• June Ami Club Newsletter

    It’s June! And as always, lots is happening! I’m posting the newsletter a day early because I’m heading out to TNNA, the National NeedleArts tradeshow! June Exclusive Pattern I hope by now that you’ve seen the June Ami Club pattern, Carlos the Saguaro Cactus! If you haven’t, no worries! There’s still plenty of time to […]
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  • How much yarn does crochet use? Single vs. double crochet

    My previous post, how much yarn do I need? has been so popular that I wanted to expand on it a little bit today by looking at adding another stitch into the mix, the double crochet. And this is only the beginning! I’ve compiled all this information and more into a handy-dandy ebook for Ami […]

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  • May Ami Club Newsletter

    Happy May! I hope that by now, spring (in the northern hemisphere) has well and truly rolled around for you! There’s a lot of exciting news happening this month, so let’s get started! May Exclusive Pattern I hope by now that you’ve seen the May Ami Club pattern, Clarita the Pig! If you haven’t, no […]
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  • donate supplies to foster children Comfort Cases Charity Drive + Giveaway!

    About Comfort Cases You know that every quarter, FreshStitches picks a new charity in need of receiving lovingly made, crocheted stuffed animals. Last quarter’s drive, animals for Kids Need to Read, was a huge success… and I am over-the-moon excited about this one! This quarter, we’re making stuffed animals to put in the backpacks distributed […]

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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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  • 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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