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

Crochet Button Loop DIY

It's so handy being able to crochet, and besides being a crafter and crochet pattern designer professionally, there is quite a lot of satisfaction in just using this handy little skill in day-to-day DIY "mom" jobs. :) Here is a little project I did this morning, I thought I'd share with you... Yesterday, I was out browsing at the second hand shops ...continue reading

3 New Accessory Patterns & Yarn Giveaway!

I hope your 2014 is off to a great start! We have been busy enjoying lovely summer weather and spending much of our free-time as a family out of doors...while still making some time for crocheting and new design projects, of course! This month I'd like to debut 3 new accessory designs! I'm also having a pattern sale - save 30% off all patterns thru Jan 26, ...continue reading

A Sunday in Awhitu, New Zealand

We are enjoying such fabulous summer weather here in New Zealand and we've been taking advantage of it and going out for day trips on the weekends. Today we took a Sunday drive with our girls and went to Awhitu Regional Park - about an hour away. We had a picnic lunch by the beach and visited the Brook's Homestead - built in 1800. We also visited the ...continue reading