First a note: In our community of knitters, crocheters and sewists there are many designers who blog. They try their dead level best to get it right. Those bloggers... well known and little known should get kudos for being willing to put themselves out there and we should be polite enough to criticize gently. This art that we do is a haven for many in the midst of storms in life. Let's be fair to one another. 💖
Maria Weaber of Maria's Blue Crayon is the subject of today's combined blog! There were so many great ideas on Maria's Blue Crayon that could hardly wait for the opportunity to share the highlights. We did have a craft sale to get out of the way first :) Now things are back to normal and today's designer is a WOW so just hold on for awesomeness.
Maria Weaber's story is here on her blog. I love the fact that she learned to crochet from her mom and now she takes the opportunity to help us learn new and creative ways to use crochet. Personally, I struggled to know where to begin with Maria Weaber's designs so I thought I would start where she started, with blankets! Fair warning, these designs will have your brain fairly exploding with great ideas for charity crafting.
Hats, scarves, and cowls have become an important part of donation for myself and my family. We run the Northern Adirondack Hats of Hope Initiative out of our home. We have an amazing team of coworkers who have given from their hearts. (even to their own hurt financially). We really appreciate designers like Maria Weaber for producing patterns at no cost for our use.
Toys and play therapy can be a fun way to help kids open up when they have been through a difficult time. Toys are also perfect for donation to charities like Operation Christmas Child. Maria Weaber has created some of the most adorable Amigurumi toys for kids or decoration.
There is SO much more to Maria's Blue Crayon. The blog is well laid out, there are apparel and bag patterns, tutorials, link parties, and even a mailing list to join! You can find Maria's Blue Crayon on Facebook, Instagram, and Ravelry. I want to thank Maria Weaber for all the free patterns she provides on her blog. These free patterns will do so much good for others. If you visit her blog please thank Maria Weaber for all her help.
**Opinions expressed on blogs about which I write are the opinion of the blog authors and DO NOT necessarily reflect my own opinion.