Saturday, 29 November 2014

this month

Sorry I've been so quiet. Needless to say I've been very busy, mainly with magazine work but also with a little pet project of my own I'll be telling you about later.

So first the magazine round up and this month there are quite a few.

I missed last moths Craftseller so I'll tell you about that one first.

This commission was for two wintery cats.
I really wanted the Christmas jumper look. The zig zag pattern wasn't what I'd planned but happened by accident and I really liked the look so stuck with it. I've also used a new stitch in these to create the ribbing on the jumper and the hand band. I'm really happy with how these turned out they look great pals in this photo from the magazine :)

So on to this months Craftseller and this time they were sticking with the winter theme and asked for a native fisherman and penguin friend.

I like the sketch I did for this one and I was really pleased that I was able to get the finished design as close to the sketch as possible.

Here they are before they when off on their adventures. There was some debate as to the finished colour of the fish they wanted, so in the end I made lots and let my editors decide but as you can see from the finished photo from the magazine they just used them all.

I really want to know where they get all the lovely little props they use, I love this little sledge.

This is quite a simple amigurumi design but I've added some embroidery work on the braid to really give it that native feel. I think he's a real cute one and his chubby penguin friend is never short of a fish or two by the looks of him :)

Right where to next..

Your handmade home magazine has re-printed the trio of Christmas characters I made last year for Craftseller magazine so if you didn't get your hands on them last year you have another chance in this fantastic magazine full of many different crafts for Christmas.

Next up I've had some more patterns re-printed in some wonderful bookzines made by the people behind Inside Crochet magazine.

There are loads of pattern in these lovely books I'll just give you a quick photo round up of some of my designs you'll find in them.

 needlework set
 wash mitts
 beaded crochet earrings
 Ice creams
 Lucy bunny
Walter the whale :)

Last up you may have notice in the photo of the book-zines that I've included the next issue of #Crochet magazine.

I did a few new designs for this issue and first up is a selection of kilt pin animals.

This was a really fun project to work on and they turned out great. My favorite is the fish, I just love the air bubbles that join him back to the kilt pin, its just too cute :)

finally another small project from #Crochet magazine is these Crochet buttons

These were completely addictive to make and while I was only asked for three buttons I couldn't help myself and gave them six to choose from.

I'll post up the patterns for the two they didn't pick when I get a spare bit of time.

Right that's its. sorry for being quite for ages and then rushing through this months magazine projects but I really am short of time this month. As well as having lots of design work on I've been creating 24 brand new wintery and Christmas patterns for a free pattern advent calender that will be here on the blog from the first of december.

Every day till Christmas I'll be posting up a new free pattern for all sorts of Christmas crochet goodies to celebrate the festive season.

So don't miss out. if you don't already follow my blog you can click on the Follow button at the top left hand side of this page (just under the owls) or you can like my facebook page and I'll keep you all up dated there

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful work you should be so proud you are very talented