The Liebster Award!

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Huh? That was my question too when I saw one of my fellow crochet/blogging/yarn shop friends, Hilda Steyn, nominated me for the Liebster Award. So I was off to her blog, reading all about it, but still I sat with the questions… What is the Liebster Award, where does it come from, why is there […] Read more…

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How do I calculate costing for my crochet items?

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This is the most frequent and most difficult question asked by crafters, especially crocheters. During my crochet classes, facebook or email messages, this is a question I get asked very often. I’m a dress designer and -maker for 20 years and I still struggle with that one myself. The business and financial gurus got all […] Read more…

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African Flowers & Buntings

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I looove the African Flower motif.  If I see anything done in the African Flower, it draws my attention immediately. When the T-shirt yarn became a popular medium to crochet with last year; thanks to ladies like Anneke Wiese from Crochet in Paternoster with her beatiful doily patterned rugs from t-shirt yarn, Hilda Steyn from Yarn […] Read more…

Pattern: Granny Style Boots

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I haven’t been here for quite a while, I know, but it has been a busy few months between classes and workshops, yarn sales, getting patterns in order to get them published for you, and then there’s the girlies and hubby been either overseas or on courses.  Mentioning the latter, I am very proud to announce […] Read more…

Free Pattern: My Doll Slippers

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Since my little girls were babies, I fell in love with Mary Jane shoes as one as my most favorite items to make, either by sewing or crochet. So every now and then, when I’m getting the chance, I’m playing around with shoes. Nevertheless, when my girls got their first dolls, one of the first […] Read more…

A 4th Birthday Party

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Wednesday was my girls’ 4th birthday, and when I had to decide on a venue to host the party, the choice was easy; Shelanti Restaurant & Tea Garden. This is where I host my Crochet Classes & Workshops. We had a Princess Birthday Party, and as always, mommy loved the dress-up and decorating part! Beforehand, […] Read more…

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