So needless to say, keeping this from you all has been rough. And the sad thing is, after all this build-up, you probably think it's something waaay cooler than it actually is....like a book or a fabric line or something else completely out of my grasp, lol! Nevertheless, it's exciting to me because I'm a nerd. The news is that along with my friend Angela, I'm going to have some of my patterns in the upcoming 101 Patchwork Projects publication from Interweave Press. Yay!!! I've never had anything published before, and they're really small "filler" patterns that most people will probably flip past in the magazine. But is that stopping me from announcing it on Facebook or ordering dozens of copies at wholesale price for my entire extended family? No sir!
If you take a gander at the pictures below, both projects might look slightly familiar to you :)
I have Kati of from the blue chair to thank for the precious Monaluna toaster fabric you see fussy cut in the center. I'd been dying for some prints from that line, and she sent a couple FQ's in my Mug Rug Swap 2 package. Sir Whiskers loved that package as well, because there was a stuffed lion squeaky toy and some treats for him :)
My other item is a variation of my box pouch. I dubbed it the "Bright Hopes Pencil Case" for the magazine. Kinda cheesy, right? But I was down to the wire submitting my articles, and that's the best I could come up with under the gun. I thought it would be a precious little pencil case for elementary school kids...or adults that have an affinity for Hello Kitty pencils...*cough*
The pattern is meant to help you use up small scraps of polka dot prints that you just can't bear to throw away, but wonder "what the heck can I make with a scrap this small?". Well now you know. You can make a make a pretty sweet pencil case for your Hello Kitty lovin' friends...wait...I mean the children...
I have a bunch of pictures because it's kinda hard to see the rainbow effect in just one shot. Basically the prints go around the pouch "Roy G. Biv" style (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet...except there's no indigo...)
The magazine hits stands on April 12. I have no idea if it will be available at Target, Walmart or other discount stores, but you can also order it here.