I have always loved hand crafts. I learned these from my mother when I was very young. I never saw her use a pattern to make anything. She designed all her own creations whether it be knitting, crochet, tatting, needlework. A true artist! Lucky for me, I was interested enough in what she did to learn her skills.

The key to good design is and always has been, simplicity. Take a basic design and build on it. The type of yarn you use can turn a basic knitted scarf or tee into a work of art. There is such a gorgeous selection of yarns these days but many of these do carry a very high price tag.

An animal lover, I am opposed to using wool. It's just as well that I am allergic to it! I stay with cotton, linen or hemp or combinations. Do remember to try Bamboo yarn if you can! It's soft as silk and produces beautiful results.

Enough chatter. I will be adding patterns from time to time so check back periodically to see what's new. If you are looking for high profile stuff, you had better pick up a copy of Vogue Knitting. All my stuff is geared towards simplicity and easy to make so even the most inexperienced crafters will have no trouble.

For more information about the Hen's Jacket, please visit Cobblestone Farms Sanctuary. This wonderful sanctuary which helps rescued battery hens relies solely on donations so please help if you can. Every little helps!

If you run into any difficulties, I am happy to answer any questions - just e-mail me!

Happy Crafting. Hugs........

Pattern 1 Knitted Shopping Bag
Pattern 2 Scarf
Pattern 3 Hen's Jacket