Meet the Owner

Lauren Gentges

 
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 The Gentges family in 2015

Hi there! It's wonderful to meet you!
Allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Lauren Gentges [Jentjess]. I'm a 28 year old, stay at home mom of three, married to my high school sweetheart. We have a daughter, two sons and one derpy, loveable dog named Winnie.

Winnie

I have been crocheting on and off for 20yrs and my love for it has only grown. I have fond memories of sitting on the couch next to my grandma, learning how to do basic stitches. She was the one who gave me my first set of hooks and a book all about needle art. Little did I know how passionate I would become about using this amazing skill she had taught me.

My little ones

I crocheted on and off during my teenage years and made baby blankets for my little ones while pregnant but it wasn't until our third child was born that I became truly dedicated in my crocheting. I realized that since my life feels like a 3-ring circus and I'm not quite sure who the ringleader is, having something to call my own was detrimental to my mental health.

The fox that started it all

During that third pregnancy, I found an adorable pattern for a fox. As I was already obsessed with making things for my son, I knew I just had to make that fox to greet my son when he arrived.

Once Axel the Fox was posted on my personal Facebook, it wasn't long before it caught the attention of friends and family and I started receiving requests for for all types of items. That inspired me to create a Facebook page until interest grew large enough that it was time to create this official site. I'm hoping with the amazing opportunities available online that this company's mission will spread all over and leave a lasting legacy that inspires people for generations to come.

Pure joy

I love every part of owning this company. Not only do I get to work with my hands and create fun things but I get to meet some amazing people. I feel so blessed that they allow me to be a part of their lives. Something I have created with such care and joy, goes to their homes and gets treasured by their loved ones. I cannot express how humbled and honored that makes me feel. I am in awe every day of these women and thank the Lord that he was so gracious to give me a love and gift for this art that opens a door for me to meet them. I hope that the love and joy that overflows from my heart blesses all those that I meet because knowing them is the ultimate gift to me.

Fun facts:

Fun Fact #1

Fox Obsession

I'm obsessed with foxes!  I just can't help but want to own everything that has foxes on it 😉 Have you seen the cute stuff out there!? It's irresistible! 

 

 

Fun Fact #2

I have an unhealthy LuLaRoe obsession. My closet is stupid full of it. My poor husband can not figure out why I need so many leggings!

Leggings Obsession
 
Yarn Tattoo

Fun Fact #3

I love reading, playing video games and getting tattoos when I have time or can afford it.

Love and Respect
 

Fun Fact #4

The Pontiac G8 GT

I share with my husband the love of cars! More specifically, the fast ones! When I'm not crocheting or doing all my many other tasks, my hubby and I are in our barn tweeking something on his car or when the weather's nice in the summer, out on the famous Woodward Loop in Detroit, watching cars go by. 

 Our wedding day July of 2013

Our wedding day July of 2013