Free Class Day @ Craftsy!

Saturday May 18th, Craftsy is hosting Free Class Day to benefit DonorsChoose. For one day only, new members can choose one FREE COURSE from a selection of favorite Craftsy classes, up to a $39.99 value! If you haven’t taken a Craftsy class yet, Saturday is your chance to sign up for your first by choosing from classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, and more.

If they meet their goal of giving away 10,000 classes, Craftsy will donate $5,000 to DonorsChoose to fund arts education in public schools across the US. Existing members are not eligible for the free course offer, but will still receive a special treat! 25% off a class! ;o)

Click THIS LINK to get your FREE CLASS!!!

Online Quilting Class


Here is one of MY FAVORITE CLASSES..

I LOVED this class!  And my review is here: Quilting from Small Scraps Review.

Design your own Handbag is another class I have taken and would highly recommend.  Brett Bara walks you through all the steps to design your own handbag!  If you want to make (and design!) your own bag – Take this course!!! YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED!!


OF COURSE… CRAFTSY offers many classes that are ALWAYS FREE!!!

FREE Online Sewing Class

Online Sewing Class

free short rows knitting class at

free modern buttercream cake decorating class at


Even if you don’t have time to  WATCH the course today… no worries!  Just sign up TODAY and you can watch it ANYTIME you want and AS MANY TIMES as you want!  This is your chance to try it FOR FREE!  What’s better than that???






I hope everyone had a nice Valentines Day!  I just wanted to pass on another Craftsy Deal to you…

For Valentines day (through the 17th) Craftsy is offering classes at up to 75% off!  Craftsy is really great about offering deals and promotions – so when a class comes up that I want to take I watch for a discount!  And here it is!!!
Craftsy Valentine's Day Sale

Here are some of the classes I have taken…..

I just finished Design Your own Handbag – I will do a full review of this class but I’ll just say it’s fantastic.  You WILL be able to design your own bag after taking this class… I’m thinking of designing a messenger/laptop bag.  Just saying!
Online Sewing Class

If you like to quilt – Quilts from Small Scraps is a fun class!  Check out my REVIEW.  I really enjoyed this class – and what I really love is that I can go back and watch any lesson again – which is great if your memory challenged like me!
Online Quilting Class

If you are not familiar with Craftsy  – there are a bunch of FREEEEEEEEE classes!   Sewing, knitting, quilting, cooking, cake decorating – it’s endless fun!

This Free course on Creative Quilt Backs is FANTASTIC!

Online Quilting Class

I haven’t taken this Quick Easy Bags one yet – but looks good and it’s FREE!

Online Sewing Class

Another FREE one on my watch list!  Making Perfect Pizza at home!  Who doesn’t LOVE pizza?  Can’t wait to watch it!







Enjoy the deals!!!



Work In Progress Wednesday

Is it really January 9th already?  New England ended the year with… you guessed it…  Snow!  Thankfully that WIP (the driveway) is complete!

log home snow

This year I have a couple WIP’s that are on going!  First off I am doing a ‘ROW ROBIN’ with my quilt guild.  I ordered some gorgeous
Moda Simply Color fabric – can you stand it?  It’s from V & C0 – love it!

v & co simply color fabric
v & co simply color fabric

I completed a quilt ‘ROW’ and passed if off to the next quilter in my group!  When I passed mine, I received a completed quilt row from someone else.  I will add a row to theirs and pass it on!  We have six quilters in this robin and pass every two months.  At the end of the year I will receive my quilt top back ~ COMPLETE!  I’m so excited to see what the other members do!

Here is what I sent off ~ it’s a row done 1/2 pieced and 1/2 appliqued.  I did a mini applique version of the  Just Dandy Quilt Pattern By V and Co.


row robin quilt - row 1
row robin quilt – row 1

I also kicked off my Scrap Happy Block of the month for 2013!  Every month I’ll post a new block tutorial on my site ~ 12 blocks total.  This is the January Lone Star block…

Scrap Happy Sampler block of month

Scrap Happy Sampler block of month

Find the tutorial on this post here… Scrap Happy Block

Linking up with Freshly Pieced and Sew Much Ado
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

 And a quick News Flash!  Check out this Free Craftsy Class!  If you sign up by January 31, 2013, using this link, you’ll automatically be entered to win a course kit with 11.5 yards of Robert Kaufman fabric, a $100 value – AWESOME!
Online Quilting Class


Quilting with Small Scraps

If you are crafty – you must already know about! And if you don’t… well… consider yourself informed!  I can’t say enough about this fantastic site.

I recently completed Sarah Fielke’s course ‘Big Techniques from Small Scraps’ and wanted to share my feedback and a 50% OFF DEAL with you!!!  Before I show you the sample quilt I made from her class you can check out a class preview video by clicking this pic right here:

craftsy big techniques from small scraps

Craftsy Class Preview Video

There are 10 Lessons in this class that will cover Sarah’s deconstruted piecing method, needle turned applique, wedge ruler designs, a step down piecing quilt lesson, sewing curves and more!

Let’s take a look at my ADORABLE sampler from her class…  I needed a baby blanket for a friend so I combined a couple of the MANY techniques she offers in this fabulous class to suit my needs… including blocks from her deconstructed ‘dolly’ quilt (perfect for my baby blanket).

I labeled some of the techniques you can learn  in this class so you won’t miss anything!


You’ll be surprised to know that this quilt was almost made entirely without a ruler!  I didn’t measure any pieces!  It’s quite fun as your not worried about accuracy – it’s all intended to be wonky and FUN!

Sarah also offers a pattern in one of her books for a quilt made with these sweet flowers that I made for my dolly quilt.


I played around with the partial New York Beauty Block in photoshop to show you how you could put together the entire wonky block – As explained and demonstrated in this course.

new york beauty 1

I tried one of her needle turned applique methods in this quilt row I’m making as part of a row ‘robin’ with  my quilt guild!

row robin quilt - row 1

row robin quilt – row 1

This was the first time I took an online course AND worked along with it .  I watched the entire 10 lesson course first and decided what I wanted to make, then I reviewed the parts I wanted to return to – Sew easy on the Craftsy platform!

Sign up for Craftsy (it’s free!) and…

Get 50% off the Online Quilting Class Big Techniques from Small Scraps

And last but not least – if you want a sneek peek at how a craftsy class might look, and Sarah’s teaching style ~ Check out Sara’s free tutorial on hand quilting – I was pretty excited to find it~ notice her dolly wall hanging (on table) and flower quilt in background!

Enjoy!  And if you have any trouble with the discount link – please comment below and I’ll get right on it!

Online Quilting Class
And a quick News Flash!  Check out this Free Craftsy Block of the Month Video Class!  If you sign up by January 31, 2013, using this link, you’ll automatically be entered to win a course kit with 11.5 yards of Robert Kaufman fabric, a $100 value – AWESOME!

Online Quilting Class