Lace: kantbreien voor beginners – Alexa Boonstra is de eerste breipublicatie van Amilishly.
A little bit more about Amilishly, a.k.a. the author Alexa:
“ I am Alexa Boonstra (31 years) and I live together with – yes – my crocheting boyfriend in Bleiswijk. I have studied as a nurse and have been working as one for a while too. I worked at the Erasmus Medical Centre: Daniel den Hoed, the hospital for oncological patients. Despite me having had a good time here, my passion lies somewhere else.
In my spare time I was mostly drawing and crocheting Amigurumi. As long as I can remember I have been creative. Sometimes I switched one hobby for something else and tried out various things. I have also created jewelry and cards for a while and even wrote short stories, but drawing and crocheting has always had a permanent part in my life. I have started crocheting amigurumi (in 2009) when it was not so known yet in the Netherlands. This was mostly because of my love of Japan and everything that belongs to it. Next to the drawing of manga I wanted to get skilled in the art of crocheting my own amigurumi.
Amilishly contains more than just the blog. From this name you can also find my amigurumi designs.
Since september 2017 I have started to blog again. In 2009 I have also had a blog already in which I shared what I was doing or published small patterns. I hope now too mostly inspire, entertain and also learn you some things with this blog. I hope that in my blogs I can share knowledge and inspiration. Not only in the area of amigurumi, but also about knitting and crocheting in general.
I am now fulltime designing for my own brand and company. At the moment I am mostly busy with the design of dolls but I am also fine with doing animals, clothing and home deco. I am an applied sciences graduated nurse but I have left that career in februari 2017 and now work fulltime for Amilishly. I have started crocheting when I was 5 and started with amigurumi around 2009.
In 2020 I was able to bring out two amigurumi books in Dutch. Amilishly Dolls and Amilishly Chibi Dolls. Two books containing Japanese inspired dolls. “
Besides Lace: kantbreien voor beginners – Alexa Boonstra, you can find her other publications here.