Hello. My crafty friend Janet gave me a magazine called Craft & Click, The Essential Guide to Crafting Online. There are sections on Start Crafting Online, Social Networking, Create your own web site, Buying a Computer, and Buying and Selling Online. Whatever your crafting talent is, be it knitting and crochet, papercraft, cross stitch, or sewing, there are over 170 web sites listed to get you started with your chosen craft. How to build your own web site or blog, and join in with social networking with like minded people.
It's quite a pricey magazine at £7.99, there are 130 pages, but I can't see a date on the cover so I don't know if it is still in print. I wouldn't have bought it myself because there is a lot of stuff in there I already know, or stuff I don't need to know. It could be useful to anyone wanting to sell their work.
I've had a look through it for any web sites that might be useful, especially those offering free tutorials on how to make things. I was disappointed that several of the blogs listed have not been updated in a long time with no explanation of why. One had a post from the blogger saying it was to be the last post she was writing, she said goodbye to her readers. Some of the sites, were commercial sites, some of the blogs were marketing themselves and their products. They were touting for business, and loaded with adverts.
I did find one site that you might be interested in, Sew Mama Sew. Although it has adverts, you can ignore them, there are over 400 sewing tutorials and patterns. You might find something useful there. If you want to make a bag look at this page, 10 bags to make. If you want to make some quilt blocks, try Block of the Month. If you are considering starting your own creative business, look at Small Business Ideas.
I'll keep checking the rest of the magazine, and let you know if I find something that might be useful, and free, to all you crafters out there. Don't forget, you can always check Yoootooob for free tutorials.
Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip.
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