Yes, Craftsy is making more changes but this one is sending a lot of us into panic mode. Emails
were sent out to pattern designers who use Craftsy for their sales. The good news is, I was one
of the lucky ones to get an email that said they weren't deleting my store from their site.
The bad news is there were several very talented designers who are losing their stores and
some of the patterns in my store may be deleted. At this time, I have no idea which patterns
are getting the boot so if you have any patterns in any store on Craftsy that you haven't
downloaded yet, hustle over and get it now just in case. I'll be downloading a few, too.
If there are some patterns you've been thinking about buying and you don't know if the
store is being deleted, it's time to grab those ASAP. Since my store will stay open, if there's
a pattern that disappears it may end up in the Etsy store I just started today so all is good.
According to Craftsy we won't be able to download new patterns until "later in 2019."
For that reason, I opened an Etsy store, but I'm not giving up on Craftsy.
Craftsy has offered FREE SERVICE for a lot of years and they've helped designers like me have
a place to sell patterns or offer them for free. I'm grateful for all the years they were there for me.
When the dust settles, we may end up being charged to use their site...we will see.
My only complaint is that this is happening at Christmas and with only a weeks notice.
I'd rather be eating cookies than worrying about what I'm going to do.
To ease the pain of this change,
I'll send the first five people who comment on this post a free PDF pattern of their choice from
my Craftsy store. Just leave a comment telling me "I want a pattern" and which one you want.
Click HERE for my store.
If you're one of the five, leave me your email address if you aren't absolutely sure I
already have it. You can leave it in code if you're worried about those naughty
computer robots snatching it...sewswift at gmail dot com...like that.
I'll email you the pattern ASAP.
With Christmas just around the corner, I hope you're all filling your tummy's with goodies,
shopping until you're dropping, and getting ready for loads of family to descend upon you.
P.S. There's always room for you in the Show Your Wings Blog Hop!
You need to have something in your project that involves wings or that flies.
That means it can have...
Flying geese (yes, that counts!)
Birds of any kind
Butterflies or dragonflies
Airplanes or helicopters
Fairies or dragons
I think you get the picture, don't you?
Just send me an email telling me you want to be a part of the hop.