Friday, December 2, 2011

Robin & Penguin Christmas Decorations

Christmas is fast approaching, so here is a little gift for crochet fans. You can download my Robin and Penguin Christmas Decorations pattern from Ravelry right now (it's free and you don't even have to be a Ravelry member).

Hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Here's Pepper!

I received my contributor's copy of Inside Crochet issue 21 yesterday (it's in the shops from today) and am really pleased with the layout and photos that accompany my Pepper Puppy amigurumi pattern.

The little paper kennel is a really sweet touch.

Pepper also snuck onto the front cover -

Thanks Inside Crochet!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Special Offer

I currently have a special offer on patterns in my Folksy shop - 3 patterns for £4. If you would prefer to have the patterns stored in your Ravelry library, please let me know and I will set that up rather than send the PDFs by email.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Yummy Yarn - Folksy Friday

Friday again, and this week I thought I'd choose a selection of yarn that has been handspun or hand dyed (or both) by talented Folksy sellers.

A little bit sheepish - Strawberry sock yarn The Hen House - Hand dyed self striping sock yarn
Abstract Cat Crafts - Loch  Indaal - sportweight merino yarn lazykate - Meredith Handspun Yarn
The Linked Ring - Handspun yarn 30g skein 100% Merino Wool Pumpkin Candy Apple FamilyHandspun - Autumn Rainbow Handspun Yarn

There is plenty more yarn on Folksy if you're looking for a certain colour or weight, not to mention all the handmade stitch markers and project bags you could want!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My work in Inside Crochet magazine

A couple of months ago, Inside Crochet magazine ran a toy design competition with one of the prizes being the chance to have your pattern published in the magazine. Of course, I couldn't ignore that opportunity, so picked up my hook and got busy.

Some terrible sketches and a fair bit of trial and error later, I finished my puppy dog amigurumi and settled on the name 'Pepper'. Then I wrote up the pattern, took some photos, emailed them off to the magazine, and crossed my fingers.

A few weeks ago, I received an email telling me that Pepper the Puppy had been selected as a runner-up and they wanted to publish the pattern in a future issue of the magazine. I had a mad few days, sending my ami off to be photographed, reworking the pattern to fit the magazine's submission guidelines, and emailing it along with a contract to the editor, Claire. (The deadline fell when I was on holiday, so I wanted to get everything done before I went away.)

Today my contributor's copy of issue 20 popped through my letter box, and here is Pepper in the winners gallery -

I really can't wait to see my published pattern (but I suppose I'll just have to!).

Friday, July 1, 2011

Love is in the air - Folksy Friday

My brother got engaged to his lovely girlfriend recently, so I decided to see what Folksy sellers had to offer for a newly engaged couple or for anyone thinking of popping the question. Here are just a few of the lovely items I found...

Accidental Vix - Personalised engagement card Quernus Crafts - Engagement Ring Mouse
JoyNevada - Personalised Mug / Cup for Wedding or Engagement Gift, or just for your lover Eyeshoot Photography - Love You in Scrabble Letters - Romantic Note Card
Cat Ingall cards - Congrats, you crazy cats! Dottie Designs - Personalised Wedding Planning Book

Congratulations again to David and Suzy!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Geek Chic Folksy Friday

A few items that would be perfect for the geek in your life, or to show your appreciation for all things nerdy.

Geekery By Emily - Web IP   Address Sampler Hollowbourne - android brooch
Projector - What A Drag Silk Neck Tie Mint To Be Stationery - Black   5.25 inch recycled floppy notebook
wall envy art - Binary I LOVE   YOU heart Cherryloco Jewellery - Geek glasses   necklace