My name is Annastasia Cruz and I am the person behind all these designs.
I love knitting and crocheting, I probably do it too much, people are generally surprised to see me without some project in my hands. I seem to have the need to always keep my hands moving. Other crafts that I love are sewing, cross stitch and other embroidery, smocking, and am learning to tat.
When it comes to sewing I seem to love creating for children more than myself, actually I can’t remember the last time I made something for myself. I have several sewing patterns that I have designed and have available for sale on etsy and craftsy.
In cross stitch I recently finished a cross stitch picture of the Redlands temple, it took me two and a half years to finish but it’s well worth it, it looks almost like a photograph, I also have other pictures that I have made with cross stitch.
I love english smocking by hand, it just looks so beautiful and adorable on a child. Smocking is the art of embroidery over pleats of fabric and once finished it has a natural stretch to it. It looks beautiful when used in children’s clothing, especially girls clothing.
I recently started teaching myself how to tat, I struggled finding a source to learn but found one just in time to learn enough to make some tatted lace for my nephew’s blessing outfit.