Huge Stash Clearout!

Huge yarn stash give-away

As a designer, one of the ways I find creative inspiration is often from the yarn itself. :) With that in mind, I decided to clean out my stash and pass on some yarns I've had for a while to some of my crafty friends and fans! Some of these yarns I've designed with, others have been given to me...some just aren't the right weight or color for new designs I'm ...continue reading

The Royals Visit Cambridge…and so do we!

Our 3 princesses

Saturday, April 12, we traveled 2 hours to Cambridge, New Zealand, in hopes of catching a glimpse of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge - Prince William and his wife, Princess Kate! Here are a few photos from our exciting day and our momentary glimpse of the couple. :)   ...continue reading

Boutique Swanky Giveaway!

Boutique Swanky Red Heart

Hello to all crocheters and yarn lovers! Recently I participated in a Design Wars mini-challenge sponsored by Red Heart Yarns. For this challenge we worked with one of their newest yarns, Boutique Swanky! The yarn was lovely to design with and very unique because of the sequins. I found it worked very well with a larger hook (I used a K hook!) and an ...continue reading

Just Duckie Lovey


I've just released this new free design - the Just Duckie Lovey. The pattern includes directions to make the lovey as shown or to make a larger, full-size baby blanket. The sample used Anne Geddes Baby sport weight yarn from Red Heart Yarns. How this pattern came to be... I was asked to create a crocheted duck pattern for a charity project. I wanted ...continue reading

The Kind of Man I Married


Recently, my husband, Gilbert, and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. Time has gone by so fast since our wedding day in March, 2007. We are now proud parents of 3 gorgeous daughters (almost 6, 3.5 and almost 2). I've watched him become an amazing father and see the results of his loving leadership on our girls. They're happy and confident and excited ...continue reading