Hello dear Friends!!
It's Friday, so at least there is that...
I'm not sure where to even start. Sorry, its a long post, but this is what is going down...
Yesterday I received an email from Craftsy and I was let know that my 2 smaller shops (the Sew Cute Designs - applique patterns and the Paper Piecing Magazine shop) were to be chopped!! Closed by this time next Friday.
That was a good hard slap in my face.
The larger shop (QADesigns - paper piecing) will remain open BUT they will reduce the amount of patterns for me. Also, I can't add any new patterns to the shop indefinitely......
That was a good hard kick in the stomach.
If you have any patterns that you've bought but never downloaded them, PLEASE go and download it to your computer or keep it as a 'hard copy' because they're deleting all that as well.
If you also wanted any of the older patterns from my shop, you may have to think of buying them now and downloading them. Alternatively, you will have to make a note of everything you did want and it's price, and then email me about getting it straight from me in the future.
I guess I'll have to get my own website now. Other platforms like Etsy etc become too expensive eventually. Only thing is that I don't really have time to figure out how it all works, but I also don't have the cash to pay someone to help me. Besides, its Christmas and then New Year, so I won't have time until next year.
Thanks Craftsy, Great timing! Should I be saying F U or Thank you...???
I heard and read comments on all social media about this fiasco and so many are saying that they won't support Craftsy anymore. I get it BUT I still have MY shop there and I rely on that income every week, so if people are going to boycott then I have no more business and I have no idea what I will do if that is the outcome...
PLEASE, please don't stop supporting the few designers who didn't get machine gunned down by Craftsy. Im sure they and I all need you - the sewing army of the world to stand behind them.
The new magazine for January and the BOM will still go on and I will add them to my Google Drive and let you download them straight from there.
I will just have to figure something out real quick on how to get them to a new shop.
My BLOG and GDrive will become my new headquarters for a while. Please be sure to visit often to see what's going on.
Thank you for all your support and help over the last 5 years. I love you all!!
Here's something I made for all of you.
He measures 8" (22cm) Enjoy!!
Direct download HERE.....<<<<<
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a blessed and happy New Year!
I've started a QA Designs Group on Facebook where you are welcome to join and add any of your finished blocks made with the QADesigns patterns. I really love to see them all.
(when you open the shop.... click on the right side 'sort by tab' and press NEWEST.... then everything will show up)