Chronicle Books Craft Month: Win 9 Crafty E-books

There’s a lot to look forward to this month. Apples are in season (hello, apple pie!), local yarn stores are stocked with wool and other cold-weather yarns, and hot chocolate is back on the menu at your favorite bakery. But we have something that’s better than all three of those combined: Craft Month at Chronicle Books!

Each month, Chronicle Books chooses an Eye Candy theme and offers e-books in that category for less than $3.99. Lucky for us, September is Craft Month.

To make this deal even sweeter, our friends at Chronicle Books are offering one lucky Craftsy member the entire collection of Craft Month e-books for FREE! To enter, just head here by September 28, 2013. Then, comment on this blog post letting us know what craft project you’re planning to make this month. We’ll randomly select the winner on September 29, 2013.

Here’s just a little taste of what’s in the e-book collection. Get ready to drool.

Woman Carrying Green, Patterned Handbag

Amy Butler’s Style Stitches

It’s no secret that Craftsy members are huge fans of designer Amy Butler. Just check out Karen’s Blossom Handbag, Michelle335441′s Paperback Book Cover, and Sewhavok’s iPhone case for evidence.

If you’re an Amy Butler fan, get ready to add tons of bags to your to-craft list. This book has 12 patterns that, with variations, can turn into 26 different bags ranging from clutches to hobo bags.

Jars in Cozies on White Chair

Heart Felt Knits by Tamara Mello

Take one look at these nesting bowls and you’ll want to crawl right into this knitting book full of 25 knitted and felted projects. You might also be surprised to find actress Christina Hendricks, who popped up on our list of famous knitters, as the cover model for this book.

Woman's Hands Working on Sampler

Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart

Fans of embroidery probably recognize Jenny Hart’s work from the fantastic Sublime Stitching patterns and supplies. Craftsy members are fans of Jenny’s work, too. You’ll see some of Sublime Stitching’s patterns floating around Craftsy, like sushi napkins and glow-in-the-dark thread, straight from Jenny’s shop, and even jeans embroidered with Jenny’s rock and roll patterns.

This book, like the Sublime shop, is a beautiful collection of stitches, instructions, and patterns you can print at home.

Cover of Book: Creative, Inc.

Creative, Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business by Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho

This book will quickly become your go-to guide if you’re trying to build your business here on Craftsy. Whether you’re brand new to freelancing or you’ve owned your own business for a while, you’ll find the tips in this book both useful and inspiring. The book also includes interviews with other creative business owners, so you’re getting advice from many different types of people and backgrounds.

This is just a little taste of the Craft Month Chronicle Eye Candy collection, so pop over to Chronicle to read up on all nine craft books. These books will only be on sale for the month of September, so grab them while you have a chance!

Click here to enter the giveaway and then answer the question below in the comments for a chance to win.

What craft project you’re planning to make this month.

156 Comments

Southern Gal

My plan is to begin a few Christmas gifts (quilted pot holders) and complete a few pages to add to my granddaughter’s Quiet Book.

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zoeyjo

I’m hoping to finish a quilt this month and maybe try making a T-shirt!

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Mary

I hope to start some Christmas gift projects in the line of potholders. I hope to treat myself to the Ultimate T-shirt online class. I’ve made several T-shirts over the summer and they are OK, but they each turned out with “issues”.

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Juli Williams

I’ll be doing a lot of knitting this month. A friend bought a sweater that is too short for her and I’ll be lengthening it for her. I’ve got a skirt (self-designed) on the needles and a shawl on my crochet hook. I’m busy this month.

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kbo

The quilt guild I belong to is having a UFO reveal first week of October….of course I waited until the last minute to FINALLY start it my half done quilt project. Hope it’s completed by then. They gave use 10 months!!

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Cheryl

I am making kids clothes. I am a little late for back-to-school. But it seems more fitting to make new fall stuff.

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Lisa

I took part of the bag making mini class and learned a lot! I need to finish and make the zipper pouch this month. :)

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Sandi

I’m working on some quilting projects that have been hanging around.

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Rachelle - Warming Crafts

I’m going to finish my eighteenth century stays and also make myself a pair of argyle socks

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Debra

I want to finish my apron and start a new knitting project – still haven’t decided which one.

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Jennifer

Getting a head start on Christmas with crochet pot holders, and learning tatting.

