Saturday, June 29, 2013

Is granny square?

I fight it all the I really want to invest in creating a granny square afghan? Granny squares? Isn't that cliche, old, and tired? That's what I've always thought. It reminds me of a red, white and blue granny square vest my mom made for my sister and I in the mid 70s. Groovy....

Apparently Granny Squares are all the rage again in everything from purses, pillows to afghans again. So why fight it. Granny Squares it is. Take a look!

This beautiful Granny Square afghan comes from Little Tin Bird.

The Granny Square up close and personal!

This lovely pattern comes from Stumbles & Stitches. The Show & Tell Granny Square.

A stack of square ready to assemble from Stitch of Love.

Granny Squares laid out ready to be joined from sfgirl on Craftsy.

Hexagon Granny from one of my favorite designers Lucy at Attic 24.

This lovely floral granny square comes from Crochet Throws. So bright and summery!

This cheerful granny square pillow is from yvestown.

This gorgeous floral granny is the cream of the crop! Created by tillietulip on Etsy.

Need some tips and pointers to make a Granny Square? Check out The Granny Square Book by Margaret Hubert.

Or how about Granny Square Love: An New Twist on a Crochet Classic for Your Home by Sarah London.
Here's a Granny Square in a round about way. This is a close up section of an afghan I made from a pattern from a magazine.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Razzle Zazzle....

I've opened a store and am so excited to share some of my graphic design with you. I've been a graphic designer for nearly 30 years and have recently begun working with printables. I've taken some crochet ideas and created some designs to put on products in my store.

So check it out and if you see something you like put it in your cart!

Oh, by the way, I've got a thing for pugs too, so there are plenty of pug imagery as well!!! or click on the tab to the right.


I love yarn t-shirt

Mini iPad skin

Coffee Mug

And there is a lot more. Check back often because I'll be putting new designs in all of the time. If you have any requests just let me know and I'll get on it....

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Floral fun...

I was in the mood to look at flowers in crochet today. Something pretty, something challenging, something to make the heart sing. Take a look....

These flower pin cushions come from Creative Jewish Mom. So cute!

These cards were designed and made by The Royal Sisters. So beautiful!

This beautiful basket design comes from Japan.

This colorful beginning of an afghan comes from

This floral afghan is delightful and comes from Perfect for a baby nursery!!!

Beautiful Brooch by Flowers by Irene at

These beautiful yellow flowers were created by

Daisies by LyubavaCrochet on Etsy.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Going to the chapel, and we're gonna get married....

There may be many of you planning to say "I do" this year. I will be celebrating my 18th wedding anniversary in October. I wanted to take a look and see what kind of wedding crochet is being created out there. Let's take a trip down the aisle...

This beautiful dress was created by sewing crocheted doilies together. So fresh.

These gloves were created by Sintijas Crafts. So delicate.

These lovely crocheted hearts add a little bit love to this cake.

You can find this beautifully designed wedding table runner at designed by vintagelacelady.

These comfy wedding boots can be found on Etsy created by JoyForToes at

This quaint ring carrier will get the job done!

This is a creative wedding party favor. Created by raisinguprubies on Etsy.

Who would not love these quaint bride and groom love birds created by HannahandAspen on Etsy. Love it.

These crocheted heart wedding favors are so cute. What a great takeaway by cherrytime on Etsy.

This crocheted lace bag makes a great favor bag or keepsake by microcosmos on Etsy.

These beautiful gloves can be found at ibility.

This delicate and lovely necklace was created by Izabela Motyl.

I could not locate the source of this photo but I think it speaks for itself.