Saturday, 21 June 2014

Let's Get Crafting

Its funny how things work out, isn't?
I've never exactly had what you might call a business plan, but I've tried to give myself a goal or idea for what I'd like to achieve each year.

And so a few months ago, I'd said to the Mister that it might be nice to have a pattern published in a magazine.   
I had no idea how to go about this, but imagined I might have to send lots of emails. A daunting task, I thought. It would be something I'd do later on in the year. Maybe once the little'un had started school.
Yes, something I'd definitely aim for later in the year. 
Much later.

So that was the plan.

And then I received an email from a lovely editor, saying how much they liked my designs *blushes* and would I like to accept a commission for the knitting and crochet magazine, Let's Get Crafting?

Ooooooo, yes. I said.
How exciting, I said.

And so I was asked to design a cactus, a toadstool keyring, a flower pen cosy and a toadstool pen cosy!
What fun!

Images courtesy of Let's Get Crafting Magazine

I designed. I made. I wrote up the pattern and emailed it. I sent the physical items..
And then I waited...

And here it is!!
I'm very proud to say that my little cactus made the front cover..
Image courtesy of Let's Get Crafting Magazine

.. and the keyring made the front jacket..

.. AND I have a full spread inside, too!!!!

Happy days.

What's more, I've been asked to take on another commission. Here's a sneak peek:

But now, it's back to the book. More designs need to be made and more writing needs to be done.

Suffice it to say that things are a bit busy at Annaboo's House these days. 
But that's how I like it best.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,

Sarah x