A Crochet Bouquet

I’ve really been looking forward to the new issue of Let’s Get Crafting. Making this pretty bouquet was a joy, the colours in the kit are beautiful and as always my design has been photographed with great style and skill by Cliqq photography.

There are some really gorgeous designs this month, including a pair of pretty handwarmers by Emma Varnam (who incidentally wrote a lovely piece on her blog about some of the designs in issue 61). You can find issue 61 of Let’s Get Crafting on sale now, complete with the yarn, needles and hooks to make these flowers and lots of other projects. Look out for it and let me know what you make!

T x

 

Cover Star!

There are few things nicer than seeing the result of many hours designing finally hitting the magazine shelves. It’s even more thrilling when your work makes the cover.

I came home this afternoon to find the latest issue of Let’s Get Crafting waiting for me and the gorgeous little Mama and Baby Bird are right there on the front cover.

All in all it’s been a great day, a quick photo shoot with the ever lovely Andrea, an inspiring meeting with some local entrepreneurs (which you can read about here) and a phone call from the teen.

You can pick up a copy of Let’s Get Crafting issue 61 from Friday 7th March. I’m particularly fond of the cute knitted sheep you’ll find inside and the simple little amigurumi Emma Varnam has designed.

I’ve got a few patterns ready for release, some free, some for the Etsy shop. I’ll be back soon with details. In the mean time, you can start getting ready for Easter with my free Easter Egg pattern and a simple Gift Bag, ideal for filling with treats and far better than a paper bag!

Off the Needles: New Pattern

Lace_Panel_Dec_2013It’s always a thrill when new issues of magazines come out. There can be such a long gap between desinging / making a sample and the publication date that I sometimes forget to share photos of the finished article!

When Let’s Get Crafting said they were sending lace yarn for issue 57 I was very excited. I designed a simple lace panel which would make an ideal ring pillow for a wedding (such a lovely gift), but I am thinking I would like to try working more repeats and make myself a scarf.

There’s no reason why you couldn’t use a 4 ply or dk yarn to make a larger panel which would make a lovely cushion cover for a bedroom. Or even follow the trend for oversized knits and use an aran or chunky yarn!

As always, Let’s Get Crafting have styled and photographed my design beautifully, but this photo is one I took before sending off the sample.

You can find a Ravelry listing for this project here and share your finished makes on the LGC facebook page.

As usual, you’ll find this issue crammed with inspiring projects a and free this month is a  very useful double ended crochet hook along with all the yarn you need to make this lace panel. My particular favourite this month is Sarah Hazell’s Elegant Lace Edging which would look fabulous on a woollen blanket. Issue 57 is on sale now and well worth looking out for.