Flower for a Friend Necklace

Have you seen the August issue of Crochet World? I am very proud to say that my daughter, Catherine, has her first published design inside! It is the Flower for a Friend Necklace.   Catherine came up with this necklace idea last summer.  She has been crocheting several years now and loves to use crochet in very creative ways. Catherine is also great at making all kinds of jewelry so including beads in her design made sense.  She used Nazli Gelin[Read more]

CRAFTOURS and Annie’s

I was sitting at my local Barnes & Noble sipping on a hot cocoa and thumbing through a bunch of crochet magazines when a particular add caught my eye . . . “Craftours” . . . a vacation tour where you get to explore another country and take classes in your favorite craft. Sounded like a great idea and one to keep on the ‘back of my mind.’ . . . Well, wouldn’t you know, that just a few weeks later[Read more]

DIY Wedding Projects – Interweave Post #2

Here are 3 more DIY projects for a wedding (or an anniversary party) using a lacy heart and simple mesh stitch: I love mason jars – their classic look and simple glass element can be used in a variety of party and home d├ęcor.  This mesh stitch works up quickly to make an elegant table centerpiece. This simple heart crocheted with contrasting colors and in various sizes makes for special lapel pins for every guest.       The same[Read more]

DIY Wedding Projects – Interweave Crochet

  Inside this summer issue of Interweave Crochet are SIX DIY wedding projects that I designed.  In addition to the instructions for each project, I also wrote an article detailing how to incorporate these projects into your wedding and how to get them finished in time for the big day.   You can find this magazine in bookstores and craft stores now or on-line here.   Here are 3 of the designs (Check back in a couple of days to[Read more]