Designer Contest at CGOA

My little Steampunk Soiree won second prize in the Crochet Guild of America's designer contest in the category of Artistic Expression:

Steampunk Amigurumi Soiree, designed by Donna Childs

They will be featured in a crochet magazine article--stay tuned for more details!

For more winners check this LINK. I am honored to be chosen as a winner--the entries are some of the most extraordinary pieces of work you'll ever see.

Knit and Crochet Convention!

I'll be at the Knit and Crochet Convention in Manchester, NH all this week--maybe I'll see you there!

New pattern in Interweave Crochet--Scout Bag

The newest Interweave Crochet Magazine is due out any day now, and there's a cute model showing off my bag:

I had fun collecting the buttons at flea markets and antique stores. This would also be cute decorated with seashells or with tiny toys. You can decorate it to make it truly your own design!

Super quick and easy bag; you know you need one--or more!

Baby Bird Nests

Orphaned baby birds need nests--get a free pattern (with the address to send completed nests) here: Link

Master Crocheter in Progress...

I'm working on my Master of Crochet Certification (Advanced Stitches and Techniques) through the Crochet Guild of America, so have not had a lot of time to post news. Here's the badge I'm working toward:

It's all about the jewelry...

Putting my crocheting down for an hour to watch finale...

...of How I Met Your Mother. And it's a good thing I had some tissues handy, because anything heavier would have broken the TV screen when I threw it.

That's all I'm going to say...

March is National Crochet Month--kitten love!

Personally, I celebrate crochet every month!

Here's a kitten I made as part of a series I'm working on. The crocheted and embroidered background is inspired by the style of paper we used in first grade to practice our lettering.