Book Review: Crochet Yourself Calm by Carmen Heffernan with Excerpted Pattern: Petal Mandala

In today’s Granny Square Month post, I’m sharing a review of relaxing, repetitive crochet patterns, along with the pattern excerpt for the Petal Mandala, and your chance to win a copy, so read on for details! This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a … Read more

Blog Tour Giveaway: Big Hook Rag Crochet

I’m so excited to be part of the blog tour (and share a giveaway) for a new book by Dedri Uys! This post contains affiliate links. I had the chance to get to know Dedri from Look At What I Made a little better last year when I interviewed her for National Crochet Month. She’s … Read more

Interview with Viola E. Sutanto, Author of Packaging Your Crafts & Giveaway

This post contains affiliate links. Today I’m sharing an interview with Viola E. Sutanto, a graphic artist and product designer. Viola’s new book, Packaging Your Crafts: Creative Ideas for Crafters, Artists, Bakers, & More,  explores different materials and techniques that can be used to design pretty packaging for your handmade goodies. Using artisan profiles, tutorials, and plenty … Read more

International Crochet Day 2012, Part 4: Crochet Boutique review and giveaway

This post contains affiliate links. As part of my daylong celebration of International Crochet Day, I’m sharing a mini review of Crochet Boutique: 30 Simple, Stylish Hats, Bags & Accessories by Rachael Oglesby and offering a giveaway for my review copy of the book, courtesy of Lark Crafts. Book Review Crochet Boutique: 30 Simple, Stylish Hats, Bags & Accessories is a … Read more

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