I discovered Wink (Marinke Slump) of the popular blog A Creative Being several years before we crossed paths. After getting acquainted online and having her say the nicest things about my work, she encouraged me to join Design Wars Challenge. She believed in me when I was doubting myself, but I applied. From that experience, I have made some beautiful designs, met many amazing folks and had opportunities for growing my craft and my business in ways I couldn't have imagined. Here are a few designs that came from that fun experience...
|Ruffled Ribbons Throw|
|Mermaid Me Blanket|
|Chromatic Cobbles Blanket|
And how blessed I feel to now be a part of the Scheepjes Blogger group where she contributed so much happy color and talent. She was a magical spirit and I miss her.
If you haven't heard about the Scheepjes Last Dance on the Beach Crochet-A-Long (CAL) happening in 2016 that was begun by Wink and completed by her fellow bloggers after her passing, you really should. It's such a lovely community of crocheters working together in honor of her.
You can find out details here or on any of the Scheepjes Blogger sites. And don't worry about starting late--I'm behind, too! You can see my progress on Facebook if you follow along here and Instagram (@feltedbutton) and share yours with me. The patterns for each square and all info will be available on the Scheepjes website here indefinitely.
I'm straying a bit from the 3 lovely color schemes chosen by Wink. Not because I don't LOOOVE her color sense, but because I needed some particular colors for a gift for a dear friend. Wanna see?
It reminds me of colors of ice cream--or those found in a cake shop. Pretty scrumptious, I say! And the aptly named *Merino Soft is seriously a bit of heaven to work with! You can read my review of it from my Design Wars Challenge here.
Since becoming involved with Scheepjes, I've had my hooks into some pretty incredible yarn. And that always brings a flood of inspiration for me. (*Whispers: A fun free pattern using Scheepjes *Catona coming soon!)
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