Saturday, 19 January 2013

Ethel Owl is Famous!

Homemade With Love is a brand new magazine just out yesterday.
It's absolutely crammed with crafty projects.
But what's this on the contents page? Those owls look very familiar...
Yes it's my 2 pals Ethel and Edmund!
This is my first published project and so it's quite a thrill!
And if that wasn't enough excitement, there's a whole double page spread about me at the back!
I really wasn't expecting that!
I've had a good read through this new mag and I'm really impressed (and not just with page 18!). Not only are there lot's of great sewing/crochet/knitting ideas but there's also baking and cooking recipes, jewellery, gardening and lots of collage and photography projects too. It's going to published every 2 months and you should be able to buy this first edition in your local W H Smiths and big supermarkets now, or you can order a copy online. Here's their website for more info. And they are always looking for new projects for future editions so if any of my fellow bloggers have any tutorials they'd like to share then please get in touch with them.
In other news...
I've just had a wonderful week's holiday in Tenerife, basking under full sun with temperatures in the low twenties. Boy am I cold now!!
For my holiday crafting time I took away my mystery embroidery and my Liberty Star EPP. Here's how big it has grown now. Still a long way to go with this quilt top!
 I managed to complete 11 of these large hexagons. Here's some I made with the lovely new Liberty Tana Lawn I got from Very Berry Fabrics.
This one's my favourite, I just love that centre fabric.
It was so lovely having the time to stitch these together under a warm sun...
Back to reality now, at least we are not snowed in here!


  1. Congratulations! How exciting!

  2. This is so exciting! Congratulations!

  3. Well done on the magazine! How great that they did a feature on you as well as Ethel and Edmund.

  4. Well done on your first published article! Did they pay you or do they now give you an advertising option in a couple of magazines? I had articles in dolls house mags but they stopped paying the £25 a page and moved to allowing you an advert use though unless you have a store somewhere or sell online etc.
    Love the hexi stars!!

  5. The mag looks great - already have a pile to read so not sure if I will have a subscription (am in love with Country Living) - however, congratulations on the spread - will certainly get that one.
    The holiday craft looks delicious - yes especially the red tana lawn. I live far tooo close to Liberty for my own good!

  6. Fanfreakintastic girlie! Congrats and all that good stuff!:) my little mini in that photo of your workshop cause if it is....then I'M published too?:) Bwhahahahaaaa!;)

  7. Congratulations!!!
    Loving the EPP too xxx

  8. Congratulations! I recognise your shop in the pictures :-)
    Your Liberty stars are gorgeous.

  9. Eek!! Congratulations! And I love the stars!

  10. Well done Jo! I've got technical problems at the mo but as soon as they are sorted I'll be doing a post about my wonderous fabric lampshades! xxx

  11. Well you still speak to us now you are famous? ;-)

  12. How fabulous! Love the hexie stars too!

  13. Well done you! Will have to check out the new mag!

  14. Many congratulations. You must be thrilled! I shall keep a look out for the mag. Your quilt is looking gorgeous too :)
    Wendy x

  15. Congratulations on the publication and on the feature article. And I looked up Tenerife, what a lovely place to spend some time, I hope it was fun.

  16. Plush AND sunshine and hand sewing - life's being good to you!

    1. Darn spell scheck, that started as *publish*, not plush!!!

  17. Congratulations on the magazine article - I am not surprised your owls are popular - they are so darn cute. I will pop into WHSmith in my lunchbreak and pick up the mag. Love your hand piecing and am a tad jealous of your sunny break in the med - especially at this time of the year.

  18. Congratulations on getting featured! It'll be an amazing boost for your business. I'll look out for that new magazine.
    Teresa x

  19. Congrats on the magazine article - looks like an interesting publication, will have to look out for it.

  20. Your stars are looking just gorgeous (sorry - so late to this!!). Thanks so much for giving my little shop a mention. :-)