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My Latest Work #11: I Took a Little Detour

After my last post I said that I was going to start the black cat. Well, that was kind of true. But first I decided to take a break and crochet the Cuddle Me Bear from Amigurumi Today. That bear stole my heart quite a while ago and I just...

My Latest Work #10: Finally - One Down!

I believe it was back in July that I decided to make amigurumis for my sister’s grandchildren. I began by asking them what their favorite animal was (and it didn’t have to be real – fantasy animals were fine). Even though I’ve done some amigurumi...

My Latest Work #9: Still Hangin' in There

It looks like since I’ve been in Chicago to take care of my mom that one post a month on my blog will probably be the best I’ll be able to do. {It has been determined that my mom needs someone to live with her, so I’ll be staying in Chicago.} All...

My Latest Work #8: Best Laid Plans

At the beginning of this year I promised myself that I would post every week and become much more involved in social media to try to promote my store’s patterns and products. For a while I wasn’t doing too bad. But for those who have been paying...

My Latest Work #7: Whew!

Well, I was definitely doing a bit of nail-biting on this baby shower present, but I managed to get it done just in time. I sent it to my sister so she could bring it to the party. It went out in the mail last Wednesday and was received Friday –...

Nova55's New Patterns #4: Grandpa Easter Bunny

Since it is spring and Easter is around the corner, I thought I’d toot my own horn and let you know of a pattern that’s available in my store – my Grandpa Easter Bunny! He’s all decked out in his Easter finery, and there’s even a free carrot...

My Latest Work #6: My Only Sunshine

Apparently I have entered the stage of my life where the “children” are now having children. I’m not a grandmother yet, but I know plenty of women who are. That being said, one of my sister-in-law’s girls is currently expecting her third – the...

Designer Spotlight #2: Hello Yellow Yarn

Another post in my “spotlight on designers” series, I’d like to introduce you to MJ Carlos, a self-taught crochet designer of adorable amigurumi and curator of the Hello Yellow Yarn shop. She lives with her husband and two children in Australia,...

Crochet Stitches #1: Mini-Waves Stitch

I found this particular stitch on Pinterest. Originally it seems to have come from a Russian site, ellej.org, although I couldn’t find it currently on her page. I also couldn’t find a name associated with the stitch, so because of how my version...

Pattern Review / Product for Sale #4: Vanna's Wrap

I have yet to create a triangular shawl, but I love crocheting wraps! This one was made from the oh-so-pretty Vanna’s Glamour yarn, Diamond colorway with a beautiful silver metallic thread running through it; #2 weight, 96% acrylic / 4% other....