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


  1. Congrats. I'm so happy for you! You do beautiful work and I can't wait to see more about the sneak peek project.

  2. Congratulations! I love your little cactus and toadstools! I love it when an idea works out.

    Cindy Bee

  3. Huge congratulations. Love your little items, x

  4. wow.. u must be sooo proud to see ur stuff in magazines!!! congrats!

  5. This is awesome! I love that you're getting all this recognition, so well deserved, and I can't wait to see what's next! I swear I could say to you I need Buckingham Palace recreated in yarn and you'd come up with it in a weekend... ;-) Now I'm off to find that mag! Chrissie x

  6. Congrats !! I'm just looking at your lovely items in my mag at the moment ! Going to make the keyring toadstool first. Then the flower pen cover. Of course must make the cactus as well. How thrilling to see your own work in the mag. Love your blog too.

  7. Ooo how wonderful! So great to see this happens for other people as this is what I would love to do to!

  8. Congratulations! Such cute designs and so well deserved too!

  9. many congratulations Sarah,love the cute toadstools so

  10. Congratulation! The cactus is sooo cute!

  11. So thrilled for,you, this is tres tres exciting. Ah, well done.
    did you see the email I sent a while back? Maybe not, you sound very busy.
    Hope all well gorge.
    X x x


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Sarah Xx