Issue #2
March 2010
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Kathy Barwick

Hey there, fellow plastic canvas crafter!


I hope you've been checking in on my plastic canvas crafts blog these past few weeks...


...There's been lots of new stuff added to it, including some eye-catching patterns from fellow plastic canvas crafters who responded to my recent Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day challenges.


It's a great place to get exciting new ideas for your own plastic canvas crafting efforts.


You'll also find the occasional FREE pattern posted there, as well as lots of exciting new "how to" content to help you take your plastic canvas crafting skills to the next level!


So be sure to click the link above and check out the latest blog posts.  You'll be glad you did, I promise!


Announcing:  The Brand New Facebook Group

for Plastic Canvas Crafters ONLY!


Thanks to plastic canvas crafters like you, I now have 2,015 fellow crafters as Facebook friends. 


And based on the finished projects they've been posting photos of recently, it's obvious that many of them are very talented!  


But with that many avid crafters in one place, it's time to start an official Facebook Group for plastic canvas crafters.  That's why I'm very excited to announce my new Plastic Canvas Crafts Designer's Group!


This group is for people just like you - people who want to hone their plastic canvas crafting skills and learn how to create their own original patterns for fun or for profit. 


It's geared to be a super FUN group. There will be plastic canvas crafts challenges...FREE pattern giveaways...contests where you guess what your fellow plastic canvas crafters are working on based on photos they post of their partially finished projects...


...PLUS, you can ask and answer questions, and offer advice and ideas to your fellow plastic canvas crafters!


But above all, the group is especially designed to allow you to show off some of your most recent finished plastic canvas crafts projects, and find great new ideas for new projects to get started on!


You can even share your patterns with others as long as they are your own original patterns that you own the rights to. 


In short, it will be our very own plastic canvas crafters community on the internet - and I'm inviting YOU to be among the very first to join by clicking this link!


So join in on all of the fun!  It's absolutely FREE!  Plus, you'll make tons of new friends! And you'll be able to start sharing your own projects, hints, tips and ideas with us.  


I'd love to have you onboard...just click the link directly above, and join my brand new Plastic Canvas Crafts Designer's Group today!


Survey Results


A whopping 463 plastic canvas crafters took my survey to tell me what additional information I should include in my upcoming new 350-page book, Plastic Canvas Crafts Secrets.


Each survey taker automatically received - absolutely FREE -- a copy of the pattern for my brand new Tiny Treasures Trinket Box, pictured directly below. 



The survey is still open, for a very limited time.  So if you haven't taken it yet, and you'd like a FREE copy of the pattern for the Tiny Treasures Trinket Box pictured above, I encourage you to click this link and go take the survey now. 


So far, the results have been extremely helpful:


·         91% of the respondents have never won a blue ribbon in a competition


·         88% have never entered any plastic canvas items in any kind of competition


·         87% are interested in the chapter on: 65 Beautiful, Fully Original Never-Before-Seen Plastic Canvas Patterns


·         84% are interested in the chapter on: Learning How to Make Your Own Original Patterns


·         81% are interested in the chapter on: 101 Helpful Hints & Tips for Boosting Your Plastic Canvas Skills and Creativity


·         76% are interested in the chapter on: Kathy's Easy to follow Stitchin-ary Guide


·         74% are interested in the chapter on: Kathy's Guide to Finding FREE Patterns on the Internet Any Time You Want


·         68% are interested in the chapter on: How to Create Your Own Original Patterns from Scratch, and How to Tap My Secret Never-Ending Source of FREE Pattern Ideas


·         60% are interested in the chapter on: Plastic Canvas Embellishments: the Key to Jazzing Up Your Projects


·         56% are interested in: How to Turn Your Passion for Plastic Canvas Into Cold, Hard Cash


·         59% have made their own original patterns, and 41% haven't tried to do so yet!


Most importantly of all, however, were all of the great new ideas I got from survey respondents for new information to add to the book!


If you've already taken the survey, rest assured I'll include as many of your suggestions in the book as I can.


And if you haven't taken the survey yet, please do so now.  I really need and appreciate your feedback. 


My goal is to make Plastic Canvas Crafts Secrets the most helpful "how to" book on plastic canvas ever published, and you can help make that happen by letting me know what you'd most like to see!


One Final Important Announcement:

My Brand New Etsy Store Is Open for Business!


I'd like to announce the opening of my new Etsy store.


I've listed a variety of my most recent original plastic canvas patterns, including my new featured pattern, the Tangerine Dream Matching Handbag and Checkbook Cover, pictured directly below.

Tangerine Dream Handbag (front)Tangerine Dream Handbag (back)Tangerine Dream Checkbook Cover 
Tangerine Dream Matching Handbag and Checkbook Cover 

As you can see, it's absolutely stunning.  The brilliant colors light up in this uniquely shaped hand bag and matching checkbook cover. I don't think you'll ever misplace or lose either one of these!


Both the Handbag and the Checkbook Cover are elegant inside and out.  And I know you'll really love working these unique patterns!


Be sure to click on the link and visit my new Etsy store for more great patterns.

Happy stichin'!
Kathy Barwick
Your Plastic Canvas Crafts Coach
Kathy Barwick is the author of the highly-anticipated forthcoming new 350-page book, Plastic Canvas Crafts Secrets.

She has worked extensively in crafts for over 23 years, and believes strongly that to live life to its fullest, you must actively engage in pursuits that give you the greatest sense of personal satisfaction, and you must pursue your passions and dreams with enthusiasm and determination, without ever forgetting to have fun in the process.

Besides creating her own original plastic canvas crafts designs and selling them to major crafts publishers such as Annie's Attic and the NeedleCraft Shop, her greatest passion is teaching her fellow crafters how to quickly and easily expand their skills and tap into the abundance of creative options available for taking their plastic canvas crafts projects to the next level.