I really can’t tell you how giddy it makes me to see what others have made from my patterns. Part of it is that I’m SO relieved that the pattern was actually readable, understandable, and included all the steps they needed to be successful with the project. The other part is that I’m truly delighted the design/pattern gave them enjoyment, hopefully in the process of making AND in the final results. I wanted to share a few of them with you:
The above pic is from Tracy of Alberta, Canada who made the Owl Mania purses for each of her daughters and a stuffed one for her craft/sewing room. She has just recently learned to crochet (November to be exact!) and I marvel at how well she worked these owls! I also LOVE how she “thought outside the box” with her piece of felt for the nose to cover a magnetic clasp securing the nose to the purse!! Super idea! The color combos and the photograph are perfect!
Ann, a fellow EDM artist, living and painting in the mountains of NC, just completed her Everything But the Kitchen Sink Bag, and isn’t it a beauty? Her color choices are lovely…just like the colors in her gorgeous artwork. She even said my pattern taught her some new techniques in crochet! Yay!
And last, but certainly not least is Ellen’s pumpkin version of Simply Woven Scarf. Ellen, (aka. friend, pattern tester, law professor, wife to Steve) lives in nearby Winston-Salem crocheting, quilting, sewing all manner of lovely things in between all the other stuff she has going on. It amazes me what she can accomplish. This scarf was, I think, a Christmas gift to a friend, not the stuffed version, but a friend-friend:)
As Lucy of Attic 24 would say, it “makes me heart skippy-happy” to see what folks have made from my designs…it’s thrilling and humbling all at the same time.