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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

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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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Lace Beret, A Free Knitting Pattern

Happy Friday, Knitters! Red Heart Yarns is offering my lovely lace beret design as a free pattern download! It's sized for adult Small and Medium: 20 (22)" head circumference. The skill level on this pretty beret is intermediate because the stitch counts change on certain rows when working the lace, so keep that in mind… Continue reading Lace Beret, A Free Knitting Pattern

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Fox & Fleur: A Knitting Pattern for All Ages

Hi Knitters! Today I'm sharing a sweet design for foxy folk of all ages. Fox & Fleur is a stranded colorwork hat available to knit in 6 sizes: newborn, baby, toddler/child, adult small (teen), adult medium, adult large. I designed the original cap as a baby shower gift for a friend's baby girl on the… Continue reading Fox & Fleur: A Knitting Pattern for All Ages

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Chloe Cardigan:A Crocheted Sweater

Hi Crocheters, Today I'm sharing a crocheted sweater design and pattern with you. I released the Chloe Cardigan in February 2015 and it's been shared by a few people on Ravelry who look great in it! Chloe is a hip-length cocoon cardi with very simple shaping. The sweater is constructed from a trapezoid shape that creates… Continue reading Chloe Cardigan:A Crocheted Sweater

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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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Thisbe Jacket: Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Hello Crocheters, Today I'm sharing Thisbe, a Boho-fabulous lace jacket perfect to crochet for the warm weather that I hope is finally here to stay! Thisbe's PDF pattern download contains full written instructions along with stitch pattern charts to guide you through the lovely and interesting lace that makes up the front and back body.… Continue reading Thisbe Jacket: Crochet Cardigan Pattern