Louise Bollanos

Hello, my name is Louise and I have a true love for being creative, one of my favourite things is to sit with a notebook and plan my next knitting project. I am inspired by many things, including nature, colour and of course Pinterest!

I have always had a love for knitting and crochet, there is just such a relaxing and satisfying feeling from having a handmade item that has been truly filled with love in every stitch. I was always looking for gifts for the little's in my family that were unique and special. This is where my shop started...handylittleme. 

I started selling on Etsy in 2008 as a side hustle. My degree is in Textiles and Surface Design, which I completed in 2003.  As well as teaching Art and Design full time I was passionate about designing and developing my own ideas. My website developed out of a love for designing and sharing patterns, as well as showcasing my own work.

I have taught on various courses which include; FDA Textiles and Surface Pattern (19+), Graphic Design, Fine Art, and the International Baccalaureate - Visual Arts DP. I have been actively involved in many knitting club enrichments and yarn bombing on campus. I love teaching people how to create, from printmaking to knitting; sharing projects and skills. I am proud to say that many of my ex-students have successful design careers and amazing Etsy shops.

I moved to Corfu, Greece a few years ago, I really enjoy cooking, exploring the island and in the colder months, just curling up with a great book or my basket full of yarn. I can only hope to share with you my love for making and all the simple things in life, one design at a time.