Sunday, 25 May 2014

Love crochet zoo

In one respect its been quite a quiet week here. I haven't had any pressing crochet work on and have been able to have a relax and enjoy the calm before the storm.

That said I have a lot to share. You may know I have a day job at Duttons for Buttons a haberdashers in York. I don't talk about my crochet to customers much I'm trying to sell haberdashery after all but a week last friday a couple came in with the latest Craftseller magazine wanted toy eyes to make the mermaid on the cover. I was putting stock away and not really paying attention as the couple were being served by my colleague  she pointed at me and said "oh Liz over there designed that pattern". I'm not sure who was more shocked - me who hadn't seen the latest Craftseller yet and was trying to polity ask if I could have a look at her magazine or the lovely lady who was now face to face with the person who had designed the mermaid pattern for which she bought the magazine.

We had a lovely chat and I was able to get her the correct toy eyes as I myself had bought them from Duttons. She asked me to sign her magazine which was a first and I had no idea what to write but I hope I didn't let her down. I guess I met my first fan.

Craftseller asked for selfies of people with their copy of the mag and as me an Cal were settled in crochet corner I took this pic of us today to join in the fun.

Next up Love Crochet magazine came out at the back end of last week. I knew I had the cover project but I didn't get my copy till this monday.

This stripy elephant is the first of three project I designed for this magazine.

The original sketch I did had a more traditional sized elephant with a bigger body but I just couldn't get this to look right when I made the pieces. In the end I was getting close to deadline and just thought I would try it with a smaller body and see what happened. Well as you can see the results are above. I am so happy with this little elephant now. I've never tried colour-work like this before in amigurumi but it now firmly on my list to try again.

 I spotted this on a facebook crochet group I follow.

Jane Watson was very quick of the mark and has already made a little Eric the elephant herself. She say this was her first crocheted animal. I think she's done a wonderful job. Apparently she's onto the monkey yet and has told me I have to design a giraffe to go with them. I'll put it on my list Jane thanks x

More love crochet this is the monkey

Alfie is his name. This one came out as planned right down to his lovely little toes. Really you could put any motif or design on his little t-shirt but I had an A in my craft box and I liked the way it went with the other bright colours of the group.

Last up for this months love crochet is Blossom the panda.


Shes so pretty.

I'm just got the commission in for the next issue of Love crochet and while I can't say what it is, it going to be very, very cute :)

Finally I have a little group of pattern in this months inside crochet aswell.

More on that in my next post. now its time to head over to handmade Monday and catch up with my fellow craft bloggers x




9 comments:

  1. What a lovely day at work! Congratulations on all your magazine covers, the little elephant is my favourite!

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  2. That cute little monkey is my favourite

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  3. Love the rainbow elephant! Its fab to have front covers of magazines. I've only achieved this once, way back in 1990 with a machine knit design. x

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  4. I saw that issue of Craftseller in the supermarket on Friday and actually pointed out your lovely Mermaid to my friend! Your patterns are so lovely and that elephant is just gorgeous.

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  5. Your projects are amazing, as always. It must have been lovely to meet people who were wanting to try out the projects you designed.

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  6. I think your elephant looks wonderful. I bet the lady was thrilled to meet the designer of the mermaid. I really like how Cal is looking so hard at the camera in your selfie. It's always lovely to put a face to the designs. Have a lovely week.
    Ali xx

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  7. OH they are just so gorgeous!!! I really must have a go although I don't think I could possibly create anything as lovely as yours. Well done hon! xxx

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