Knotty Magpie is a blog written by Maggy Strong, which features crafts, crochet, original patterns, and whatever else I happen to feel like writing about. Hang around to get special offers at my Etsy and Ravelry pages, or to score free patterns and other creative inspiration!

So who am I?

I’m a drama teacher and lover of fiction. My creative energy comes in short, fiery bursts, and the crafts I do are extensive! Look around long enough and you’re bound to find something that catches your eye.

I’m a California native who packed up and moved across the country to be with my sweetheart, Zion, in rural Pennsylvania. We’ve got our dogs, Romeo and Lacy, who are a couple of pitbull mixes who may or may not be actually part cat. We love video games and fantasy, as well as the simple things like good food and a cozy home. And, he certainly tolerates my spastic need to suddenly undergo various craft projects with almost manic energy. It’s been an eventful year, and we’re finally settling into the good life!

So what’s this all about?

Common themes will be fantasy, art, role playing, fiction, upcycling, antiques, handmade crafts, crochet and fiber arts, video games, glassware (carnival and depression), thrifted goodies, and much more.

My hope is that if you are a lover of art and creativity, or just enjoy a positive outlook on life and sharing in fun experiences, you will find some joy in this little corner of the internet.

I’ve also recently started my own from-home business selling patterns, crochet goods, and hand dyed yarn on my Etsy store. My hope is that this will allow me to stay home with Zion while still pursuing my passions and making a little money on the side. If you’re into that, check it out! If not, just stay and enjoy the blog 🙂

Logo artwork credit goes to the very talented Kaley Bales.