I am happy to be able to bring you a really great giveaway today for a set of four amazing luxury pillows. What do pillows have to do with crochet? Lots, actually. And even if they didn’t, you would want to get your hands on these cozy pillows for general improvement in your quality of sleep / life.
Dover has a series of books called Crochet Stories that combine the sharing of popular stories with amigurumi crochet patterns for the characters in those books. Each of these books is really adorable. The stories are well-known and offer nostalgia for many readers. The characters are inspired, creative and yet easy-to-make. The books offer a great opportunity for a crafter to read the stories to children and also give them their own handcrafted versions of the characters so that they can act out what they hear.
Every year on Thanksgiving I share the reasons that I am thankful for crochet and all that it has brought into my life. This if the fifth year that this blog has been up on Thanksgiving, and as I look back on the posts from previous years, I see that there are endless ways that crochet has improved my life.
I have just discovered the short films of KONDO Yuichi on Vimeo. The two shown here are Japanese language films with English subtitles that tell charming stories with a crochet doll as a main character. These films combine human characters with amigurumi with the same ease that they combine stunning landscape shots with close-up detailed images. These films are beautiful, adorable, heart-touching and charming.