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Meredith

I’m working on a few small projects for a show in October – mostly the handwork left to do on them.

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Karen A

I love making bags, so I’m sure I would be inspired to make new ones.

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Nancy Matheson

I always have a couple quilts in progress. I’m currently doing some free motion quilting.

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Juliann

I need to finish assembling a crocheted and fulled purse, put together a quilted wall hanging kit I bought for a gift for a friend, then I have some fiber art pieces on canvas to work on before a competition in October. (And celebrate my birthday, all the more reason for me to get some lovely presents this month, eh? :) )

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Karen

I have so many crafts I plan to finish this month! I teach papercrafting classes, and I have 9 projects designed and ready to create in preparation for an all-Halloween event in early October. I have started and completed a quilt top already in September, started another, and want to finish two more. I am also embroidering a very large piece which I will work on in those times I want to sit and watch television while crafting.

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crafty_mammal

I definitely need to start my Christmas sewing but I’m currently obsessed with the cider I’m attempting to brew from all my fallen apples :-). I check it ten times a day, watching the airlock bubbling, having a little sniff of the beery-apply goodness that’s happening… Fingers crossed that my wormy windfall garbage apples will actually turn into something awesome!

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Melissa Vink

An autumn embroidered hexi pillow through Wild Olive’s stitching club…well get a good start on it ;-). I’m also cross stitching my sister a bday gift and starting a knit shawl for myself :-)

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Marion Gibson

I have two projects to complete this month. I am crocheting together the squares of a UFO afghan. The squares were crocheted by my friend and her sister over fifty years ago but she never got around to sewing them together. I have been working on it off and on since March and i am vey close to being finished. However, if I don’t commit to finishing it this month it may become a UFO once again! The the other project is to weave a lap blanket from some handspun dog hair. The dog has passed away and was a much loved pet of another friend of ours. This friend now has cancer and i know that this lap blanket will provide comfort to him. By coincidence the dog hair was spun by the friend for whom I am finishing the crocheted afghan.

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Gillian

I am knitting a sweater for my Mum’s birthday. I also hope to make some jewellery.

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Ellen

This month I am making fairy garden houses for a fairy village in my yard.

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Melody

I am getting ready for a trip. So, I plan to make some bags, scarves, and if I have time, I’ll make some travel clothes.

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Iryna

I am planning to make a hat for my nephew and finish a cardigan for myself.
Thank you for giveaway!

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Sandra Robben

This month I want to finish a ballet cardigan for my goddaughter. In aquablue soft cotton, just right for autumn.

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MammaNene

I have to finish to refashion the sixties (a double challenge and the dress for a friend’s wedding)… and then, other refashions and something for halloween ;)

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Alison D

This month I am finally going to get round to making my daughter some dressing up clothes. I’ve had the fabric and patterns for ages but have been busy finishing other projects. I’m determined that fancy dresses will be made!

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Maria Robin

Thus month I need to refashion 2 t shirts into a dress. If this
doesn’t look good I will used it for a gown.

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Cheryl

I’ll be attempting some hand painted designs on a wedding cake.

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Stephanie

Seeing the photo of the gorgeous purse reminds me that it’s time to make a new purse for myself for the winter.

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Pilar

Hi, this month I’m going to start a crocheted baby blanket for a friends’ baby that is coming soon!

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Karen

I’m planning on creating a stunning piece of jewelry for a fundraiser.

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Jennifer

LOVE that Amy Butler bag. Dang! Looks like another project followed me home!

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susan sendelbach

I usually don’t look forward to the winter months, but the way you describe it, they seenm great. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Janice S.

I’m going to try to sew my” Pennsylvania Row by Row “shop hop rows into a quilt.

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Mary

Knitting Craftsy’s October knit along sweater with Carol Feller! The yarn is gorgeous…can’t wait until the pattern is unveiled!

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Anne Bean

My plan is to finish a zippered hoodie for my daughter-in-law, who is expecting her third child the beginning of February. I want to finish soon so she can get some use from it during the upcoming cold months.

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Manuela

I want to make some autum gifts like MugRugs and table runners or place mates.

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Marie Jeannette

For several years I have been focusing on cake decorating setting aside my love of quilting, I even gave all my fabric and equipment to my sister. Thanks to Crafty’s quilting section I signed up for several classes, bought all new quilting tools and will be making a hand quilted wall hanging!

