Sunday, April 27, 2014

How to Add & Sell a Pattern on Craftsy

 In addition to wonderful online courses and craft supplies, Craftsy also has an independent online pattern store that lets anyone upload and sell downloadable e-patterns with no fee! 

How do you add a pattern to Craftsy and start your pattern store? It’s easy! 

1. Make sure you have a Paypal account. All pattern transactions happen through Paypal, and Craftsy requires that you have a Student, Premier, or Business account in order to sell patterns.
2. Put your pattern in .pdf format. You can’t upload any patterns to the online pattern store unless they’re a .pdf file format, so if they’re currently saved as a Word doc, .jpg, or other file format, you must convert it to a .pdf before you upload it to Craftsy.
3. Include a photo. All patterns must have at least one photo to accompany them, but you can add up to five photos. Colorful, interesting photos tend to work the best for catching our members’ eyes!
4. Fill out the pattern description. We will ask you some basic questions around your pattern making it easier for Craftsy folk to find your pattern and know what your pattern is for. Make sure you have info about your pattern handy for this step.

For more information on how to sell a pattern through Craftsy, or to get started, visit Craftsy today!

Visit Gunadesign Craftsy Pattern Store. When you are buying from me, you are buying not just an pattern. You are buying many hours of my time invested in it. You are buying my failures and successes, days and weeks of frustration and joy. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Peter Pan lace collar

I found this great lace collar on antique market in Tongeren, Belgium. It will be turned in a collar necklace. It is already fixed on the leather to protect its fine texture. The final project will follow soon ...

gunadesign guna andersone Peter Pan lace collar

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Cross stitch in jewelry

Even I like to try different craft techniques, cross stitch was not my favorite and I tried to avoid it for a long time. I still have painful memories from my primary school time then we should make some small presents for the mother's day and it turned for me to be a big disaster.  But this is my latest creation- a bangle covered with Latvian national symbols in cross stitch technique. It took me a  lot of time to make it and I still have pain in my fingers, but I love the result and I started to like this very old decoration technique, for sure I will make more fashion articles by using needlework. 

gunadesign guna andersone Lativan ornament bangle in cross stitch technique

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Crochet skirt pattern

Crochet skirt - simple and elegant and you can make it as open and as long as you want!


Cascade Highland Duo Yarn

Cascade 220 Superwash Sport Yarn

Cascade 220 Sport Yarn

Lace from the Inside Out: FIVE skeins of Spud & Chloe Fine Yarn

Sunday, April 13, 2014


My new project in the process, it will take still a few days till the final result.

gunadesign guna andersone needleworks

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Crochet Necklace with cabochon and dried birch bark- Memories of Finland II

The first creation already is in Finland to remind my friend Anne about our great vacation in Lapland. This is new version.
Gunadesign Crochet Necklace with cabochon and dried birch bark

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

How to make a wire tree?

Make your own wire tree and decorate it with gemstones, beads or different natural materials. Many possibilities and many designs.