2015 is the year to tap into that creativity that you’ve buried under the weight of the daily to-do list. Creativity is life giving, soul sustaining, and therapeutic. I never understand why they take away a person’s knitting needles on transcontinental flights. People are more dangerous without knitting needles. (Just sayin’)
In the spirit of encouraging your DiY, creativity and inspiration, I wanted to tell you about two amazing opportunities that came across my desk this week. I think they are exactly what we need at this time of year to fight cabin-fever, and that cold, empty feeling that threatens our gardening dreams, when we look at the grey, falling snow outside the kitchen window. (Yes, I have grey, falling snow outside my kitchen window as I write…)
Shop Craftsy’s Flash Sale
Have you explored Craftsy yet? Craftsy is an online skills school that will help you learn the skills you need for your DiY life. I’ll admit, it took me a while to warm up to them. I saw their banners on other websites but the orange and black colours didn’t appeal to me so I never clicked. It was my loss.
Recently Craftsy was recommended to me as an easy way to take classes from the comfort of my own home. In the cold, dark of January that seems really appealing. No need to drive 40 minutes through ice and snow, once a week to take a class at the local college, and then drive home in the dark, chased by the snowplow. So I decided to check their offerings.
Not your grandma’s knitting! Wow! There are cooking classes, baking classes, weaving, spinning, crochet, quilting, sewing, drawing and painting, photography, and yes, knitting. I found a class in sourdough baking, by a professional artisan bread baker: Handmade Sourdough: From Starter to Baked Loaf, with Richard Miscovich , a class on wood turning kitchen tools: Woodturning Basics: 7 Handy Kitchen Items (with Andy Chapman), and a photography class for taking better pictures of my goats milk soap: Shoot It: Product Photography Class. They are in my wish list and when I’m finished this post I’ll be signing up for the Sourdough class.
I was going to wait to tell you about Craftsy ‘s offerings until I had taken the Sourdough bread baking classes. But Craftsy is offering a 3 day sale right now — and I wouldn’t be a good friend if I didn’t share this opportunity with you before it expires on Sunday.
What skills do you want to grow in 2015? Bring your creative goals to fruition with Craftsy ‘s New Year, New You FLASH SALE happening right now! Get up to 50% off excellent online classes you’ll love, and make this year YOUR year. Plus, don’t miss the 35+ new classes included! Hurry, offer expires Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 11:59 PM MT. Shop Craftsy’s New Year, New You Flash Sale now to save!
And if you aren’t sure if Craftsy is for you, there are several FREE courses. So you can sign up for an account and then just enroll in one or more of the free courses. Check out the videos and online classrooms, where you can ask your questions and get personal help. Learn at your own pace and get access for life. Once you enroll you’ll own your Craftsy classes forever, so you can watch them at your pace in the comfort of your home, anytime. Check out all the classes available to you now!
Yarn & Fiber Arts Classes – Craftsy’s New Year, New You Flash Sale
Sewing & Quilting Classes – Craftsy’s New Year, New You Flash Sale
Jewelry & Paper Crafts Classes – Craftsy’s New Year, New You Flash Sale
Home & Garden Classes – Craftsy’s New Year, New You Flash Sale
Cake & Cooking Classes – Craftsy’s New Year, New You Flash Sale
Art & Photo Classes – Craftsy’s New Year, New You Flash Sale
And one more thing
Craftsy has teamed up with the Ultimate DiY Bundle coming up next week. Craftsy is offering a free full length course with every Ultimate DiY Bundle that you purchase. More than that though. You can even get the Ultimate DiY Bundle Free just for signing up to a free 4 lesson course and getting your friends to do the same. You don’t even have to make a purchase. And with your free Ultimate DiY Bundle you’ll also get the free full length Craftsy course. I really, really want you to renew that creative part of you, so I’m making it super easy by taking away one excuse. Now you can’t tell me that you can’t afford it.
Here’s how it works:
Sign up for an account at Craftsy here. Then sign up for the free 4 lesson class on Creativity from the Ultimate DiY Bundle — they will give you a unique link and you can share that with your friends. When 5 of your friends sign up through your link you’ll get a 1 year subscription to Better Homes and Gardens magazine to inspire your creativity. When 10 of your friends also sign up — you’ll get your Ultimate DiY Bundle for free (a $1200 value) plus that 1 year subscription to Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. And you’ll get that free Craftsy course as a bonus in the Ultimate DiY Bundle, too. What an amazing opportunity. And it’s totally risk free. Sign up today because in a couple of days this offer will be gone.