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Susie

I want to try a few of the little projects my students could make when they are finished with their assigned work in Fashions class – luggage tags, gift tags or pattern weights.

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Robin Maguire

This month, I plan to start a quilt for my best friend, and finish a baby quilt I’m working on.

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Nancy W

About to start my flirt sew along!!!! And finish up a few quilts.

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sewnseams

I have a table topper pattern that I want to try and I also want to make some mug rugs.

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Adrienne517

I’ll be working on a scrap quilt for the cottage, and knitting a scarf for a friend.

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Jessie

I am starting in Christmas gifts and Christmas craft orders, Seems like most of my orders this year are for slippers and sleep pants.

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Kali

I have a few quilts that I’m trying to get done this month! Thanks for the giveaway

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Margaret

I think I have some knitted bowls in my future for this month! Love all the projects…

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Barbara

I plan to finish the socks I have on my needles, quilt the two Christmas quilt tops I pieced, and also to add a few pages to my granddaughter’s Quiet Book. I best get busy :)

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Michelle Connor

I plan to make a quilt for my nephew’s wedding, which is in the spring, as well as a christmas tree skirt for our goddaughter.

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Evelyn McGavin

Working on baby gifts and wedding presents. Also want to get a start on Christmas gifts. I am going to try my hand at yard flags!

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Stephanie

I would like to start with the gifts I planned to make for some of my friends but my triggerfinger spoiled that plan. Next week is my OP, so until than I plan to paint me a nice painting :-)

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Rose-Marie

This week I will be making 2 totes with matching pocket wallets for Christmas gifts. So far this month I have been getting more confident with free motion quilting thanks to Ann Pederson videos. For the rest of the month I will be binding works in progress.

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Barbara Haworth-Attard

Baby Quilts. Lots of snuggly baby quilts. A baby is arriving in our family and we’re delighted to have a new life in the world, but unfortunately baby is not arriving to the ideal circumstances. But I am determined that baby will have a good life, unlimited love, and lots and lots of quilts.

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Jemma

I am planning to finish a couple of skirts, sew up a wallet for a friend, quilt my 2012 BOM quilt top. Sure i can find time for some of this anyway!

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Karrie

I love Amy Butler designs I’ve made her yoga bag and use it to carry my yoga mat to class.

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Dianna

I really need a new purse/bag and love the one in the post. Am working on quilted placemats and a quilt for the school’s silent auction.

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Debbie Winn

Sewing 2 dresses, 1 skirt, started knitting a new sweater, one sweater to finish, and a couple of pairs of socks.

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Chriss

I have a couple of projects in mind for the month. First, I plan to make a fall themed bag, then I think I think a crocheted dishcloth or ten would be nice to have for the season. Finally, I am designing a fall themed quilted table topper using the fabric I dyed yesterday in a workshop with Mark Sherman. That should keep me out of trouble. . .

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BarbaraP

Making a bucket bag (using Kristin Link’s Bag-Making Basics class) as a gift for a friend who is a knitter.

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Tina

I’m going to make some boxy bags this month to give as Christmas gifts and after seeing the blossom bag maybe that too!

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Jean

I love knitting shawls. I plan to start a new one today. I also need to start making holiday gifts.

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Jean

I am doing machine embroidery on baby things. Also sewing on knit outfits.

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Tricia

Thanks for the chance to win – this month I am finishing a Pirate Quilt for my 5-year old son, as well as some Halloween projects including a Halloween strip quilt and ruffled pillow!

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Laurie

I’ll be making sleep shorts for my grandsons and tops for my granddaughter. If I’m really good I might finish up the peplum blouse in my Craftsy course for me!!!

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Corinne

I want to finish a lace weight shawl and then start on Christmas gifts.

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ROBIN, HUNTSVILLE TX

I am making a new quilted tote that will have an embroidered pocket (Bible verse) in order to carry my Bible and new large class book in one container together. After that I will be making some pot holders, pillow cases, etc. to donate to the Christian Women’s group for their Christmas auction.

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Andrea Plotkowski

I will be starting on making tote bags and purses for Christmas gifts. I would also like to make Amy Butler’s “Cosmo” bag.

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Wendy B

so many I plan to make….some Christmas gifts for a swap, plus some embroidery blocks and finishing up a quilt……..so much to do!!!!

