As many of you know, I’m requesting support through Patreon to keep this blog alive and active. Yesterday I shared some new milestones and today I wanted to let you know that I’ve also added new rewards. You can get lots of new things from CC when you support through Patreon
Two of my favorite weekly posts – the Link Love posts and the Instagram roundups – will be changing dramatically unless you can come through with support through Patreon. Here is the info on what will change and what you can do if you love these posts.
I wanted to let all of you know that I have joined Patreon, which is a place where artists and makers can share their visions and get supported by the people who believe in what they do. It is not the same as Kickstarter or Indiegogo; you’re not funding a particular project but instead committing a monthly amount to help support the general work of a creator that you love. I’ve signed up for it because the support from a community can really help me to take my work a lot further than it can go on its own. I work really hard to use my writing to support others (highlighting designers and crafters, interviewing creative people, sending messages of support to those in need) and if the greater community supports my efforts then I can pay it forward stronger in kind.
I just wanted to let you know that I have a long post up today on my personal blog, Diary of a Smart Chick, about the Mandalas for Marinke project and the personal impact it’s having in terms of my own life.
I recently sent a variety of crochet contributions to Knitteapolis for the Knit the Oval yarnbombing project. They included crochet WIPs and hyperbolic crochet.
Yesterday I shared my post about the t-shirt yarn crochet baskets I made using yarn from Wool and the Gang. I also used that same t-shirt yarn (called Jersey Be Good) to make new bath mats for myself.
I’ve always loved crochet jewelry. And yet, I had hesitated to make much of it other than a few necklaces here and there that were tied simply behind the neck without any kind of jewelry clasp. My hesitation was that I’d never made jewelry before and wasn’t sure what to purchase. Of course, I could have figured it out with some research and practice, but I’d never gotten around to it. Then I got the opportunity to try modme kits and it made it so simple to start creating crochet jewelry that I had to give it a try.