Gwen Bautista

Gwen Bautista is a published Knit and Crochet Designer as well as an avid all-round crafter. She has been enjoying a career in design for 12 years and loves creating community spaces where artists, crafters, and makers of all abilities can show off their talent. Gwen's passion for designing relatable and intelligent design pieces ranges from delightful and modern fashion accessories to home accessories. Gwen pulls inspiration from the people in her life, which results in beautiful and trendy streetwear pieces as well as functional and fabulous home essentials. Maybe even more than her passion for design, Gwen's dedication to communicating and teaching others the skills she's developed as a designer proves her to be a modern expert in fiber arts.

Farmhouse Crafts

Best Farmhouse Crafts in Knit and Crochet

Spaces that are styled in Farmhouse often have contrasting materials like rod iron and cotton together in one piece to further add to elements of an unexpected balance. In previous years we saw dark greys and neutrals in this decor style, but more recently, we see colors in ranges of whites to create lighter and airier spaces while still maintaining balance in home decor. We hope to inspire you with these crafts that fit perfectly within the Farmhouse Aesthetic and may inspire you to play with your stitches’ contrasting textures in your garments and home decor.

Alpaca Yarns

The Best Economical Luxury Yarn – Alpaca Yarn

Alpaca Yarn is so luxurious and versatile we are sure you will want to try it. Mary Maxim has 2 amazing yarn lines that are Alpaca wool blends and are a wonderful way to use this luxury fiber for your everyday projects without breaking the bank.

best spring patterns

Best Spring Patterns For Knit and Crochet

Happy New Year! Thank you so much for joining us for our Christmas Countdown. We are so excited about what 2021 may bring, but like many, we don’t want to jinx it with speculation. For now, let’s celebrate the New Year with the Best Knit and Crochet Spring Patterns. Make sure to check out these thousands of always Free Patterns, and our very affordable downloadable patterns.

Easter Crafts

Christmas Countdown Dec. 22 – Easter Craft

As our Christmas Crafting winds down and, we get settled into the new year, I always think of the feeling of renewal as we await Spring. I love the bright colors and how everything feels so clean and bright. Today’s Easter Craft is the Easter Basket with Eggs pattern designed with Mary Maxim Scrub-it Yarn. It’s a fabulous pattern to have in your collection and makes a wonderful spa gift!

plastic canvas tissue box

Christmas Countdown Dec. 20 – Plastic Canvas Tissue Box

Today’s Christmas Countdown pattern is a delightful Plastic Canvas Tissue Box. Find more kits and patterns on our website. Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s Kids Cardigan. These striped cardigans are incredible vintage Mary Maxim items. Enter our very special Christmas Countdown Giveaway at the end of the post. Stop back and visit every day for new …

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