Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My four favourite Craftsy classes

Have you been on Craftsy yet? I LOVE Craftsy! It's rather addictive! I have enrolled in several so far and i love watching them when i have a few minutes spare! Every class is value packed with lots of great techniques to be learnt in every class. I guarantee you will find a class that will encourage you to try out your new skills. You might even get a deal on my top four classes by following the links!

These four are my favourite Craftsy classes:

I love Sarah's needle turn appliqué technique - an easy way to make some beautiful shapes. This class has so many techniques to learn and she shows many beautiful ideas to create your own quilts. And it is so great to hear that Aussie accent!

I have always loved her fabrics and I can't wait to make her dresden wedges... Classic designs with simple techniques. Traditional meets modern.

Who doesn't love the very gorgeous swoon block? Great for beginners. This class includes four quilt patterns using pre-cuts to get you on your way to make amazing quilts!

Leah's free motion techniques will get your domestic machine humming along nicely. Her teaching style will help you on your way to becoming a confident free motion quilter.

What is Craftsy?
Craftsy is a worldwide craft community offering online classes. It also has a patterns marketplace where independent designers can sell their patterns; a supplies shop with great deals on yarn, fabric, and class kits; and a projects section where members share pictures of their latest craft successes. With over two million members and counting, Craftsy has something for just about everyone, in categories ranging from quilting, sewing, knitting, painting, photography, cooking, and more.

Why should I take a class online?
Online education isn’t just for schools and universities anymore. Craftsy courses provide you the convenience of a world-class instructor in your home, whenever you want to learn. Online education, no matter what subject, is a great alternative to in-person classes for a number of reasons.

With many online learning opportunities being on-demand, you are able to learn at your own pace, anytime. Online learning is a fantastic alternative to in-store craft classes for people with busy schedules or who have difficulty leaving the house. It also allows you to watch a troubling section over-and-over again, so you can see exactly how a technique is carried out, or refer back to your class for relevant concepts before beginning any new projects.

Crystal x

Sunday, October 20, 2013

six years old

Chloe is now six years old. I am so fortunate to be her mum and watch her grow and become the amazing, beautiful girl that she is.