Sing-a-long with Bonnie Barker

Bonnie and I love to make music and write parodies – new funny words to well-known songs. So, for this year’s conference we worked on a fun event together – the “Friday Night Sing-a-long”. We had a great time singing songs and laughing with our lively audience – they were wonderful! Bonnie played the guitar skillfully and two of my daughters sang along with us encouraging the audience to join in. You can see a video of one of the[Read more]

My Classes at CGOA Chain Link Conference

I have been teaching crochet locally for over 10 years but this year was my first time teaching at the conference – I loved it! A big THANK YOU goes out to these companies who donated supplies that were great prizes and giveaways in all 4 classes: http://www.creativeyarnsource.com – Sinfonia yarn in lovely colors http://www.universalyarn.com – Nazli Gelin 100% Egyptian cotton crochet thread http://www.firemountaingems.com – Beads and jewelry supplies http://www.clover-usa.com – Wonderful Clover crochet hooks and high quality measuring tapes;[Read more]

CGOA Chain Link Conference 2019

Putting up the Yarn Bomb Well, after 5 years since the last time the CGOA (that’s the “Crochet Guild of America”) was in NH, they have returned and we were so excited to set up the yarny decorations that would greet everyone as they arrived at the hotel for the upcoming Chain Link conference. Many Hands Make Light Work I had a great crew of helpers to install all the pieces – we put some around trees, benches, flower pots[Read more]

Celtic Heart Wall Art

Crochet Celtic Heart Pattern This Crochet Celtic Heart project is surprisingly easy to make especially with the written instructions, clear diagram and 2 step-by-step video tutorials! I love how there are so many creative variations on the classic heart shape. I never get tired of seeing this Celtic Heart design and have it hanging in my kitchen and in my living room right now. 🙂 To purchase this pattern as an instant digital download, please visit my Etsy Shop here.[Read more]

Mandala Driftwood Decoration

Mandala Driftwood Decoration We were in a gift shop while on vacation in the White Mountains of NH when I noticed several pretty summer decorations made out of driftwood and shells.  I loved the combination of the found objects with colorful elements and quickly sketched out my own version using crocheted motifs and faceted beads. A couple of years ago I discovered the beauty of putting coral and mint green together – I love the combination of these colors! So,[Read more]