I have loved crochet, knitting, sewing, gardening, and crafts all my life. I was a Family and Consumer Education teacher for 20 years and a Library Media Specialist/Technology Educator for 13 additional years. I’ve taught children from elementary school through high school, and adults (and LOVED it!!)
I am married to my wonderful husband, Bill, and we have one daughter, Katie. She is married to Andy, and we have two delightful grandsons, Connor and Archer, “The Lakeview Cottage Kids”. We also have two very important personalities at our house, Olivia, a miniature dachshund, and Sebastian, a black labrador retriever! You will be hearing lots about them and their adventures at Lakeview Cottage!!!
We live on a beautiful lake in our house we have named “Lakeview Cottage” and that is where I design crochet patterns and create hats and afghans for babies and children. I love designing and creating!!! And, I design patterns and accessories for women and men, too!! I am inspired by the colors in my gardens and the interests of my grandsons, their mom and their friends!
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I hope you love the patterns and ideas you find here and in my Etsy shop, too!! You will also find me talking about my gardens, and other craft ideas. I will definitely be posting many photos and tutorials.
Finally, I do love to play with technology and I will post lots of ideas about how to use it in fun, creative ways!!! So, welcome to my blog. I hope you will find all kinds of useful and fun information here!!!!
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PS….For the last two years and continuing until at least June 2020, we have been splitting our time between our “Lakeview Cottage” and Door County,Wisconsin. My husband came out of retirement and took a position in an office in beautiful Door County. It has been a wonderful adventure as we have been enjoying this lovely area. So, if you notice that I am referring to things Door County, that’s why!! 🙂
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Hi! I’m So Glad You’re Here!!
Welcome to “Lakeview Cottage Kids”
I’m Chris, the artist, maker, designer, and crocheter behind “Lakeview Cottage Kids”! Here you will find information about crochet and knitting, patterns that I hope you can’t wait to try, stitch tutorials, information on ready-made crochet and knit items and lots more!
I hope you will find lots of information that will help you on your crochet and knit journey. And, thanks for visiting the world of “Lakeview Cottage Kids”!
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