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The Many and The Curious: What is coolorful.com about?
The Coolorburbians: The idea of coolorful.com came to my mind nearly two years ago. It was supposed to be a place were I could share my passion for crocheting. Slowly, but surely, more ideas and passions grew on me, so, in the end, I set my heart to make coolorful.com a place of inspiration for every little artist.
The Many and The Curious: Who are the people behind coolorful.com?
The Coolorburbians: When coolorful.com was started, it was one person, Catalina the short-haired girl in the image attached to the page. I am the person with all the ideas and dreams. My sister, Ana-Maria – the red-haired girl in the photo- is the one doing all the hard and techy work. On occasions, our mom and aunt would give us a helping hand. The small, tanned woman, who hugs Catalina dearly, is our mom. And the tall one is our aunt.
The Many and The Curious: Does any of you girls have experience in the field?
The Coolorburbians: Not the kind of experience and knowledge you get after finishing a specialized course or college in the field. However, handmade work has run in our family from generation to generation. We are four simple women with a strong passion for handmade art.
The Many and The Curious: So, what do the four of you do for a living?
The Coolorburbians: I, Catalina, am currently blind and recovering after a stroke. Ana is my babysitter and my eyes and my right hand. Mom is a farmer. And our aunt is a tailor.
The Many and The Curious: Where do you ladies come from?
Us: We live in a city called Braila, from Romania.
The Many and The Curious: How come you don’t do this for Romanian people?
The Coolorburbians: We also started a Romanian site called ArtaManuala.com, which we hope to set as a mirror image of coolorful.com in Romanian.
The Many and The Curious: To be more specific, what exactly are we going to find on this site?
The Coolorburbians: For the time being, you will find lots of photo tutorials and tips for beginner crochet stitches, advanced and fancy crochet stitches, written instructions, free patterns, crochet motifs and variations. In the future, we hope to add more arts and crafts like knitting, sewing, jewellery making, home and garden, decorating, cooking. Hopefully, we will be able to set up a community/forum where our visitors can share ideas and be friends. We really do hope to make this site a source of inspiration, cool and cheerful to brighten your day.
P.S.: If you have more questions, ask them away.