Hello FaveCrafts readers! I’m Jessica, and I’m the editor of FaveQuilts.com and AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com. Although this misleading picture of me was taken in gorgeous Sedona, I have actually spent the majority of my life in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. I studied World Literature and German at the University of Illinois, but since I spent most of my lectures knitting and crocheting, I would appreciate it if the U of I would please award me a minor in Crafting.
I grew up with a mother and grandmother who were DIY superheroes, so crafting has always been second nature to me. Why buy a Halloween costume when you can sew one? Why throw away that coffee table when you can refinish it? I enjoy all crafts, but my true loves are knitting and crocheting. Since becoming the editor of FaveQuilts, I have developed a passionate love-hate relationship with quilting (I can write about it and appreciate it; I just can’t do it).
When I’m not crafting, I fill my hours by reading the TIME magazine cover-to-cover, “biking” on a rusty hunk of metal with wheels, and begging my boyfriend to watch marathons of films all made by the same director.
Now check out some of my favorite projects from our crafty websites! (Seriously read them; I only picked good ones).
Crochet Afghan Patterns:
- Felt Advent Calendar
- Crochet Christmas Cards
- Easy Peasy Last-Minute Angel Wings
- Faux Gilded Votive Cups
- Lace Flower Hair Pin
- Beaded Satin Flower Brooch
- Earthy Crochet Wire Bracelet
- Heart Friendship Bracelet Pattern
- Watermelon Cookies
- Autumn Mug Mats in Wool Applique
- Tissue Paper Birthday Candles
- Lovely Lace Gift Bags