Thursday, November 20, 2014

Free Instructions for Making Holiday Gift Tag Ornament & Pattern Sale

Happy Friday!

I have a couple of fun things to share today. I am a guest blogger today on the Bella Crafts Quarterly Blog. I'm sharing instructions on how to make a fun, quick Holiday Gift Tag Ornament. If you are one of my family or friends, you may find a similar one in your greeting card this year!

You can read the blog here:

Also, there is a sale going on at on all Seasonal digital patterns. Through November 18-December 31, 2014, you can use the following code to get 20% off on Seasonal patterns.

My Yo-Yos Cubed Pincushion and Ornaments pattern is included in the sale, if you are interested in making your own ornaments or pincushion using the design. I've lowered the price of the pattern, since I first posted it, so now it is extremely affordable. (especially with the additional discount!) My instructions are detailed, and include photos, illustrations, and useful tips. It is like a small book. The pattern can be found under the Seasonal Sewing section, and also under the Sewing/Pincushions section. (Click on the photo link to the right to go directly to my Shop.)

Here is the code: HOLIDAY14.

Enjoy your weekend, 

Happy Crafting and Creating!

Denise A. Buchwalter-Losczyk

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Visit my updated and redesigned website if you like!

Hi again everyone!

Unusual for me - two blog posts in one day!

I've updated and redesigned my website, so check it out if you like. You'll find photos of my artwork on display there, as well as a list of Resources for quilting and creating.

I hadn't done web design in a while, so I had to re-learn a bit! I wanted to make my website easier to update in the future.

Take care,


I've been published in QNM, and news about a Sale (shopping!)

(This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, or on the Craftsy Ad in my blog.)

Happy Thursday everyone!

I have good news to share, My essay "Challenging Yourself" has been published in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine's, Dec. 2014/Jan. 2015 issue. It is in the "300 Words about Quilting" section, and the topic is "Quilting for Competition". I have always wanted to be published in Quilter's Newsletter. I have been an avid QNM reader since the early 1990s, and perhaps even earlier. (I can't remember exactly when!)

I once gave a large box of old QNM issues to my Aunt, to pass on to her quilting friends. I couldn't quite get myself to throw them out. I now subscribe to the magazine digitally, so I no longer have that problem. It is nice to have the issues that way, I can go back and look through them for information and inspiration. 

If you have thought about submitting to the "300 Words about Quilting" column, I would encourage you to do so. This was my second time submitting, it is worth doing, just to get your thoughts down on paper, and a great way to share them with others. The magazine will be on the newstands by November 18.

Happy Creating and Writing,

Denise A. Buchwalter-Losczyk

I have just signed up to be a Craftsy Affiliate, and I will be posting information regarding their sales on my blog. Below is some information about their current sale. (As an Affiliate, I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on the links, or on the Craftsy banner in my blog.)

Shop Craftsy's Mystery Markdowns now! Enjoy special savings on popular yarn, fabric and project kits. But act fast because this limited supply won't last! Offer expires at midnight on November 14th, 2014 at 11:59 PM MT. Shop Craftsy's Mystery Markdowns now for surprisingly big savings.