(Event) American Craft Show – Atlanta, GA

(Event) American Craft Show – Atlanta, GA

American Craft Council Show 2016


Join TurquoizBlue at American Craft Show in Atlanta, GA

Join me at the American Craft Show this Saturday at 2 pm for fabric flower making and other fiber crafts. Visit SEFAA’S booth #7.

(Events) Crochet at Michaels Open House

I demo’d crochet yesterday at two stores for Michaels open house. Heading back again today to celebrate Lion Brand’s 135th Birthday and demo crafts made with Bonbons.  As part of the celebration:

  • 20% off sale on all Lion Brand yarns.
  • A chance to enter a raffle to win one of 135 prize packs filled with Lion Brand yarns.
  • A tutorial from the Michaels staff on how to make a scarf or necklace with Bonbons.
  • The first 25 customers will receive a free Bonbon.

Lion Brand 135th Birthday Party celebration takes place today at all participating Michaels stores from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

*no compensation received for this promo, except for salary received as Michaels employee

This Is Crochet – End of Summer Crochet Pattern Sale

This Is Crochet End of Summer Sale

The 50% OFF – END OF SUMMER SALE ends at midnight EST on Sunday, September 22.  If you have ever thought about trying a This Is Crochet pattern, this is a great time to do it.  No coupon codes are needed.  Discounts will appear in shopping cart after items are selected.

Happy shopping!






Goodbye Google Reader

Follow on BloglovinAs of July 1st, Google Reader has gone away for reasons still not clear to the rest of us.  So I have moved my blog’s RSS feed to Bloglovin’ so those who use readers can read and follow me there.

If you need help moving your subscriptions from Google Reader to Bloglovin’, here are some links to helpful posts:

How to Move Your Google Reader RSS Feed to Bloglovin’
My new favorite reader: a Bloglovin’ tutorial
Follow ABM on Bloglovin’
Replacing google friends connect with Bloglovin’

I’m back from my unplanned break from blogging, and I hope to see you later on Bloglovin’!

Knook Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to everyone who visited my blog last month during the Tour Through Crochet Country.  I enjoyed following along with Crochetville and visiting crochet blogs that I had never seen before.  It was really interesting to see that there is variety in what people are doing with crochet — lots of different techniques and career choices.

I especially want to thank everyone who left comments about what you did for NatCroMo on my blog the day it was featured during the tour.  I used the Random Number Generator to choose the recipient of the Knook Beginner Set – Medium Weight Yarn, and the number selected is:

Number 7Congrats to Janet, the seventh person to leave a comment!  Janet, please send me an email with your contact information so I can get this to you.

Also, for Janet and the other ten people who left comments, I am giving you a free pattern that is not available online and 15% off patterns in my Ravelry store.  Two new patterns are being added soon!  Contact me to get the discount code (code expires 5/5/13).

I am already thinking about what types of fun things I can add for NatCroMo 2014.  I already know I definitely want to do more giveaways.

Crochet Inspirations – Lace Fence

manipulated metal fence from Design Center at Philadelphia 'Lace In Translation' show

This fence was part of the Design Center at Philadelphia’s “Lace In Translation” show from last fall. It is made from manipulated metal. When I saw it I thought someone has attached crochet lace to a chain link fence. I still think attaching crocheted lace to a chain link fence would make it look much more attractive. This would be a good idea for a backyard party or wedding. The neighbors would probably love it, too!

Time for Holiday Crochet?

What happened to summer?!!!!!

it's time for holiday crochet projects

I am sitting here getting a nauseous feeling in my stomach because it is September, and I have to start getting serious about whatever projects I plan to crochet for the winter holidays. Every year I say I’m going to be ahead of the game and start early, and I always get jammed up and end up abandoning most of my projects. I already started purchasing gifts this summer for the same reason so if I am serious about making things this year, I need to start planning now. Anyone else feel like this?

I got some great things from Tuesday Morning this month.  I have to take some pics and show what I got.  It is a big hit or miss at that store.  August was a bust, but I made out in September.

Free Pattern and Crochet Savvy Magazine Fall Issue

Wafle Crochet HeadbandThe Fall issue of Crochet Savvy magazine is available for download. This is the third issue of this new magazine dedicated to “Fashionable … Trendy … Modern …” crochet “for the Crochet Enthusiastic.” Visit the website at www.crochetsavvy.com and check out the yarn reviews, featured designers, recipes, crafts, and contests. You can download the magazine for free on the Crochet Savvy website or from MagCloud.

The current issue of Crochet Savvy has a free pattern from This Is Crochet — Waffle Crochet Headband. This is an accessory for girls of all ages. The instructions are for both the narrow and wide versions.