Tally Heilke is creating craft tutorials
10

patrons

$82
per tutorial
Hi everyone! I'm Tally, and I make things. Lots of things. I'm always in the middle of at least half a dozen projects, with a head stuffed with more craft ideas yet to be realized.

Creating things makes my world go round - it brings me joy and satisfaction, and I want to share that with you. Maybe you're:

- a beginner crafter who doesn't know quite where to start or what kind of glue/scissors/paper to use
- a competent crafter looking for new ideas
- a genius crafter in one particular area, who wants to learn a new skill like sewing or jewelry making
- absolutely never going to DIY anything ever again after that horrible incident with the superglue in 5th grade (and also last week), but you love looking at other people's projects

Whichever category you fit into, there will be something for you here!

I post new tutorials once to twice a month - those are what I'm asking for donations for. Between tutorials I sometimes post about other craft ideas and inspiration, recent non-tutorial projects I've done, or about why glitter is among the greatest evils known to humankind - those are freebies!

Tutorials take a lot of time & materials to create. I once tried to make my way in the world as a professional crafter, now I simply try to squeeze it in between day-jobbing and chores and other being-an-adult things. Free time is increasingly eaten up by commission work - I love those projects and I'm grateful for them, but I do want to be able to keep creating tutorials.

The money you donate will help me afford (quite literally, haha) the time to keep making tutorials, which will keep my skills sharp and growing and, I hope, help me to gradually pursue my dreams of being creative professionally and full time. It will also help me purchase the necessary craft supplies, and perhaps invest in some new tools and materials to delve into even more types of crafting. And let's be honest, it'll also help me buy wine for those days when the sewing machine is being a %*[email protected]# and the glue spilled everywhere and every project I touch is just going straight to hell. It happens to everyone. 
Rewards
Pledge $2 or more per tutorial
2 patrons
Access to Patrons-only updates and bonus content. This may include behind-the-scenes pictures of projects (you may get to see what a horrible mess my craft space ACTUALLY is, which I carefully hide in my tutorial photos), some of my project fails and mistakes (not that those EVER happen, oh no), possible teasers for upcoming projects, and anything else interesting that I think of to share.

There will also be the occasional bonus tutorial, only available to Patrons at this level and above.
Pledge $5 or more per tutorial
4 patrons
Once a month (starting in April) I will host a Google hangout where you can ask me crafting questions, as well as meet and chat with other craft-minded patrons to share ideas, frustrations and inspiration, and ask questions or get help with a particular project. I may even sometimes be able to bring in a crafting pal of mine with expertise in a particular area (costume making, knitting, lasers, etc.) to chat and answer your questions as well. I might even live-craft during the hangout, so you can see me picking out stitches in real time. We can all pick out stitches together! Whee!

I'll try to vary the days and times of the hangouts a little each month, to accommodate people's different work schedules and time zones.

Includes all previous reward levels.
Pledge $15 or more per tutorial
0 patrons
Each month, I will make a one-of-a-kind plushie (probably some cute little imaginary creature / monster type thing). At the end of the month, I'll draw a name from all Patrons at this and higher reward levels, and the winner will receive that month's unique plushie.

This is an opportunity for me to use random materials, try out new construction methods and ideas, make something crazy & imaginative, and a chance for you to own a very special adorable piece of plush fun.

Includes all previous reward levels.
Pledge $25 or more per tutorial
2 of 8 patrons
Each month, I will design and create a new handmade greeting card, and make multiples of it. Each Patron at this reward level will be sent one of those cards, blank, so that they can write in it and send it to whomever they like. This is my way of facilitating more unique handmade snail mail! The cards' themes will vary - they may be Happy Birthday cards, seasonal cards, holiday cards, or just general any-occasion greeting cards. Some of the cards may be featured in tutorials, but this way you'll be sure to get one even if you don't have time to DIY that week.

