New DVD Launch – June 8th, 2010 – Super Star Crochet

Just a heads up that this coming Tuesday, June 8th 2010 marks the official launch date of Mikey’s 2nd DVD.

Crochet Super Stars focuses on 5 Tutorials. This DVD has 138 Minutes of Instructional Tutorials. It focuses on the following:

  1. 5 Point Super Stars – Mikey has used this for Doilies, Baby Blankets and Table Top Coverings. This pattern is fabulous as you can stop at the size star you want. Once you get beyond the basic centre and get started, the size is endless.
  2. 6 Point Super Stars – Similar to the 5 point. This starts off slightly different again giving 6 points to the star. Mikey has done baby blankets with this one as well.
  3. 10 Point Super Stars – Great for Table Tops and nice Chevron looking edges the bigger the star gets.
  4. Trinity Stitch – Used in Baby Blankets, and Much More… Simple yet great visually.
  5. Cluster Stitch – I love this one a lot. Most work always has stitched opposite to each other… I love how the clusters climbing directly over the other.

Mikey has these in stock and is ready for shipping on June 8th, 2010. Come to Mikey’s website to place your order securely through Pay Pal. http://www.mikeyssmail.com

Price is $15.00 USD,  sales taxes and shipping included. This price is valid for USA and Canadian Residents Only. Other countries will need to be quoted.

Michael

Facebook Privacy Verses WonderHowTo Worlds

Protecting Yourself

I Can See You… More Than You Realize!

I was approached by WonderHowTo to create a brand new social network for Crochet world Wide. It’s known as WonderHowTo Worlds. Fabulous concept and I really liked it from the moment I seen it. The creators have contacted me directly expressing interest in the way that I am using Facebook to bring people together. They have been on my websites and peaked around… they have done this without me even knowing about it.

I loved the concept of WonderHowTo Worlds but I am thinking… WHY would anyone switch from Facebook. Many viewers are like me checking our Facebook when we get out of Bed In the Morning. Then Email and so on. Things another friend has done, pictures, videos and more are there for me to snoop at.

Where Facebook Falls down is the level of privacy settings. A user must turn off certain buttons to maintain strict privacy. Many and most viewers have stuff posted that a complete stranger like me can see. All I have to do is be friends of a friend to see what’s happening on someone else’s Facebook. I can see who the family is, who the BFF’s, how the person communicates, most time what they do for a living, phone numbers, and much much much much more.

So I got thinking… HMMM WonderhowTo Worlds doesn’t require a group membership. Anyone can be a member of http://www.wonderhowto.com with a very limited profile. You don’t need to disclose your family, phone numbers, and much more for everyone to see! You won’t be able to figure out who my spouse is or my phone number. I won’t be able to access your page without being a direct friend of yours. Hmmm seems the privacy is intact.

So I thought… how am I going to convince my following to join me on WonderHowTo Worlds.http://super-star-crochet.wonderhowto.com/ The answer is simple… It’s about your privacy! Your friends and family don’t need to get constantly updated that you have just completed an afghan, or have a thought about crochet, or just loving the craft.

Reality is this… I’m addicted to Facebook… without Facebook, I don’t think my following would be as strong as it is right now… WonderHowTo Worlds is specific to my crochet… you can be part of it, without being a member to it. You can peak into my world there, or peak into the others… Want to know more about how to cheat farmville or so… Go look at the FARMVILLE WORLD in WonderHowTo Worlds to see what people are sharing.

People are complaining there is no friends list that has joined Super Star Crochet World there… but maybe that’s not such a bad thing… If you want people to know you are there… interact with the conversations and postings… if you don’t… stay quiet and peak around. I believe WonderHowTo is seeing a trend of people wanting to belong to a social network but maintain their privacy!

Now I will say.. WonderHowTo Worlds has not instructed me to say any of this… this is my own thoughts! I do see a few things I would like to be changed… I think the graphics are a bit big which can cause excessive scrolling due to the interactions…

What’s your thoughts on this… have you seen our world there… what do you think… You should know as well! They are watching our World to see how people are interacting with each other… We are part of a BETA Project and this is fabulous!

Michael