Best of the Craftsy Blog: May Recap

Posted by on May 31, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Events, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking |


May was an exciting month here at Craftsy HQ! We celebrated our 3rd birthday, gave away free Craftsy classes for life to lucky member Tanya L. “Tealeaves” in our Lifetime of Craftsy giveaway, and launched new garment sewing kits for fabulous summer fashion. And, a lot of really fun things happened right here on the Craftsy blog! We didn’t want you to miss out, so here’s a recap of May highlights.

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May’s most popular blog posts:

1. The Secret to a Perfect Quilt Binding? Glue!

2. Go From Drab to Fab With This Quilted Cake Board Tutorial!

3. The Basics of Making Homemade Flour Tortillas

4. 5 Easy Landscaping Ideas for Gardeners on a Budget

5. What Do You Do When Friends Ask You to Photograph Their Wedding?

6. Time to Draw: 7 Must-Know Pen and Ink Drawing Techniques

7. Just Bead It: How to Crochet With Beads

8. Our Best Brioche Knitting Patterns

9. 6 Wood Joinery Techniques You Should Know

10. Baby Boom: 5 Great Sewing Ideas to Welcome Newborn Babies

11. 5 Surprising Paper Crafts Tools You Can Find in Your House

12. Choosing an Embroidery Machine: 12 Must-Have Tips

In case you missed it…

June Desktop Calendar from Craftsy Featuring a Wafer-Paper Flower Cake

  • We released a special downloadable desktop calendar for June. Get it for FREE here and enjoy it all month long!

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  • We launched the #MyCraftsySelfie Self-Portrait Contest, which will run the entire month of June. Submit your best self-portrait today for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Dick Blick, plus a free Craftsy fine art class of your choice!

New Craftsy classes for May

Dozens of wonderful new classes launched this month, covering such a wide range of skills, from sewing home decor and 3-D quilting to intarsia knitting in the round and how to digitize for embroidery. We covered several new cake decorating techniques, from how to make a teapot cake to high heel cake toppers and tropical sugar flowers. And, we now offer acrylic painting lessons for beginners! Did you know you can also learn about macro insect photography right here on Craftsy?

Whatever your interest, you’re bound to find something you’ll love! See more new classes here.

Don’t miss out!

We have a lot of exciting things lined up this June.

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 Let us know! What would you like to see on the Craftsy blog in June?