Tuesday, March 18, 2014

hooky news!

So how is your week going so far?  Things are good around here, quite a lot of exciting things bubbling along, lots of crochet goodness, so I am a happy girl!

A while ago I showed you a bit of sneaky crochet I was making, well, I think I can show you what I was up to now.  I was making this crocheted bag, for a special blogger supplement in the magazine 
Simply Crochet.  You can find the pattern in the current issue, along with some other lovely crochet  bloggers, so I think I am safe chatting about it.  I haven't seen it in the flesh yet as we get this mag about 6 weeks later here.  Quite exciting for me, I can tell you!  I've never been asked to do anything for a mag before, I am actually pretty chuffed to even make their crochet radar!

So anyway, that was a pretty fun little hooky interlude for me, I think I might hook up a few different shopping bags, there are lots of other stitch patterns that would look good as a bag, and this cotton was great to use.  Might be nice to have a few up my sleeve for Christmas pressies......

( I used the Heirloom Organic Cotton 8ply in the pale lilac and pale lime for this one, but they would be  nice in any combination of this lovely soft cotton.  It is available in my shop too!)

At the moment I have so many projects on the go, I really need to get cracking finishing off some of them!!   I sound like a broken record I know, but the Autumn Harlequin is so close to finished, I can't wait!

I hope you have lots of great things happening in your life at the moment, and lots of fun hooky time scheduled too! :)
Do you read crochet magazines, seen any good patterns lately?

Have a lovely day!


  1. Hi i have followed your blog for a whole and love it. I love your beautiful blankets. I did see the tote in Simply Crochet. I subscribe for the online version as I simply can't wait the six weeks. I will try and make your tote ASAP it looks fantastic.
    Thank you for a great blog.

  2. How wonderful, congrats!!! It's a lovely bag, for market or the beach, even for WIP's. I receive one crochet magazine, sadly it's not Simply crochet. I find more inspiration on line now than in the magazines. Happy hooking!

  3. Yay congrats, this is a beauty and you must be chuffed to bits. I suspect we might see a few more of these emerging around blogland as summer approaches for some of us around the world. xoxo

  4. congratulations!!!!!!! great bag, btw !!!!!!! ;oD
    xxxxxxxx Ale

  5. I love this! I've made your fabulous colorful blanket, and I love the harlequin blanket, and now I'm going to make this. You are something special. :-) I'll check out Simply Crochet -- thank you!!!

  6. I hope the bloggers got paid for their work. Magazines can be very exploitative. It may be flattering to be published but that is no reason not to pay for patterns and other information they regularly use from bloggers. They depend on you, not the other way round.

  7. Hello Jules
    I spotted this little beauty in Simply Crochet - its a very cute pattern and I agree, they'd make great Christmas presents wouldn't they ?
    Have a good week,
    Kate x

  8. Saw this in Simply crochet too. Nearly started making it and then realised I was fresh out of cotton. I only have acrylic at the moment which i think would be too stretchy. But it is on my list of projects to do - an ever growing list...

  9. I am crocheting but it's not "fun" crochet...it's an old WIP in a terribly troubling yarn (Lion Brand Homespun) that catches on every stitch practically. I want to do something fun and beautiful but the old WIP's are good for my budget right now. Meanwhile, I live vicariously through all the beautiful items and projects you work on.....it's the only thing that keeps me sane! LOL!
    I love the bag but unfortunately I can't afford that magazine either although I have 1 issue and love it! Congratulations! You should be in there....you're so talented! Why do I have to love all things across the pond? I love your style, colors. designs and yarn and if I didn't have family here I'd come over there and live! LOL! Keep up the great work...you are so inspiring to me and many, many others I'm sure!

  10. Your blog is looking gorgeous these days. Great header. I love the bag too! x

  11. That is the most wonderful pattern - I am mad on it. We get the magazine a little late here too so will wait patiently for it to arrive! Love Kate xxooxx.

  12. What a dinky bag! I'm thinking cream or stone cotton lined with doubled over red.....

  13. What an awesome bag! Love the color combo and the details on the bottom, you do deserve to be featured! Yay you! Great idea to make these as Christmas pressies, would love to see what other color combo's you'll make!

  14. cool! let´s see, if the pattern is also in the german issue...

  15. That's a fabulous bag. Congratulations on the magazine.

  16. Hi, I love your blog, is beauty, I love the colors, I love your crochet, visit my blog too,hugs from Brazil.

  17. Hi. I really, really love this bag and can't wait to make it. What issue of Simply Crochet magazine am I looking for?

    Thanks so much

  18. I love this bag! I got my magazine a few days ago and loved it! I will definitely have to make one soon!

  19. That is so awesome that your pattern is in a magazine! I personally love Inside Crochet, even though I'm in the States and that makes it so much more expensive :( They really have some great patterns and articles though, so it's totally worth it!


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