A crochet site with a touch of life


Our story

Well hi there! My name is Stephanie. I’m a wife, mom, daughter, friend, and crochet enthusiast! It’s been quite a road to get here. Let me share a little of it with you.

Hope you’re all having a fantastic day. I’ve managed to pry myself away from any and all yarn sales to stop and tell you a little about myself.  The main things to know about me are, I’m a wife; mother; grandmother; lover of all things crochet; and you’ll always find me with a cup of coffee within reach. I haven’t been crocheting very long. I learned while recovering from chemo and radiation, which took quite a toll on me. I had been a very on-the-go person; I love doing things that required a lot more energy than I had after my treatments that I can no longer do. I looked for something that would give me satisfaction and a feelings of accomplishment without having to be up and running around. That is where crochet came in, I instantly fell in love (but not only me) my husband, and youngest son Gavin also loved it. Even my older son Damian was interested. It became something we started doing together as a family, who wouldn’t love that? So me being the overly complicated person that I am, decided I wanted to make a pair of slippers for my husband as my very first project. I learned how to do the single crochet and the double crochet. I did it with no pattern or tutorial, I just kept having him put his foot up so I could look at it. I had him try it on every once in a while, and finally I did it. Then my second project was a purse (since clearly, I can’t do anything simple.) Go big or go home, right?  So then I went back to the beginning and started watching tutorials on YouTube and learning as much as I could. I learned most of what I know from Crystal at Bag O Day. Though there are many many others that I got lots of knowledge from. I loved it and couldn’t get enough.

On the days I felt awful, I would pick up my hook and yarn and I would watch every tutorial I could. After some time I started thinking to myself, I can’t go out and get a regular job anymore. I don’t have it in me right now. My son Gavin has some special needs that take up some extra time with therapies and doctor’s appointments. This in addition to my own health taking up extra time and additional doctor’s appointments. I thought, could I use this crochet to make some income for my family. So I started googling. The first person I came across was Pam, the crochetpreneur, and it felt magical. I thought maybe I could do this too.

Then I thought to myself “slow down, I know you’re not used to slowing down but this is something that you’re very passionate about, and you don’t want to mess that up.” So I sat back and months went by. For some reason, one day I was watching YouTube and my husband asked, “why don’t you do that?” Keep in mind that I hadn’t let anybody know I had been researching and doing my homework for a while now. Later that week, Life N Stitches was born. I decided I want to share what I’ve already learned, and continue to learn from those surrounding me who I consider the best. I could share a bit about my life while I was at it. Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (a rare genetic disease) having dealt with a brain tumor craniotomy, an accident that should have taken my life which left me with a crippling nerve condition, then cancer after that, all while raising four children, the youngest of which was born with a brain disorder has it been challenging yes. But guess what? Every moment in my life has brought me to where I am now. This is the happiest I’ve ever been. Overcoming these obstacles has only made me stronger and  made me want to fight more for the things I want. Life is far too short not to do the things you love. Far too short to not fight to reach every goal you set. So let’s give this a go, but before I leave, I want to give a shout-out to every one of you who has encouraged me to take this leap of faith. This crochet community has become family to me, and I could not thank you enough. I also couldn’t do this without the support of my family and their willingness to share me with all of you.



Now for all the fun legal goodies…sorry guys. Have to put it in.

Privacy Policy for Life N Stitches
At Life N Stitches, accessible from www.lifenstitches.com, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by Life N Stitches and how we use it.
If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.
This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in Life N Stitches. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website. Our Privacy Policy was created with the help of the Privacy Policy Generator.
By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.
Information we collect
The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.
If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.
When you register for an Account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.
How we use your information
We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:
  • Provide, operate, and maintain our website
  • Improve, personalize, and expand our website
  • Understand and analyze how you use our website
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
  • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes
  • Send you emails
  • Find and prevent fraud
Log Files
Life N Stitches follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, Life N Stitches uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.
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You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of Life N Stitches.
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Note that Life N Stitches has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
Third Party Privacy Policies
Life N Stitches’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.
You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.
CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)
Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:
Request that a business that collects a consumer’s personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.
Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.
Request that a business that sells a consumer’s personal data, not sell the consumer’s personal data.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.
GDPR Data Protection Rights
We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:
The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.
Children’s Information
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
Life N Stitches does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.