Monday, April 30, 2007

Announcing eCraft Classes - Learn, Craft, Create is pleased to announce of the launch of the new interactive website dedicated to online craft classes.

The classes are in a very easy format which make learning easy and fun. Each class has step by step photos and instructions. Many also include the pattern template for you to download. You can also contact the teacher if you have questions right from within the class.

Attention Teachers:
If you've always wanted to create your own online craft classes your in for a treat. With eCraft Classes easy interface you can have your class uploaded in no time. You can also use the link codes provided for each of your classes, to place your class information on your own website, blog, email, newsletter and even a forum just like the one below. It doesn't get much easier than that!

Free Simple Pinwheel

Free Simple Pinwheel
Class Code: #10042
Make paper or fabric pinwheels
Price: FREE!

Click for details

For more details visit While your there be sure and check out the free class to get an idea of the layout of the classes and how easy they are to attend.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Meet Cindy Markovcy of Homespun From The Heart

Featured Designer - Cindy of Homespun From The Heart

Name: Cindy Markovcy
Name of Business: Homespun from the Heart
Web site URL:

What primary things do you sell?
Patterns and dolls; occasionallysomething else catches my interest too.A bit about your business: I design and create primitives - dolls, Ornies,seasonal items, home décor, and patterns. I try to combine vintage "finds"with my work too. Sometimes it's a doll holding something vintage or I mightuse old ice skates, sleds or things like that.

A bit about your business:
I design and create primitives - dolls, Ornies,seasonal items, home décor, and patterns. I try to combine vintage "finds"with my work too. Sometimes it's a doll holding something vintage or I mightuse old ice skates, sleds or things like that.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

New FREEBIE for you

Pattern Mart has a new freebie just waiting for you! To grab this freebie simply visit and hop over to the "Freebies" link, take a short survey (this really helps us out) and once your done download your free item. It's as simply as that and takes less than 5 minutes!

The fun part is the freebie is a surprise, so you never know what it will be. Could be a pattern, printable or ??

Have fun!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Complete Guide To Marketing Your Craft Business

This is a powerful resource book for anyone getting started in a online craft related business. Or even those that are looking for new ways to market their existing business. It includes a bonus of 200 resources as well.

Only $9.99!

To order click the Buy Now button and make payment through Paypal (Do NOT use e-checks or it won't download for you). Once you get to the page on Paypal that says YOU'VE MADE A PAYMENT, on the bottom right there is a button that says YOU MUST CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD. Click that. A blank page will come up. Don't X out of this page, it takes a few seconds before the eBook will start downloading.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

New Designers!

I'm always impressed with the talent of the designers on Pattern Mart and wanted to share with you our most recent members. Check out their pattern listings and I'm sure you'll agree, these ladies are so creative! Click on their names to view all of their pattern listings.

Kentucky Primitives

Prairie Harvest

Country Friends

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Spring Advertising Special!

We have a few ad spots left for the May/June issue of Creative Times and since next week is spring break I'd like to get the remaining ads done before then. So if you purchase a 1/8th, 1/4th or 1/2 page ad spot between now and Sunday night (4/8/07), I will give you a main page button ad on Creative Times for FREE for the months of May/June. So if your looking for advertising to a targeted crafting audience, this may be a great opportunity for you. Plus it will help me get majority of my work done before the kids are off for spring break. So hurry and hop on over to secure your spot!

You can purchase an ad and submit all of your ad information through the site. Click Here: Advertising

In the May/June issue we'll be announcing the winners of our Easter contest. We'll be giving away cash and prizes and have had a ton of entries. So we anticipate a large readership for this issue. Not just due to the contest but the feedback we have been getting since launching the CT site has been fantastic.

You can view all of the reader stats by visiting the archives page here: Under the cover pictures you'll see download numbers. Those numbers are 100% acurate and tells you how many people have downloaded that issue.

While your there if you haven't entered the Easter contest in the current issue, there's still time!! The deadline is April 28th.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Silk Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

I thought this was a very creative spin on dying Easter Eggs, so my daughter and I gave it a try. You can read the directions and watch the video on Martha Stewards website here.

We stopped at Goodwill and picked up some silk ties. Be sure they are 100% silk, anything else won't work. The process is very easy and the results are truly unique and stunning!

My daughter's eyes just lit up every time we unwrapped one of the eggs. It is amazing how the design on the tie will imprint itself onto the egg.