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The Crochet Express National Crochet Month Blog Tour
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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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Crochetville is very proud to have designer Donna Childs with us today as one of the featured designers on our 2016 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo).
A neighbor taught me to crochet when I was 10, and I immediately began designing clothes for my dolls. As a teenager I crocheted crazy accessories and stuffed animals for myself and my friends. The stuffed animals have a life of their own, and I have begun making up stories and dioramas for them.
Tell us about your favorite travel destination.
I’ve traveled a lot on my own, but my favorite trip was my honeymoon, the first time I took a trip with another person. We explored the ruins, rain forests, and islands of Belize and Guatemala.
Tell us about a “dream” travel location that you’d like to visit one day.
My husband and I have traveled throughout the world, but not much around our own country; we are talking about a cross-country train ride through the US.
Do you visit yarn stores when traveling? If so, tell us about one of your favorite finds.
I always visit yarn shops while traveling! If I had to choose only one it’s White River Yarns.
White River Junction in Vermont is a quirky little place, and one of the friendliest places in town is White River Yarns.
Packing: Tell us about any crochet clothing or accessories you pack when traveling. Do you have any really cool packing tips to share?
I don’t often crochet clothing, but I do crochet a lot of hats and bags and different accessories. I can fit a lot of different colorful crocheted scarves to change the look of my simple t-shirt and jeans every day.
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?
My husband has a collection of hats that we can trace back to different trips–I remember where I bought every skein of yarn, the people we met at the shops or festivals, and the leisurely hours I spent on vacation making them for him.
Do you have any stories or anything else travel-related that you’d like to share with our blog tour readers?
Traveling alone gives you a chance to make friends along the way–take every opportunity to explore and to learn something new, even if you don’t have a travel companion at the moment.
Visit Donna’s Site: NatCroMo Specials
I am working on a series of stuffed animals amigurumi, all in dioramas with their own stories. Want to make an amigurumi of your own? Visit my blog to find out how to get a free pattern.
One of Donna’s Designs:
Lola, the Cat’s Pajamas, $3.75
Lola is the Cat’s Pajamas! She has button jointed limbs, custom fitted PJ’s and is ready to travel–check out her trip to the White Mountains.
Find Donna Online:
- Website: donnachilds.blogspot.com
- Blog: http://donnachilds.blogspot.com/
- Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/donna-childs
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