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Crochet Heals: Interview with Andrea about Cancer and Crochet

Andrea Crocco-Varela is unable to have children after her battle with cancer, and so, she poignantly writes, “I use crochet to create something that may live after I’ve gone.” Learn more about this amazing woman from this interview, which was originally published in my monthly column (Crochet Heals) in Happily Hooked digital magazine, in the July 2016 issue.

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Retro Rugs (crochet book review)

Leisure Arts publishes booklets of crochet patterns curated to fit a theme and I’m loving the one that they have for Retro Rugs. These seven crochet rugs work up quickly and with a plush feel because of the chunky yarn choices. There is variety in the designs and some unique twists on classic favorites.

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Endangered Animal Crochet Project

For awhile I’ve been trying to come up with a new blog project that I could get really excited about. I wanted something that would give me a reason to share more unique crochet patterns with you (since that is what so many people love) but also something that would feel really meaningful and inspiring to me. I finally came up with an idea that I am really excited about and I hope that you will be too. I’m calling it The Endangered Animal Crochet Project.

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INSPIRATION: 10 Bullet Journal Tips for People Who Crochet

I’ve recently developed a bit of an obsession with looking at other people’s bullet journals. I currently use a combination of calendars, to-do lists, end of day roundups, and journals for a variety of different purposes. I find that I’m getting lots of good inspiration and tips from people’s bullet journals that are helping me to improve my own on-paper logging systems. In looking through all of this inspiration, I started wondering how people who crochet are using their bullet journals.

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Crocheting Through Grief (Sheila’s Story)

Sheila Zachariae became a widow before the age of 30, losing her young husband to a two-year battle with cancer. The fight was long and hard and she crafted her way through it, stitching a new life together as the old one fell apart around her. Here is Sheila’s story in her own words, followed by an interview about her crafty life.