Cover Star!

There are few things nicer than seeing the result of many hours designing finally hitting the magazine shelves. It’s even more thrilling when your work makes the cover.

I came home this afternoon to find the latest issue of Let’s Get Crafting waiting for me and the gorgeous little Mama and Baby Bird are right there on the front cover.

All in all it’s been a great day, a quick photo shoot with the ever lovely Andrea, an inspiring meeting with some local entrepreneurs (which you can read about here) and a phone call from the teen.

You can pick up a copy of Let’s Get Crafting issue 61 from Friday 7th March. I’m particularly fond of the cute knitted sheep you’ll find inside and the simple little amigurumi Emma Varnam has designed.

I’ve got a few patterns ready for release, some free, some for the Etsy shop. I’ll be back soon with details. In the mean time, you can start getting ready for Easter with my free Easter Egg pattern and a simple Gift Bag, ideal for filling with treats and far better than a paper bag!

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  1. Your birdies look so brilliant on the cover, Tracey – thanks for making them for us!

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  2. Tracey

     /  March 5, 2014

    Thank you, such a thrill xx

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  3. OOh how cool Tracey- they look so colourful and full of Spring cheeryness! Ali xx

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  4. Tracey

     /  March 5, 2014

    Thanks Ali, I thought you’d like them x

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