Needle Felted Tree Ornaments

Holiday ornaments are not only great for decking the halls; they also make lovely present toppers, or even great gifts in and of themselves. Handmade versions are extra sweet because they’re both fun to make and receive! Today I spent a really nice day in my studio making several ornaments, while revisiting a craft I…


Cable Star Cowl Pattern

  For the entire month of November, I’m running a Fall Knitting & Crochet Photo a Day Challenge on Instagram. Before now I hadn’t hosted one of these events before, but now that I know what I’d been missing this one definitely won’t be my last. I’ve been so inspired by the 1200 (and counting) posts…


Photo A Day Challenge!

I’m hosting my very first, Photo-A-Day Challenge for knitters and crocheters on Instagram! Join me every day (or any day — no pressure!) by posting a photo that corresponds with your interpretation of the day’s prompt. Hashtag each post with #VHPHOTOADAY, so that all participants can find your photos. All entrants will be eligible to win…


Fall Festival Mittens

Over the weekend, Austin, Texas FINALLY (albeit briefly) gave up its delusions of it still being Summertime. We had a bit of crisp air, a whole lotta rain, and the whisper of hope for more knitterly weather to come. This autumnal glimpse inspired me to start thinking “Fall” colors and, as I have been for the…


The Craftys Awards

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been asked to be one of the judges of this year’s The Crafty Awards! I’m honored to be included in a panel that consists of so many esteemed designers, editors, writers, and ambassadors, and a broadcast hosted by my friend, Mark Montano. I look forward seeing the amazing designs submitted…