Ireland Forever

Now we are up to March and we all love St. Patrick’s Day in our house. To me it is so much more than just an excuse to visit the local bar! We spend the whole month celebrating the Irish culture by watching special shows about Ireland, listening to Irish music and dancing all around the house. I love the idea of recycle crochet – you can crochet almost anything that can act like a rope or thread. I have[Read more]

Snowflakes and Knots

Vanna White has been a crocheter for a long time and now has her own line of yarn. Her line of “Glamour” yarn appealed to me because it is a finer yarn twisted with a metallic thread. In February I decided to design a winter necklace (combining crochet and knot techniques) – Celtic Knot Snowflake Necklace – and enter it into the 3rd Annual Vanna’s Choice Contest. I was very pleased to be notified in April that my necklace had[Read more]

Hearts and Knots

Since I am going with the “holiday” theme . . . .in February I was inspired to create something for my daughters to wear that again combined a symbol of the holiday (Valentine’s day) and a crocheted knot. I found a great heart knot on You Tube created by JT of “Tying It All Together” (TIAT). His tutorial videos are excellent and so is his first book, Decorative Fusion Knots. Here is my crocheted version of the heart knot that[Read more]

Christmas in July

Christmas and many other holidays always inspire me to craft and create. This past Christmas my family and I went to see an Irish traditional folk band – “Cherish the Ladies”. I wanted to go wearing something festive and celtic so I designed and knotted this necklace – Christmas Celtic Knot Necklace. I used metallic cording, glass beads and wire and wore it with a plain light green sweater (as seen in the photo) so my creation was “center stage”.

Happy Independence Day!

I love the fourth of July. It’s the official start to summer and a great day to appreciate our freedom. It’s also a time to hear children playing in pools and a time to smell barbecues cooking. It’s a time to hear oohs and ahhs during the fireworks and a time to smell the sweet scent of fresh cut grass. It’s a time to relax with family and stay outside all day. And it’s a time to . . .[Read more]