag lover, I created these project bags to match my aesthetic keeping it simple yet stylish to let the true star of the show shine – the yarn!

Each bag was designed, screen-printed and sewn by me, in my home. Illustrations are original works of art by my husband. Thank you for supporting handmade!

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To learn more about my name, Pearadise Island, read this.

To get your FREE #cozysquishywool gift tag, go here.

Shop my screen-printed project bags here.

Watch me on YouTube here.

THANK YOU so much for reading. Please do say hello and check back often! There’s lots more to come.

I’m excited beyond words to share my work, connect, and inspire!

xoxo,
Patricia