Hope you've all recovered from Christmas and New Year and are raring to go...
We've got a few things to tell you about...
As well as having made good connections with The Craft Network and Handmade For You UK, we have also now got a link with Creative Connections! If you haven't heard of them they're the brains behind CRAFTfest which is an online craft fair that attracts over 175 stallholders! Whilst the finer details need to be worked out, Natasha is going to be the link between Crafty Bitz and Creative Connections both during CRAFTfest and ongoing. They have nearly 700 facebook fans, nearly 1,000 people on their magazine facebook page and nearly 850 members on their website so the potential for reaching a big number of people is brilliant. More info about Creative Connections and our little partnership will follow in a blog over the next few weeks!
Meet Our Members
The meet our member feature currently only has 10 members in there and we'd love to showcase you and your story. All you need to do to take part is email firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo of your choice and your description. Check out the album here if you're not sure what to write
The main thing we need to get you behind us on is a Valentine's Day themed showcase which we're currently planning. Instead of online craft fairs what we want to do is these themed showcases throughout the year. These showcases will be free but we need as many members as possible to take part and promote it to be a success. If you have any ideas on how you'd like this to work please let us know (email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org). Agina, further details on the showcase and how to take part will follow shortly once we've sorted out the finer details on how it's going to work best.
Don't forget about our blog - http://www.crafty-bitz-webs.
blogspot.com/ we'd love to have some more featured member interviews. For some interview questions as a guide email email@example.com
We’ve been thinking about how we can engage with our members on a more regular basis so will be arranging a monthly newsletter to share with you what we’ve got going on, what our connections have got going on and anything our members have got going on that they want to shout about. First one will go out on 1st February so if you want to be feature in our first one submit any content to Natasha@crafty-bitz.com before 23rd January
2012 can be a huge success for Crafty Bitz and all of it's members but we need your help to make it a success so if you have any other ideas for us to consider, make sure you let us know!
PS. Just to make you aware we both working during the day with no access to Crafty-Bitz emails so we promise to respond within 24 - 48 hours.