|My Amigurumi Woodland Animals Class creations :)|
Craftsy is an online craft community that specializes in video classes. They also have a pattern marketplace where independent designers can showcase and sell their patterns for you to make your own fantastic creations. They have a supplies shop filled with yarn, fabric, books, tools, and class kits at discounted prices.They also have a project section where you can show off your creations to other Craftsy members :)
|The first thing I ever knitted - the Lacy Keyhole Scarf - all thanks to Knit Lab Class :)|
|All items I've made thanks to Craftsy classes: (clockwise from left: Gray Cambridge Scarf from the Knit Lab Class, Red Broomstick Scarf from the Beyond Basic Broomstick Lace Class, Amigurumi Elephant from the Wee Ones - Knit Toys Class, and my Giraffe from the (Not So) Itty-Bitty Giraffe Class.|
Why not?! That's what I say :) The best part about Craftsy is that the classes are taken completely on your schedule. There is no time to report to a certain place on a certain day - your class takes place whenever and wherever you want, including laying in bed in your pjs (yes, I have totally watched classes in bed, lol). You get to learn all these wonderful skills in your own home, with tools you are familiar with, and there is no one around to hinder your creativity - just you and the very encouraging Craftsy community :) Also, youre class is yours forever! You can watch it over and over again, as many times as you want - there is no expiration date or monthly membership fee to worry about. Once it's yours, it's yours. I have so many wonderful skills that I have developed due to a Craftsy class, and honestly I enjoy watching the classes even if I'm not making the item right then. I'm constantly impressed by how many little things you can learn just by watching a skilled crafts person do their thing.
|My gorgeous Queen of Sheba Chocolate Torte from the Decadent Chocolate Cakes Class|
Want to try Craftsy for Free?
Craftsy has 21 different mini classes that are completely free! just go here to browse the free class selection and give one of them a try (heck, why stop at one, they are all free!). You could be an addict like me in no time :) Craftsy classes may seem like a silly thing, but they have honestly made my life better. They are an enjoyable way to hone my skills and learn something new on my own terms and time and I hope you give them a try!