It’s that time of year when I over-eat and give gifts that clutter peoples homes. But there is one useful gift I’m giving myself this year: a class on Craftsy.
Learning a new skill is always a treat. And with a Craftsy class you can watch it anytime (while eating cookies). The class never expires so you get to watch it over and over again. Treat yourself this holiday season. Give yourself a Craftsy Class!
My time in the studio is limited by travel all year long. But not during the month of December! So here is my plan for this much needed time for creativity: I want to make a small quilt design everyday of the month!
So far, so good. Each day I’ve set aside at least 1 hour to play with my fused fabric scraps. In some cases, I’ve used parts of left over collages like the water collage in this design. (It is a remnant from the quilt in my Craftsy Class: Sketch It, Fuse It, Quilt It.) And for those worried about my disappearing house above. Not to worry! Part of Plan A is to hand embroider around the house to make it pop out from the background.
Basket of Blooms by Mel
It was a pleasure teaching in California this past October. Especially when I had really great students like Mel turn up in my class. Mel was in the Woven Flower Basket Quilt class at PIQF and made this delightful version of the basket. She says, I’ve watched several of your Craftsy class lessons so it was a real treat to take an in-person workshop with you! I had so much fun in the workshop and learning some fantastic tricks and techniques for fused art quilts.
You can read more about her process of making the piece on her blog Piece, Love, & Happiness. Thanks for joining me Mel!
As you can see, my friend Frieda Anderson has a very engaging smile. (And she quilts too!) You have to check out this entertaining but short video of her. She silently, but with a grin, shows you how to make a fused quilt. She looks so happy! Check out her Craftsy Class too. It’s guaranteed to make you smile!
Just a quick heads up to let you know that Craftsy is having a great sale on classes including mine! They are offering up to 50% off classes that launched in this past year. You can shop 400+ online Craftsy classes priced at $19.99 and below by using my affiliate link. It’s this weekend only, so get cracking!
I must admit I’ve signed up for a lot of Craftsy Classes. From cheese making, to planting succulents, to quilt making, Craftsy has a great variety of things to learn. I may not actually do the projects shown on the screen but I’m fascinated by how people create things.
And the best part is this: I can watch the shows at my leisure. Check out their sale this weekend. See you in the succulent class!