Almost September

Our plum tree is in bloom here in Auckland, but with autumn coming to the Northern Hemisphere, I've added this new cold weather accessory pattern: Spiraling Scarflet. Holland (now 4.5) modeled it for me this afternoon and it really is a great pattern for child or adult. I've written it so you can customize the length. The sample scarf measured approx. 42" ...continue reading

New & Improved

Today I finished making these Criss-Cross Mary Janes for my 1 year old niece. While I was making them, I took the opportunity to re-design and improve the pattern to make it easier to follow. I love how my little model (my daughter, Madison), crossed her feet perfectly for this photo - and all on her own! She seems to enjoy modeling for me which really makes ...continue reading

What I Really Do on a Sunday Afternoon

A few years ago, I began to sell some of my patterns on e-PatternsCentral. At the time,  I was asked to fill out an "about the designer" questionnaire. Somehow when my answers were loaded onto the site, my answer to question # 8 was entered incorrectly. I never pointed out the error or asked to have it fixed, so it is still there. I thought perhaps my real ...continue reading

Handmade by Designer

Occasionally, I take a break from designing to work on some handmade items for others. Here's a look at a few projects I've completed recently and a few more which are still on my "to-do" list. Firstly, I was asked to make my knit-look lace baby blanket for a lady from Canada who is expecting a baby boy in a couple more months. She wanted it in navy, and I ...continue reading

One Skein Baby Cocoon

Our little Adelaide is 2 months old today! I wanted to take some more "newborn" photos of her while she's still tiny, so designed this new "Dream Baby Cocoon" for her to model. I crocheted the sample using less than one skein of the Luxury Alpaca Prima yarn which I blogged about last week. I think it makes a great little pattern for those who make and sell ...continue reading