Velvet Pumpkins

Velvet Pumpkins! I love that the velvet yarns are back in style now! They are so fun to design and crochet with! Several months ago I was in Hobby Lobby perusing the yarn aisle and noticed this beautiful “pumpkin” color of one of their velvet yarns. (If you read my blog post from last week, you would have seen how strolling through yarn aisles gives me a lot of inspiration – you can read about how this simple activity inspired[Read more]

Crochet Design Journey

Every project I create has a unique process as I take it from idea to finished design. I thought it would be interesting to explain the “design journey” of the Twilight Shawlette in this blog post. The Twilight Shawlette is a FREE pattern that you can find here on this blog. Wowed by the Yarn! Every time I stop by Hobby Lobby to pick up a craft supply, I always take a stroll through the yarn aisle. 🙂 Often there[Read more]

Crochet Shawlette

Have you ever crocheted a shawlette? A “shawlette” is exactly what it sounds like – a mini-version of a shawl. I love how they are quick to crochet and can be worn different ways. When I came up with this project idea I started with the beautiful yarn – I loved the colors and the iridescent thread twisted in with the cotton. I had the large scallop edging in mind, too and was looking for a way to use it[Read more]

Crochet Mandala

Mandala Trio The Mandala Trio is one of my favorite mandalas to design and crochet! It is an intermediate pattern because of the tall cluster stitches that require some experience but once you get the hang of how they work, you end up repeating them several times in each mandala – and each mandala mirrors the others to make for a coordinated wall hanging! Purchase the Pattern Click here to purchase this pattern in my Etsy Shop I appreciate your[Read more]

DIY Wedding Accessory

I enjoy attending weddings that have several handmade elements in them. It is a treat to see the homemade touches that are personalized for the bride and groom and their families. I think it makes the ceremony, reception and entire day so much more meaningful and special. So, here is one unique DIY wedding accessory that you can make for yourself (or someone you know) to add that special touch while honoring your Irish heritage and/or incorporating your love of[Read more]