Whew! Been working on lots and lots of tutorials lately. That’s taken a lot of my time, so I haven’t been around to write “what I’ve been up to” posts. Those posts are what I usually reserve for blog parties, and I love me some blog parties.
I get paid an upfront fee for the tutorials I post for Yahoo. I frequently post the links to these tutorials on my blog. These tutorials are free for the average reader to enjoy, but technically I do get an additional payment from Yahoo whenever someone views them. Since that is the case, another blogger informed me that I could not use my blog posts with the links to these tutorials for blog parties. Clearly this is a skewed opinion. Bloggers that advertise on their blogs are compensated, and the ads are blatant. I’m not asking or enticing anyone to buy anything. The link they click on is free, as well as the tutorial I have posted. Although the payment to me is minimal, I would be crazy to not include the link. Money is money, and us DIYers get paid so little the way it is. So, in a nutshell, that is why I haven’t felt I should join the parties in the last few weeks. Designing, crafting and writing is my job. I do get paid for it. Blogging is something I enjoy. I don’t get paid for it. I will continue to provide links to my tutorials, but unless specifically invited to post them at a party, they won’t be shared there.
On that note, here’s a few Halloween/Fall tutorials I have been working on.
Click on the title for each photo to take you to the tutorial.
This pumpkin was crafted from wood salvaged from an old house.
Fall Pumpkin Using An Old Paperback
There is a new purpose for everything.
The appliques are silk leaves.
Witch Boot Bowl Fillers
Made from old wool suits.
I’m making lots of these for fall craft shows.
There are definitely more tutorials to come.
Thanks for stopping by.