Thursday, November 26, 2009

Chatteris Lights

If you are in Chatteris there is lots going on this weekend.

The lights are being turned on so I plan to get the "X" for my A-Z. Ofcourse, Chatteris lights are always a big event and all the usual stuff like the funfair, FenVAC Open Studios and the Gables Christmas Bazaar are also planned.

FenVAC Open Studios December 2009

And if you are not in Chatteris this weekend........

Why not??????????

Sunday, November 15, 2009

About that new project......

I have been working hard at it, although some of the letters are proving not to be quite so simple as I thought.

This is the first name I have done, for my bosses grand-daughter.

I figured it was just as easy to work on a name as it was to start at A and work through to Z.

It is also a bit more fun.

The "P" is about 20cm tall, while the "a" and "e" are about 13 cm.

I think my next words are "Merry Christmas" in yarn for work then possibly, "Nadolig Llawen" in thread for home.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Parlez-vous français ?

I have had somebody contact me and ask if they can translate my Christmas Tree pattern in to French and publish it on their blog.

Now, while I am delighted that he would like to do this, I am not so happy about my patterns being published elsewhere that I have no control over.

So I have replied with the compromise that if he would like to translate it, I would be happy to add it to the pdf download.

Then I remembered seeing a translation button on "BARBANCHÊ™", did a little bit of research and got one of my own.

I have added this to all of my free pattern pages so, hopefully, a lot more people will be able to use my patterns.

I have also made myself a signature and found out how to add it. Its quite simple really.

First of all, you need to sort out the code.

Then go into - Customise - Settings tab - Formatting

There is a box near the bottom called 'Post Template'. You add your code to that and it will come up each time you create a new post. You do have to remember to type above the code though.

Friday, November 06, 2009

New project!

Usually, when I have finished a pattern, I am at a loss for what to get on with next.

Not this time though, I have already started it!

I used to make a whole load of quilted items which I sold. Included in these wre names.

You can see "Benjamin" on the wall - along with the "Pooh and Friends" set on his bed.

Now I am designing all of these letters in crochet. The uppercase ones will be about 20cm tall with the lowercase a corresponding size.

Of course, a REALLY long project.

I suppose I had better get off here and get on with it!

Monday, November 02, 2009

November Calendar

And it is only one day late!

But I have been busy.

This month there are two versions in the zip file, one for wide screen.

I have been using a wide screen monitor in work and I hate the way it stretches everything. You would think there would be a setting for a widescreen monitor - but there isn't.

So I created the calendar in a widescreen shape, then squished it to a normal screen size.

When it is installed on your desktop, it will all be the right shape.

It does look rather wierd here though.

The Poppies are from my Scrapping Flowers and Friends pattern and are available as a free digi download.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Don't you just love it ..............

............ when a plan comes together?

Hmm, maybe I have been watching too many re-runs of the "A-Team"

But still, I have finished my new Christmas Lanterns Pattern, complete with better pictures!

And to celebrate, I am giving some of the prototypes away.

On offer I have one each of the Angel, Candle, Stocking and Christmas tree lanterns.

They do not include the tea lights, you will have to supply them yourself.

I also have a copy of the pattern to give away.

However, you are going to have to work for them by entering a a prize draw.

All you have to do is add a button or link to my Christmas page on my site, then leave me a comment on this post to tell me you have.

You also need to let me know which one you would prefer to win.

You can download instructions on how to add the button to you blog and use the "Ask Me" button on the left if you have any questions.

The more I see of Ravelry, the more I love it. I have sold 12 patterns in the last week - which is really good going for me.

I have also had about 130 downloads on my Christmas tree pattern. And I set up my very own group on there.

Do you remember the wonderful Advent Calendar we had last year? Well SC is going to make another one this year.

Of course, that will mean loads of free Christmas projects are need to fill the numbers.

If you have anything you would like to donate, please use the "Ask Me" to email me your contact details and I will pass them on.

It doesn't matter whether the site is commercial or not, as long as the project is a free one and available online to the public.