Lisa | January 10, 2013
Well the new year began with a blast- a zest- a powerful surge of ideas and creativity. Until the other day.
I started receiving emails about people on a website/forum posting my patters. This normally does not bother me. I mean it does, but I have been doing it so long it kind of goes with [...]
Lisa | January 2, 2013
My goodness, it has been a whole year since I last blogged. Shame on me. I am first to say it. I really have neglected a lot of things this past year. I think 2012 was just gray year. Is there such a thing? It just kind of went by, and I think I was [...]
Lisa | January 24, 2012
Hello everyone! In case you had not seen it, the Inspiration Stole is the latest addition to the my love of lace run It is amazing, since it is so long from the inception of an idea to the tangible photographed magazine in your hand- that once you look, all that excitement and [...]
Lisa | November 27, 2011
The Crochet Garden webstore is having a sale- everything is 35% off! For Crochet Garden on Etsy, use the code: cybermon11
Lisa | April 27, 2011
First, the Crochet Garden now has its own official page on Facebook!! Many announcements (including tutorials like this one) will be announced there. Check out the Crochet Garden Facebook Page!
Since I started designing lace shawls, I have come across discussions on blocking. Now, I do not say this is the best and only way to [...]
Lisa | April 21, 2011
I am so excited – as I am sure you all know, the Dahlia Shawl has finally made her entrance into the world. These snapshots I took right after blocking, to get the shawl straight into testing. So while this is the complete blocked shawl, these are not necessarily the final staged photos
Lisa | July 8, 2010
Today I have released the Juliet Dress! When I started this set, I did not know what to expect. It started out plain, with no character… just a plain Jane. Little did I know that a beautiful Juliet was awaiting. And if you are planning on ordering it- here is a coupon for a dollar [...]
Lisa | July 6, 2010
A while ago, I mentioned that I had been working on more lace shawls. Since the Dragonfly, and now the Midsummer Night’s Shawl… I will be releasing a new lace shawl, but on the Crochet Garden website. The only thing waiting, is a name. I am so pleased with how this came out! This is [...]
Lisa | June 14, 2010
The cover! My first I am so exhilarated my Midsummer Night’s Shawl made the cover of the Summer issue of Interweave! I had no idea, no clue. I was also wondering when I sent it in, how it would fair. It would be up against the Dragonfly shawl. Not in the sense each one [...]
Lisa | May 22, 2010
Oh where have you been all my life… Hummus. All the things my mother never knew. Asparagus…. hummus… black bean chili.. No not all together- just all the new things I am trying and loving.
So on with it.. I have discovered hummus. For a while now, fire child has been eating it from the jar [...]
Lisa | May 14, 2010
Well, since I quit smoking, I put on some weight. Time to lose it. I figured it out- I just need to put my mind to it and figure out my strategy instead of just winging it. Just like with quitting smoking.. I made an agenda, I had a plan, and I did it. If [...]
Lisa | May 11, 2010
It has been quite a while and I sort of fell out of the blogging loop. Well, time to get back and on top of things again. Some may know (if there is anyone still out there) that I moved last year. It was quite an undertaking. I am still in unpack mode, but at [...]
Lisa | October 31, 2009
Happy Halloween! Water Child decided not to dress, but is taking Fire Child out tonight for trick -o – treating!
I do not have a pattern for this yet, and am not sure if I will write it up (maybe I will), but here it is…
The “Flower Fairy!”
Top was crocheted (which I will eventually maybe write [...]
Lisa | August 24, 2009
Crocheted Gifts is out! I have been eagerly awaiting this publication! There are so many fabulous projects to choose from in this book! And of course, one of them, is mine – a collection of washcloths.
Simple, yet sleek… while both practical and heartwarming. Washcloths, not something you necessarily think about, but definitely something you use [...]
Lisa | August 13, 2009
Weeeeee! So much in this current issue of Interweave Crochet, Summer 2009! First, we have the Bustier Top. I know it sounds cliche’ but man, I really loved designing this.
Here are a few helpful links to start us off: Bustier Top On Ravelry, Bustier Top available at Interweave Crochet.
How often do I design women’s garments? [...]
Lisa | March 27, 2009
Here are some ongoing coupons for the rest of March and throughout April! You can keep up to date (when I keep up to date) on coupons available through the Crochet Garden here.
Keep an eye out here for a very special coupon that will be coming. Special coupons will be limited in some special way [...]
Lisa | March 26, 2009
On March 16th, the CLF (Crochet Liberation Front) held a crochet awards ceremony. Just like on TV the Oscars Basically, for a while people were allowed to nominate others for particular categories. Soon, weeks later, the voting ended. March 16th was the night Mary Beth Temple hosted live on Blog Talk Radio the [...]
Lisa | March 25, 2009
I have the entire year to make good on my new resolution this year of blogging regularly!
I apologize.. bad bad me. Ok, enough apologizing.. We shall begin anew! April is the new New Year.
So what has been going on?
Well first, if you are on Twitter, you can find me on there as “CrochetGarden.” Seems I [...]
Lisa | February 17, 2009
Well, so much for my New Year’s Resolution of blogging at least 3 times a week! Oh well.. I am still doing fairly well this year… This was my first lapse. Need to work on that all or nothing mentality and blog, even if it is just a wee little bit!
So what caused my lapse? [...]
Lisa | January 28, 2009
Is this a crochet post? No. But, something about me, and maybe even you. It is my dirty little secret, and maybe yours too.
Everyone has one. Some more than one.. and some say they do not have a secret, but I bet they do… I did mention my “dirty little secret” in a past post, [...]