Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sneak Peek!

Shelby Allaho, my co-author on Crocheting Clothes Kids Love offers a sneak peek of one of the projects today!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Review of 'Learn to Crochet' Class

Wow, I couldn't have timed it better had I tried. The stars must have aligned... did a nice review of my 'Learn to Crochet' Class!

Learn to Crochet! Online Classes at Annie's :D

AND... If you are ready to go beyond 'Learn to Crochet', check out my other online class... Crocheting with Beads!

Crocheting with Beads Online Class at Annie's

Monday, October 28, 2013

Give the Gift of FUN this Holiday Season

How do you feel when you create a crocheted item? Happy? Satisfied? Proud?

Did you have FUN making it? Of course you did!

Why not pass along your love of crochet to someone this Holiday?

Learn to Crochet Class DVD Learn to Crochet Class DVD

Also, our school and Church often have Basket Raffles... why not throw in a copy of the DVD, a few untouched skeins of yarn from your Stash and a few hooks? I do this for our Summer Festival every year and it's always a big hit.

Will you give Crochet related gifts this year? What kind? Tell me your plans maybe it will help me brainstorm for my own friends and family.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Book 4 Title is listed...

Lookie!  Lookie!  The title of my Book 4 is now up on Amazon with a release date of July 25, 2014 (a few months earlier than I had expected....)

Sign up for an Amazon alert to get information as it is known.


And, if you don't have my other books, here's the links so that you can pace yourself, get caught up on those before the new ones come out in February and July :)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Photo Friday

I feel like I'm finally making headway on my to-do list! (Despite contending with this mischievous Minnie-monster)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Behind the Scenes: Knit and Crochet Now

We taped the 5th Season of Knit and Crochet Now last week.

Here is Kathy, a camera operator, who was helping set up the stage. The table is the table we use when demonstrating projects, but it is protected by a cloth while the crew looks at photos of seasons past to update the set back-drop. There is Keisha, an intern, in the background. 

 When I'm standing at the table during a taping, if I look to my left, I see this big video monitor with me on it. (I try not to look that way!  It's kinda like a mirror during childbirth, I really didn't want to see it happening....) LOL

Me goofing around.  The pictures on the wall behind me eventually came down, because when we are standing at the table taping, the pictures on the wall were "framing" our heads, looking like square halos. So the crew took them down. in the show, the mannequins are dressed.

 When I stand at the taping table, I'm wearing running shoes... with every outfit.... no matter how fancy.  The floor is concrete and all the standing can get tiring.

 Here's the whole set from the back of the studio.  Sometimes we have observers hanging out back here. Sometimes we watch each other tape from here or in the control room. We also have a monitor running in the "work room" so we can crochet and knit and prep while watching the other segments film.
Here I am with the lovely Amanie right before my first segment. Amanie has won a few Emmy's (I don't know exactly how many...) for her make-up artistry.  Every time I tape, I have her tell me a few more products I need to add to my home make-up bag. It's really a treat to have an expert tell you EXACTLY what to buy, because really, for me it's just a guess.

The crew were teasing me about my "Texas" sized hair, but looking at it now, it really wasn't too big. 

Friday, October 11, 2013


Today we celebrate our love of yarn! (next week, I'll post some photos of my behind the scenes fun at the Knit and Crochet Now Season 5 taping!) 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I Love Yarn Day!

I Love Yarn Day is coming up!  October 11, 2013

Last year, I designed the Icy Day Cowl for the event... and this year it's the new I Love Bruges Crochet Bracelet! 

Get the free pattern for the I Love Bruges Bracelet here.

Remember, Bruges Lace is a Crochet technique that uses basic crochet stitches with no special tools.

When this elegant little introduction whets your appetite to do more Bruges Lace, Find my how-to book with 8 Bruges patterns HERE.  At TODAY it is on sale for $6.95

See all the details, free patterns, events and inspiration at

On the right, is last year's pattern, the Icy Day Cowl.