If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have a good idea what this is about already and I was going to hold out a little tiny bit longer before spilling the beans on this one but to be honest, I just couldn't wait!
I'm really quite excited because a while ago now, one of my absolutely favourite magazines, Homespun (from Australia) asked me to work with them on some Christmas Snowflakes. Working with glittery, shiny thread on a Christmas idea? Just my kind of project. So, not only did I have great fun trying out ideas and coming up with five sparkly designs for them just have a look at this...
My snowflakes are only on the front page!
I apologise for the number of !'s this post is getting but I'm afraid I do tend to ! a bit much when I get excited and excited I well and truly am!
Of course, they have made them look absolutely beautiful. I love them against those beautiful natural twigs and that's something I want to try now. That why I like Homespun so much, it's a very inspiring magazine and seems to just hit my creative happy spot.
There's a lovely spread of pages showing all the five designs and there's even a little interview with me, with one of those rare glimpses of my face that I like to keep hidden away.
I hope you like them and that you'll want to try out some for yourself too.
If you are not sure about the 'fiddly factor', please don't let all those pretty little picots put you off. I know they can be a bit awkward for the beginner crocheter so I've included lots of little tips and tricks in the magazine to make working them easier for you and remember that you could always use a thicker yarn if you're not comfortable working with thread.
I believe that the printed versions will be available in shops in Australia on the 15th of the month, and presumably around the world a little later.
But if you'd like to see inside before that (and who could blame you), you can get the digital copy straight away from Zinio. The link is below for you:
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Oh and just before you go, I ought to just tell you that there is a little error in the printed copies of the magazine, for the snowflake 'Stellar', there were 3dc's omitted. Here is the correct text:
For Stellar, Round 5 should read:
*Sl st into the next ch sp, (3ch, sl st, 4ch, sl st, 3ch, sl st) all into the same sp, 3dc into the next sp, sl st into the dc, 3dc into the next sp,* rep from * to * five times, sl st into the sl st at the beg of the round. Fasten off.
The digital version is correct though.
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I really hope you have fun making them and I'll hope to see a few sparkly flakes popping up on IG and FB soon!