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You can be a SUPER AWESOME gift giver! 1

I’m super excited about my new book. It’s a cute little thing that I      published to help my fellow crocheters (and crafters of all ilk) deal with gift giving and holiday stress like no other book I have seen.    CLF News Readers have already had their  special deal but I don’t want to […]


Taffetta bag with picot edgin

Quick Fabric and Crochet Gift Bags

 Crochet Confession I like to make things quick and dirty. Long involved projects are something I do maybe once a year. Here’s a quick and easy project.  If you have old clothes that have fun, relatively loose weave fabric you can just use those (make sure the fabric is clean and pressed). I find it’s […]


Coming soon! The CLF Presents The Official Guide to Super Awesome Gift Giving

  In just a few days a crochet lover’s survival guide to gift giving and the holidays shall be unleashed into the world! In this book you will find out the secrets to the art of gifting! How to give awesome gifts every time and how to deal with those hyper-critical people in your life. […]

Flannel Ornaments

Let’s the madness begin…

It’s Thanksgiving week and for many the  holidays are a wonderous time. It’s a time for family and friends, good times and great food. For others, holidays can bring back painful memories or remind them of their loss and lonliness at present. Not everyone finds the holidays enjoyable. I’ve been in that position in the […]


Gifts for the Crocheter… 1

As fun as it is to make gifts for others, it’s also fun to recieve gifts! Now, for some reason when asked what we want for a gift we don’t say yarn, or hooks, or books. Maybe some of us remember to do so, but others like me forget to ask for specifics that relate […]


Happy Birthday Crochet Kharma! 4

Yesturday was my birthday, my gift from husband was a trip out to my favorite bookstores, which is a long drive through pretty country side. This one book store has all manner of treasures, I know if I’m looking for something funky, out of the ordinary, or a subject that has little information on it, […]


Market Watch: Crochet Book Sales 5

That was quite a discussion we had in this post, when I asked you, the crocheters to explain what makes you buy or not buy books. Your comments were about what I expected to hear. Beyond not being able to afford books, what I heard was the following: 1) Cannot find them at bookstores, yarn […]


The Challenge: Sales of Crochet Books. 42

Dear CLF members, we have a chicken and the egg scenario in front of us. We, the crochet public ask the question, “Why aren’t there as many crochet books as knitting books?” and the industry says, “Well, we publish them but they don’t sell as well, so we don’t want to publish them.” How is […]


News and more on Drape Competition!

First Iwould love to share the great news that Mary Beth Temple’s Hooked for LIfe is going into it’s second printing! Hah, we kept saying the crocheters could read! Congratulatoins to Mary Beth Temple on that brilliant good news, and I have to admit that after the review here on the CLF Blog; I have […]


Change of Plans & Choices & Books 4

Ok, CLFers don’t hate on me, cause I’ve had a change of plans for August. Yes, I said I was going to Buffalo, I wanted to go to Buffalo. I love my CGOA brothers and sisters. I wanted to take my hooks and yarns, and buy more hooks and yarns, and play play play! However, […]