National Crochet Month and a Giveaway

Happy National Crafting and Crochet Month! I’m so happy to be participating in the Crochetville Blog Tour! The theme is travel, and while I haven’t been able to go on a real life trip this month, I’d thought I’d take you on a small tour of my little corner of the internet. First Stop: Crochet and Knitting Patterns Did you …

Flashing my Crochet Stitch Dictionary Stash

I’ve been talking with friend, client, and fellow Craftsy instructor Beth Graham lately about crochet stitch dictionaries. These books are any designer’s best friends for ideas and inspiration. If you like to make your own designs, or think you might want to, try adding one to your crochet library. Beth asked what crochet stitch dictionaries I use and love, so …

National Craft Month – Win for Charity

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  March is National Craft Month and that means we’ve got a lot to celebrate! Later this month, on the 28th, I’ll be doing a special giveaway in conjunction with Crochetville’s National Crochet Month Blog tour. In the mean time, I have some other exciting news: Starting today, use this link to shop my online Craftsy class and you’ll be …

Blog Hop and Crafty Resolutions

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Today is my stop on the fabulous Craftsy Instructor Blog Hop. If you’ve been following along on the stops you may notice that I’m a bit different. I’m a crochet instructor while all my fellow Blog Hop hostesses are sewers and quilters. One of the fabulous things about Craftsy is that it gives you the ability to dive deeply into …

It’s a Blog Hop

This week is a great Craftsy Blog Hop I’m participating in with some of my fellow Craftsy Instructors. Here is the schedule with links to all their blogs: Monday, December 7 Jackie Kunkel  – Canton Village Quilt Works Kate Colleran – Seams Like a Dream Tuesday, December 8 Wendy Gardiner – I sew  Amy Johnson – Free Motion Quilting Adventures Wednesday, December 9 Maureen …

Special Craftsy Offer for Poetry in Yarn Followers

Special Offer for Poetry in Yarn Followers Purchase a Craftsy gift card for a friend today and be entered to win another class of your choice! Use my special link to buy a Craftsy class for someone you love. They can use it for any class they’d like. On 12/14 a winner will be chosen from the purchasers who use …

Happy New Year!

To all those who celebrate: a happy, healthy, sweet new year filled with yarn!

BIG NEWS! Craftsy cat is out of the bag!

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Over the next few weeks, and for a while after that too, you’re going to hear me talking a lot about Craftsy. Maybe you haven’t heard about Craftsy before, or it sounds vaguely familiar but you didn’t really look into it. What’s a Craftsy? Craftsy is the fastest growing crafty community on the web with over 5 million members in …

Beaded Lace Knitting: Book Interview and Giveaway

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Beaded Lace Knitting: Techniques and 25 Beaded Lace Designs for Shawls, Scarves, and More is a brand new book out by my friend, Anniken Allis. Anniken resides in the UK, so her fantastic book has only recently become available in the United States. Anniken was kind enough to “stop by” and answer some questions about her new book. When did …