Monday, 31 December 2018

End of the Year and Start of new Shop

Hello to everyone!

Wow, December is over! 2018 is over!
I hope your 2019 is a year full of great blessings, peace and loads of sewing!

Thank you for all your support in this past year with pattern testing, support in the shop, buying a coffee and just being there to lend an ear. I really appreciate all of you!

As most of you know by now, Craftsy has given all the independent designers the boot out the back door and some have no more shop or like me I'm left with 26 random patterns.

I've started up my own Website Pattern Shop and I will be adding patterns each day until all are back and sorted out in categories so that we can find things a little easier.

Also -

The 2019 Block of the Month
This year we will be doing 13 Amazing and Odd Animal Alphabet blocks

This is January's Block

It's an Aardvark

The pattern measures 12" (31cm) and is on the Easy Intermediate level

Here are the blocks that the testers have finished already.
Thanks to Joan Wintersgill and Joanne Harris. They're both lovely

You can add the letter in or leave it out - your choice.

You can go to the New Website Pattern Shop to grab your BoM block <<<<
As usual the block will be FREE for the month of its release.

** When you visit, you will see that you can register an account or you can buy as a guest. Just as you like.
Each pattern will be downloadable from the site and each will be given 2 chances to download it. The link to the pattern will not expire, so you can do it later if you like from the email you will also receive.

The Dec. BoM and the Dec. Bitty block were taken down early by craftsy, so I will leave them up on the new website for free for the next week.

I hope you all have a wonderful New Year with your families.



Ulrike said...

Oh , seems that you were really busy during the last days .
I registered already in the new shop and bought the Magazine#20 and picked up the first BOM of 2019 .
The shop works fine , very easy to handle .

Thank you very much for all your efforts and whish you a great and healthy New Year

Shelley E said...

Thank you for the great aardvark! Love your new shop. It took a lot of work and looks great. Wishing you a wonderful 2019!

Fauntie said...

Janeen, the new site is just awesome! No hiccups, just smooth sailing. Congratulations on making it user friendly!

Lisa Marie said...

The new shop looks wonderful! So glad you were able to get something set up, and so quickly. Thanks for the animal alphabet pattern too, this will be a fun BOM.

rosemaryschild said...

Thank you so much for all your wonderful blocks & making available even under extreme events of late! I enjoy your newsletters always, Susan

Fiber Babble said...

The new shop is very, very nice. I like the simplicity and - hey! it works, too! You've done well, and it is especially impressive given the time crunch. I do hope you got to have some sort of holiday this year :-)

I've just downloaded the Aardvark, but will be back after I check my accounts. Those e-zines keep calling to me...

Lori Smanski said...

Thank you, this will be fun. I love your patterns. Thank you for keeping us in the loop with your new store. Prayers for a wonderful and happy New Year. Blessings.

CJ Jolly said...

"Thank you"
To You & ALL "A Happy New Year!"

Good Work to Joan Wintersgill and Joanne Harris & testing out the new BOM.

Susan said...

Thank you for the new BOM. The Aardvark is cute. I set up an account. However, I did notice that the link to the privacy policy doesn't work. It says the page can't be found.

Kerry said...

Happy New Year and good luck with your new shop. I´m so glad you made it in that short time.

joe said...

Site looks great!

Caroline said...

Your new website looks great! Thank you for the Aardvark, he is adorable!

Lace Faerie said...

Beautiful website to showcase your creative talents!

I am just stunned, shaking my head on why, why, why has Craftsy done this? As a shopper I feel betrayed and disappointed, I can only imagine how designers felt about getting the boot!

You should be proud of your new website!

I am looking forward to this year’s BOM. I have toddler granddaughters who will have a blast with an alphabet napping quilt! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

Bouts Choisis said...

Congratulations on your new shop - After Crafty's behaviour I will be much happier buying directly from you!I'm now following your blog too now that I've found it. Oh - and if ever you get the urge to create a pattern for a Citroen 2CV car - I'd certainly buy it:-)

Susan said...

Janeen, the website is beautiful! I know you had to spend almost every waking hour to get it up, running, and looking so wonderful. Congratulations!

The aardvark is fabulous, and I expect every single block will be. Thanks for not letting Craftsy beat you down, though I know it was a shock and you're probably still reeling, but you're handling it and getting things done ... and on time!

thequiltedcat said...

Love the new website and just purchased the Forest Landscape today. I'll buy the wonky cabins center block too when you get a chance to add to the new site. Maybe a few others as well!!