Mel Harrison Designs
Mel Harrison is the maker behind Mel Harrison Designs as well as the Mahogany Turtle. I have had the great pleasure of getting to know her over the past few months and she graciously accepted my offer to do this feature!
Scroll down to read about her inspiration and even snag some photography tips!
Tell me about Mahogany Turtle?
I have always been creative even as a young girl, much to my mother’s horror I would cut up her clothes and sew outfits for my cat.
In my 20s I handmade artist bears from mohair. In my 30s I sewed and created digital art on my iPhone, and in my late 30s to now I focused in on fibre arts: crochet, hand dying, and knitting.
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Where do you draw your inspiration from?
When my daughter was born 4 yrs. ago it opened up this whole new world of 'girliness'. After being a mu to 4 boys spanning 20 yrs. it was just so much fun to explore lacy, delicate designs. Don't get me wrong I love all things boy, but the change of direction has been refreshing!
My kiddos are a big source of inspiration for me also! I had the opposite happen. I had my daughter first so by the time I had my son I was ready for all things boy!
I am the sole designer behind Osage County Crochet!