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Learn a New Hobby This Summer …for FREE!

Now that it’s summer time (or maybe ‘almost summer’ for some of you), is it possible you might have a little more “free time”? I know that sounds strange if you have kids at home but just think, no early morning drop offs, PTO meetings or concerts!  And if you don’t have kiddos……summer means more daylight hours!!!


So why not keep learning this summer!? 


Maybe pick up a new hobby? 


You could even do some of these WITH your kids!


Have you heard of Craftsy? I got so excited when we discovered Craftsy! It’s a brilliant idea and resource for so many of our addictions….ehhhh….hobbies! ;)

Craftsy offers video-based, interactive online classes for quilting, knitting, sewing, cake decorating, jewelry making, food, photography, gardening, and other passions. With over 500,000 class enrollments, Craftsy is the leading source for online education for crafters worldwide.  What took me so long to look around!??

In informal terms, they’re classes about crafty things which you can do from the comforts of your own home!  Especially if you have young children and you aren’t able to sneak away to a formal class in a group setting.  In fact, if you’re like me, the time when you get the most “me” time…is after the kids are in bed……and what types of classes are offered at 8 p.m.?? ;)  Craftsy gives you the freedom to continue your education in a variety of topics without having to leave babies with a babysitter.  Or, if children aren’t your scheduling obstacle, maybe you just don’t want to leave the house again after being gone all day at work.  No problem…..go ahead and wrap up in your favorite cozy robe, and learn something for YOU!  Because yes, a good enough reason! :)

Want to learn how to create fondant frills for your daughter’s 3rd birthday cake? They’ll teach you in this class.

What about photography? Want to brush up on your skills and take awesome pics of those darling kiddos? Check out THIS class!

There are even some kid-friendly classes you can do WITH your kiddos!

Want to learn to make homemade pizza with them? PIZZA PARTY!
Or what about making dress up clothing with your little princesses!?

Did I mention they have tons of classes for FREE?

HERE are a list of all the other FREE classes!

Like this one. Yummm…buttercream!

There are a TON to choose from, so take a minute and check it out.

Like this basic quilt making class. Yep, FREE!

And just think……wouldn’t one of these courses make a fun gift for someone who has “everything”?

Classes range from FREE to $50.00, so it’s totally an economical choice – especially since you don’t have to ship it…..or even use up any gas to the store!

Oh wait, one last thing — Craftsy ALSO SELLS SUPPLIES!
(I was serious. Really cool site.)

You have to see these gorgeous fabrics and quilting kits!

I know you will love Craftsy as much as we do, so get on over there, enroll in a few classes and be sure to let us know how it went!

I can’t wait to see what you create!

Ashley Johnston

Administrator at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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