Made Peachy – Where have you been?
Long time no blog, in fact it’s been the longest time!
And, you’d be forgiven if you’d have thought that I’d dropped off the face of the planet. Firstly, thank you all for sticking around, and luckily for me, I have not dropped off the face of the earth. I’ve just been so caught up with living that this little place has been sadly neglected of late.
What can I say, life has been getting in the way of late. I’m happy to say that work has been accelerating at a wild pace – and while it’s exhausting it’s so rewarding. It is a blessing to work in a creative industry and to be able to challenge myself in new creative ways.
A lot of my time has been taken up with working on a couple of exciting new books – although I’m sure that wont come as much of a surprise to y’all. I love writing books, believe it or not, I love the challenge of working to deadline (although most are often a little tighter then I might like!). I adore the process of pitching and refining initial ideas, I love the concept of building and developing a brief, I relish the process of sketching, gathering inspiration and designing. The making aspect is actually only a small portion of the whole process, there are lots of other stages of pattern checking, editing and proofreading before the final book is completed.
So, enough talk about process…how about a sneak peek of these two new books?
As many of you may know, knitting is one of my first loves, that is to say creating unique knitted items was my first venture into designing while I worked on the editorial team of Let’s Knit Magazine. While that feels like a life time ago, knitting is always one of my go-to creative pastimes, so working on a new collection of patterns was a real treat!
35 Knitted Baby Blankets – for the nursery, pram & playtime, £12.99, CICO Books
•On Sale September 2016•
•On Sale October 2016•
So all of this book-working has been keeping me super busy of late and when you truly love your job it is hard to determine where work stops and life starts, but Im so thrilled to be able to share this exciting new chapter (yes, that was a book pun – sorry, not sorry!)
Aside from these new books to look out for in the late summer, I have a few new technique vides to share with you very soon…so stay tuned!