Tag Archives: Craftsy Classes

Craftsy Class Update – April

Another month has gone by and I haven’t bought another class yet.  I also haven’t completed another class.  I did start Designing Elegant Edible Gardens with Ellen Ogden and decided that that will be one class where I will just watch it and call it complete.  I’ve got 2 or 3 lessons left to watch.  I am working on the first project in Hats Four Ways and I’m hoping to get done with that soon.  I know I have the Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers class as “in process” but I haven’t done anything with it yet.  I did purchase the kits a few weeks ago so I’m hoping to get this off the bucket list soon.

Classes in Process: (3)

  • Designing Elegant Edible Gardens with Ellen Ogden
  • Hats Four Ways
  • Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers with Annie Unrein

Classes to be completed: (35)

  • Bag Making (2)
    • Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
    • Sew Better Bags: The Weekend Duffel with Betz White
  • Gardening (2)
    • Vegetable Gardening: Smart Techniques for Plentiful Results
    • Vegetable Gardening: Innovative Small-Space Solutions1
  • Knitting (12)
    • Beyond Basic Broomstick Lace
    • Custom Cabled Pullovers
    • Explorations in Cables
    • Improve Your Knitting
    • Knit Original Cuff-Down Socks
    • Know Your Yarn: Choose the perfect Yarn Every Time
    • Lace Knitting: Basics and Beyond
    • Mittens and Gloves Gahalore
    • My First Sweater
    • Shuttle Tatting
    • Stranded Colorwork: Basics and Beyond
    • Sweetheart Shawls
  • Quilting (12)
    • Diamond Quilt Designs
    • Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
    • Machine Quilting the Home Sweet Home Quilt
    • Quilt as you Go Patchwork
    • Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
    • Quilting Quickly
    • Quilting Quickly II
    • Re-Piecing the Past
    • Stitch It With Wool: Crewel Embroidery
    • Machine-Finished Hand Applique with Beth Ferrier
    • Finishing School: Edges & Bindings with Mimi Dietrich
    • Machine Quilting with Templates: Creating Design Perfection with Kimmy Brunner
  • Crochet:
    • Crochet Lab
  • Cooking/Baking/Food Stuffs (5)
    • Artisan Bread Making
    • Handmade Sourdough
    • Jam & Marmalade
    • Love Your Vegetables
    • Sweet and Savory Food Gifts
  • Sewing
    • The Couture Dress

Classes completed: (7)

Craftsy Class Update – March

Finally!  A month where I didn’t buy a class! 🙂 And I have 2 completed classes.

Completed Classes: (2)

  • Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
  • Creative Quilt Backs with Elizabeth Hartman – free mini class

Classes in Process: (2)

  • Hats Four Ways
  • Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers with Annie Unrein

Classes to be completed: (38-2)

  • Bag Making (2)
    • Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
    • Sew Better Bags: The Weekend Duffel with Betz White
  • Gardening (3)
    • Designing Elegant Edible Gardens with Ellen Ogden
    • Vegetable Gardening: Smart Techniques for Plentiful Results
    • Vegetable Gardening: Innovative Small-Space Solutions1
  • Knitting (12)
    • Beyond Basic Broomstick Lace
    • Custom Cabled Pullovers
    • Explorations in Cables
    • Improve Your Knitting
    • Knit Original Cuff-Down Socks
    • Know Your Yarn: Choose the perfect Yarn Every Time
    • Lace Knitting: Basics and Beyond
    • Mittens and Gloves Gahalore
    • My First Sweater
    • Shuttle Tatting
    • Stranded Colorwork: Basics and Beyond
    • Sweetheart Shawls
  • Quilting (12)
    • Diamond Quilt Designs
    • Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
    • Machine Quilting the Home Sweet Home Quilt
    • Quilt as you Go Patchwork
    • Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
    • Quilting Quickly
    • Quilting Quickly II
    • Re-Piecing the Past
    • Stitch It With Wool: Crewel Embroidery
    • Machine-Finished Hand Applique with Beth Ferrier
    • Finishing School: Edges & Bindings with Mimi Dietrich
    • Machine Quilting with Templates: Creating Design Perfection with Kimmy Brunner
  • Crochet:
    • Crochet Lab
  • Cooking/Baking/Food Stuffs (5)
    • Artisan Bread Making
    • Handmade Sourdough
    • Jam & Marmalade
    • Love Your Vegetables
    • Sweet and Savory Food Gifts
  • Sewing
    • The Couture Dress

