Friday, October 21, 2011

Whip Up...

I'm guest posting on Whip Up today with a new Softie pattern for this little Ladybird


so hop on over and grab the pattern and instructions for this teeny tiny little creature!

ps, don't forget about the giveaway, see below ↓↓↓

Monday, October 17, 2011

Giveaway time...

Last year I designed a project for the book 'Countdown Calendars'


It's a 'How long till school starts?' calendar with felt patches with pictures appliqued on them,


which flip over to count down the days either to starting school for the very first time or a brand new term.


The pattern and instructions to make one are included in the book, or...


you could leave a comment on this post to win mine!

I'll leave it open until next monday, ie Halloween to draw a winner.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I continued battle...

with the Softie that wouldn't work and finally won.


I'm now working on a little range for Etsy called 'White' which will be available in a couple of weeks time.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

For a variety of reasons, I've been feeling a little disheartened with the UK crafts magazines recently, so was immensely cheered up to find a group of the Crafteroo forum member were getting together to put together a new online magazine...,


The magazine press release reads "Online forum Crafteroo is launching a brand new online magazine dedicated to all types of crafts. Run, written and edited entirely by forum members, who between them cover just about every craft you can think of, the new magazine will be digitally published quarterly, with the first issue due out on 1 October 2011.

Through a combination of features, tutorials, business articles and projects, as well as a swap shop for de-stashing and re-stashing, and illustrated with gorgeous photography throughout, it aims to engage with crafters new and old, share knowledge, encourage readers to try something new and expand the reach of the crafting revolution!

Comments Kerry Wilkinson, editor; “Recently we had a discussion about how we could perk up the forum as we have a solid visitor base but were looking to expand and engage with existing members. As I had a background in craft magazine editing, it seemed like the next logical step for us, and it’s really got everyone excited, we’re all working very hard on this to make it an excellent publication.”

All proceeds from sales and advertising will go towards the running and upkeep of the Crafteroo forum promotional activity and incentives for forum members. Readers are encouraged to join the community, share their makes and talk to the magazine creators and maybe even participate in the next issue themselves.

Get ready to be inspired, and try making something new!"

The first issue is only £1.50 ($2.30) which is an absolute bargain in my opinion, and is available from here.  Look out for issue 2 too as there will be a Lucykate Crafts pattern coming up in it.

ps, thank you for all the kind words after my last post.  I continued battle with the Softie and won, images to come next time!