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Hello ~ My name is Carla.  I am a crochet designer, multi-crafter, and owner of Mouse & Thimble - digital and handmade.  


In 2010, I retired from working with exceptional children with special needs to provide hands-on support for my family.  I enjoy teaching and technical writing.  Graphic design and hand-crafting are some of my favorite pastimes.  In 2011, I opened Mouse & Thimble on Etsy.  At first, items would include custom business logos and various digital creations (mouse), along with handmade quilts and crocheted items (thimble).  It was the sudden popularity of my signature afghan blankets that propelled the interest in what followed.


As a child, I loved to watch my mom sew and crochet. She would simply explain the logic behind the stitches as she gracefully turned imagination into creation.  Today, I mainly focus on designing crochet patterns that simply make sense.  I take pride in creating accurate, user-friendly tutorials for the very-beginner to beyond.  

You can still find and request a variety of original handmade tangibles at my second Etsy shop  Maple Tree Hill


I have been happily married to my best friend for most of my life. We live blissfully close to our son, daughter, their spouses, and two grandsons. Puget Sound is our home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where it rains about ten months of the year. 


Home & family are my inspiration. Simplicity is my style.


So glad that you found your way here...  

Welcome to Mouse & Thimble!