For the CGOA design competition at Chainlink in Manchester, NH, I created my first dress. The idea to crochet a dress had been living in the creative space of my brain since I left Chainlink 2018 in Portland, OR. I had a vision and a goal. The method was Modern Irish Freeform. It all startedContinue reading “Floral Garden Dress behind the scenes”
Orla has a plentitude of crochet embellishments and clips, like this one…. I made it years ago, thinking (ooh that is so neat, I should make more), and then thinking what pattern is it? So, then I start looking through books trying to find it, and looking through this book… I was sidetracked by the IrishContinue reading “Search and Find Motifs”
All my bits and pieces are finished. With a pair of Kevin’s jeans… I am ready to pin my pieces and layout out the flowers, leaves and filler motifs. These are the only safety pins I can find. I have not woven in all my ends yet I am going to use them toContinue reading “Ready for the layout…”
Over the weekend I worked up all the leaves for my Dogwood Scarf… Now I am working up the filler motifs and blocking the flowers and leaves. I am hopeful that I might be able to finish it this week… Enjoy!
Spotted this scrumptious book the other day at B&N…. And of course had to add it to my library! What is the latest book in your crochet library? Enjoy!
As I was Christmas shopping, I picked this up…, 365 motifs, one for everyday of the year. It mav be the year of the Granny Square! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Enjoy!
Remember these…. African Flower Motifs…. this summer I started working on Heidi Bears, Bluebird of Happiness… In an effort to check one UFO (unfinished object) of the list. I sewed all my motifs together, while incorporating some of the techniques I learned in Linda Permann’s, Craftsy class, Prefessional Finishing for Perfect Crochet…. Linda has some very handyContinue reading “Bluebird of Happiness”
Everywhere on the internet, I keep seeing Mandalas. They are so colorful and a delight to see. They make me smile. So I thought I would share a new Mandala each Monday to start the week of right and with pleasant thoughts and a smile…. This is Circle motif #60 from Beyond the SquareContinue reading “Mandala Monday #1”
We have all seen the beautifully fun items Heidi Bears has created like her hippo… Recently she was a guest on the Yarn Thing Podcast, I really enjoyed hearing her story. After looking at all her patterns. I bought her Bluebird of Happiness. Heidi has a free duck modification to this pattern too. I amContinue reading “Happy Friday! -WIP Bluebird”