Friday, May 30

Granny Squares 2......colour and shape

Thank you for all the congratulations on the new book, it is well on it's way, after 4 months of planning, deciding and playing with ideas from the last twelve months,
plus quite a few new designs.
 
 
 In total I submitted about 80 designs and 2 different options of book for GMC to look at back in early February.
 They went for the 20 projects again, with may be the second option as book 3!!! wow i am going to be busy.
 


Not that the cover will be my decision but a fun project to play with.
I promise there will be lots and lots of colour and new shapes, 
I'm also hoping to include a few felted designs....I promised Vogue Crochet and Knitting I would try to include a couple of ideas.
 
 


 
 
The Title is still to be decided but the 20 projects are almost in the bag, they liked the 80 I sent and I was asked to pick my favourite 20 designs.
So now I am just waiting on the final go ahead from the GMC Team.
 
The Contract is signed and the work begins.......
 
 

Thursday, May 8

Mandala Madness....

It seems Mandalas are back in favour again...
The Fairisle Mandala I did in 2012 is still being used so I thought an update on other Mandalas I have done since 2012 would make a interesting post.

True Meaning of Mandala far more than just a circle!



 Always lots of new stitch combinations to use in the round....

Fair Isle Mandala above.....can be made into a cushion or place mats works a treat..link below for pattern
I have a photo album of Mandalas on PINTEREST with some lovley designs some with patterns.
FAIRISLE MANDALA PATTERN HERE part 1
FAIRISLE MANDALA PATTERN HERE part 2
MANDALA CUSHION BACK HERE part1
MANDALA CUSHION BACK HERE 
part 2 in fact a link to all the parts is on this post

 pictures below of the simple cushion back




 A secodn colourway

finished cushion back

 Fairisle Cushion Front below
Happy hooking x


Wednesday, May 7

American Vogue Knitting and Crochet MAGAZINE....wow!

 A couple of months back Kristina Sigler asked to do a small piece about me and my crochet felting I had come to her atention because of the first book and its success.
I can't tell you how excited  was when she wanted to do the piece for
Vogue Knitting and Crochet magazine....VOGUE, WOW WOW WOW!!!


It's a fabulous magazine with beautiful and innovative designs.
I was so thrilled to be asked....
Today the magazine arrived with the piece about me in it.....
I can't thank you enought Kristina for the lovley piece you have writen about me and
my crochet felting.
I'm even more than thrilled to read what you have writtten....thank you.
Me in Vogue how wonderful is that...such a dream come true.
These are a few of the pictures she had to pick from when she wrote the article