Wilbur the Wildcat

My most recent orders was incredibly unique and was exciting to make!

It was replica of The University of Arizona’s mascot; Wilbur the Wildcat!

This challenge stayed close to my heart because I had attended UA online briefly for my Graduate studies. I really love this University and have learned so much during my time there! This little Wilbur is headed to Tucson, to my coworker’s daughter who is currently a freshman at UA. Bittersweet to see him go!

💛Renee

Changes!

When we have our plans set out, The Lord usually will show us a new (and approved) thing that changes everything.

Kind of like this blog and my social media. I had started these with the intention to talk about the online crochet shop that I was going to open. However, I suddenly became so booked with special orders! I always put my customers first and make sure that their orders have my full attention. This tossed my shop’s designs to the side.

Unfortunately, I did feel lost and all over the place with my social media. This has caused me to really think about the direction I intend to go in now since I’m still booked with my special orders. And that direction is Simplicity.

Simplifying my life has changed me in so many ways. My simple life still includes my crochet and herbalism! I intend to share so much about the various ways to enjoy a simple life. I pray that you will be inspired!

Oh yeah, the online shop will open this year. The designs will be different from what I had planned. But they will be perfect for The Desert Sparrow! My website and social media will go through some changes. Expect more simplicity, turquoise, and mustard yellow!

💕Renee

Baby Garden Shoes

Making these shoes have given me some serious Spring Vibes! These were an order I had received and made them in size 6-12 mos.

What I love about crochet is that I get to be a part of the slow and sustainable fashion/product movement. I’m completely against fast fashion! Plus I get to personalize each product as I please!

Happy Monday!

💕Renée

Groundhog Day!

I love February! I love seeing the colors of pink and red nearly everywhere I go. Plus, it means that Spring is near. Spring is my favorite season (despite how dusty it gets here in Southern New Mexico)!

Speaking of Spring, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow. That means we should expect an early Spring!

In my early crochet years, I made this tiny Punxsutawney Phil. He doesn’t really look like a groundhog, but I still love him so much!!!

💕Renée

Sally Skellington

Crocheting Sally was quite the challenge! I had to determine what to add and leave out so that she wouldn’t look too overwhelming!

Nevertheless, the journey was so much fun! If anything, I was horrified about how I was going to make her dress because if I patched up all the pieces manually, it would have been overwhelming and not sure if I’d do a decent job. Instead I sewed her dress with felt and drew everything else with a Sharpie and some highlighters!!!

I’m so happy with the results! Today she goes to her new home with Jack Skellington!

💕Renee