March in a Nutshell aka Super Busy!!!


So it’s been a bit of a manic month!  Lots of changes in my day job has meant that I have been very busy at work this month…and then I’ve come home I’ve had lots of things to do there too!  I seem to have organised things as such that I have had lots of things to complete (tests and orders), get released (lots of new patterns this month) and pass over to my wonderful testers (to help turn my scribbles into sense).

This month  I released 4 new patterns (which I think is a record for me!) and a new FREE pattern into the world…

Getting ready for Easter (and adding to my ‘On the Shelf’ amigurumi’s) I released my ‘Bunny on the Shelf‘ pattern at the beginning of March.  I had such a time trying to get the feet just how I’d pictured them in my head but they came together in the end!  I’ve have had such positive feedback about him; mainly how people love his cheeks! This pattern has kept me busy with orders I’ve had for Easter; I’ve got three to finish up this weekend and I am excited about making two in different colours.

Bunny-Master

Next release was Nanuk the Polar Bear lovey which was my first ever lovey design; I blogged about him already so you can read all about his creation here.  I was super excited when he made number 9 for a short time  on the ‘Hot Right Now list’  (for purchased crochet patterns) over on Ravelry (I’m still aiming for that no.1 slot at least once!).

HRN

I also finished off an order / new pattern for my first ever baby cocoon -it’s definitely been a month of firsts!  This caterpillar set was so fun to work on and is super squiggly soft and snuggly.  Unfortunately for me the baby it was ordered for isn’t even born yet so I’m going to have to wait awhile for cute customer photos!

Chunky Newborn Caterpillar Cocoon Set / Sleep-Sack / Photo Prop Set

My new Afghan square pattern this month (for my self set mini challenge to create a new Afghan Square every month for 2014) was my Solomon’s Cross pattern which I blogged about here.  I was really pleased with this square and I’m just waiting for someone to make a blanket out of the pattern and send me the photo (hint, hint!)

Solomon's Knot Afghan Square

The free pattern which I shared this month was little Betty Prickles; if you’ve not got your copy of Betty yet then why not pick up one now and have someone keep your pins safe.  Finally I also managed to fit in two pattern tests this month…one that I can’t share yet and the other was the fabulous Exterminator Hat I blogged about here.  Busy, busy, busy month…wonder what April’s got in store for me!

 

 

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