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E

I am working on the conture dress from Susan K. class and complete a pair of jeans from Prof. Kings awesome Jeans class. I have already completed two quilts…1 king and one queen…I just have to finish the binding on them.

I have completed my fit slopers and got my measurements refined in my pattern making software…Wow, what a perfect fit…so I can design and print my patterns with my exact measurements and I don’t have to alter commercial patterns any longer. I will begin making my fall and winter clothes using my designs from my pattern making software.

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E

I forgot to add…I’ve also made Amy Butler’s weekender bag…Embroidered “Sew Sassy” on both pockets.

I wish I could upload a picture of it!

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suzanne

I will be designing a small quilted wall hanging for my grandaughter’s wedding

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Elizabeth Creavey

So much planned! Recovering two chairs in my dining room. Copying a pair of my favorite pants and making a new pair from the pattern. Making a red top. And making a pillow for a wedding gift. A very busy month indeed!

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Ei Bonahoom

I am planning to make a wet/dry bag for a new mom in my church. Also plan to start making some Christmas presents for the grandchildren – hand puppets.

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Catherine

I plan to finish a baby quilt I am almost ready to quilt, then start and finish a new Halloween door decoration for my daughter and 2 granddaughters!

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Joanie

I am getting some size 50 needles and trying out a super chunky cable that I just can’t get over

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Geraldine Wilkins

I plan to complete quilting a quilt and finish the binding on another quilt. I also plan to begin basting a queen sized quilt for quilting.

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FJB

I’m finishing off embroidering a baby blanket for a friend and then will start on another three for more family and friends’ expected new arrivals. I’m also making stuffed felt letters spelling out the names of the little ones in my life for Christmas presents.

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Mary Ann Harpe

I going to the Georgia Quilt Show Wednesday and plan to make 3 of my class projects as QOV.

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Donna Stanwood

I’m working on a cardigan with leaves along the bottom & sleeves, & quilting the last of10 quilts for a grandchild. Two more grandchildren’s quilts, but not just yet.

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Susie H.

This month I’m planning to actually start my Alabama Chanin project – I’ve been watching the videos in my class “Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric”, have my fabric ordered (luscious!) and am starting to feel confident to give it a go! Can’t wait to try my first reverse appliqued garment!

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ana

I’ve already made a few handbags I learnt from Brett Bara’s class. Now, I’d like to try the Style Stitches.

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Sarah Z.

I love to sew and have several quilts that need to be finished. What a great prize!

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Darcie

So great! I’ve had some of these books on my wishlist for awhile now. I’m currently trying to clear my space after some craftastrophe, and then on to the projects again!

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Jessica

I am planning on finishing crocheting a baby blanket before my friend’s shower!

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Nancy White

I love, love, love the Blossom handbag, and would like that to be my craft project of the month.

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Julia

Bags, bags, bags! I love sweing bags, in every shape but as a beginner sewist I’d really like to hone my skills in making them!

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Melissa

I’m working on some embroidery for a Christmas present, and I plan yo make a mason jar pin cushion/notions holder for a birthday gift.

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Patricia

I plan to get started on some Christmas gifts……placemats, mug rugs, lunch bag, snack bags, notebook covers, napkins and napkin rings. So happy to be sewing again!

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Pam O-Kremer

I’ll be knitting scarves, shawls and dish cloths for gifts.

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Tris

Just had to purchase the Any butler ebook featured, so I will be making something from that as soon as I download it to my ipad.

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Molly

I am working on my first full sizes sweater! It is for me, and I hope to have it finished by the end of the month, just in time for chilly autumn temps.

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Kam

I am currently working on combining two of Carol Ann Waugh’s classes Stupendous Stitching + Reverse Applique which is fun. I get to layer cool fabrics + some of my favorite stitches, ribbon, knitting wool, rattail in “wild colors” plus products I have never used before. Have no idea where I am going nor the results but this is all a part of being creative. Thank you Carol for your encouragement and “no rules attitude” which is freeing me with my sewing.

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kimberly suzanne avila

I want to sew some shirts and pants for my one year old, max and make him screenprinted t-shirts! :-)

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Natalie

I’m working on finishing my triangle quilt, and getting a few more swoon blocks done.

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Becky

I have a crossstitch pillow top to finish. Two pillow tops to be made into actual pillows, a special skirt for a 6 yr old’s birthday party and Halloween costumes to start.

