What day is it? Woot-woot, Marvelous Monday Darlings!
It's been a long weekend for me. My goddaughter got married and who was asked to make 15 dozen deviled eggs, yep that's right, me. In case you were wondering that's 360 deviled egss, TOTAL>>>YIKES! I was up all night, no really, ALL NIGHT!. We laid down at 5:30am only to be back up at 9:30am to put the finishing touches on them (I do something a little different with mine that no one else does, at the moment) and then pack them into coolers, shower, dress, and drive to a neighboring city (actually 2 before the day was over). Then was up all day for the wedding and activities. But it was a beautiful wedding and I am so happy for her. We had to be back up early to drive to neighboring city again for Sunday morning branch presidency meeting, then church service, then Linger Longer, clean up and finally the drive back home. But I am very thankfully that due to someone else also bringing deviled eggs (of course our side only wanted mine, tee-hee) to the reception we had enough left to take to the church Linger Longer the next day. Woo-hoo double score, because let me tell you, there is no way I could have come home and cooked that night. Anywhoooo... here I am up late tonight typing this blog. Yes, I could have done it earlier, but you have no idea how tired I was, everything hurt today and I was bed bound! But no more excuse a blog (and the blogger) must be consistent! Right?? Right!!
So, let's do it!
Today I am going to share with you one of my classes from my favorite site Craftsy! What is Craftsy? You can go to their about page and learn a bit more about them. But basically it's an online school of sorts. They have hundreds of classes that you can choose from in a variety of interest. You buy a class, of course you can start with a couple of the free classes, and anytime you are ready to learn from that class you go to the website, pull up the class (on your desk computer, laptop, IPad, smartphone or tablet) and watch it at your convenience and at your own speed. The set up is great, you can even ask questions and talk with you instructor or fellow classmates. And the questions stay on the right side of screen for all to see, at any time. You just click on the question that interest you and there you will see all the responses on that question. The videos are High Quality and a joy to watch. The best part, THEY ARE YOURS!! They NEVER expire and you can watch them AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT!!!
I have many classes with Craftsy, free and paid. The first one I want to review for you today is 'Beginner Serger' -Machine Basics and Techniques- with Amy Alan.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Sewing instructor Amy Alan introduces you to the endless potential of the serger, an overlock sewing machine. Once you discover how easy and versatile it is, you'll be hooked! Start with serger threading and maintenance, then learn basic and decorative stitches. Create a serger stitch book you can reference again and again, and get all the troubleshooting techniques you need to serge like a pro. Practice your serging on three fun skill-building projects.
I got my serger as a birthday present this year thanks to my dear sweet hubby! I had been saving for it and planning to buy it so it was up on my wall over my desk. Which turns out is not only a great thing to do to help me remember what I really want but, it's also a great place for dh to get ideas of what he can get as the perfect gift. That people is a WIN WIN. I was so excited and planning to change the appearance of all my garments to have a cleaner finish and look more professional. Well, that was great and all but, there is a bit of knowledge that has to come first. LOL. Although I figured out enough on my own to be able to do my goal of nicer finishes. I was always in fear of changing the thread spools, of having broken threads, stitches too loose or too tight. Then what?!?! And, let's not forgot there are so many cools things a serger can do other than overlocking our seams. I was determined to find a way to learn all those things so I could progress faster in my skill level. Especially since I was opening my Etsy store and would be selling things that I made. So who did I turn to, one of my greatest institutions of learning Craftsy (YouTube being my favorite institution).
**FYI- I should also let you know that I am now an affiliate of Craftsy, but this review is my own. I bought this class on my own and receive no compensation for it or my review. However, now that I am an affiliate, it means that if you should decide to click on any of the links in the side bar, or special pricing post I put in the future, will lead to a small compensation to me. If you decide to click on any of those links please know I greatly appreciate your support!!**
Amy Alan, Instructor of Beginner SergingAmy teaches sewing at Modern Domestic in Portland, Ore. and blogs at Really Handmade. She started crafting as a small child and has always made an effort to turn the everyday into art!