What Knitting or Crocheting Can Teach Us

  As a designer, I spend many hour escaping into the Ravelry world, an amazing knitting and crocheting community (website) where people come and stay. For hours sometimes. I click through 10, 15, 100 versions of the same shawl pattern (or dishcloth, sock, scarf, hat pattern), looking intently at the yarns used, the projects created […]

2018 Knitwear Trends

According to Vogue, “Cardigans, jumpers, turtlenecks and poncho styles: fashion embraces soft materials like wool, mohair or cashmere. Knits for everyone and for all tastes. For winter 2018, we are giving you a selection of innovative  knitwear brands whose soft and warms pieces will keep you warm and trendy.” How spectacular is that? “V” is for Vintage. For us knitters or […]

12 Days of Patterns Giveaway

Hello! It’s that time of year where I love to spoil my followers. Do you follow me on Facebook? You might want to. Each day, starting tomorrow Monday 12/11 – Friday 12/22, you will receive a coupon code that will give you a FREE pattern. I might even give another FREE pattern if you follow […]

It’s A Thing

    I’m always in my head creating new business ideas. Hence, my inspiring a creative life blog. Hello! And, WELCOME BACK if you’re a frequent viewer, and WELCOME if you’ve just landed here. I’m on a mission, beginning next year, to create a place you can find what building a business is like, what’s […]

Favorite Newest Podcast

I truly love when I run up against a podcast that I had no idea was out there. Knitting, while nestled in my space, looking for the perfect podcast, I landed on Mandarine’s Podcast; Melody Hoffman, designs inspired by nature, folklore, and minimalism. A delightful voice to listen to, engaging, and charismatic. Pure joy. Take […]

Rebellious Introspection

In my journey as an artist and blogger, I have leaned toward the rebellious side, seeking out ways to make my work different, breaking the rules, in my own way. Finding content that inspires, yet challenges. I’m persistent in everything I do, because I keep practicing. That’s the key to anything consistent. People love to […]

Make Art That Sells

Good Morning creative friends! Today marks Day 1 of my Bootcamp with Lilla Rogers. Do you know of her? Yes? Fantastic, isn’t she? *smiling-fan girl here* No? Let me tell you about her. She is an Illustration agency that represents the best artists. She  licenses and sells work for surface design. You know…those cute, whimsical pieces of […]

Embracing my LoPsIdEd Thinking

I really thought my blogging days were over. I wanted to title this blog post, Embracing my Crazy, but, well…I didn’t want you all thinking I was crazy. *smiling*   This past year, I found myself reflecting on how my journey began… as a knitter, then learning the ins and outs of being a designer, then […]

Inspiration from a quiet place

Nighttime is quiet, other than the low hum of the diffuser, which large amounts of steam escape through the pin-like hole on the top. Drops of eucalyptus oil swirl around inside. I’m awake, too miserable to sleep. The coughs come quickly, yet profusely. I look across the room, dimly lit by the one lamp on […]