In Member's Showcase
I've been blown away by the level of skill of those partaking in the swap over in the Get Creative with Loopy Facebook group. This week there have been more fantastic makes and it has been so difficult to choose one for this week's showcase but I'm sure you will agree, this fabulous stained glass hen made by Chris's husband is amazing. It's the perfect companion for the ceramic hen made by Chris.
In Video Tips
Do you ever feel the need to change things up a bit when you are following patterns and tutorials? Well, there is nothing wrong with that. Recently, in the Calendar group, Julie used her cross stitch to make a cushion rather than a card. It's a great idea. In the following video, which was done live to the group, I just show a few different ways you can use your cross stitch pieces. If you have other ways you've used them, feel free to share them with us.
Deramores 10% off their yarn ends tomorrow, so if you were planning on stocking up, you'd better be quick. If you enjoy a CAL, available now is the Scheepjes Hygge has started, running for 14 weeks.
On the Love Knitting blog, there is a free pattern for aran socks. Perfect timing as the yarn used has 20% off. have a great range of shawl patterns. They are also sponsoring the event for Breast Cancer Haven I talked about previously. You can find patterns here and here. The proceeds go to the charity.
If you are a fan of Tilda fabrics, Create and Craft are launching the Lemon Tree range today.
Now is time to put in your order with Plush Addict. They have free P&P for UK and European deliveries at the moment.
Wool Warehouse have 20% off Drops yarn. It's the perfect yarn for felting projects as well as knitting or crochet.
Half term is coming to an end and so are Hobbycraft's children's offers. They do have some lovely new Rowan yarn available on the website. There is a new range of Summerlite cotton and Softyak, new cotton/yak mix which I'm just going to have to try.
Our member's club is the perfect way to take time to be creative every month with a new project and tutorials provided. If you choose the annual membership, you will receive a free 2018 Create with Loopy Calendar as well as getting 12 months for the price of 9. I do have a free class available for all, a fun project making cushions out of shirts. We'd love to see your photos if you do try it, just send me a message. There are just a few calendars available, they can be purchased here with a £3 discount. Don't forget, you'll get lifetime access to all 12 months video tutorials. If you would like to make someone a gift of a class or an item but not sure which one to get, our gift certificates are a great idea. Visit the website for more details. The details of the upcoming March Calendar project can be found here and the separate Candle Mat class can be found here. With a few custom orders in the pipeline, my next slot available for quilts will be at the end of March, so please let me know as soon as possible if you'd like to book yours.