Stitch of the Week: Lace Clusters

A couple of weeks ago, I picked up a nearly unused hard-bound copy of The Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Needlework at my local library’s used bookstore. I paid $2, and it’s a massive encyclopedia of needle knowledge. Besides having an … Continue reading

Stitch of the Week: Star (Daisy) Stitch

Last week, I totally blew off Stitch of the Week. Well, I didn’t blow it off. I was just, you know, really busy. Excuses, excuses. This week, I’m back on track. I learned how to crochet the star stitch, sometimes … Continue reading

Who Ami?

I’ve been working on patterns for my soon-to-be-opened Etsy shop, and I want to give you a little preview of one of them. That’s why the title of this post is “Who Ami?” as in “Who’s the Ami?” or “Who … Continue reading

Off the Shelf: A little something from my personal library

Since I just set sail with this blog, I’m trying to figure out how to turn my love of books and hooks into blog posts that I’d enjoy writing. So, I figured I’d start a little department called Off the … Continue reading

Free Wizard of Oz Dorothy Gale Crochet Doll Pattern

It’s Wizard of Oz amigurumi time! There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home … and there’s nothing like a free crochet pattern. Dorothy gale is the dreamy-eyed but courageous heroine of Frank L. Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard … Continue reading

Social Media Hotpads and Coasters: Facebook

One of the great things about crafting characters from literature is that everyone immediately recognizes them and connects with them. Well, what’s more recognizable than these lovely logos? Even though they have nothing to do with books, I’m paying homage … Continue reading

How to Make a Magic Ring Video

I love the term “magic ring.” It makes me think of what Frodo carried to Mordor. Or maybe a blood red ruby adorning the finger of an evil queen. Or what happens when the Care Bears stand in a circle, … Continue reading

RSS Potholder Pattern

Today, we’ll learn the RSS potholder pattern. There’s just something geek-tastic about the RSS icon. Even though there’s no official social media site associated with RSS, it’s ubiquitous and immediately recognizable. I especially like the triangle edging on this one. … Continue reading

Twitter Potholder Pattern

Today, I bring you the Twitter hot pad! Last post, you learned how to make the Facebook potholder, and today’s Twitter design is essentially the same except for the color pattern. You also may be wondering why the potholders are … Continue reading