So my friend Jennifer, who feeds my yarnie habit at every opportunity, shared a picture of some adorable baby booties. There were no links with the pictures so I had to go on a quest for the link to the baby shoes. Of course I turned to Ravelry to find the same or similar designs! During my hunt I found the lovely designs of Deborah O'Leary Patterns. Thanks to Jen who always does her best to keep my skills sharp :)
(Editorial note: btw, crafty facebook pages that randomly take photos from designers pages and don't post the links? That is not fair to the designer at all! It's very frustrating to both those who might want to work the designs and those who might like to commission the work done.)
Deborah O'Leary lives in Los Angeles, California. She's a mom of three children and creator of fabulous knit and crochet patterns for her fellow fiber addicts. She is a self described knit and crochet addict. her dedication to beautiful and practical designs shows in every stitch.
While my work mostly involves home decor and children's clothing/accessories, I want to point out Deborah O'Leary's fabulous purse patterns. These bags have great details that really create standout accessories. There's more than enough to keep felting addicts happy for quite a long time. I've never been particularly adept at felting so I appreciate those who are able to create classic felted pieces.
Speaking for myself, I have to say that designers who both are able to create beautiful patterns in knit and crochet are some of my favorite go to designers. I never have to worry about searching all over to find a pattern. I go directly to these designers for any immediate pattern needs. Deborah O'Leary will likely become a "go to" designer, especially for baby gifts! Such a fantastic variety! Cute clothing pieces, photo props, blankets, and baby cocoons. LOVE! :) 💝
There are so many blanket patterns created by Deborah O'Leary that any knitter or crocheter is virtually guaranteed to find something that suits them. Usually I pick a few of my favorites to share however, Deborah O'Leary Patterns are all beautiful! (how does she do it?)
Baby cocoons are some of my favorite projects. They are good for use when a baby needs a little extra snuggle (with proper supervision of course) and are super fun photo props!
When looking for infant clothes Deborah O'leary has created some patterns that are too adorable to pass up. I love the little pants, hats, and diaper covers. I think diaper covers are not only super cute but also serve a practical purpose. Especially if you use cloth diapers.
It's time again to talk about our NEXT con! The Upstate Comic Con, held in Massena, New York, is on September 28-29, so this will be our first two day event. As a result, things are getting pretty crazy around here!
Okay, so it's not that bad. But there is quite a bit of hustling to get everything ready. I just cleared out my trusty drawer unit to put all my wares in. My first theme will be My Little Pony, and BOY do I have a lot of inventory. But of course last year, I was cleared out of ponies before the end of the event! If I sell out, my backup plan is to unpack my Monster High and Disney Dolls. Below is a sneak peek of my stock of Princesses (and other friends!).
Remember everyone, September 28-29th in Massena! It's a great family event, I hope to see you all there!
Now, when collecting wild materials, one must be careful. For example, if you wanted to use dried leaves in some sort of collage, you would need to be sure that those didn’t come from a poisonous plant. You also need to check local, state and national laws on collecting wild materials. You should never illegally collecting an endangered species or disturbing it’s habitat. It is illegal to take anything from a national park. State parks may have different rules regarding collecting, depending on your state. You should ask a local forest ranger to be sure. You also need to check with property owners. You wouldn’t want to get in trouble for trespassing.
In general, it’s best if you’re going to use natural objects in your art projects, it’s best if you find them in your own yard. Use them wisely and safely.
**Opinions expressed on blogs about which I write are the opinion of the blog authors and DO NOT necessarily reflect my own opinion.