About Me

Hello there!
Well, this is me…

it’s a bit of an older shot. My lovely and talented sister-in-law took it of me during my maternity shoot.

My name is Stephanie and I’m a Stay At Home Mom to Eliana.


She was born November 2011 and was quite unexpected but is the biggest blessing to her Dad and me.


We still often ask each other how we ended up with such an amazing, sweet and loving child.
The block of photos above are part of a 365 project I did of her. You can have a look at them on my Facebook page  Radiate Photography.

I also take all the photos you see on this blog, either with my iPhone or my DSLR.

I love to cook and bake as well and if you follow me on Instagram  (@stephaniedavies) you can keep up with my culinary adventures too.




I do have a Ravelry account but I don’t really use it much ,except when I’m looking for patterns and inspiration. However much of my  inspiration comes from Pinterest and I have numerous crochet boards that you can follow if you like.

If you do use Facebook and/or Twitter there are badges down the right hand menu with links to my accounts.

Just a few things you might want to know about me:

I’m a Christian,
wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, photographer,
crochet nut,
qualified teacher,
mountain biker, horse rider, social media addict,
cook, baker, fine art graduate, saxophonist, bookworm, movie lover,
night owl,
animal lover, German living in South Africa.

What can you expect from this blog?

  • Tutorials for  patterns, techniques, tips and tricks.
  • Links to interesting crochet items found online.
  • Interviews and/or guest posts with/about fellow creative beings.

What sets this blog apart?

As a left-handed crocheter I understand the frustration with trying to learn how to crochet,  reading pattern diagrammes designed for right-handed crocheters and not finding many resources that cater to us lefties.
My blog promises photo tutorials that are easy to understand by left and right-handed crocheters.

My one-and-only-absolutely-essential-crochet-item (apart from yarn and hooks, of course!)? 

This book is a must have for anyone wanting to extend their crochet stitch repertoire.
It is absolutely fantastic and I recommend it to everyone!
You can buy it here or here (if you’re in South Africa).

 Feel free to contact me via email if you

  • would like me to share something you made on my blog
  • have questions about techniques
  • are interested in writing a post for me

My address is stephanie [at] radiate [dot] co [dot] za (please excuse the italics but every time I write the address out in full I get spam 😦

11 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Pingback: Selling yourself short | A bag full of Crochet

  2. Hi stephanie

    Stumbled apon ur blog through fb. Not sure who I follow that follow u, im forever ‘surfing’ for cute crochet projects and love to see the dot co dot za behind a blog or site. Read these bits about u, and couldnt resist to leave a reply. I got such a warm feeling when I read that you are also a Believer, wife and mom. Looking forward to following more posts and projects.

  3. Hi Stephanie! I have finally made it to your blog. I receive notifications through email, so I know some things about you and your work. I do crochet, but am unsure as to whether I should post it or not. I’m unable to right now, as I have neither a camera (except webcam) or a printer. So, I think I will finish running through your blog now….by the way, I am writing you from Prince Rupert, British Columbia Canada…….north-west coast across from Queen Charlotte Islands. Bye now!

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