Congratulations to Sarah, our Sponsor Giveaway Winner!

For last week’s Craft Social Holiday 911 Twitter chat, DecoArt had generously agreed to provide a set of their Ink Effects fabric transfer inks to one lucky Socialite!

Using a highly scientific random selection system ;) , we’re pleased to announce that the winner of the giveaway is Sarah Wilson, AKA The Sexy Knitter (@TheSexyKnitter).

Congrats Sarah! Please let us know what you make with your Ink Effects products.

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Craft Social Giveaway: DecoArt Ink Effects

Welcome to the (almost) December Craft Social giveaway!

During today’s Craft Social Holiday 911 Twitter chat, DecoArt has generously agreed to provide a set of their Ink Effects fabric transfer inks to one lucky Socialite!

According to the DecoArt website:

Ink Effects are fabric transfer inks that absorb into the fabric for soft, flexible, and washable transfers. Simply paint your design on standard copy paper then use an iron to transfer it onto a light colored wearable or home décor fabric piece of your choice.

Ready to win? Here’s how:

How to enter:
★ To enter the giveaway, head over to the Ink Effects project gallery, then leave a comment below telling us which Ink Effects project on the site is your favorite!

** Please note that a working email address is required, as the winner of the DecoArt Ink Effects set will be notified by email. **

When does the giveaway end?
★ The comments section for this post will close today at 4pm EST, one hour after today’s Craft Social Twitter chat ends.

The fine print:
★ The winner of this giveaway will be chosen at random. If your entry is selected, Craft Social will contact you by email with instructions for claiming your prize. DecoArt can ship internationally, so entries from non-US residents are welcome.

Good luck, Socialites!


Want to sponsor a giveaway for a future Craft Social? You can find our sponsor information here!

Roundup and Transcript: Setting the Stage for Productivity and Creativity

Tom Sawyer (Whitewashing the Fence) by Norman Rockwell, 1936

In last week’s Craft Social twitter chat, we got together with guest expert Kim Werker (@kpwerker) to discuss how you can set the stage for productivity as a maker AND/OR craft business owner. We touched on everything from organizing your work area to avoid distractions to organizing a spreadsheet to track expenses.

Below, we’ve compiled a few key responses for each chat question. You can also download the full chat transcript here: November 2012 Transcript: Setting the Stage for Productivity and Creativity

Before we move on to the chat, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the next Craft Social!

December 2012 Craft Social
Topic: Holiday 911: Spreading Out Creative Work & Avoiding the Last Minute Rush

  • Date: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
  • Time: 2-3pm EST
  • Sponsor: DecoArt will be giving away a set of their Ink Effects product during the chat.


How to join:
Join the conversation using TweetChat, or look for the #CraftSocial hashtag on Twitter.

November 2012 Craft Social highlights:

The questions:
  • How do you define productivity in relation to making/your craft business?how do you prioritize your tasks, set you goals?
  • How do you capture ideas/create a to-do list? Online tools? Old fashioned paper and pencil?
  • What type of environment lends itself best to your work flow /productivity?
  • Does the way you organize your space make a difference in productivity? For example – do you lay out all supplies at once?
  • How do you separate your production time from your creative time?
  • Productivity is more than producing work. What non-craft tasks do you need to complete in your crafty life/biz?
  • What’s your top time management tip?

Download the full chat transcript: November 2012 Transcript: Setting the Stage for Productivity and Creativity

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