Includes all previous reward levels.
Goals
$82 of $600 per tutorial
Ok, so this goal is not a straight up promise, because I'm still learning what's involved, but if we reach it, I will look into getting set up to do some video tutorials. Some people prefer video, some prefer written tutorials. If enough people are interested in video tutorials and we get this far, I'll see what I can do to make those happen, not for every tutorial, but for some of them, or as pieces of larger tutorials to explain steps that are perhaps less easy to understand with just still pictures and written words.
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Hi everyone! I'm Tally, and I make things. Lots of things. I'm always in the middle of at least half a dozen projects, with a head stuffed with more craft ideas yet to be realized.

Creating things makes my world go round - it brings me joy and satisfaction, and I want to share that with you. Maybe you're:

- a beginner crafter who doesn't know quite where to start or what kind of glue/scissors/paper to use
- a competent crafter looking for new ideas
- a genius crafter in one particular area, who wants to learn a new skill like sewing or jewelry making
- absolutely never going to DIY anything ever again after that horrible incident with the superglue in 5th grade (and also last week), but you love looking at other people's projects

Whichever category you fit into, there will be something for you here!

I post new tutorials once to twice a month - those are what I'm asking for donations for. Between tutorials I sometimes post about other craft ideas and inspiration, recent non-tutorial projects I've done, or about why glitter is among the greatest evils known to humankind - those are freebies!

Tutorials take a lot of time & materials to create. I once tried to make my way in the world as a professional crafter, now I simply try to squeeze it in between day-jobbing and chores and other being-an-adult things. Free time is increasingly eaten up by commission work - I love those projects and I'm grateful for them, but I do want to be able to keep creating tutorials.

The money you donate will help me afford (quite literally, haha) the time to keep making tutorials, which will keep my skills sharp and growing and, I hope, help me to gradually pursue my dreams of being creative professionally and full time. It will also help me purchase the necessary craft supplies, and perhaps invest in some new tools and materials to delve into even more types of crafting. And let's be honest, it'll also help me buy wine for those days when the sewing machine is being a %*[email protected]# and the glue spilled everywhere and every project I touch is just going straight to hell. It happens to everyone. 

Recent posts by Tally Heilke

Rewards
Pledge $2 or more per tutorial
2 patrons
Access to Patrons-only updates and bonus content. This may include behind-the-scenes pictures of projects (you may get to see what a horrible mess my craft space ACTUALLY is, which I carefully hide in my tutorial photos), some of my project fails and mistakes (not that those EVER happen, oh no), possible teasers for upcoming projects, and anything else interesting that I think of to share.

There will also be the occasional bonus tutorial, only available to Patrons at this level and above.
Pledge $5 or more per tutorial
4 patrons
Once a month (starting in April) I will host a Google hangout where you can ask me crafting questions, as well as meet and chat with other craft-minded patrons to share ideas, frustrations and inspiration, and ask questions or get help with a particular project. I may even sometimes be able to bring in a crafting pal of mine with expertise in a particular area (costume making, knitting, lasers, etc.) to chat and answer your questions as well. I might even live-craft during the hangout, so you can see me picking out stitches in real time. We can all pick out stitches together! Whee!

I'll try to vary the days and times of the hangouts a little each month, to accommodate people's different work schedules and time zones.

Includes all previous reward levels.
Pledge $15 or more per tutorial
0 patrons
Each month, I will make a one-of-a-kind plushie (probably some cute little imaginary creature / monster type thing). At the end of the month, I'll draw a name from all Patrons at this and higher reward levels, and the winner will receive that month's unique plushie.

This is an opportunity for me to use random materials, try out new construction methods and ideas, make something crazy & imaginative, and a chance for you to own a very special adorable piece of plush fun.

Includes all previous reward levels.
Pledge $25 or more per tutorial
2 of 8 patrons
Each month, I will design and create a new handmade greeting card, and make multiples of it. Each Patron at this reward level will be sent one of those cards, blank, so that they can write in it and send it to whomever they like. This is my way of facilitating more unique handmade snail mail! The cards' themes will vary - they may be Happy Birthday cards, seasonal cards, holiday cards, or just general any-occasion greeting cards. Some of the cards may be featured in tutorials, but this way you'll be sure to get one even if you don't have time to DIY that week.

Includes all previous reward levels.