Thanks to all of you — voted 2015 Craftsy Best Instructor’s BlogPosted: January 30, 2015
Yes, I am doing the happy dance and it is all because of you! Thank you so much for taking the time to vote for my blog and let me know that you like the information that I share with you. It really means alot.
Now don’t laugh, but I’ve been sitting here at the computer trying to think of something to write in addition to this, but I am at a loss for words. This has been a crazy week – I didn’t even post here that I found out that an article and project I had submitted to Creative Machine Embroidery magazine was not only featured on the front cover but also as a downloadable project!
I have a few things on my “Business Bucket List”, and one of them was to have something of mine featured on the cover of a magazine in my industry. I’ve been writing magazine articles for years, but they never made it to the front cover! So as I was browsing through Facebook with my morning coffee and feeling kind of giddy because my blog had made the top 4 in the Craftsy voting…and kapow! there was my tablet case! Thank you to the editors at CME for picking my project and showcasing it with such beautiful photography!
Now, if you visit the webpage, there are a few things to download. First the article with project instructions is always a good thing. Next there are the embroidery design files and applique templates. There are a few links on that page and they are only active for a set period of time, so be sure to get them while you can!
In case you were wondering – YES both designs were created using StitchArtist. I really liked the elegant form of the butterfly and knew that the interior holes would be a great job for my Brother ScanNCut. I love using the E-stitch for a finishing stitch for applique and I think it gave a delicate edge for this project. I’ll let you in on a secret — the flower designs were created to embellish the lining of a jacket I’m working on! When you want to embellish a lightweight material like jacket lining, you don’t want to use dense designs. Heavy embellishment on a lightweight fabric will change how it drapes and I didn’t want there to be any stabilizer left in the fabric when it was complete. So I’m working on that project in case you were wondering what else you could do with the designs!
So today’s post is going to be short and sweet — first and foremost because I really wanted it to be about thanking everyone that voted for my blog. I am honored and very appreciative. Second – because one of my sew-lutions this year was to be more consistent in my blog posting – once a week is the goal. Yes, I have 3 sew-lutions, which are sewing related resolutions – blog once a week, decrease the stash, and learn at least 3 new sewing techniques in 2015. And I think that this whole Craftsy blogger thing will be a motivation for me to stay on track.
Thank you again and hope you all have a wonderful week! Next blog post – back to the monkey in the box design so we can finish that up!