Get Crafty Community Guidelines The Forum and Blog Codes of Honor
Here are the rules we live by.
Get Crafty is a place for sharing your creativity, thoughts, dreams, plans, craft project updates or what you ate for breakfast. That said:
Please do not use your blog as an advertising tool. Even if your company is super-bitchen crafty-tastic, the blogs are meant to build community, not businesses. (We are working on a tool that can help you sell your stuff online called etsy.com, due to go live this summer.)
Please refrain from pornography, unless it is highly crafty.
Please do not use a flashing, animated avatar. It hurts our eyes.
Please do not post super-duper huge photos. It takes too long to download.
Please post your comments on other people's blogs and respond to forums. It's a nice thing to do.
Hey Everyone! I just created a Ravelry group for Getcrafty - feel free to head on over and join. If you aren't a member of Ravelry yet you need to request an invite and wait a little while (I think I waited two weeks?)
Here is some info on Ravelry if you don't know what they are about:
Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration.
The content here is all user- driven; we as a community make the site what it is. The Yarn Harlot wrote recently about Representing, showing the world the power of our community, and I believe that on this site we can really show the strength of our numbers and the depth of our creativity.
So what can you personally do on Ravelry? You can talk about your own projects, integrate that information into your personal website and contribute to someone else's project a world away.
If you are not a blogger, we give you a great way to share and show off your projects, participate in -alongs, and socialize with other crafters. If you are a blogger than Ravelry is the perfect complement to your online journal; it provides structure and organization. All of your information is easy to enter and easy to find. You will not need to update your own FO album again- it is all here on Ravelry!
This summer a group of my online friends did a swap with the theme "try a new craft" - mine was embroidery. It took me half the summer to figure out what to embroider, once I did that everything else went quickly. Now I want to embroider all of my cloth grocery bags!
This was my "test" project - the kitty pattern on the tea towel that came with the Stitch It kit.
I decided to make my swap partner reusable produce bags. I got the idea from my swap partner last year, but I embellished mine (they are made out of flour sacks) with embroidery. I ordered the cute vegetable patterns from Sublime Stitching, along with some other cute ones for future projects. I also knit and crocheted the cords.
Since the produce bags didn't take as long as I thought they would I decided to also do a grocery bag.
I liked the idea of the two popular tattoo designs on the bag (both the heart and the sparrow stencils are included in the "Stitch It" kit.
I made these earring holders last week for some friends. You essentially frame a piece of screen with fabric, folding up the bottom so that you can also keep hoop earring and/or rings. I'm sure this fabric is familiar to some of you, I feel like I see it on the blogs every other week!