Here in the USA we had our Independence Day celebrations on the 4th of July. I thought with the holiday and the record high temperatures this past week I might just take a bit of time off from the blog. However, we are BACK with a GREAT designer today! Michelle Ferguson is one of those very thoughtful designers who takes the time to thank her friends, followers, and fans for their kindness. YES, her designs are fabulous however, the minute I read her "thank you post" to her 16,000+ fans on facebook I knew she'd be my next indie designer.
Like so many of us who start out just crocheting for fun Michelle Ferguson started out crocheting just as a hobby and was bitten by the designing bug. This is not unusual. We warn you crocheting can be addictive, so addictive in fact that Michelle Ferguson now has 138 designs on Ravelry! She started her business in 2013, began designing in 2014 and the rest is history. However, Michelle's first priority is being a stay at home mom to two boys. Thus the name "Two Brothers Blankets".
With designs for home and everyone in the family I have a lot to highlight today so I want to hit those highlights! I found Michelle Ferguson's pattern because I was looking for a cute top pattern that I might be able to pull off even in when it's hot. I'm in the process of getting into better shape physically and I just REALLY needed a top that wouldn't show off all the wrong places?! I happened across Michelle Ferguson's Stash Buster Sweater (everyone who has read this blog knows my stash could use a little busting LOL). It's a free pattern. Two Brothers Blankets has some terrific patterns for ladies. Check these patterns out!
Of course with a name like Two Brothers Blankets you'd expect a couple of blankets :) Yes, there are blanket patterns available designed by Michelle Ferguson.
Obviously with two sons Michelle Ferguson has created patterns for her guys. In fact she even created the "Dude Collection". I love the name!
The Dude Collection contains the Dude Cardigan and the Little Dude Cardigan, a longish cardi with a touch of the vintage waistcoat look at the bottom edge of the sweater. However, Michelle Ferguson does not stop there she has written several more great guys patterns.
Though it's been hotter than hades here, it is never too early to think about winter. After all we didn't get rid of winter until mid-May this year. Hats and scarves are actually a great take along small project to work on during the summer months. They don't weigh anything and they work up FAST. Michelle Ferguson does the Northern Adirondacks a favor by designing great winter accessory patterns!
Just because it's called Two Brothers Blankets does not mean that little girls are left out. Michelle Ferguson has designed some SUPER cute patterns just for the girls :)! I know some little girls who would look adorable in some of these patterns!
Thank you for joining me as we highlighted the work of Michelle Ferguson. An exceptional artist. You can find Michelle on Ravelry (as you've seen), Etsy, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest. If you stop by any of her pages be sure to say hello! Thanks to Michelle Ferguson for all her beautiful work.
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