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book reviews

Book Review: Woodland Knits

I adore Stephanie Dosen's (aka Tiny Owl Knits) designs. She designs whimsical and fun knitting patterns... so I was really excited to see ...

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Book Review: So You Want to be A Knitting Designer…

Being a knitting/crochet designer is kind of a weird job. Being successful means being part designer, part webmaster, part marketer and part photographer. ...

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Book Review: Beastly Crochet

As soon as I saw the cover of Brenda Anderson's new book, Beastly Crochet, I knew there would be some cuties inside: But... I ...

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The Crafter’s Guide to Taking Great Photos, Review

I don't buy a lot of books. Working in the industry, I often get sent review copies of knitting/crochet books. I'm also a very ...

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Stuffed Animals: the must-have sewing book of the year!

Oh, I know. It's only April. How can I make such a bold claim? Because this book is that good. I've been waiting for this ...

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I know you’re ready for the end of winter, but…

The winter is (finally!) starting to come to an end. Some parts of the US were pummeled by winter storms/blizzards and many folks ...

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Does it count as stash? A chat about sock yarn & review of Sock Yarn Studio.

A minimalist's take on stash If you've been following me, you'll know I'm not a huge stash-er. I have about 2 medium-sized boxes of ...

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5 crucial considerations when starting your craft business

I often get emails that (roughly) say, "I want to start a craft business. Do you have any tips?" This is a very big ...

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Rachael Oglesby’s 6 super-fabulous crochet style tips

I'm never going to be one of those girls who buys a new wardrobe every season to stay on trend. But, do you ...

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Crochet as a tool for combating the perils of modern life

I’ve grown up in a generation of sick people. At least half of the people I know are on medication for a mental illness ...

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