“Crochet Goodies” book is back in my Etsy shop until I run out again!

Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 5.12.23 PMMy crochet book is back in my Etsy shop while my new supply lasts!  I just received them today. When I hauled in two superheavy boxes, I was like, “What did I buy??! I don’t remember buying anything heavy!?” And I got scared, cuz, shopaholic amnesia brain damage. BUT, then I looked at the return address label, and saw that it was my book distributor!

As some of my newer blog readers may have noticed, my book has been difficult to find, or really expensive. This is due to the fact that my book sold out of its print run and will not be re-printed by my publisher, as they are no longer publishing craft books. My plan is to get the rights back to re-print/re-pub it, but that can take some time. I read on my latest royalty statement that my publisher actually had more books back in stock (this happens when stores return books), so I asked if I could buy them all for you guys and put them on Etsy!

So if you’ve been looking for my book in the U.S., here’s your chance to get it! (Sorry for the long rambly story, but I don’t think I ever blogged about it before, and I thought some of you might want to know what the situation was with the book.)

Also, it’s my plan to start writing Book #2 in November after I’m finished with Renegade Craft Fair, so…. hold on tight!

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October Blog Sponsor Giveaway

Giveaway Oct2014Hi! It’s the 15th of the month, so it’s time to launch a new blog sponsor giveaway!

Thanks so much to my generous sponsors for offering us these wonderful goodies!

PLEASE NOTE, we are changing things up a bit this month and trying something new. We have THIRTEEN awesome prizes for October, and I will be drawing THREE winners. The FIRST winner can choose his/her favorite 6 prizes. The SECOND winner can choose his/her favorite 4 prizes. And the THIRD winner will win the remaining 3 prizes. I am open to feedback on how you all feel about this, but an initial Facebook survey seemed to tell me that you guys like to share, which is great! :)

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My Halloween Crochet Pattern Round-Up!

Halloween crochet patternsAnyone still doing their Halloween crocheting?  I thought I’d round up some of Halloweeny crochet patterns in a single post!

Candy Bar Clutch – free

Ghostly Candy Container made with a Yoplait yogurt container – free

Candy Corn Kitty Hat

Bee & Puppycat plush, bee necklace, and shoe bows – free

Happy Heart & Rib Cage Tshirt – free

Mermaid Seashells – free

I’m thinking I might do a video tutorial for a wee pumpkin plush/hairclip?

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The Tissue Box Bakery SHOP is open!


YAY FINALLY!!! I’m happy to announce that we finally have a shop for the Tissue Box Bakery!! Let’s try to beat our donation amount from last year! Send me a cozy or purchase a cozy! Go to the TBB site for all the info!

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Renegade Craft Fair comes early to San Francisco! November 8-9 at Fort Mason.

Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 5.33.54 PMIt’s that time again! Renegade Craft Fair Holiday in San Francisco! But it’s only a month away! Before Thanksgiving! Get all your holiday shopping done SUPER DUPER EARLY!!! It’s November 8-9, 11am – 6pm, at Fort Mason. I’m already slaving away at some new designs for you guys, but I only have a month, so I’m gonna go dive back into my yarn!

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