Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Yay! A Little Excited...

My sewing kit tutorial has been on Craftsy as a free downloadable tutorial for a while now.  I've been getting daily emails from Craftsy telling me how many people downloaded it today...

6 people, 8 people, 2 people, 15 people, 5 people ...

that's how it's been going and that's been quite nice.  I figured a free download might be helpful in getting my name known once I start actually selling patterns properly (yup, it's on the to-do list!).

But this morning I opened an email telling me 175 people had downloaded the tutorial in one day.  Maybe it's been featured somewhere on their home page or something... but now it's #1 on Craftsy's free sewing patterns.


Er, wow!

I'm completely blown away by this.  There are so many brilliant patterns on there (even in the free section) that I can't quite believe this has happened.

If anyone knows what has suddenly made it so popular, please do let me know by leaving a comment.  Thanks so much.

OK, am off to do a few excited cartwheels around the garden...

Hmmm...OK, maybe not.  It's been raining heavily, you see (nothing to do with my age, you understand).

14 comments:

karen said...

Not sure why the sudden flurry but congrats!

Hennie said...

Wendy, this very, very nice !Enjoy!!! Craftsy is a very nice site, too!!
Have a great day!
Hennie

Little Harriet said...

Wow! Congratulations!

Natalie said...

Congratulations! Definitely sounds like it's been featured somewhere or a link has been posted somewhere like Twitter maybe?

Kat Shenton said...

Well done hun! Grab yourself a lovely glass of wine to celebrate :)

Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised at all...that is a great tutorial! I started making my sewing kit the same day I saw it posted on here, and I use it all the time. Congratulations, you deserve it!

Handbags by Helen said...

Congratulations. Well deserved!

Rebekah said...

That's awesome, congratulations! I suspect it could be because the Craftsy Facebook page posted about your tutorial? I saw it *there* before I saw it *here* and yes I was one of those 175 downloaders - it's fabulous. Well done :)

Made in Suisse said...

Well deserved recognition :-)

Michele said...

Well done, it looks great, I will add it to the five million things I intend to sew by the end of the year! Why is there never enough time?

Anna said...

Well done Wendy x

Sandi Holland said...

Wendy congrats! What fun! I learned about Craftsy from Sher's Creative Space. I think it's a great place to get your name and skill around too. Look forward to putting a pattern there. I love your header changes and the way they reflect your name and different creative techniques.

Ana said...

That's wonderful news. Congratulations :) I am sure many people will benefit from your wonderful tutorial. Wishing you well in all that you do. x

Wendy said...

Thanks so much to everyone for the kind words. This news came just as I was about to go away on a mini-break! I think Rebekah has hit the nail on the head with the sudden flurry of downloads - it was featured on Craftsy's Facebook page, which has a HUGE following!! Thanks Rebekah for letting me know x