Easy Shimmer Mandala

Easy Shimmer Mandala This is one of my favorite projects to crochet. I designed this decoration for CGOA’s (Crochet Guild of America) Chain Link Conference and Yarn Bomb in honor of their 25th Anniversary. See photos of the Yarn Bomb here. If you’ve stopped by our blog before you might have noticed that I love to crochet and design mandalas. This mandala is very similar to the White Mountain Mandala Rock Cozy and works up almost as quickly! It uses[Read more]

Celtic Heart Wall Art

NEW Celtic Knot Pattern available here I have been working on a variety of new Celtic Knot patterns lately and this is the first one now available in my Ravelry store. Even though the knot looks complex it is actually simple to construct if you have the diagram (which is included in the pattern) and instructions. For this project I used one of my favorite yarns, Omega’s Sinfonia in red (#822) and garnet – a deeper red (#823) – you[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]

Mandala Christmas Ornament

Mandala Christmas Ornament Every year growing up my very crafty mom would help my siblings and me make ornaments for our Christmas tree.  They would be made out of all sorts of craft supplies: salt dough, paper, yarn, ribbons, sequins, pins, glue.  No matter our age or skill level each ornament was saved and cherished.  Now my parents have quite the collection of special and unique creations that hang on their tree every year. My siblings and I laugh at[Read more]

Photo Snowflake Ornament

  I love working with crochet thread to create delicate and beautiful Christmas ornaments.  Growing up I admired all of the wonderful crocheted tablecloths and doilies that were made by my grandmother and on display throughout our home.  I love how the simplicity of the thread allows for the stitches and the shapes they form to be the “stars” of the project.  Once I learned the basics of crochet with medium weight yarn, I invested in several Christmas-themed project booklets[Read more]