Before my birthday fades into a distant memory, I wanted to use this milestone to fill you guys in on my life! Continue reading “Chapter 24!”
Lately I’ve been wanting to make my crochet items as wearable as possible! I love designing unique pieces & funky festival outfits, but a girl needs her basics too! As soon as I saw this Wool & The Gang yarn I knew it would be the perfect stuff for a versatile summer tank! And so, the first piece in my “Everyday Crochet” collection was born! Continue reading “Everyday Crochet: Peplum Tank!”
I’ve always been interested in fashion. My first job was at a small boutique in my hometown. The place was packed with dresses, tops & all the latest trends. I would spend my afternoons trying on different styles & falling in love with the way a good outfit can make you feel.
One of my favorite things about crochet is that it has been around for decades. As much as I will try to create something totally original, I will almost always find someone who has done it before. Continue reading “Vintage Inspired Orangesicle Set”
For the Miss Santa Monica pageant I knew I wanted to make a dress for my interview. I love being able to share something that is so important to me with the judges! So as soon as I signed up, I went to Alamitos Bay Yarn Company & picked out a few balls of Sirdar Baby Bamboo Dk in the color Poppy!
When I was younger I learned how to knit with my Girl Scout troop. We went to the mountains & spent the whole weekend making, or trying to make, scarfs & ear warmers. Like most skills that go unused, I eventually forgot how.
It was not until February of 2016 that I decided to try my hand at fiber arts once again. I had seen a few photos of a granny square cardigan on Facebook & thought I would give one a try. Before I knew it, I was in Joann’s picking out some yarn. I got the cheapest green yarn, a few different crochet hooks, & headed to YouTube to find a tutorial to show me where to start. I spent the rest of the day searching for the right teacher & trying to learning different stitches.
Living in a beach town, I love taking an afternoon stroll to the ocean. After careful redesign, the Poppy Top has become my go to outfit for such an occasion! Paired with a flowy skirt, it’s the perfect balance of fun & flirty.
When I was in High School I took a video production class called Griffin News. Each week we would create, film, edit, & broadcast our show to the school. Being apart of that class helped me to discover my love of film. I had so much fun hosting different segments & editing the clips, always making sure they fit perfectly with music.
For some time now I have wanted to get back into making videos. I learned to crochet mainly on YouTube, so I figured that would be the perfect place for me to start! As a beginning crocheter, I had a hard time finding videos that showed things I actually wanted to make. My goal with this channel is to share what I consider the fundamentals of crochet, inspiration & execution.
I am excited to announce that I have officially launched my YouTube Channel! My first video shows some of my favorite things to make & I cant wait to teach you how!
Please subscribe to my channel & comment what else you would like to learn & see!
I also want to give a special thanks to Ariel Vega of Ari Films for helping me start on this new journey. I couldn’t have done it without you.
One of the things I love most about fiber arts is that it has been around for centuries. You can find so many neat vintage patterns, or if you are lucky, vintage items! It is interesting to see how knitting & crocheting have changed over time. How something was made, what patterns were in style, & what colors were popular, all tell a story that is saved in that piece forever.
Hexagons are one of my favorite things to make! These fun shapes can create so many unique & beautiful combinations! Here is one of my first designs using these hexagons!
For this top, I made 10 hexagons! Then I constructed the base of the top & added straps. It has a lace up closure on the back to easily adjust to fit any size.