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Variegated Yarns: swatches in knitting, crocheting and weaving

It’s always so mysterious how a pretty little skein will work up, isn’t it? Especially with variegated yarn! I dyed up a little (well, BIG) skein and made swatches in knitting, crocheting and weaving! And they’re SO different! Here’s the skein I dyed (if you want to try it, check my tutorial on how to […]

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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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INSPIRATION BEHIND THE NEW PATTERNS…

I went to Japan last year and the street-style there inspired me quite a lot. Particularly in Kyoto, where most women would be wearing the same outfit over and over: a…

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Zoom in: the Denia blouse

And last but not least, I’m really excited to introduce the lovely Denia blouse! Denia is the easiest of the new patterns: this would be an excellent project for a…

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Zoom in: the Botanic Trousers

A new trousers pattern for Spring, hooray! Meet the Botanic trousers, your perfect companion for the warmer months. This pair of wide-legged, high-waisted trousers are so comfortable you’ll want to…

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Zoom in: the Tello jacket

Let me introduce you the Tello jacket today. Tello is a classic utility jacket, unlined and with many pockets (by now, you should know I’m a pocket addict!). It features…

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The new Spring patterns are here!

Spring is finally here and it’s the perfect excuse to introduce three new patterns available in paper and/or PDF format. I’ve also prepared some surprises for all of you so…

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Weekly Planner: free printable! (+ suggestions!)

Planners are a big deal. They can get really fancy. And there are planner people to follow on instagram. Whoa. It’s a little overwhelming! I’ve always struggled with finding the right planner for me. I love having a paper planner, but I always found it hard to find the right one. Some have a page […]

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The new shop is live!

One week after releasing the new blog, it’s with great pleasure (and a hint of nervousness) that I introduce you to the new shop! I’ve been working on this new…

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New blog!

After an extended leave and hard work, I come back with many things to tell you. I kept silent during two little months… Yes, I know it´s quite a long…

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March Ami Club Newsletter!

Hi there, lovely club member! Another month and more exciting stuff! Club Happenings Have you downloaded this month’s pattern? Isn’t she adorable? I’m already seeing lots of finished projects over in the Bonita the Butterfly CAL thread! Love them! Today is also the first day for signups for the Spring Flowers Swap! You’ll want to […]

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March Update and a new Ami Club Bonus!

Happy March! 2017 is flying! I have a couple of things to tell you about! New Ami Club Goody! So, you already know that as part of Ami Club, you get an adorable monthly pattern and ebook download, as well as exclusive video tutorials and 10% off all eyes. And there are crochet-a-longs (with the […]

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My Handmade Wedding Dress

This is certainly the most personal post I’ve ever written, but since I made it, let’s talk about my wedding dress! A little bit of context first: I got married…

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Aldaia Dress: How to sew knit fabric without a serger

Here’s the second part of the Aldaia dress tutorial series. If you want to sew the Aldaia dress pattern but don’t own a serger, no problem! You can use your…

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Aldaia dress: recommended fabric and how to calculate the stretch percentage

It’s not always easy to choose the right fabric when sewing: it needs to have the right drape, body, weight… and in the case of the Aldaia dress pattern, the…

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New pattern: the Aldaia Dress

I’m so glad to finally introduce the new pattern: the Aldaia dress! I’ve been working on it for the past 3 months and was waiting for the Paris fair to…

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Port Trousers: How to Alter the crotch (by Artesane)

Once again, the wonderful team of Artesane share the second part of the trousers adjustments with us! Thanks so much! ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Now that you can alter the legs of a…

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Port Trousers: how to alter the legs (by Artesane)

I’m very happy to welcome the lovely girls behind Artesane today on the blog for a special post. In case you don’t know Artesane, it’s an online community platform with…

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Port Trousers: testers versions

First of all, I want to thank you all for the warm welcome you gave to the Port trousers & shorts pattern! I hope to see lots of them stitched…

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New Pattern: the Port Trousers and Shorts

Here it is, the new pattern: the Port trousers and its short version. Its casual look will be perfect for the back at school/work season or the ones who don’t…

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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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Chetnanigans Elite Hook Organizer Giveaway!

I have something very exciting to share with you!!! I’ve been fans of Chetnanigans for years. Sean and Holly are such lovely people and they make such beautiful handmade hook organizers. I’m a real sucker for gorgeous woodwork! Here’s my organizer, just as pretty as can be. When Sean told me he wanted to giveaway […]

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Kitty, Puppy and Octopus Snips back in stock!

Yup, even the octopus! These adorable snips are less than 2″ long and are the perfect addition to your craft bag. Now fully restocked in all colors! Get your kitties, puppies and octopuses (or octopi? I never know) now!

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Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook: Review

This book. Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook. Drool. I saw it. And I bought it. I don’t buy a lot of craft books. (Seriously, all of my books fit on one shelf!) But I bought this one and love it. And I added my old cable stitch dictionary to my ‘Spring Cleaning’ pile. Because I […]

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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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Learn to Crochet: Lesson 1

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Zoomigurumi 5 Review + Giveaway!

Today I’m reviewing and having a giveaway for Zoomigurumi 5! I’m really excited about this one… keep reading for details on how to enter the giveaway. The Zoomigurumi series is published by the folks at AmigrurumiPatterns.net, which, in my opinion, is the premiere place for amigurumi patterns. The offerings are curated (giggle, I’ve even had […]

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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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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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