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  • FreshStitches Planner page Weekly Planner: free printable! (+ suggestions!)

    Planners are a big deal. They can get really fancy. And there are planner people to follow on instagram. Whoa. It’s a little overwhelming! I’ve always struggled with finding the right planner for me. I love having a paper planner, but I always found it hard to find the right one. Some have a page […]

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  • March Ami Club Newsletter!

    Hi there, lovely club member! Another month and more exciting stuff! Club Happenings Have you downloaded this month’s pattern? Isn’t she adorable? I’m already seeing lots of finished projects over in the Bonita the Butterfly CAL thread! Love them! Today is also the first day for signups for the Spring Flowers Swap! You’ll want to […]

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  • Adorable St. Patrick's Day Crochet pattern- leprechaun March Update and a new Ami Club Bonus!

    Happy March! 2017 is flying! I have a couple of things to tell you about! New Ami Club Goody! So, you already know that as part of Ami Club, you get an adorable monthly pattern and ebook download, as well as exclusive video tutorials and 10% off all eyes. And there are crochet-a-longs (with the […]

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  • A little sale… and spring!

    Is it spring yet? I’m seeing hints that it’s coming! Granted, I’m in sunny California where ‘winter’ means 60-degrees, but I’ve been spying photos of my Minnesotan friends out for lovely walks! So spring must be just around the corner! What I’m up to The first thing I think of when I hear ‘spring’ is […]

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  • Chetnanigans Elite organizer giveaway Chetnanigans Elite Hook Organizer Giveaway!

    I have something very exciting to share with you!!! I’ve been fans of Chetnanigans for years. Sean and Holly are such lovely people and they make such beautiful handmade hook organizers. I’m a real sucker for gorgeous woodwork! Here’s my organizer, just as pretty as can be. When Sean told me he wanted to giveaway […]

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  • Octopus snips from FreshStitches... one in your fave color! So handy for having in your craft bag! Kitty, Puppy and Octopus Snips back in stock!

    Yup, even the octopus! These adorable snips are less than 2″ long and are the perfect addition to your craft bag. Now fully restocked in all colors! Get your kitties, puppies and octopuses (or octopi? I never know) now!

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  • Norah Gaughan's Knitted cable sourcebook Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook: Review

    This book. Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook. Drool. I saw it. And I bought it. I don’t buy a lot of craft books. (Seriously, all of my books fit on one shelf!) But I bought this one and love it. And I added my old cable stitch dictionary to my ‘Spring Cleaning’ pile. Because I […]

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  • February Ami Club Newsletter

    Oh, hey, lovely Ami Club member! Welcome! It’s the 2nd Friday of the month… so it’s time for our members-only newsletter! What I’m up to & news I like doing all kinds of crafts, but the sewing machine just isn’t relaxing for me. It’s noisy. And it goes too fast. So I’m handsewing. Have a […]
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  • Learn to Crochet: Lesson 1

    I'm going to teach you to crochet! Yes, you. Really. Hi there! Maybe we haven't met before, so I'll introduce myself. I'm Stacey, and I'm going to help you learn to crochet! I'm the designer & teacher behind FreshStitches, author and blogger. No matter which hat I'm wearing, I'm most well-known for my step-by-step tutorials [...] Continue Reading
  • Zoomigurumi 5 Zoomigurumi 5 Review + Giveaway!

    Today I’m reviewing and having a giveaway for Zoomigurumi 5! I’m really excited about this one… keep reading for details on how to enter the giveaway. The Zoomigurumi series is published by the folks at AmigrurumiPatterns.net, which, in my opinion, is the premiere place for amigurumi patterns. The offerings are curated (giggle, I’ve even had […]

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