Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Front Page News - Knit Magazine issue 42

The Postman delivered an exciting package last week. Issue 42 of Knit Magazine - and guess what - my name is on the front. How exciting.

I'm featured in a three page interview, along with the first of my 6 toys for Knit, Kingsley the Cat. In the next issue is Fulford the Fox, followed by Plumley the Penguin. They're all really cute and after battling with some of the designs, I was happy overall with the final outcome. I can't decide which is my favourite possibly Fulford the Fox, but you'll have to wait until next month to see a picture xx

I'm working on the final three toys, along with a couple of other commissions for Let's Get Crafting and Knit Today.

It's a busy time for me at the moment as I'm supposed to be knitting a mini garden display for a Women's Network event in October as well as pushing forward some of my business ideas. No wonder I have headache......

But it's all good - I'm absolutley delighted with the way things are going, just need to build on what I've achieved so far. Onwards and Upwards.......

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Ta-day Tuesday

Here's my Ta-dah moment for today. A few flowers for my mini knitted garden display. My deadline is 28th. October where my mini garden will be displayed at the North West Women's Network Event at Cranage Hall. I've been asked to take part in the 'hands-on' area, so I'll be exhibiting my work and talking to people, along with mini knit and crochet workshops. Think I need a new frock/something nice to wear.....

I will be posting the crochet tutorials asap (promise), so keep looking. Have you had a Ta-dah moment today?

For more details about the Women's Network event, click here

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Holiday Snaps

I've just returned from a lovely, sunny holiday with hubby and two of our children. It was heaven. No knitting, no crochet and no computers (well - I did log onto facebook once or twice on the ipod!!). FANtastic!!
We stayed in a lovely hotel - the food was nice and it was very clean. I don't quite know how the maids work in the heat, but they worked their socks off, and so we had a nice clean room everyday. Much appreciated!! We had the usual sunbeds at dawn - mainly british people up at silly o'clock to get 'their sunbed'. Then they went off for the day, leaving the towels to mark their territory until they decided to return. How ridiculous. We avoided all that. I don't do early mornings at the best of times, especially not on holiday. So we walked to a nearby beach most mornings, which was about 15mins walk over the rocks. We spotted some great wildlife, including a wild tortoise and lots of lizards and birds.
I read a couple of FAB books - 'The Hidden Child' by Camilla Lackberg, and 'Her Fearful Symmetry' by Audrey Niffenegger. Both captivating - I couldn't put them down, and both were really interesting. I'd recommend them to anyone. Unlike the third book I read - Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. BORING!!! I only read it to keep me occupied on the return journey (I hate flying). It just about kept my mind off the journey along with the couple sat next to me who talked to me a lot too. They were lovely. I managed to get to chapter 35, but I don't think I'll bother with the rest....
Now it's back to knitting, crochet and computers and lots of deadlines, planning and developing ideas.