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.