Monday, August 18, 2014

CGOA Now!: Book Review: The Fine Art of Crochet

CGOA Now!: Book Review: The Fine Art of Crochet: Title:  The Fine Art of Crochet Author: Gwen Blakley Kinsler Book Review by Jennifer J. Cirka ( )

Friday, August 15, 2014

CGOA Now!: Book Review: Thread Bookmarks

CGOA Now!: Book Review: Thread Bookmarks: Title:  Thread Bookmarks Author: Wanda Stevens Book Review by Jennifer J. Cirka ( ) I was in need of a qui...

Monday, August 11, 2014

Bog Tour: Baby Hats by Annastasia Cruz

When my good friend Anna asked me to join her blog tour for her new book, I jumped at the chance. Anna and I started our crochet careers right about the same time and I think it's pretty cool that we both have a crochet pattern book coming out at the same time! And to prove that "great minds think alike," both of us have a design in our books called "Pixie Bonnet!"

Crochet Baby Hats, which is published by Leisure Arts, contains 10 absolutely sinking adorable baby hats written in sizes 3, 6, and 12 months. I love the fact that the publisher printed each size in a different color, it makes it so much easier to find the correct number for the size you are making. You'll find some cute animal hats along with some great basic styles for everyday. I only wish this book was out when my daughter was little...she had no hair until she was 3 years old! We could have really used some of these designs!

The styles are quick and easy and use standard medium and light weight yarns. The book consist of 32 pages and some of the most adorable pictures of babies that I have seen in a long time. I am so happy that I get to add this book to my collection. Even though I don't have any babies to crochet for anymore....I love to make hats as gifts and donations to local hospitals. 

Here are the links to purchase this awesome book:
Its on amazon here:
It's available as pdf here:

You can find the amazing Annastasia Cruz and her fabulous designs here:
Anna's Facebook group for crochet designs here: 

Anna's general Facebook group that will have info about both sewing and crocheting here: 
Anna's Facebook fan page here: 
Anna's Ravelry page

Saturday, August 09, 2014


Last week I headed up to Golden, Colorado, to shoot some videos for Craft Daily that go along with my book! I had a blast!! Here is a pic of me and my host, Jennifer Parks.
And here are some fun pics of us and the crew wearing some of the hats! :0)

The first video is scheduled to be released on August 25th!!