GreenCraft Magazine Feature

I was featured in the Spring 2016 issue of GreenCraft Magazine! Well, my coffeebag placemats tutorial was. I'm so excited! This is my first physical magazine feature and I'm thrilled.

GreenCraft is an offshoot of Stampington & Company, a publishing company that publishes dozens of crafty magazines, including Bella Grace and Willow & Sage. The GreenCraft issue specializes in upcycled crafts and finding fresh inspiration in something old. One of the editors spotted my coffeebag placemats and offered me a feature as one of their Simply Green projects. Of course I was delighted to accept! They even allowed me to provide my own photo, which I was really excited to do (my photo? in a real magazine?).

GreenCraft Spring 2016 Feature

Time passed, and eventually the magazine came in the mail. I flipped it open to my feature and perused it happily. Not a word was misspelled, all my information was there, and it was beautiful. My first physical magazine publication!

Coffee Bag Placemats

Coffee Bag Placemats

GreenCraft Spring 2016 Feature

Look for me in Willow & Sage's Summer 2016 publication! I'll have another tutorial featured, this time a bit longer and more detailed. These opportunities are so exciting for me - I can't wait to show you more! Follow along on my Instagram to see more current projects and inspiration, and sign up for my mailing list to see what's coming!

Changes, Seasons, and So Forth

Changes Seasons and So Forth This is not a keyword-rich post, nor is it SEO-friendly, and you know what? I don't care. It's a blog, my blog, and I can write what I want without worrying about being found, read, etc.  I'm also really tired of trying to keep up with social media. It's a full-time job within itself!

I wanted to write about how much life has been changing for me lately, and what that will look like for my little creative business. I already mentioned this last week in Hiatus, but I was recently promoted to full-time at the library and have suddenly much less time to spend on my shop and blog. However, I am still planning on writing patterns, working freelance as a fiber artist, and sharing fun stories and tutorials here. I also opened a Society 6 shop, where I'm selling several pieces of artwork in different forms! Really excited about that. However, I will be withdrawing all physical products from my Etsy shop and only listing patterns & e-books from now on.


So what's coming next?

  • I'll be releasing several new patterns this fall, available for both single PDF download and e-book download. Really excited to share them with you! Get ready for coziness, rustics, and super chunky. These will be available on Ravelry, Craftsy, and possibly in my Etsy shop.
  • In honor of my shop closing down at the end of December, I'll be sending out super sweet coupons to my shop bi-weekly to my newsletter subscribers, right up until Dec 10. Click here to sign up and get your first coupon, or use the form to the right!
  • I would really love to start teaching online crochet classes, and have been looking into Skillshare and Craftsy for options. Stay tuned for updates on that!
  • Also, DIYs and free patterns will be in abundance on the blog this fall. Think pumpkins, plaids, apples, burlap, etc. Typical fall fare, but oh-so-great.

Thanks all! Have a great weekend!