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Becky on Books and Quilts…and Crochet! I try my hand at a Snowman Crochet-a-Long (#FreshStitches)

I can’t spell it without help, and please don’t ask me to pronounce it out loud, but I’ve been dabbling in amigurumi the past few years–quick, portable projects with (potentially, anyway!) cute results–and this week decided to try my hand at a crochet-a-long (CAL) project: a snowperson! (Her nose looks a tad bit on the large side–partly that’s due to the camera angle, partly that’s because it is kind of big. Counting stitches while listening to an audiobook or binge-watching Parks and Recreation on Netflix is not a strength of mine, obviously. Still, I’m pretty happy with how she turned out.) She’s…

“Craft time is me time”–Claire Baxter, author of DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN (with a giveaway!)

Author Claire Baxter talks about getting back to crafting… I’m so excited to be invited to guest post here at Becky’s blog. Have you seen her beautiful quilts? I’ve recently resurrected my passion for crafts which had faded as I became busier with writing and lost touch with all the other creative activities I’d enjoyed. Eventually, my only creative outlet was writing. When I was asked to produce all the decor for a vintage-style wedding, I was only too happy to dive back in. I’d been thinking for some time that I needed a hobby, something that would be therapeutic…

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