First allow me to apologize for missing last week's Charity Idea OUTpost. Our internet was slower than molasses in January. I could not get this blog to update at all. That being said let us hope for a better result this weekend because I have another fabulous, amazing, superb, Indy Designer to share with you this weekend and my Charity Idea OUTpost practically writes itself! It's going to be a great weekend!
Kate Wagstaff has been crafting "professionally" since she was 14 years old when she began to sell afghans to friends, neighbors and family. Now, 30+ years later the lovely Kate Wagstaff has 141 beautiful designs on ravelry, and a mind boggling array of project patterns for sale on Etsy, and her own blog . I believe the tagline to Kate Wagstaff's blog says it all "Enriching lives through hook and yarn" which is a sentiment I share. She has been given a talent which she chooses to use to give others handmade love. That's why I chose Crafting Friends as my blog subject for today!
Kate Wagstaff obviously shares my love for crocheting for children and infants. I really have never been one for crocheting designs for children that are garish or overly complex. In my opinion Kate Wagstaff creates clothes for kids that are classic and modern but also leave enough room for individual creativity. Looking on Ravelry I've seen how people have adapted the children's designs from Crafting Friends. So adorable. Kate Wagstaff makes sure to test all of her patterns and offers pattern support. I am super excited to share just few of Kate Wagstaff's patterns.
If you aren't sure what to make for that new baby in the family or a shower gift for a friend Kate Wagstaff has designed some beautiful blankets! These can always be put away for use when a baby is older or when you are out and about. Crocheted blankets make a good quick cover for a stroller or a car seat, they allow air to move through and yet protect the baby from heat or cold. (of course always check the baby!!!)
Kate Wagstaff has designed a lovely and varied collection of home decor patterns for those of us who love to give handmade as gifts. Weddings, housewarmings, re-decorating a home, or off to college, all good reasons to grab your yarn and a hook to create a beautiful gift!
Kate Wagstaff has also designed projects for American Girl Dolls. Now by now you all know my daughter does a brisk business selling doll fashions so I thought I'd share some super cute fashions for AG dolls on T.k.'s behalf.
I feel like I've only scratched the surface of what Kay Wagstaff has designed at Crafting Friends Designs. I hope you'll take the time to check out the site. There really is something for nearly everyone. Kate Wagstaff has done a beautiful job. Is she all over Social Networking? Yes :) You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter!
**Opinions expressed on blogs about which I write are the opinion of the blog authors and DO NOT necessarily reflect my own opinion.