Saturday, December 29, 2018

Busy Little Bee



It feels like I have been making plans for 2019 for a very long time.  In fact it has been many many weeks of preparation, pattern designing and writing along with the cutting of kits and getting ready in general.

I decided a few months back that I would love to do a stitch along on the blog to assist my readers in getting ready for the gift giving season throughout the year so that if they made one of each of my projects they would have 52 gifts in their present box in a years time.  That is of course if they made 1 of each gift each week.  Imagine how many gifts you would have if you made multiple?  Imagine being able to go to your present box every time the need arose and was able to lay your hands on some beautiful gifts made with love and ready to be gifted?

So the plan is that every Monday a new project will be released beginning on the 7th January 2019.

The project will be FREE to download for a whole week.  A limited number of kits will be available for some of the projects to make sourcing the products easier.

I have set up a Facebook group where I will be doing video tutorials and running give aways from time to time.  The group will also be given some bonus FREE projects occasionally.  If you would like to join the group please apply HERE.

If you could help spread the word that would be awesome.  Just leave a comment and let me know that you have shared it and where and I will have a little give away next week from all of those that comment and share.  Thanks so much .........




Now lets talk about CRAFTSY ............  I have had a Craftsy store for quite some time and it has been great.  I have been able to share many FREE tutorials and patterns along with some paid patterns as well.  CRAFTSY made the decision to close thousands of shops and for those they chose to keep THEY decided which patterns could be kept inside the walls of OUR stores.  Yesterday I had 40 patterns in my store - More than half were FREE.  Today I had 3 !!  1 Free and 2 Blocks from a Block of the Month from 2014.  Absolutely NO common sense has been used in the decision making regarding our stores.  Now do not get me wrong I am not ungrateful for the time I have had with CRAFTSY.  It has been great and stress free until we were given 10 days notice at CHRISTMAS that they were taking control of our destiny!  EVERY designer that I have spoken to was not consulted in any way ........  VERY POOR FORM CRAFTSY !!!!  So today I removed all 3 patterns from my CRAFTSY store and have decided to revamp and in some cases re-release some of my patterns down the track.  For now I'm sorry the FREE patterns I offered for many years have now been removed by CRAFTSY.  



I am still trying to decide how I can best manage the distribution of my patterns into the future and this DOES include my FREE patterns.  It has thrown a lot of the plans I had for 2019 into disarray including the FREE BOM for 2019 I have been working on.  I will put some more thought into this over the coming weeks but it will mean a delay in releasing a FREE BOM.



In between making plans for "Ä YEAR OF GIFTS" I have also been working on a new multiple block project which is a Quilt As You Go Honeycomb Quilt .........



It will feature Vintage Lace Doillies, Embroidery & Applique.  I am having so much fun putting it together.


Stay tuned for details in the coming weeks.  It's going to be gorgeous !!!!  

I can't wait to share it with you.

I trust you had a lovely Christmas in your part of the world.  All of our children were home which was a true blessing.

Best Wishes for a Happy New Year.

I will be back to chat with you in 2019.

Hugs,

Fee xxxx



20 comments:

Wendy B said...

Sounds like you’ve been very busy Fee. Can’t wait to craft along with you. I didn’t get any info from Craftsy about my store so I’ll have to pop over and see what’s happened there. Ive shared your fb post so hopefully there’ll be a lot more crafty joiner-innerers soon xxx

Two Patchwork Bunnies said...

So looking forward to our year of making gifts and the BOM. Very disappointing about Craftsy.

Ann Field said...

Oh I can’t wdit looks so yummy

Diana Rayward said...

Very disappointing news for you and many other designers we have supported through Craftsy, including Jenny of Elephantz. But it looks like you have some wonderful projects to share with us in 2019. Looking forward to it.

Susan said...

I think Craftsy has made a very poor decision - and to leave what is in effect only part of a whole pattern means no one actually looked at anything - almost a Random Number Generator!!! anyway - looking forward to whatever eventuates for your free sew-a-long...
Good Luck to you and all the designers.

Pinnylea Creations said...

I think the way Craftsy is behaving is atrocious and you're better off out of it. I'm looking forward to seeing where this new venture is going to take you...onwards & upwards. I've shared on FB :)

Rosie H. said...

Looking forward to the stitching projects throughout the year. Hope the Craftsy issues are resolved to everyone's satisfaction.

Sheryl said...

hi Fee sounds great,glad you had all your children at home for Xmas ,Happy New Year my friend xx

Unknown said...

I was very sorry to hear of the poor decision made by Craftsy. There weren't a lot of people I followed on there but the ones I had chosen were dear to me for the beautiful life they helped me envision. I will share your post on FB and will be eagerly awaiting the next step in this exciting journey!

Sunnyshelly said...

Hi Fee, I have loads of assorted doilies looking forward to being inspired !

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Looks exciting.
I think Craftsy have lost the plot. Onwards and upwards for you.

I've shared this blog post to Facebook.

edith csokmay said...

Fee, such beautiful things you create. I am happy to share your Facebook page and blog information.

vetta said...

I can't wait for your new projects. I shared on Facebook good luck in the new year

MillersBend said...

Looking forward to your 2019 designs, found you today from another blog. I'm so excited to start!!! I am sorry what happened with Craftsy, doesn't seem right at all. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

Val Laird said...

Thank you so much, Fee, for your supportive comment on my blog. It is much appreciated. I feel for you too in your pain, as the Craftsy decision certainly has impacted our lives in many ways. I pray that 2019 will bring you many blessings in spite of the current circumstances. Hugs, Val

Tammy said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. I shared on my Facebook page

Susan said...

I'm sorry you were hit by Craftsy's poor planning. I think everyone on there was. While I am not a designer, I did close my Craftsy account and won't be going there or paying their subscription fees for anything, no matter what brand they give it. I know you and Jenny and Allie and all my favorite people will find a better way to put products in front of us, and we will be happy with whatever place you choose. You are planning some absolutely awesome things for 2019. Thank you for all the care and work you've put into everything.

Tania said...

Sounds exciting Fee, cant wait to start some new projects.

Thank you for your willingness to share with us and sorry to hear about craftsy :)

xTania

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

I've just discovered you through another blogger. This sounds like a fun 2019 project! I am sorry about the way Craftsy has treated their designers. I was about to start putting some of my patterns on Craftsy and am so glad I didn't. It was pretty classless the way they handled this transition to whatever they are becoming. Very sad. I am glad I found your site, though! Happy 2019!

Stormykc said...

Shared! So excited!