I'm still making and getting videos done for our club member's project this month. I had to wait for a fabric delivery and that held me up. Now it's arrived, I can go full steam ahead. They are going to be making photo cushions which make great gifts. In fact, the one I'm making to do the videos is going to be a gift and will hopefully bring back memories of a happy day. If you are a business person, they're a great way to decorate your work space as you can also use your business logo to create a comfy cushion.
January is the month of creativity and hobbies, but for me, creativity is a year round occupation. That's why, if you purchase the annual membership to our craft club, you will get 12 months for the price of 9. You will also receive a copy of the 2018 Create with Loopy Calendar. There is a friendly bunch of creative people just waiting for you to come and join them.
Over in the Get Creative with Loopy Facebook group, we have just started organising our next swap. If you'd like to join in, please come over and add your name to the pinned post. The theme this time is chickens and it can be in any format you like. Sign up closes 21st January.
For our member's showcase this week, I had to choose Nicola's cushion. She was quick off the mark with the January Calendar project and created this fantastic cushion. I love how she's adapted the painting and embroidery to suit her own tastes and she has made this cushion extra special. She has used fabric she inherited from her beloved Nonna. It's definitely going to be taking pride of place.
There is still time for you to come and make one for yourself. You can purchase the class separately here or treat yourself to a calendar and enjoy a year of crafting projects.
In Video Tips
Are you getting the most out of your quilting rulers? Most of the time, we tend to think of them as being straight edges. The square ones are useful for squaring up our fabric and, if we have them the right size, we can trim two edges at the same time. However, if you look carefully, they can help us with angles too which is particularly useful when we are doing triangles. Look at the video and then check your rulers too.
I don't know about you, but I just love batik fabrics. Plush Addict have a new range just in and, until Tuesday, they have have 20% off.
Deramores are promoting chunky and super chunky yarn this week. These are great to work with, especially if you're looking for something that will grow quickly. There is 10% off at the moment.
Love Knitting still have up to 60% discount and with up to 25% off your order if you spend £60, use the code SAVE60.
Hobbycraft's sewing event is still in full swing, great for stocking up things like thread.
Super Heros seem to be all the rage at the moment and now Wonder Womanis being featured in a new range from Create and Craft. There dies, papers and even fabric to choose from.
We are all familiar with Pantone and their colour of the year but did you know Kona Cotton have their own colour of the year? Apparently, their colour of the year is tiger lily and you can see more at Fabric.Com.
If you are into papercrafts and stamping, Fantasy Crafts have a sale on some items until next week with up to 40% off.
Don't forget, if you haven't already tried it, there is a fantastic free class available on the website. If you choose to join us in the member's club and 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. You can still purchase calendars here and you'll get lifetime access to all the video tutorials. Our gift certificates are great if you'd like to buy one of our classes for a friend, message me for details or visit the website, they are available all year. All the details for this month's class creating a beautiful cushion are here and, if you are needing a bespoke order made, feel free to contact me at any time.