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.
At first, this kind of discouraged me. I didn’t want anyone to think I was copying them & I sure as heck didn’t want anyone to pass my designs off as their own either. But the more I think about it, the more I can find the beauty in it.
We are all apart of this world, we should let our work bring us closer together, respecting each mind that played a part in its creation.
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I was in High School the first time I heard of Coachella. Friends and I were planing to go to Stagecoach, a country music festival also held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. From that year on I remember fantasizing about going to the huge music & art show in the desert. I bought tickets in 2012, but it was not until 2013 that I went for the first time.
Since then, I haven’t missed a show! Throughout the years, I have learned a few things that make the experience so much better. What some people don’t realize is that these events are HUGE. The weather, crowds, transportation, & your accommodations all play a giant part in how your weekend is going to go. Not to mention your attitude & expectations when these things get a little out of hand. My wardrobe is also something that has evolved since my first show. I’ve learned that while some trends are worth sporting, others can be more of a pain. So without further ado, here is my guide to Coachella!
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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!
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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.
Continue reading “How To Crochet: The Basics!”
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.
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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.
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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.
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The first thing I learned was how to make a granny square! This simple project is easy to learn & you can do so many things with them!
Continue reading “Getting Started With Granny Squares!”