I don’t know about you guys, but January knocked our socks off. In addition to releasing 14 new classes on Creativebug last month, thousands of you joined our Daily Drawing Challenge with Lisa Congdon and shared your gorgeous work with us on the #cbdrawaday Instagram hashtag. In fact, due to popular demand, we are thrilled to announce that we are continuing the drawing challenge! In the month of February, we have put together 29 days of bite-sized drawing classes taken from the Creativebug archives, taught be expert drawing instructors Molly Hatch and Heather Ross. This time, however, we will be giving away a HUGE PRIZE to the winning participant: A trip to San Francisco to visit the Creativebug Studios! Click here for all of the juicy contest details, and be sure to sharpen your pencils for February 1.
As though that wasn’t enough, we have a bumper crop of all new classes dialed up for February. Take an epic foundation course in acrylic painting with Lisa Solomon, learn pro quilting techniques with Anna Maria Horner and Carolyn Friedlander, and learn how to knit lace mitts with Wendy Bernard. Plus new Valentine’s Day projects, to boot! And don’t forget to check out the second installments in our “of the month”.
It’s time to meet February’s “Critter of the Month”: A cute and cuddly Sloth designed by Twinkie Chan! Learn how to use simple crochet stitches to create your very own loveable, huggable sloth pal–the perfect gift to make for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day.
If you’ve ever found yourself searching for that perfect purse for everyday use, search no more. Pro bag maker, Nicole Mallalieu, shares how to make a snap-clasp purse using a rectangular purse frame, magnetic snaps, and a sturdy base with purse feet–professional-looking details that will set your purse apart from the pack.
February’s block of the month, Whippersnapper, is quite a head-turner (as the name implies). This original design by Anna Maria Horner is gorgeous, graphic and quick to whip up. To make this block, Anna shows you how to bust your stash of scraps and create precise seams using foundation paper piecing, plus you’ll learn how to balance light and dark tones.
Good thing it’s a leap year, folks, because you are going to need an extra day to take all of these classes.