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Yvonne

What a great collection of books!

I have a busy month ahead, too! I’m just about finished sewing my first wool dress for this fall, then I’ll be starting on some Christmas presents – probably a chunky crocheted scarf and embroidered purse to start with, and some handbound journals and sketchbooks. (Handmade Christmases are cheaper and more special, but boy, do they need planning ahead!) I have another warm dress project lined up for whenever I get through all that, & a badly-attempted crochet cardigan from last year to frog & start again for this winter.

I’m relatively new to sewing, crochet and bookbinding (I started each of them little over a year ago), so it’s great to have so many projects to look forward to now that I’m more comfortable with the skills. It’s hard to justify making everything you want to make just for yourself, after all. ;)

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Carrie upreti

I’ll be finishing up a jacket for my niece this month.

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SusanD crochet addict uk

I am making Christmas presents. I am making decorations and bath sets. I am crocheting at the moment but I am planing on making some felt decorations as well.

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Theresa @DearCreatives

I am planning on crafting up some fall utensil holders & maybe some placemats too. Thanks for the chance.

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Helen

I have just enrolled in the Fly Front Coat class here on Craftsy and purchased some lovely blue tweed coating. So my project this month is a coat! I’m also knitting a cardigan, because I need a project for TV-watching too

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Allison C

I’m making a needle book and making the broken herringbone QAL. I’m also working on the honeycomb quilt from Elizabeth Hartman’s book

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Sarah

I am hard at work on my halloween costume! I’m upcycling an older medieval dress into a snappy velvet cape. I have to be ready for all of those October parties!

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Linda Johnson

I want to finish knitting an earflap hat for my husband, and hopefully get in some (lots!) of sewing.

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Jasmin

I plan on creating a Decadent Chocolate Cake, from Alice Medrich’s class, for my friend’s birthday :)

I’m also excited to start spinning my own yarn with the Louët Drop Spindle course kit I received today.

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Chantelle

Knitted hats, socks and kitted and felted scarves….and lots of them:)

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Sue

I enjoy sewing and do embrodery also, I have already made several items for my grandaughters doll and now am working on a quilt and bedding set for her AG doll for christmas. there are also several family birthdays comming up that need cake or deserts and I have been finding wonderful ideas on the
craftsy blog.

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Susan

I want to complete a quilt block for the president of our quilt guild. Since the president’s job is very demanding, (s)he doesn’t have much time to quilt. Therefore, at the end of the year, the president selects a block and then members make one of the designed block to donate in appreciation of the service. I also will be working on hand piecing (not English Paper Piecing) some Grandmother’s Flower Garden blocks.

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Maria Sharp

I’ve just finished watching Anita Grossman Solomon’s class, Traditional Blocks made simple. I’m going to be trying some of her innovative cutting techniques!

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Allison

I am finishing up a scrap quilt I started last Thanksgiving!!

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Jean

I am finishing up a shawl, and will finish sewing up a sweater to wear this fall. I’m also knitting another sweater and would like to start a cross-stitch project.

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Sandra Merritt

I’ll be working on my tatting with a doily for my daughter’s doll house, knitting with a hooded cowl, crochet with a couple sweaters, cross stitch and embroidery with some rugs for the doll house, weaving and sewing some blankets and purses. I love to learn and do all kinds of crafts.

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Tisha Berry

I hope to do a mixed media art quilt.. I want to add embroidry and crotchet to a quilt. I just got the embroidered effects ebook for my Kindle… can’t wait to look at it for ideas…

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Becky/Quilting Booklady

I have a wool applique project that I am almost finished. Just some machine work to complete the table runner! Binding for a king-size quilt needs to be stitched down, too.

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Agatha

That Amy Butler bag is delicious, but all of her patterns are! I’d make all of them if I could!

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jaimiekeiko

I’ve got this fabulous chunky semiprecious stone that is just begging to be wire-wrapped! I think I will use it as the focal stone for a new multimedia necklace – an in-your-face showstopper.

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Danielle

I’ve been working on the Under the Stars quilt – one of Craftsy’s workshops. It is addicting!

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Catherine

It’s pouring down rain – time for a new pair of soft, warm slippers!

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eileen heather

Besides a whole bunch of UFO’s (12 to be exact) I would like to try my hand at some smaller projects like bags, which could be finished in no time….maybe then I would not get bored

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