In Member's Showcase
In the Get Creative with Loopy Facebook group we've been having a swap. The theme has been chickens and it was chosen by Mo. This was the wreath she sent and it has such a strong springlike feel to it. Think that's something we all need after the last few weeks. Thanks Mo for choosing the theme and making such a lovely gift.
In Video Tips
Do you do a lot of hand sewing? I'm doing a bit more at the moment and it can be tough on your fingers. I know lots of people recommend using thimbles but as yet, I've not found one that I'm comfortable using. When hand quilting, stabbing the finger that is underneath can be an occupational hazard and someone has come up with the idea of an under thimble to protect your finger. I've given it a try and these are my thoughts. If you've tried it, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
I don't know if you have seen Deramores Studio Chunky Tartan Throw and Cushion Colour Pack in Jade, but I just love it. The packs are reduced at the moment and there is a pattern to go with it. It says you need to purchase it but, if you are quick, it's free to download at the moment. I've checked it, just go through the purchase procedure and the end, it will give you the download. There's also good news for overseas buyers, get to the spending threshold and you can get free delivery, the details are all here.
Shawls are still popular and Love Knitting have a great range of shawl patterns. Some are paid for and some are free, so well worth having a look. Until tomorrow night they have 15% off Bergere de France and Rico yarns. have up to 20% off pure wool yarns. It finishes tomorrow night.
If you are into sewing and a club member at Create and Craft, you can get a double discount this weekend. The offer ends on Monday. Crafter's Companion is also giving 20% discount on sewing crafts.They are also offering a 10% discount on all first orders placed before the end of March. You will need to use the code- FIRSTORDER10.
Do you love cats? You'll love the new fabric range at Frumble Fabrics. Camelot Meow is a fantastic cat themed range of fabric. If you're looking for some new cat nip toys for your feline friends, this is the fabric to go for.
One thing that particularly caught my eye this week was the Maker's Handbook from Plush Addict. I think the idea is to keep you organised and keep track of your project. They are discounted at the moment and, if you buy more than one, you get an extra discount. Offer is open until 21st February.
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 for the February Calendar project can be found here and the Decorated Box 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.
Last, but by no means least, the winner of this month's subscriber's giveaway is Sue. Check your inbox for the email Sue, and I'll get your gift sent out to you very soon.