A Challenge Accepted
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 1, 2013 | Short Link

After posting my initial list and one brief update, life became rather too complex for me to do much work towards my Year of Projects goals.  And, then, suddenly it was December. Last year, I did a lot of advanced holiday crafting, and I even finished all of my gifts by mid-November.  This year, not […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2013 Interview Series: Teresa Alvarez
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 7, 2013 | Short Link

Today’s Hispanic Heritage Month interview is with Teresa Alvarez, a Spanish crochet designer.  Teresa primarily self-publishes and last year had her first designs published in magazines. Teresa can be found online on Ravelry (as teresacompras and on her designer page) and on Twitter.  All pictures are used with her permission and are copyright Teresa Alvarez […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2013 Interview Series: Monica Rodriguez Fuertes from Hand Made Awards
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Posted by Underground Crafter on September 23, 2013 | Short Link

I’m excited to interview Monica Rodriguez Fuertes, a Spanish crochet, knitting, and sewing designer.  You may be familiar with Monica’s designs from Crochet Today!, or through the Etsy shop she shares with her mom, HandMadeAwards.  (You can read more about her in this Crochet Today! Designer We Love interview.) Monica can be found online on Etsy […]

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Nativity
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 29, 2013 | Short Link

Growing up, I was fascinated with the Nativity scene my maternal grandmother would set up during the Christmas season, and I remember being eager to place the baby Jesus into the manger after midnight on Christmas Eve.  That Nativity set was the one physical object that I most associated with the holidays during childhood, and […]

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Favorite Online Crochet Resources: Tips and Tricks from FreshStitches
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 9, 2013 | Short Link

Every Saturday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be highlighting one of my favorite online crochet resources.  Today’s featured site is FreshStitches, my favorite source of tips and tricks for crochet and small (crafty) business. I’m a huge fan of Stacey Trock, also known as FreshStitches.  I had the pleasure of interviewing her and participating […]

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Interview with Cheezombie
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 12, 2013 | Short Link

Through my travels through the internet, I often come upon interesting designers.  Cheezombie is one such talent.  She is one of the (relatively) few knit amigurumi designers I’ve come across, and her work has a distinctive style.  Cheezombie is shrouded in mystery, so I’m honored that she stopped by for an interview (but don’t expect […]

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Chubby Sheep CAL January Giveaway winners!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 2, 2013 | Short Link

We had a lot of fun during the Chubby Sheep CAL, and now that it is over, I’m happy to announce the winner of the January giveaway.  But first, let me share the awesome sheep that were finished this month! Blacky67‘s Black Sheep jaye-yarns‘s Sheep Shape MommieLamb‘s Chubby Rainbow Sheep Stormbat‘s Minikin Relodie made two Chubby Sheep: […]

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Vogue Knitting Live, Day 1
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 19, 2013 | Short Link

Yesterday, Vogue Knitting Live 2013 opened in New York.  If you’re in the New York area this weekend, you should stop by!  Here’s a quick wrap up of some of what I’ve seen so far. Gallery The gallery exhibits were being set up in the morning, and I had a chance to photograph most of […]

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Chubby Sheep CAL December giveaway!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 20, 2012 | Short Link

  I’ve seen some very cute Chubby Sheep projects shared in the last few weeks as part of the Chubby Sheep crochet-a-long.  I’m hosting two small giveaways for this CAL.  One is open to everyone who completes a Chubby Sheep in December, 2012, and the other one will open up to everyone who completes a Chubby […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2012 Interview Series: Paola Navarro from Delicious Crochet
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 4, 2012 | Short Link

This post is part of my 2012 Hispanic Heritage Month interview series. Today, I’m interviewing Argentinian crochet designer Paola Navarro, also known as Delicious Crochet.  She has been selling her signature style of amigurumi patterns in her Etsy shop since 2007, and can also be found on Ravelry (as DeliciousCrochet and on her designer page), as well as […]

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