Classes completed: (5+2)

Craftsy Class Update – February

I’m a little late posting this and it’s really because I’ve been taking advantage of Craftsy’s sales.  I remembered last week’s purchase but totally forgot about the three I bought earlier in the month. /sigh.  Well, I’ve got a total of 8 classes added for the month.  This will have to stop!  Here are the classes I’ve added:

  • Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers with Annie Unrein
  • Machine-Finished Hand Applique with Beth Ferrier
  • Designing Elegant Edible Gardens with Ellen Ogden
  • Sew Better Bags: The Weekend Duffel with Betz White
  • Finishing School: Edges & Bindings with Mimi Dietrich
  • Machine Quilting with Templates: Creating Design Perfection with Kimmy Brunner
  • Vegetable Gardening: Smart Techniques for Plentiful Results
  • Vegetable Gardening: Innovative Small-Space Solutions

I finished watching Free Motion Fillers Volume 1 with Leah Day.  This is one of those classes that are great to take while I’m quilting or knitting and can just watch or listen as I craft.  Leah is a wealth of information and ideas.  I’m not sure I’m at the point to actually learn how to do any of the designs she shared.  But I may be one day.  I bought this class originally so I can FMQ on my little Bernina but I make big quilts and I hate quilting them on her.  So now that I’ve got my Bailey I like the class for the information and maybe one day I’ll want to do some of these designs.  If that day comes, I’ll have this Craftsy class to refer to.  I mentioned in a previous post her interesting basting method.  It’s the last lesson of the class and was apparently taken out of her Free Motion Quilting a Sampler class.

Completed Classes: (1)

  • Free Motion Fillers Volume 1 with Leah Day

Classes in Process: (2)

  • Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
  • Hats Four Ways

Classes to be completed: (30+8)

  • Bag Making (3)
    • Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
    • Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers with Annie Unrein
    • Sew Better Bags: The Weekend Duffel with Betz White
  • Gardening (3)
    • Designing Elegant Edible Gardens with Ellen Ogden
    • Vegetable Gardening: Smart Techniques for Plentiful Results
    • Vegetable Gardening: Innovative Small-Space Solutions1
  • Knitting (12)
    • Beyond Basic Broomstick Lace
    • Custom Cabled Pullovers
    • Explorations in Cables
    • Improve Your Knitting
    • Knit Original Cuff-Down Socks
    • Know Your Yarn: Choose the perfect Yarn Every Time
    • Lace Knitting: Basics and Beyond
    • Mittens and Gloves Gahalore
    • My First Sweater
    • Shuttle Tatting
    • Stranded Colorwork: Basics and Beyond
    • Sweetheart Shawls
  • Quilting (13)
    • Creative Quilt Backs with Elizabeth Hartman – free mini class
    • Diamond Quilt Designs
    • Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
    • Machine Quilting the Home Sweet Home Quilt
    • Quilt as you Go Patchwork
    • Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
    • Quilting Quickly
    • Quilting Quickly II
    • Re-Piecing the Past
    • Stitch It With Wool: Crewel Embroidery
    • Machine-Finished Hand Applique with Beth Ferrier
    • Finishing School: Edges & Bindings with Mimi Dietrich
    • Machine Quilting with Templates: Creating Design Perfection with Kimmy Brunner
  • Crochet:
    • Crochet Lab
  • Cooking/Baking/Food Stuffs (5)
    • Artisan Bread Making
    • Handmade Sourdough
    • Jam & Marmalade
    • Love Your Vegetables
    • Sweet and Savory Food Gifts
  • Sewing
    • The Couture Dress

 

Classes completed: (4+1)

Craftsy Class Update

I started watching Artisan Bread Making from the point I last left it and decided to hold off on this class.  I will need to make the breads before I can mark this as complete and I’m just not ready for it.  It feels like it will be a lot of work and I’m okay with the bread I’m able to pull off with my bread machine.  After one lesson I turned that off and started Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing where I left off.  I was watching this class pretty heavily each time I worked on a block of Moon Glow.  It totally helped.  But since I’m not currently doing a paper piecing project and I’m not inclined to do the class project, I finished watching it for her little tips and tricks.  I know this is a class I’ll watch whenever I work on a paper piecing project.

Once I finished that class I started finished up watching Machine Quilting with Wendy Butler Burns.  This is a great intro class to Machine Quilting.  I watched most of it when I started machine quilting again but never finished it.  The last couple of lessons I missed were the borders and binding lessons.  I thoroughly enjoyed the binding lesson and I realized that I should have watched this before I bound my Table Runner and Place Mats.  I know that I will need to re-watch the binding lesson before I bind my next project.

