As you know credit my amazing customers with helping me find great designers to highlight. Today's designer is no exception! A friend wrote to me looking to purchase an skirt and bolero for her spirited little girl who has a style all her own. Right down to her pink cowgirl boots :) I knew immediately which skirt I would pick! A design by Annastasia Cruz of My Treasured Heirlooms.
Annastasia Cruz has been crocheting, knitting, sewing, smocking, for many years. In her own words "My name is Annastasia Cruz. I am the person behind My Treasured Heirlooms. I love using my hands to create something beautiful. I am almost always carrying some sort of project with me. I have been crocheting for 20+ years, knitting for 15+ years, sewing for I don’t know how many years and smocking for 13+ years. Wow that’s alot of years." http://mytreasuredheirlooms.com/?page_id=2 That IS a lot of years. I'm a mere beginner compared to some of the designers from whom I purchase patterns.
My Treasured Heirlooms has some truly beautiful patterns available for little girls. Totally priceless patterns that I would be proud to have made for my own daughter when she was a child. The best part about My Treasured Heirlooms is that there are so MANY different kinds of projects to choose from all carefully tested. "I also have several self published patterns, most of which have been tested by multiple testers. All the girls pattern have been professionally tech edited to ensure accuracy. You can find those patterns on my ravelry page, in my etsy store, or on craftsy. Right now I have my free patterns available on my ravelry page. You can also find me, and some of my personal favorite pages, here on pinterest" This aspect of Annastasia Cruz's work is vital because patterns that are not well tested are not vetted for errors. Errors, that for me, lead to frustration as I have a friends waiting for the work to be completed. http://mytreasuredheirlooms.com/?page_id=2 REMEMBER please that My Treasured Heirlooms is a source of income and pride please give credit where credit is due!
For my part I have purchased the pattern and yarn for the Triple Ruffle Skirt. You cannot even imagine how perfect this pattern is for the little girl who will be the recipient. (A little girl I've known since she was born) It will look absolutely perfect with her cowgirl boots!
Of course my regular readers know all about my daughter's mad love for making doll clothes. Well Annastasia Cruz has us covered there too. Lots of adorable patterns for the Blythe and 18" (American Girl) sized dolls! Such clever designs! My favorite Blythe doll Design: https://www.etsy.com/listing/74454003/blythe-cable-knit-sweater-pattern-doll?ref=related-2 My favorite 18" Doll Design (to match the Triple Ruffle Skirt) https://www.etsy.com/listing/115313407/triple-ruffle-skirt-crochet-pattern-to?ref=shop_home_active_7
One thing that has not been mentioned is that My Treasured Heirlooms is on Facebook so for all of you, like me who enjoy keeping up with the latest. Check out https://www.facebook.com/groups/656044857778019/ Join the group and see what is coming up next in My Treasured Heirlooms.
In short Annastasia Cruz is my kind of designer. Patterns that I would give as gifts to my own family. The rule of thumb is give a gift you would like to get yourself. My Treasured Heirlooms is filled with many things that I would most definitely like to have given my own daughter.
**Opinions expressed on blogs about which I write are the opinion of the blog authors and DO NOT necessarily reflect my own opinion.