Upcoming Yarn Events & Holiday Cuteness

What I’m up to

It’s just a few days before Christmas and I’m enjoying the hot weather and mangoes in Australia. I’ve been posting the occasional photo on my personal instagram account, so follow me along on vacation! Ami Club members can hop over to the forum and download the Guide to Traveling with Crochet… packed full of useful info!

I’m still knitting my cardigan from Drop Dead Easy Knits. I’m knitting the sleeves two at a time… it’s the best way to go!

I was anxiously awaiting the second season of Man In the High Castle on Amazon Prime… and I’ve finished the first episode. Do you have any shows you’re watching right now?

As always, I’ll be having my birthday pattern sale on December 31st! Mark your calendars! Everyone will receive a 24% discount on all of my pdf patterns, and Ami Club members should hop on over to the Announcements forum for a coupon code for an even bigger discount!

Yarn-y Events

  • Oh. My. Goodness. You can enter to win a VIP Experience at Stitches United, here. It’s worth over $5000! Trust me, you want to enter.
  • There is a lovely new duo of retreats happening in Switzerland, Knitterati Retreats. They look absolutely lovely!
  • A craft cruise? Check out this amazing 18-day cruise with Gwen Bortner. Drool.

Great (yarn-y) Links

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More Great Links

Let me hear from you!

I hope you have a great project going on and enjoy a little rejuvenation at this time of year! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Free downloadable tags for your amigurumi!

My free holiday gift tags were such a hit that I’ve made some more!

If you’re a reader of this blog, you’ll know that I allow animals to be sold from my patterns, I just ask that you mention that it’s a FreshStitches design. To make it easier… I’ve made tags that include the info!

For your downloading and printing pleasure, I introduce to you… the amigurumi tag collection!
ree download gift tags for amigurumi crochet

Making some amigurumi? You’ll want to download these adorable tags!

I designed these tags specifically for your cutie stuffed animals… and even included a few tips for display!

Once you download and print the tags, you’ll want to fill out the tag with all the crucial info. Check out my example:

example tag for your amigurumi

The tag easily folds in half… and is ready to adorn your cutie!


Free printable gift tags!

The holidays are fast approaching… and what better way to top off your handmade creations than with a cute gift tag? I’ve made 4 adorable gift tags for you to print that would go perfectly on your amigurumi, or anything else handmade!

To grab these gift tags, just right-click the image above and “save as”. Then, print the tags and fill in the information (like I did at left)… and spread the holiday love!

On the back, you can jot down some information about the yarn you used and care instructions. For example, on my stuffed animals, I usually write, made with 100% wool, spot clean with cold water (because I like using wool yarn for my amigurumi). Giving this information to the recipient will ensure that they’ll take proper care of your carefully-crafted creation!

Happy holidays!