Monday, 4 July 2011

Apologies for lack of blogging... and a sock monster!

Well, I don't know where the last couple of months went... well, actually I do. It seems to have passed by in a blur of baby impressions and wooden letters. Oh, and we also fitted in a week in Turkey!

Anyway, last week brought a couple of exciting events so I thought it would be a good idea to get me motivated and blogging again, and I also wanted to share a finished project with you, which was half done last time!
As always, do have a browse through the other Handmade Monday blogs please, courtesy of 1st Unique Gifts

The first bit of excitement came from Giftwrapped & Gorgeous who told me that my crochet bootees had been picked to be in a shopping guide in a magazine. This is the first time I've had my crafty things in the press - very exciting! So, you can find them in the current edition of Popular Crafts' current edition called 'Kids Crafts'

My baby boots in a magazine!!

I've also just finished a pair of these in pink - I'm really pleased with the way they turned out :) Luckily I spotted some more of the same wool on ebay - it's been discontinued, so I bought LOADS to keep me going over winter!

Pink bootees, made from organic merino wool

And the second bit of exciting news was that I finally finished the knitted Sock Monster! Here he is - my son has decided to call him 'Sock'! (Apologies that my son is slightly lacking in imagination! lol!)

Knitted Sock Monster

That's all for now - I will try my best to blog again soon!
Thanks for sticking with me so far :)


  1. well done on the magazine feature - let's hope it brings lots of orders! Gorgeous warm-looking bootees and Sock is a lovely name! x

  2. How exciting a magazine feature! I can't say I'm surprised though these are gorgeous for little ones - so stylish!

  3. I love your creations. They are so cute!

    Well done one the magazine. I'd be over the moon so I can only imagine how you feel. You deserve it!!

  4. Congratulations on the magazine feature, always helps to drive business your way. Love the bootees and 'Sock' is really good

  5. Many congratulations on your feature. The photo really stands out on the page. I love the pink bootees - have you thought of making adult sizes as house slippers?

    Ali x

  6. Congratulations on being published-they're great bootees!Love the sock monster!

  7. Congratulations on being featured, the booties are so cute!

  8. How brilliant to get in a magazine! The booties are fab :)

  9. Thank you for such lovely comments! I don't think my crochet is any different to anyone else's though - the thing that clinched it was that I had the bootees professionally photographed and it made them look really good!
    I can recommend Shot by Lucy for product photos :)

  10. Yes a photo can make or break that first impression, but they are beautiful design too. Well done

  11. Just to let you know, I've awarded you the versatile blogger award!

  12. Congratulations on being in a magazine! Love the sock monster, did you make him up?
    Jo x

  13. The sock monster is actually made from a pattern by Rebecca Danger on etsy - she sells loads of lovely quirky knitting patterns for toys and I can't wait to make some more! :)


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