Monday, January 2, 2017

My year in designing.

Now we're all comfortably in 2017, past the hectic craziness of the festive season, I thought it would be a good time to look back at my pattern year that was. I released five crochet patterns, which are available to buy from Etsy, Ravelry and a few via Craftsy and LoveKnitting.  I also have a few new freebie tutorials published on this blog!

I welcomed my 4th son into the world in May, so blogging had taken a back seat, I did however release a Easter pattern and baby bonnet- both designed with my new son in mind!

Both these patterns were originally released on my old blog, and in August I decided a revamp was totally in order. I'm not a personal or lifestyle blogger, and in fact do more 'mircoblogging' via instagram

So this blog- Emma Wilkinson designs came into existence. My old blog is still there, as it has a lot of content I'm quite proud of.

Shortly after I published the 'crochet club bag' A t shirt yarn bag that can be made in next to no time. I made a short youtube video to explain one of the stitches used.

I rounded out the year with a fun play item- fairy bread- to co-incide with international fairy bread day! And a Christmas pattern- Peppermitts- fingerless gloves.

Working with a new baby, not to mention three other kids, does make designing a challenge, but it's been a challenge that makes me very happy to take on.

My most popular item (maybe because it's been available the longest) is the Starburst Square, and I've got two follow up patterns which I hope can be just as fun!

My goals for 2017 are to have 12 new patterns available. I've found - like most things, you get more efficient over time, so I do feel like it's more than achievable. 

You can look forward to seeing as Valentine's pattern, a fairybread spin off, some chunky clutches, and a little tweaking of the photography! 

For more regular updates, don't forget to find me on instagram or facebook! 


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