August is all about Crochet! Introducing Guest Writer, Emily Hutchins of AmiEmily, What's Happening in the LowCountry, Featured Etsy Shop and a little special something at the end!!
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Visiting the LowCountry in August?

The Charleston Farmer's Market

There are plenty of things to do in the Lowcountry in August!  If you’re in Charleston, stop by The Charleston Farmer's Market. Located at 329 Meeting Street, the farmer’s market is a prime shopping hub, filled with farmers and growers, food vendors, and several talented crafters and artisans.

It gets hot in the summer, so hit the farmer’s market early in the day.  Charleston is a fantastic city with a rich history, and the farmer’s market is the perfect place to blend all of the amazing art, history, and delicious local foods the LowCountry has to offer.  The farmer’s market is also the perfect place to shop local and support the community!

The Charleston Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday, all summer long, from 8 AM – 2 PM.  For more information, visit the Charletston Farmer’s Market Website or follow them on Facebook
An AmiEmily Crochet Tutorial

Hello fellow crafters and art enthusiasts! I’m Emily, and I am this month’s guest writer for GlassEyesOnline. I just returned from the Charleston Farmer’s Market, and I’m cooling off crocheting a calorie free Orange Creamcicle.

I created this Fun & Free AmiEmily tutorial of an Orange Creamcicle to share with our readers. I am a senior at Lenoir-Rhyne University. I’ve been crocheting and making amigurumi ever since I started college as a freshman. The best thing about crocheting for me is the incredible calming effect I feel whenever I’m stressed out, especially when facing my final exams. 
Featured Etsy Shop

Nadine Wilms is a freelance artist from Germany, who likes to spend her time drawing art and creating jewelry and accessories from natural materials. Her creations are made with a broad spectrum of materials such as wood, glass or plastic beads, charms, shells, metal, and leather.

Hers is a relatively new store, joining Etsy in September 2015.  Nadine’s shop name is ArtJewelryFun and just like the name, her art and jewelry is definitely fun!  Sometimes she includes cabochons like this blue-eyed cabochon brooch I found:
I also liked the style of this necklace, made with green “reptile” cabochon eyes:
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Sometimes people tell me that crocheting is a dying art, and they just don’t see people doing it anymore.  For me, it all started with a happy, cute, crocheted figurine.  

I was feeling particularly overwhelmed one evening.  In the midst of preparing for class presentations and final exams, I found myself at a Barnes & Noble, checking out the book sales and special deals, hoping to find something to do or read to take my mind off of classes for a while.  Right there, in the front of the store, was a book about how to crochet and make amigurumi, for beginners.  The front cover was a picture of a smiling cupcake, made of yarn, with a small string smile and two adorable, beady eyes.  They reminded me of the eyes that my dad sells.  The set came complete with a crochet hook, two or three small balls of yarn, and a tutorial book.  I decided to buy the book and try it out, and almost instantly grew to love the art of crochet.  As I progressed and learned more, I branched out further, and even started making my own patterns.   One of my newest patterns is this crochet pig jar.  
  I believe the world of art changes and evolves all the time, and crocheting is no exception.  People still like to crochet and sew, and they do it all the time.  People just don’t notice it as often because they are not familiar with the new approach to crocheting that people are starting to adopt.  Instead of booties and baby blankets, we are crocheting and sewing toys and creating art in our community.  Amigurumi  and “Yarn Bombing” are some examples of the evolved world of knitting, sewing, and crocheting.  Rather than a dying art, needlework is alive and well, simply evolving with the changing times.

  If you have questions about the pattern  
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Download and Print the Full Pig Jar Tutorial
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