• September Crochet Fun + Fave Links

    I can’t believe it’s already September! Time is moving so fast (and um, it was 105 in Los Angeles last week… that feels like July to me!). As always, I have lots of exciting news to share! If there’s something specific you’d like to see on the blog, feel free to leave a comment or […]

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  • Using a ruler to measure plastic safety eyes What size are my craft eyes?

    Do you have some plastic craft eyes in a box somewhere… and you aren’t sure how to tell what size they are? Umm… yup, me too. Don’t worry! Today, I’ll show you how easy it is to figure out what size they are! All you need is a ruler with millimeter measurements. A craft eye […]

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  • monkey with heart eyes How to Use Safety Eyes

    Craft eyes. Plastic eyes. Safety eyes. Animal eyes. They’re called lots of different things! I’ve made a video that shows you how to install them and remove them (eep!). I also talk about why I only use eyes with ridges and plastic washers as well as why you shouldn’t use them on toys for children […]

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  • Bulk eyes 18mm from FreshStitches wholesale pricing New eyes, restock + bulk offer for members!

    I’m not sure if you noticed, but the eyes shop has been looking pretty sparse since my mega Black Friday sale. I knew I’d sell a lot of eyes that weekend, which is why I put in my new eye order at the start of September! But because I order some exclusive styles, they have […]

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  • ombre glitter eyes Tutorial: Ombre Glitter Eyes

    I’m completely obsessed with painting my own craft eyes! Today I’m going to show you an awesome technique: how to paint ombre glitter eyes! Aren’t these amazing? This ombre effect is super-easy to achieve with glitter paint because the paint is actually clear with specks of glitter. That means that one coat leaves little gaps […]

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  • amigurumi crochet owl kit by FreshStitches Are buttons a baby-safe substitute for craft eyes?

    You’ve probably read the disclaimer: craft eyes are not recommended for use in toys for children under the age of three. I’m often asked, “can I use buttons instead”? In short, the answer is no. To explain why, let’s talk about why craft eyes aren’t baby safe. It’s incredibly unlikely that the washer will accidentally […]

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  • Paint your own craft eyes How to Paint Your Own Craft Eyes

    I stock lots of pretty colors of craft eyes in my shop. But, what do you do if you want something I don’t have? Like pink eyes? Or glitter eyes? Or polka dot eyes? Hmm… those would be hard to find. You can paint them yourself! Today, I’ll show you how to paint your own […]

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  • St Patricks day Nelson the Owl Tip for Attaching Craft Eyes through Thick Layers

    Today’s guest post is written by Nichole of Niccup Crochet. I’m really excited about this post, because Nichole has come up with a solution (little did I know until she mentioned it!) that has been plaguing many crocheters. When attaching craft eyes (or ‘safety eyes’) to an amigurumi, it can be really tough to get […]

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