Just when I thought I had a good groove going, what happens? The old axiom, "babies will come when they are ready", went into effect :) LOL. We're thrilled for the new parents of course but naturally that accelerated my plans to finish the projects I had in the wings. I love gifting handmade. I know many of you who are knitters or crocheters reading this agree.. When I was scouring Ravelry looking for the perfect pieces to gift I ran across Jonna Ventura's designs. Instantly I fell in love with her gentle designs.
Jonna Ventura is a very talented artist who took up crocheting again for much the same reason I did all those years ago, she needed a creative outlet. Crocheting is fun, practical and forgiving. With yarn projects, for the most part, if you make a mistake you can always tear the project out and start again. Whew! When you are mom to two little ones you need a hobby that won't make you crazy.. or crazier. Jonna really found her niche in crochet!
I have a few babies I'm crocheting or knitting for currently. As I have been searching pages looking for designs that are timeless and yet have a modern look. I first ran across the Herringbone Bonnet in my search for little hats. It's so cute! Jonna perfectly paired it with the Steff Infant Tunic by designer "Sincerely Pam". It is such a perfect set for the Fall/Winter months. I love it! I need to make this set, really. It was hard to choose a sampling of patterns for infants and small children that really stood out among Jonna Ventura's designs however, here are a few:
There are plenty of designs to keep mom and dad happy too. This has caused me no end of grief because I like almost every design that Jonna Ventura has featured! Every piece is something that could be worn to an office or to a kids soccer game. The designs are fantastic! How am I supposed to pick just a couple to share?
I have to say Jonna Ventura has become one of my new favorite designers! As I went through her designs I could see friends or family wearing nearly every design in my mind's eye. When the designs are that universal they are a winner! Thanks Jonna Ventura for sharing your lovely designs with the world. Be sure to check out I'm Frayed Not on Facebook and other social networking pages!
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