Hello everyone Megan here! I am the creator and designer of PoppieJoe&Co and I’m here to tell you a little bit about myself.
Let’s start with the name... PoppieJoe&Co. what in the world is a PoppieJoe you might ask. Well a Poppie(y) is what we called my wonderful Irish grandpa whom was raised in Brooklyn, he is one of the greatest men that has ever walked this earth, in my opinion! A Joe, is my papas middle name, he had such a country name for someone born in Battle Creek Michigan,Jonnie Joe is by far the greatest man that I have ever know and loved. Both of these men passed away, my papa when I was just a teen and my poppy right before my wedding day, I thought really hard about what I wanted to name my brand/company/shop/business, and even though I had this name on my list for a future daughter, I knew it was a perfect fit!
So that is where my name came from and part of where I came from.
I taught myself how to crochet in 2011 when I quit my full time job, some of my first pieces are a little embarrassing! But slowly I started gaining confidence and one way I did that was by making larger pieces as gifts for major life events such as weddings and baby showers. Everyone would ohhhh and awhhh and gush over my pieces, which made me think “hey you can actually do this!”
Over the years I’ve not only picked up trickier crochet techniques, I have also taught myself to do other crafts as well, and I can finally knit. I started selling locally and at craft shows in 2017, that was huge and terrifying yet now I love it!! I love creating unique pieces that go with various tastes, whether you have a minimal lifestyle taste, farmhouse decor, or fun and funky vibe I have something for all of you!!
So take a look around, peek at everything I have to offer, some items are ready to ship, some are made to order and some can even be custom just for you ;) just send me a quick little message and we can work together