Stylish & Fun

Handmade in Nevada

Yes, “that thing that your grandmother does” is probably crocheting. And although your grandmother knows a thing or two, it doesn’t mean that those old crafts can’t take on a new updated look today.

I make a variety of items:

  • Plant holders
  • Reusable facial scrubbies
  • Coasters
  • Scarves
  • Blankets
  • Hats / Beanies
  • and more.


Crochet Wrist Sweat Band

Resposted from arenolife.com on July 10, 2013 Since I started trail running and now it is July in Reno, NV where the temperature can hit 100 degree plus, it’s HOT here. Even with sweatproof sunscreen, it doesn’t matter. At that temperature and creating body heat, you’re melting and sweat is going to drip into your …

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Hi, I’m Valerie

I have been crocheting for decades (30+ yrs) and try to find ways to incorporate crocheting into more modern and stylish uses.

Some of my other passions are travel blogging, and off-grid living. I am a Registered Nurse, Integrative Medicine Health Coach and yoga/meditation instructor.

To learn more, visit arenolife.com.


If there is something that you like but isn’t exactly what you are looking for, message me and I will see what I can do to bring your custom design to life.