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Welcome to Encouraged by Design! It’s is my hope that my blog will bring inspiration and encouragement to your day.  There’s plenty of beauty to be found — you just have to have eyes willing to see! Peace and grace to you all, my friends.

Welcome to Encouraged by Design! It’s is my hope that my blog will bring inspiration and encouragement to your day.  There’s plenty of beauty to be found — you just have to have eyes willing to see! Peace and grace to you all, my friends.

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Finishing Well

Yesterday I had a long talk with a very dear friend of many years about some struggles we are both facing. We’ve spent our whole adult lives trying to live it well. Now, we want to finish well. My friend and I have both seen Christians with good intentions start out well and end very badly. …

Annie’s Class Sale!

Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links. I love learning so much that it’s my goal to learn something new every week. I’ve taught myself Java, HTML, iMovie, Photoshop, some CSS, and InDesign. French is next on my list! I strive to learn new stitches every chance I get because it widens the design possibilities that …

Tunisian Bracelet

Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links. This morning I was looking for a quick and fun idea for scrap yarn. It’s been one of those mornings where I wanted instant gratification – not an easy thing to achieve with knitting or crochet! The above bracelet is the result of that! The yarn is a bit …

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