Thursday, 31 March 2016

My Sausage dog jumper pattern for Caboodle Magazine


Anyone who knows me from Instagram will know Frank and Albert our 2 mini(ish) Dachshunds, they even have their own account @the_sausageboys ! A while back I crocheted Frank a new jumper as he feels the cold more than his scruffy long haired Brother Albert. The lovely Kayti Feather of Caboodle Magazine saw it on IG and asked if I would like to write a pattern for the Spring edition of the magazine , naturally as the theme was to be an English country garden it just had to be a Bumble Bee jumper complete with curly antenna!

This is the first time I have written a pattern and it's the first time I've had anything published too,I'm so pleased to have been included in such an awesome magazine, it truly is beautiful, definitely one for the coffee table, to be savoured over so you can  appreciate its fab articles and stunning photography!
And although Frank and Albert were not particularly chuffed with their modelling debuts, they were more than happy with Kayti's lovely Sausage dog Frank's photo shoot !

Thank you Kayti and Amy x

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Hello again !

Instagram has been a brilliant place to find friends, see cool stuff, show my makes, share pictures of silly Sausage dogs, keep abreast of current issues, spend lots of money !
But as with all things that are very popular the powers that be have decided they need to change it ! primarily I think to make money from those of us who have become a little addicted ! So I think now is a good time for me to re-visit blogging, I must admit I've missed my blog, although some say blogging is a thing of the past I think the imminent change on IG may see a new interest in blogs as an alternative way to keep in touch with Igers you no longer see as regularly, all their news in one place chronologically, no interference, no Ads, no money involved !

Things have changed here a lot since my last journey into the blogosphere, not locality...still here in the long thin house ! but with my crafting and ventures into vintage, but I am going to use this space to chronicle my makes, my home, my vintage finds and of course my sausage dogs !

So this is it ! clean slate time !

Hello and welcome, thank you for sparing the time to visit my blog, I hope you find something that makes you smile!