About

 What's the budgie all about?

My name is Lauren Rizzo, and budgiegoods is my needlecraft company. 

 Clarence, the budgie that started it all. 

Clarence, the budgie that started it all. 

In addition to a variety of humans, felines and canines, my family includes a green and yellow parakeet (or budgie, as the Brits call them). Crazy little Clarence overflows with tuneful exuberance just about every waking moment, and tends to come a little bit unhinged when he gets excited – exactly how I feel every time I start a new project.

I have always loved the moment of running across something pretty or useful and thinking, “I can make that!” Whether it's crafted of paper, wood, fabric, yarn, paint, or just about any material that can be worked by hand, if I think I can make it myself, I'm hooked. And even though things almost never turn out exactly how I envision them, I get a wonderful sense of accomplishment every time I complete a project.

It’s that moment I want to share with people. 

I love that out there in the world, right now someone may be leaning over a little bundle of fabric that came from budgiegoods, taking a break to stretch and examine what they've completed so far, and exclaiming with satisfaction, “Hey, look at what I made!"

Thanks for visiting. Enjoy!