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  • Leadership Dilemma: Tackling the Difference between Problems and Patterns
    Leadership Dilemma: Tackling the Difference between Problems and Patterns
    One of the most important responsibilities for leaders is to solve problems and then get on to what is next. In this century we have so many resources for problem solving, be it through an infusion of capital, new equipment, hiring more employees,...
  • Mood Chart
    What's your mood? Say it in squares
    Have you heard what everyone that has a crochet hook is doing? Crocheters everywhere are becoming a part of this fun and exciting idea, crocheting a mood blanket. This year you can keep track of your mood using a granny square pattern for the...
  • Chiffon Penguin Pattern Infinity Scarf
    Review: Chiffon Penguin Pattern Infinity Scarf by Aslidesign
    In my opinion, penguins happen to be one of the cutest animals out there, so imagine my excitement when I got to try out theChiffon Penguin Pattern Infinity Scarf by Aslidesign.As you can probably guess, theChiffon Penguin Pattern Infinity Scarf...
  • Review: Black and White Geometric Clutch by DavieAndChiyo607
    Review: Black and White Geometric Clutch by DavieAndChiyo607
    Black and white clutches are always a great option to incorporate into your wardrobe considering the vast amount of outfits you can pair them with, but just any black and white clutch won't do. It has to be sturdy, beautiful, good quality, and...
  • Retailer & manufactuerer not the same
    Sterling silver flatware stamped with retailer name
    We receive many questions from readers trying to identify sterling flatware. Sometimes, they are confused when the name of the original retailer has been stamped onto a piece. So, they may have been searching patterns listed under the retailer'...
  • Add Colorful Area Rugs
    Decorating for renters: Tips and tricks to make a rental feel like home
    Many renters assume that they can’t add personality and color to their spaces. However, there are so many tips and trips to make a rental feel warm and inviting. Rules and regulations vary widely. First, find out what the landlord does and...
  • After This Row
    After this Row, a unique tool for every knitter
    Knitting can be a very rewarding art. With all the unique patterns and designs that you can create, the ideas are endless. Sometimes we choose easy projects and other times we would like to make items that are more difficult. Well, no matter how...
  • Family room
    Tips for bringing color into the home
    Color is one design element that can do a lot for a space. It brightens a room, adds a dose of personality, and creates drama or a sense of calm. Often though knowing how best to incorporate color into a room is allusive. Here are a few tips to...
  • Prints and Patterns
    Decorating your home with Prints and Patterns
    At the announcement of any new trend we designers always wonder how they will be received in our various demographic areas. Sometimes we see our community already embracing these trends or we see patterns of resistance…a few years ago we...
  • Bay Windows
    Fabric Selection for Windows
    Fabric is one of the most popular ways to add pattern and texture to a room. When picking and mixing patterns, the size or scale of the pattern is an important factor to consider. Window treatments are an excellent source to introduce texture into...
  • Reversible knitting
    Left handed knitting
    Even though about 10% of the world’s population is left handed, lefties are constantly forced to make adjustments to the right handed world. Cracking elbows in the school lunchroom, trying to adjust to regular scissors – it’s...
  • Clover
    Avoid the St. Patrick's Day pinch with 3 clover crochet patterns
    Whether or not you celebrate St. Patrick's Day chances are you still looking for a way to avoid that celebratory pinches doled out by certain overzealous people. Luckily with a little time, a little creative juice, and your crochet hook you...
  • Leadership Development: Become a Pattern Pioneer
    Leadership Development: Become a Pattern Pioneer
    It is time for a revolution in communication. Join the small and growing group of leaders who are challenging the status quo and saying “It will stop with me” or even better “It will start with me.”Get these words OUT of...
  • Print, Patterns & Paisley!
    Accessory print design is the spirit of style past, present and future.
    Everyone must believe that basic tanks and solid color outfits are the business of classic apparel. Take a look at the online store ofAmerican Apparel. Their entire store and collections are based off solid color clothing. When ever your on the go...
  • Hat pattern 1 size fits all
    Easiest hat pattern ever and Michael's yarn events
    I just love easy crochet patterns, don’t you? Well,how about an easy hat pattern? Inspired by myself and the fact that I don’t like making hats, I have created the easiest hat pattern ever. I needed to make one for a friend and was...
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