Thats the thing I love about crochet, it can always surprise. The design of the pattern takes a lot of methodical thinking and working the maths out. I don't mind this, I'm a big maths geek and I can spend days working out the best way to transfer the design into 3d crochet form. The best bit though is when you get everything hooked up and sewn together and you meet your new creation. No matter how long I spent at the design side I still get a surprise when that new little critter has arrived and its really cute.
I love my job :)
On to magazines.
I wasn't expecting my chicks to make the cover of craftseller so that can as a lovely surprise. So much so that I completely forgot I'd done two projects for this months Craftseller.
I guess it just goes to show how busy I am at the moment - that or I'm going mad.
I did notice this at the back though.
In the coming next month section is a little sneaky peek at my spring cushion looking very pretty.
So that's two magazines with my work on the cover this month. A lot of the other craft magazines are also showing pictures of my work as they contain reviews of the crochet book I contributed to with photos of my dolls.
I had a moment in the newsagent, pointing at magazines saying "I'm in that one, I'm in that one, I'm in that one..." like the big child that I am. Its a bit of a change from three years ago when I was just starting to really think about writing patterns and I'd be in the newsagents clutching crochet magazines hoping one day they would print my work.
Its actually only just 18 months since I got my first email with my first magazine commission a bunny and chick for Lets Knit Easter magazine.
I must have done a good job cause they asked me to do another project for this years Easter special.
The Jane the snail pattern is available as an instant download from my etsy shop here
Well that's it for this week but I'll keep you posting on how we are getting along and I'll be blogging as I go.
Now its time for handmade monday