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Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Feature- Rhondda from Oombawka Design

Hi! My name is Rhondda and I am the Designer and Blogger behind Oombawka Design. You can find me at I live in Wellesley, Ontario (a small community just outside 

Kitchener/Waterloo) with my husband and 2-young children.

I love to make projects with yarn. I enjoy crocheting and I love designing crochet patterns. I try to 

write my crochet patterns to be easy to understand and I provide question support by email and on my 

Facebook page.


I have been crocheting for approximately seven years. Just the basics at first, a few stitches (single 

crochet, half double crochet, double crochet) and Afghans and scarves. I began crocheting after I was 

diagnosed with Crohn's Disease as a way to keep busy when I could not be physically active. I found it 

very relaxing and rewarding to be able to learn and apply a skill and to create something tangible.

In 2012 I began developing and expanding my crochet skills. Once again the crochet was a way to help me 

through difficult times. My Nana, whom I was extremely close to, died March 12, 2012. Crochet seems to be 

my 'crutch' in times of distress. When I am troubled I pick up my hook.

I am self-taught, mostly from books and online photo tutorials. I also received some excellent guidance 

from my husband's Grandmother, Rose. Thank you Grandma Rose!

My top 3-fibre related accomplishments  

1. Designing the Not ANOTHER Owl Hat Pattern, 

2. Blogging daily about Crochet since July 1, 2013, 

3. Designing more than 32-crochet patterns in the last year

I have many future goals for myself and Oombawka Design -

 I would one day love to have a pattern published 

in a 'print' magazine.

The Crafting Community online is fantastic - finding others who appreciate and understand your love of 

your craft - whether it is crocheting, quilting, is a fabulous feeling. One of the main 

reasons I love what I do - is because there are others to share it with.

Stop by and say hello?



  1. Nice to see you featured Rhondda! Thank you so much to Carli for putting this together.

    * * * Just a heads up - Carli and I are having issues with Blogger formatting this year. It's not like it used to be and we aren't super-techie. If you think things look wonky, our apologies. If anyone would like to hold my hand for the next while through a couple more feature Fridays, we would appreciate it.

    Now off to check out Rhondda's blog! : ) Have a great day,

  2. Rhonda your crochet projects are delightful , love the owl . Good luck with your venture .

  3. Rhonda, nice to see you featured!

  4. Nice to meet you Rhondda! I love your owl hat. Cutest one I have seen. I find crochet so difficult but I persist in catching on.

  5. Love your designs! My daughter is learning to crochet and I have recommended your blog to her.

  6. Very nice work, Rhondda! Any art/craft is therapeutic for sure. My daughter is a gorgeous knitter and crocheter and she taught her DH to crochet. Now he has his own hooks and is making beautiful blankets . He loves it so much he even takes his work to his job to work on during coffee breaks:-)

  7. I tried knitting but I found crochet better for me. Great little owls!

  8. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments :) I'm happy I found this great gathering place! Rhondda

  9. It's been nice getting to know you. I love the owl hat and that cowl. Good for you that you've been able to learn on your own and that it has now become a comfort to you in times of stress.