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The Crochet Express National Crochet Month Blog Tour
Want to Chat about the Tour?
Part of the fun of taking a passenger steam train trip is talking with your fellow passengers. This year, we’re providing two locations where our passengers can get to know each other. We’d love to hear about your favorite things you’ve discovered on the tour and see photos of your current crochet projects. You’re invited to join us daily for virtual cocktails/appetizers and dinner. (We’ll be sharing links to some fabulous recipes!)
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Luz Mendoza, Luz Patterns
Crochetville is very proud to have designer Luz Mendoza with us today, March 4, as one of the featured designers on our 2016 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo). If you’d like to know even more about Luz, check out our post from last year’s blog tour.
My name is Luz Mendoza. I am originally from Spain, from the beautiful Island of Tenerife. I moved to the UK over 20 years ago and live in London with my better half, a wonderful English man, and my three children, a boy and identical twin girls. I crochet, knit, sew, cook, bake and eat, laugh, play, hug, kiss . . . basically, I am in love with life!
1. Tell us about your favorite travel destination:
Easy, the mountains, any mountain! If I can ski down it and hike up it, I am happy!
2. Tell us about a “dream” travel location that you’d like to visit one day:
Japan, I must see it before the end of my days.
3. Do you visit yarn stores when traveling? If so, tell us about one of your favorite finds.
Yes, my kids try to stop me from going in, as they know it is going to take some time! I love to see local stores selling yarn I wouldn’t otherwise find online or in London.
4. Packing: Tell us about any crochet clothing or accessories you pack when traveling. Do you have any cool packing tips to share?
I pack way too much yarn whenever we go on holidays. My tip is: Try to get as much yarn as you possibly can stuffed in the cases! I have been known to say “Who? Me? No, I didn’t pack this yarn! Someone else thought I would like to have it with me!”
5. Tell us about any crochet projects you take with you when traveling: How many projects do you take? How do you decide which ones to take?
It depends of how long the holiday is. If it is more than a week, I take at least three to four. I might work on all of them or I might not, but I like to be able to choose what I want each day.
6. Do you have any stories or anything else travel-related that you’d like to share with our blog tour readers?
Once we drove to the French Alps from London, and I packed so much yarn that my kids used the bags of yarn as pillows to go to sleep in the car! 🙂
Visit Luz’s Site: NatCroMo Specials
I am making a few designs for crocheted bags. I’ll tell you all about my inspiration and my newest designs. I’ll also have a Buy 3 Get 1 Free special on my bag patterns!
If you’re not familiar with my work already, I’d like to share three of my designs with you.
1. Black and White Boho Bag, $4.99
I make bags a lot! Boho bags are probably one of my favorite things to do! You can get so creative with colours, shapes, and yarns. Anyway, a look that goes with my style a lot is boho. I love anything chilled and not too serious. I think this bag is big enough to be used daily; I can put my laptop in it, yet it is still small enough to be super cute!
2. Upcycled Denim Shopper, $4.99
I love boho crochet bags, and I am very much interested in upcycling clothes and any type of fabric that I can get my hands on! Jeans are just about everywhere, and I love them so much they are my first go-to fabric when I am thinking of a new bag. This is a big purse that will carry everything from picnics to days at the beach!
3. Leather Belt Carry-All Bag, $4.99
I am passionate about upcycling, recycling, refashion, or whatever you want to call it! I just can’t stand seeing perfectly good items being thrown away! I see old belts, jeans, T-shirts, and bedding as materials, fabric with which to make something new! I had the belt for a long time, loved it, used it for long and got bored with it, so it has been in my little craft corner’s drawers waiting for something to inspire me. And here it is! The bag is fully lined with inside pockets and a flap, and is big enough to carry all the items you will need through the day.
Find Luz Online:
Ravelry Designer Page: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/luz-mendoza