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My name is Olguine (O-GINe) Brutus and I’m a self taught knitter and crocheter. I grew up in the church but It was only in recent years that I began to learn what a relationship with God really looks like. I’m always learning more about the Creative Creator who created me to be creative.

I first taught myself to knit in 2012. Shortly after I started going through depression, you know, feeling like a failure. I was constantly afraid of trying new things because, “What if this is another thing I fail at?”

Because of that I was always seeking purpose. Which surprisingly (or unsurprisingly) led me to seeking the Lord. I remembered reading a verse one day that changed my life. It was on a bible cover that my Sunday school teacher had. 

It said,

‘For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord , thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.’

Jeremiah 29:11

A future! When life seemed so bleak, so mundane, I saw what was written as truth, a promised future. The Lord has shown me more than enough times that He keeps His promises. So I prayed for this word, this promise to unfold for me now when I needed it the most. And I was led back to knitting in late 2015. 

All of it aligned perfectly. It was as He knew that I would need knitting to fall back on when everything else failed. Creating gave me the feeling of freedom and allowed me to push the limits of the box that I felt I was in.

The following year, I pushed the limits I had set for myself even more and started designing patterns. Going from complex lace patterns to super simple scarf patterns. Every time I designed I saw my weakness and my limits. I strive to surpass them all for the satisfying end and sense of accomplishment I get after completing the piece I’m working on.

In my years as a maker, I’ve met tons of amazing people and learned a variety of things. Not just about knitting but on how to run a small business as well. In 2017, I made my first solo trip and attended OurMakerLife. It was then that I discovered my love for travel and I could not stop the need of wanting to see more of the world around me.

Being led to travel has led me to start living a more conscious and intentional lifestyle. From routines to capsule wardrobes and productivity tips, I’m trying it all and sharing all my resources here with you. 

So join me on the journey of life that we are all on. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Fun Facts: ​

I love dad jokes and puns.

I recently started writing again.

I’m getting better at taking selfies.

I love reading manga and watching anime.

The only toys I know how to knit are bunnies.

I’m learning how to make God the center of my life.

I was an avid book reader and I’m trying to get back to it.

I love different styles of music for different seasons of life. 

I like drama crime shows and sitcoms. Tell me about any good ones you know!

I dislike shopping for clothes so I’ve been doing Capsule Wardrobes instead. #wearitagain

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Now that you’ve read all about me, I’d love to hear from you. Tell me about your dreams and passions or just  say hello. Either way I’m excited to learn about you, so shoot me an email!

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Until next time!

– Olguine Brutus

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