Berry Happy Mug

It’s my last week at my current job. It was my goal to crochet a happy mug for all of my coworkers, however, my time is cut short and I won’t be able to reach my goal!

I decided to at least make one more!

The colors feel nostalgic to me. It makes me think of blue raspberry, raspberry, and strawberry gummies that I used to have as a child. I also think about the blue raspberry chapsticks I used to wear! Funny how this flavor doesn’t seem to exist anymore!

💛Renee

Mimi Bean

My very best friend besides my husband is my “dog-ter”, Mimi!

My husband prompted me with a brilliant request; crochet an amigurumi Mimi!

The process was so tedious and messy!

But the results were worth it!

Her stance looks funny, but that’s because that is really how she sits! She often sits on one side of her hip and stretches out the other leg. I have always found this posture to be so cute!

I’m so grateful to be able to capture a moment of this little stinker using yarn! 🧶

💛 Renee

Green Love

Oh my goodness, it’s March! I become excited every time it’s March because it means that Spring is near.

The past couple of weeks I had a project that involves green yarn. This gave me green fever! I used to be obsessed with green when I was a teenager. This color was my wardrobe staple at the time! I ended up purchasing a thrifted LL Bean cardigan in this color online because I truly had missed wearing green!

What was the project that prompted me to purchase a green cardigan? Hal Jordan; The Green Lantern!

I was kind of nervous crocheting The Green Lantern because I wasn’t quite sure what to do, especially with the hair. But I always take a leap of faith, crocheting each stitch at a time and go with what my instincts tell me. It works every time!

💛 Renee

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