Spring Blossom Pillow

  I love flowers and how they are a symbol of new life this time of year.  As I look back over the designs I have created in the past 4 years, I realize that many of them include flower motifs and/or some kind of floral inspiration. My mother and her mother have always been extraordinary gardeners. They have taught me a great deal about flowers and gardens over the years. The blossoms and color they have achieved in their[Read more]

Go Granny Bag

(Photo courtesy of Annie’s)   The Granny Square has come a long way over the years and it is a classic crochet motif.  I love that the possibilities and variations are endless!   In this bag I crocheted large square motifs with a granny-square-like stitch pattern and then joined them together envelope-style.  I used Berroco’s Weekend yarn which is a soft and thick cotton great for any time of year. (Visit this link to learn more details about this yarn.)[Read more]

Last minute Mother’s Day gifts

There is still time to make a special gift for your mother. Here are 2 quick gifts that any mom would love. Capiz Shell Necklace (Photo courtesy of Annie’s)   Have you seen the Capiz Shell pendant lights or outdoor wind chimes?  They have a soft glow and pretty sound and always remind me of a beautiful day at the beach.  This pendant is crocheted around a large capiz shell bead (that I found at Hobby Lobby) with size 10 crochet[Read more]