Welcome to my blog

If you enjoy finding a lot of different outlets for your creativity, then we may just be kindred spirits.
This blog is an outlet for my interest in miniatures, crochet, plastic canvas, and many other various arts and crafts.

I also love walking, taking digital photos, and most recently, have rediscovered an old love...bike riding! I purchased an amazing new bike, a comfy Townie by Electra this summer, and have been having a grand time exploring the area as though for the first time. It's like being a kid again!

If you enjoy any of these things too, pour a cup of coffee and tea, sit down, and join me.

Take care!

Cool Crochet LInks

I enjoy crocheting, and it seems I'm always losing track of my favorite websites and patterns.
I'm going to start listing them here.
This website, By Hook, By Hand, is absolutely amazing.  Check out the Beth Webber's gorgeous doll patterns:
This is one of the dolls I made with Beth's Free Spirit pattern.

I've been into Amigurumi lately, so I decided to try some of the free patterns online. 
This website has over 300 free crochet patterns, including pictures, which is rare on some of these sites:

I can't wait to try it.

This site has a list of various ami tutorials:  http://amigurumiparadise.blogspot.com/2008/06/amigurumi-tutorials.html

This website has lots of free patterns, plus links to patterns you can purchase on Etsy.http://kandjdolls.blogspot.com/2010/02/pink-little-lady.html
Here's a doll I made, using an adaptation of the Little Pink Lady pattern:

This is a wonderful blog with links to loads of ami patterns: http://greatamigurumi.blogspot.com/