• 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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  • 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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  • New Year, TNNA, great books and giveaway winner!

    What I’m up to Phew! The year has gotten off to a whirlwind start! I came home from Australia, and then had an amazing time at TNNA- the yarn industry trade show. I taught 3 business classes there, and it was awesome seeing everything that’s new. Uh, yes. I did grab a brand new Kollage […]

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  • Tips for Organizing a Charity Craft Fair

    There are a lot of charities in the world doing really amazing work. I’ve written about how to donate stuffed animals, but frankly, most charities benefit from donations of cash. Large organizations are typically more efficient with cash, not only because they are able to better use the resources (for example, a charity that helps […]

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  • Upcoming Yarn Events & Holiday Cuteness

    What I’m up to It’s just a few days before Christmas and I’m enjoying the hot weather and mangoes in Australia. I’ve been posting the occasional photo on my personal instagram account, so follow me along on vacation! Ami Club members can hop over to the forum and download the Guide to Traveling with Crochet… […]

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  • December Ami Club Newsletter

    Oh, hey, lovely Ami Club member! Welcome! You’re probably familiar with my Yarn & Craft Newsletter, where I share fun yarn stuff from all around the internet. But I thought it would be fun to have a monthly Ami Club Newsletter which focuses more on crochet and amigurumi! Oh, and cute. Look for this newsletter […]
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  • Yarn and Craft Newsletter from FreshStitches Christmas Pickle, Etsy & Stamp Tutorial

    What I’m up to Whoa! Black Friday was SO amazing… I’m totally blown away! I even beat my sales numbers for last year- and that was when I launched entirely new colors & sizes of craft eyes! I didn’t think I could beat that! Ami Club is off to an AMAZING start and loads of […]

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  • Guide to Donating Stuffed Animals

    I’m incredibly passionate about sharing the love of stuffed animals with children in need. In Ami Club, we will be selecting a few charities a year that are committed to lovingly matching children with their new companions. However, you don’t need to mail stuffed animals across the country to make a difference! In this post, […]

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  • FreshStitches Sample Sale Sample Sale, Tuesday only!

    Hi there! I’m having a FreshStitches Sample sale on Instagram! Today is #GivingTuesday, and Heifer International is doubling all donations today only. If you’re not familiar with them, they are an organization that gifts livestock and education to people in need, so that they can raise the animals and create an income for themselves. I’m […]

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  • Cyber Monday Deal!

    It’s Cyber Monday, and I have a fabulous deal… Goodie Boxes! These are available to Ami Club Members, only! (so, if you’re not a member, sign up now!) Contents of the boxes vary, but that’s part of the surprise! Every box contains goodies worth at least $105 retail value, and include: 2 different bundles of yarn […]

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