Imagine if you will, you want to make a doll for one of your friends that looks exactly like them. With Allison Hoffman’s new book “AmiguruME”, now you can! Allison shows you how to crochet basic body parts and how to adapt each face to look like someone you know. She teaches you how to make your dolls recognizable. If you flip through the book you will have fun trying to guess the famous faces she has crafted out of yarn. Continue reading “Janice Ogata interviews Allison Hoffman”
Imagine my delight when a box of Red Heart Boutique Swanky arrived on my doorstep!!! I had to play with the yarn right away!!! It was over the long President’s Day weekend that I crocheted a hat with this beautiful shiny, sequin laced yarn. It drapes really well, it’s easy to work with and it sparkles like you can only imagine.
Photos do not do this yarn justice. You have to see it in person! Continue reading “The Burbank Fiber Friends play with Boutique Swanky”
I thought in honor of national crochet month and national craft month, I thought I would combine my love of both and make some yarn jars. Continue reading “Yarn Jars by Janice Ogata”
It was announced today that Hot-Dog-On-A-Stick filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. What will the County Fair be without Hot-Dog-On-A-Stick?? They are the cornerstone of the Fair stick food phenomenon! Summer just isn’t summer without a corn dog on a stick, slathered in mustard or ketchup, and a Big Lemonade to wash it down! Perhaps even more important is the stylish and sexy uniform that all Hot-Dog-On-A-Stick employees have to wear! Continue reading “It is a sad day for Hot Dog lovers around the world”
Knitting Behind Bars is a program that took 5 years to get off the ground is now going strong after a lot of hard work and determination by Lynn Zwerling, and her team of volunteers. You might think the idea of prisoners sitting around knitting for charity sounds bizarre, but that is exactly what happens every Thursday night inside one of Maryland’s correctional facilities. After retiring from her job, Lynn Zwerling had time on her hands and realized the calming power of knitting might be exactly the thing to help rehabilitate inmates in the local prison system. Surprisingly despite some initial resistance the program has succeeded against all odds. Continue reading “Knitting Behind Bars”
Sometimes you have to be away from the comfort of your own home, and if you’re like me you run out the door without all your supplies. I enjoy knitting and crocheting during my lunch break at work.
Learn to make the Christmas Wreath Throw with Mikey from the Crochet Crowd! Mikey talks about how you can use the same concepts to add other designs to your afghans. Stay tuned for our final Christmas afghan video, coming next week!
Welcome to the Cabled Afghan Knit-Along! Each week we share a new square pattern and help you learn to make it. Watch videos on Creativebug (sign up for a free account to get access to the videos) and see tutorials here on the blog.
This week we will be be working on the Checkerboard Cables Square (LW4309-D), which you can download the pattern for here.
I drove all around town to four different stores to find Reflective yarn. All the searching and driving was well worth it! Reflective is a fun yarn that I was first able to feel and touch way back in January 2014 at the Craft and Hobby Mega Show. It wasn’t until recently that I was able to find this very special yarn. Boy oh boy was I thrilled to finally be able to purchase this yarn.
In honor of Prince George’s First Birthday, we’ve pulled together some patterns fit for a Prince!