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Watercolor Painting: My First 100 Day Project

Hello Creative Sojourners, I decided to start a 100 Day Project, have you heard of this? Last Fall I fell in love with doodling, drawing, and painting, but I took a break after growing frustrated with my how my projects were coming out. At the beginning, I felt intense joy at making art. I lost… Continue reading Watercolor Painting: My First 100 Day Project

business · craft writing · crochet · design process · publication

In the Press: Inside Crochet, Issue 90

Hello Crochet Mavens, I am one lucky designer today! Inside Crochet magazine featured me in a segment about Crochet Entrepreneurs. It's a lovely write-up, and I was thrilled to be approached. Inside Crochet is one of my favorite print crochet mags because of their modern vision for craft, contemporary styling and taste, and their respect for crochet… Continue reading In the Press: Inside Crochet, Issue 90

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Little Lady’s Tea Party Dress

Hello Sewists, Today I'm sharing a sweet toddler dress I just finished. It's a generously sized 3T midi length dress that could also work as a tunic top for 4T. It's a bit big on my little lady (hovering between 2T-3T) right now, but we'll wear it anyway and hopefully get lots of future wear out… Continue reading Little Lady’s Tea Party Dress

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In the Press: “The Romance of Crochet”

Hi Crocheters, I Like Crochet Magazine published my article, "The Romance of Crochet" in their February 2016 issue, available now! In it, I talk about the unique nature of crochet as a craft and put a different spin on making romantic gifts for our "valentines." Here's a little excerpt: Giving the gift of handmade offers more… Continue reading In the Press: “The Romance of Crochet”

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Ellie Headband

Hi. Thanks for visiting! Ellie is a low-stress bit of crocheted fun that I'm very excited to share with you. I'm going to chat a little about the idea behind the design, but if you want to get straight to the juicy stuff, the pattern download awaits you at the bottom of the post. If your scroll… Continue reading Ellie Headband