Heather Davidson has been crocheting for years, and began selling or sharing her designs in 2006. Her lovely designs grace 2 well maintained websites and a blog. At first her designs for babies (and dolls) caught my eye . However, as I looked further there is so much more to Heather Davidson then her very enticing baby patterns. My introduction to Heather Davidson's patterns began on Etsy where she keeps a large variety of her designs for sale. When I looked at her page on Ravelry I noted that Heather Davidson had been designing long before she started to sell to the greater public. Naturally she became the subject for today's blog.
We are already beginning to see the season change start here in the Northern Adirondacks, everyone begins to think of creating warm accessories, making lovely home decorations and blankets, as well as gift giving come the Holidays . However, we also think of those who will not have such an easy time of it due to natural disaster or financial hardship. Heather Davidson offers lovely free patterns for charitable donations as well as patterns for sale. Her websites include Just Crochet, Patterns for Crochet and her blog site Crochet n Create. She maintains them all with aplomb.
(As an aside, I wanted to make mention of Needles & Hooks, Angels & Preemies which is a UK based charity group ALWAYS happy to receive donations for many outreach programs. The women who run this group are phenomenal. If you are a resident of the UK I encourage you to join their facebook group! )
I have to say that Heather Davidson creates designs for infants that have the most beautiful vintage style touches, especially in baby clothes, that I have ever seen from a modern designer. While her designs would certainly fit the updated vintage look brought to life by popular culture, Heather Davidson has been creating in this style for years. These designs are classic! With this blog post, I want to add a caution. These designs were created by Heather Davidson, using her photos or taking the designs to call your own is theft . Every designer puts heart and soul into their own designs. It really only seems right to begin my small introduction to Just Crochet and Patterns for Crochet with infant/baby patterns.
Of course we couldn't talk about babies without sharing blanket patterns (remember blankets do not go in the crib with a sleeping newborn, they can be used for decoration or to wrap up in on a chilly day outdoors, keep them for when the child is older. Handmade is the best!
Heather Davidson also designs home decor pieces. She displays her patterns both on her blog Crochet 'n' Create, and also on her website Patterns for Crochet
With the Holidays being only 3 months away, you might be looking for a great gift for a friend or family member. Heather Davidson has created many patterns that might be popular with your family and friends!
These are just a small sampling of Heather Davidson's work and I am loving it! Some of these patterns would make awesome donations to hospitals. We're going to need so much help from Knitters and Crocheters in the coming weeks and months. I want to say THANK YOU to Heather Davidson for her hard work and reasonably priced patterns. We can do a world of good, together!
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