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 :)

13 comments:

  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

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

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  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!!

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

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  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

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

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

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

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  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 :)

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

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

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

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  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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