Almost two years ago I created my first ever Strangefruit; a super sweet knitted fruity hat for my friend’s lovely wee daughter Matilda. Soon there were new babies on the horizon, friends who wanted hats for their friends and an opportunity to sell them at super cute Wellington boutique SWonderful.
At the same time I had just got married to Tim and I was deciding if I should change my surname from West to Strange. It was a pretty easy decision with Strange being super kooky and giving me the name for my creations – Strangestuff, in particular my Strangefruits.
I’ve made around sixty or so to date and just sold another this week on Felt, NZ’s online ‘mini’ Etsy for crafters.
Pink apples, green pears, purple passionfruits and lemony lemons (not so popular as no one wants to call their baby a little lemon now do they!) I’ve been making them with 100% NZ wool and will continue to do so until my hands tire. Never!