Monday, June 30, 2008

Grampa's Peonies

I dug this Peony out of my Great Grandfather's garden years after he died. The smell of Peonies always takes me back to those happy childhood days spent with him.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Free Pattern: Cherry Chocolate Purse by Bella McBride

Here is an example of my patterns. This is a pretty basic one, so it has half the pictures that a normal one does. It doesn't, however, have the pattern for the flower, or the tutorial for felting that nomally comes with a pattern purchase. I can't give it all away, now can I? A girl has to make a living! If anybody chooses to make this purse I would love to see that finished product! Enjoy and happy crocheting!
Just click on the images and they will enlarge!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


I took this picture at our local Golf Course today! Isn't it the most spectacular display? I'm not a huge fan of yellow, but these are really striking.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Thank You to.......

Lucky me these past few weeks! My Strawberry Fields Hat Pattern, Wise Ol' Owl Pattern, Sunset Purse Pattern and Sunset Hat Pattern were chosen for the below Etsy Treasuries! How wonderful it feels to be chosen by fellow artists! Thank you to the following: Crochet Bouquet from, Bags and More by Pam from, Fairy DC2008 from, and Puncezilla Toys from Please take a look at all their wonderful creations at their Etsy store! Thanks again Ladies!!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Lupines and a Little Piece of Wildlife

Lupines, a staple of Maritime living, found all along the roadsides and ditches across New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. I captured a picture of these pink ones and didn't realize I caught a piece of wildlife too. Look in the upper left hand corner!I couldn't capture a picture like that if I tried!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Thank You to......

Thank you to Meagan's Designs from and Sherry, aka Guerilla Granny from for adding my Waves of Ruffles Purse Pattern and Felted Wool Hat and Purse Set. Thanks Ladies.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Oh, for the love of Buttons!

I went to my local Frenchie's today to add to my stash of buttons. I didn't find a lot, but what I did find were exactly what I was looking for, and more! What do you think? Gorgeous aren't they? Coming soon to a Bella McBride Design near you!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

My lucky day indeed!!!

Wow, two treasuries in one day! Thanks to Fairy Dust Crochet ( for adding me and my Etsy "hooker" friends to a wonderful treasury!

Treasury!! I love them!!

Thank you very much to artsiegirl ( aka BellaBoo for picking my Sunset Hat Patterns for her lovely, or should I say BELLAful, treasury! I really lucked out on this one with my Bella name and my brown background! Thanks BellaBoo!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Neck Warmer

I'm in the middle of writing a new pattern for a neck warmer. I think it has a real Victorian feel, but in this colour you could wear it dressed up, or down. The pattern should be available later this week in my Etsy shop. I may even sell some of my prototypes!