Birdsong Bows: August 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Giveaway: Enter to win a Craftsy Class!

My name is Deanna, and I'm a Craftsy addict.

Maybe they noticed.

Craftsy contacted me to participate in a giveaway contest so you and I can have the chance to win one of their courses! But this isn't about me - it's about you, and how I really want one of my followers to win. Because these craft classes are fabulous and will change your crafting and sewing life. It's like learning one-on-one in your own home. The classes never expire and you can watch at your own pace, even at 2 a.m. in your jammies.

The first class I completed was Christine Haynes' Sassy Librarian Blouse. I loved the pintucking and bow details!

I also finished Jane Dunnewold's The Art of Cloth Dyeing. I had wanted to dye fabric for about 10 years before taking the plunge, using her class as my launching pad. The bodice and leggings for my sample for the Not-So-Basic Tee pattern were dyed using her methods.

In addition to offering craft classes, workshops, hosting pattern shops for designers like Birdsong, and selling fabric and other supplies, Craftsy has also developed a fabulous new YouTube series with some quick classes you can try for free.

So, how do you win one of Crafty's classes?

It's simple - enter the giveaway through the special Birdsong Craftsy Giveaway link ( until Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. U.S. Eastern time. This link will take you to a page where you can sign up for Craftsy. If you're already a member, you can use your existing login to enter. If you have trouble, use Firefox's browser.

For full disclosure, Craftsy has partnered with a few bloggers (including me) for this contest, and whichever blogger gains the most entries will win a free class of her/his own. But more importantly, they have 5 free classes to give away among all the bloggers' entrants who enter, and you'll be notified through my blog if you've won!

Good luck! Remember to enter through the Birdsong Craftsy Giveaway link by August 14!