Super Tweed Really is Super!

Tweed Poncho Crochet Pattern

**Pattern SALE on now thru May 10th! Save 50% off all patterns in my Ravelry shop using code DWSALE at checkout.** I recently had the pleasure of working with Red Heart Super Tweed yarn to create a design for a round of the weekly Design Wars Challenge. "Tweed", as defined by Wikipedia (& how I like to think of it), is a yarn with "...[s]ubdued, ...continue reading

Glamour Kaftan Now Available

Glamour Kaftan - Free Crochet Download

Red Heart Yarns has recently released my Glamour Kaftan pattern. It is available for free on their website. Isn't their model just lovely?! I just love their photos. I hope you enjoy the free pattern. It will be beautiful made up in Red Heart's Boutique Swanky yarn, or in another pretty yarn of choice. I want to make one in a soft bamboo or cotton blend ...continue reading

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