Spring into Crochet

This time of year I am pretty tired of making winter items and usually take a break from my crochet habit. Although this year I have been searching for some fun warm weather crochet projects. Here are a few of my favorite patterns I have found on my web travels…

Beautiful Ruffle Fabric Scarf

Found this on Pinterest, check out the complete how to on Petals to Picots.Red-Heart-Sassy-Fabric-Ruffle-Scarf-8-of-8-2

Summer Shrug

Pretty little shrug for spring, summer or fall. Complete pattern and photos by Bonnie Irene at crochetvolution.


Fun and Quick Market Bag

One always needs a bag for those springtime outings. Here’s a great one by Lauren Brown from Daisy Cottage Designs which I cam across on allfreecrochet.com.


You can find more of the patterns I collect on Pinterest. What are your springtime favorites?


The Wine Making Machine


What a brilliant concept! Make wine in your home in a matter of days with this beautifully designed piece of machinery. The Miracle Machine would be on my list of must haves. Being the crafty person I am I would certainly take a stab at making my own wine with this newfangled device. I make my own soda, why not wine too? Someone must fund them and quick. Design meets function has never looked so good.

A purposed redesign worth every bite!

Every time I go to the market I see one of these…

food labelThe FDA is purposing a redesign of all food labels which would make every moms shopping life easier. At a glance the new labels would, “make the calorie and serving sizes more prominent, and it would swap out details on how much vitamin A and B a product has in it, instead requiring levels of vitamin D and potassium, which are important to control blood pressure, for bone heath and for a strong immune system. Iron and calcium will still be listed.” says Maggie Fox in her news post. Check out the purposed label and details at nbc.com. I am all for it! A design change that will benefit the health of my family, love it! Design really is everywhere.



Recently discovered this crochet blog. It has become a fav of mine. Great for free patterns and learning new stitches. Not to mentioned nicely designed !

The girl and the Crochet Poncho


The girl and the Crochet Poncho

My husband will agree, I am a bit obsessed with creating things. Its in my blood. I LOVE crochet. Here’s my daughter in one of my crafty creations.

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Taking the plunge into the world of WordPress and blogging. Using this cold winter day to learn something new with the help of lynda.com and WordPress.com Essentials. I am a graphic designer by trade. I have years of experience designing marketing for both print and the web. One of my most recent favorites tasks was the management of a website using a customized open source CMS similar to WordPress. Figured now is as good a time as any to create my own blog/website. I also want to learn more about web design in general. Any recommendations on which tutorials to watch on lynda.com or what subjects to get versed in? I have used Dreamweaver a number of years ago and can create a one page html page when push comes to shove. But I know there is more to it than that! Ready. Set. Go.