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Evany on how to make those crocheted Christmas tress, I must learn to crochet.

Pensive Frog finds a bunch of origami stars.

Homemade winter lip balm at Brownie Points.

Pretty little fold-up boxes and felt eyeglass keepers at Martha Stewart.

Craft podcast with Amy Singer about her new book (which I’m so happy about) No Sheep for You: Knit Happy with Cotton, Silk, Linen, Hemp, Bamboo & Other Delights.

How to make a photo canvas at One Hour Craft.

Drawstring bag tutorial at Whip Up.

In praise of Chronicle books at Busywork, including news of this fabulousness: Lotta Jansdotter’s Simple Sewing: Patterns and How-To for 24 Fresh and Easy Projects.

· comments [7] · 01-19-2007 · categories:books · craft ·

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mipmup // Jan 19, 2007 at 10:57 am

    thanks for posting about amy singer’s book. i’m allergic to wool, so this is at the top of my wish list!

  • 2 iportion // Jan 19, 2007 at 11:30 am

    Those are so cute. After seeing them I wish I could crochet or sew or do anything crafty.
    I am reading sewing book so wish me luck.

    VAl

  • 3 Rebecca // Jan 20, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    I too have wanted to learn how to crochet…My aunt sent me these links to teach myself. I haven’t had a chance to make a dedicated effort to learning yet, perhaps after I finish putting away all my Christmas stuff!

    http://crochet.about.com/library/bl_singlecrochet.htm

    http://www.nexstitch.com/v_single_crochet.html

    http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=113

    Have fun!–Rebecca

  • 4 Abby // Jan 20, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    My sister says crocheting is MUCH easier than knitting. (More forgiving, maybe?)

    And I think that girl is n*ked? Funny.

  • 5 Emira // Jan 21, 2007 at 11:52 am

    Lotta Jansdotter has a book now too! I can not keep up with all of these. I’m only two patterns into the Amy Butler book and now I must have more!

  • 6 Christine // Jan 24, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    We had a moment of silence while recording my podcast today (will be online tomorrow) for the knitters out there that can’t knit with wool. My love of wool makes me feel great sympathy for the non-wool types.

  • 7 Aunt Beep // Jan 26, 2007 at 7:46 am

    Thanks so much for the tip! I LOVE Lotta!!
    I blogged about you here:
    http://blog.thisnext.com/blog/lotta-jansdotter-tells-all.html

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