Sunday, 30 November 2014
Advent calender launch
Happy Christmas from me.
Its here this is the lauch of my free crochet pattern advent calender.
So what is it?
Well I've come up with 24 brand new pattern designs. There is amigurumis, tree decorations, winter warmers and gifts and every day till Christmas I'll be posting up a new pattern here on the blog.
I've written up the pattern in the style I use for magazines, so they are all written with UK abbreviations. For those of you more happy with US abbreviations its pretty easy to understand the conversion, you just need to remember that in the UK we don't have a single crochet stitch so your single crochet is our double crochet so its like this:
UK dc = double crochet which is the same as US sc = single crochet
UK tr = treble crochet which is the same as US dc = double crochet
UK dtr = double treble crochet which is the same as US tr = treble crochet
its really simple so hopefully that won't put anyone off joining in.
Right so why am I doing this advent calender?
The first reason is just a say a big thank you to everyone out there who reads this blog and like my designs. Its because of you guys that my work is becoming so popular and I can keep doing this wonderful job.
This year I decided that needed to change. Christmas is a happy time and I need to start letting myself be happy again. I have worked hard and I now have a job I love doing, I have great friends and family, lovely fans and of course my two stunning and silly cats. I lots to be thankful for and celebrate. Next year is going to be very exciting too as I start work on my first book of my own designs, so its time to start looking forward.
After taking the photos for the advent calender I trimmed my Christmas tree last night. Its not elegant but its full of love. I have baubles I've collected over years, ones me and Andy bought together, things I've made myself and even a very old glass bauble in the shape of my first cat Jinx. Now it is also decked with some of the items I've made for the advent calender. Its a memory tree, it makes me smile and it makes me a bit sad and that's just as it should be.
(can I just point out the perfect placement of the jingle bells in front of Cals face!! Makes me giggle every time I look at it)
So I ask you to join in with this advent calender. Share it around. Make things and post photos to my facebook page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll share your pics for you. Comment to share some love and festive cheer. Lets make Christmas 2014 one of the best Christmases ever and lets all try and be just a little bit happier .
all my love Liz xxx