The next set of classes I’ll be working on is Hats Four Ways and the free class Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag and Bucket Bag.  To mark both of these complete I will need to work on the projects.  The bags will be much faster than knitting hats so I’ll probably get the bags done first.

Completed Classes:

  • Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
  • Machine Quilting

Classes in Process: (5 -2)

  • Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
  • Hats Four Ways
  • Artisan Bread Making

Classes to be completed: (30)

  • Bag-Making
    • Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
  • Knitting (12)
    • Beyond Basic Broomstick Lace
    • Custom Cabled Pullovers
    • Explorations in Cables
    • Improve Your Knitting
    • Knit Original Cuff-Down Socks
    • Know Your Yarn: Choose the perfect Yarn Every Time
    • Lace Knitting: Basics and Beyond
    • Mittens and Gloves Galore
    • My First Sweater
    • Shuttle Tatting
    • Stranded Colorwork: Basics and Beyond
    • Sweetheart Shawls
  • Quilting (11)
    • Creative Quilt Backs
    • Diamond Quilt Designs
    • Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
    • Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
    • Machine Quilting the Home Sweet Home Quilt
    • Quilt as you Go Patchwork
    • Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
    • Quilting Quickly
    • Quilting Quickly II
    • Re-Piecing the Past
    • Stitch It With Wool: Crewel Embroidery
  • Crochet:
    • Crochet Lab
  • Cooking/Baking/Food Stuffs (4)
    • Handmade Sourdough
    • Jam & Marmalade
    • Love Your Vegetables
    • Sweet and Savory Food Gifts
  • Sewing
    • The Couture Dress

 

Classes completed: (2 + 2)

  • Machine Quilting* (great class to re-watch the binding lesson)
  • Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing* (great class to re-watch whenever doing a paper piecing project)
  • Knit Lab
  • Knit Lab: In the Round

Resolution #3: Complete Craftsy Classes

As of this moment I’ve got 45 classes in my Craftsy page.  Only 2 have been completed.  And by completed, in these cases, I did all the projects listed.  I will not always do the projects listed in the class.  I will determine when a class is considered complete.  I listed 5 classes in process.  I believe Mastering Foundation Paper piecing is done but I need to check it out and confirm that.  I didn’t do the projects but basically used this class to help me do the Moon Glow BOM last year.  I figure I do not need to actually do the project for the class.  However there might be a lesson or two at the end that I may not have ever completed. So I left this as “in process” for now.  The same applies to the “Machine Quilting” class.  I know I watched probably 95% of it when I first bought the class.  There isn’t really a project to do but I basically watch it to get pointers on my quilting projects.

**as a reminder, I do not have a specific goal for the number of classes I want to complete.  I just want to make a conscious effort to complete classes.  Sometimes that may mean I do the full on project, sometimes that may mean I just watched the whole thing.  I just depends on the class and what I want to get out of it.

Classes in Process: (5)

  • Artisan Bread Making
  • Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
  • Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
  • Hats Four Ways
  • Machine Quilting

 

Classes to be completed: (30)

  • Bag-Making
    • Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
  • Knitting (12)
    • Beyond Basic Broomstick Lace
    • Custom Cabled Pullovers
    • Explorations in Cables
    • Improve Your Knitting
    • Knit Original Cuff-Down Socks
    • Know Your Yarn: Choose the perfect Yarn Every Time
    • Lace Knitting: Basics and Beyond
    • Mittens and Gloves Galore
    • My First Sweater
    • Shuttle Tatting
    • Stranded Colorwork: Basics and Beyond
    • Sweetheart Shawls
  • Quilting (11)
    • Creative Quilt Backs
    • Diamond Quilt Designs
    • Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
    • Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
    • Machine Quilting the Home Sweet Home Quilt
    • Quilt as you Go Patchwork
    • Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
    • Quilting Quickly
    • Quilting Quickly II
    • Re-Piecing the Past
    • Stitch It With Wool: Crewel Embroidery
  • Crochet:
    • Crochet Lab
  • Cooking/Baking/Food Stuffs (4)
    • Handmade Sourdough
    • Jam & Marmalade
    • Love Your Vegetables
    • Sweet and Savory Food Gifts
  • Sewing
    • The Couture Dress

 

Classes completed: (2)

  • Knit Lab
  • Knit Lab: In the Round