As you might have noticed, I gave up my April Challenge… After Sunday I didn’t publish a single word!

I’m living this situation half and half…

On one side I feel it’s a failure, but I’m not that bad about this adventure:

I’ve learned that blogging is something I truly LOVE doing (or I couldn’t write every day for 20 days).

I’ve learned that I can say stop whenever I want (also if it’s something I really find hard).

I’ve learned that, sometimes, put together a 250 pieces puzzle with my 5 years old daughter is the only thing I REALLY want to do (instead of writing 1000 words about anything else).

I’ve learned that my daily visitor’s number is exactly the same either if I post everyday or not, but it really grows if I spend time on Pinterest… and being addicted to it, this is like manna to me!

I’ve learned that, sometimes, it’s ok to give up! Especially if you’re using the time you save for crafting a Cheat Sheet for any Serger Stitch, with all the settings and a lot of pics… let me know if you like it!

Confession: I’ve created it because there wasn’t anything like this, online, and I needed a little boost for using them… and it’s working!

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One last thing I’d like to add:

I’ve received an email from my affiliate Craftsy, and I’m more than happy to share their notes here, because they explain really well how you can start a Craftsy store, like mine! I really love this platform because they don’t ask me a dime for selling patterns on it (unlike other platforms we all know).

Here it is:

How to Add & Sell a Pattern on Craftsy
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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 formats, 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 about 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 just to get started, visit Craftsy today!

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