Designing-Writing & Editing
The world of 'I just got an idea and have to make it' has gone to a whole new level.
When I was first introduced to the publishing concept, I couldn't believe it was right in front of me for so long.
In all of the magazines and books I'd collected over a couple of decades, I had often wondered, 'where do all of those patterns come from?'
After joining a Guild Group in 2010, I was encouraged to send in a simple scarf design to submissions call. To my surprise -
It was accepted and I was forever changed. I had been bitten by the 'designing bug'. Considering all of the things I'd made up over the years, most of which I had never written down. They were just one and done projects for whom or what-ever. Had I just written them down - WOW!
Now that I've gone through this time warp - the notebooks and binders and pieces of paper are truly force to be reckoned with in my craft-room. I am always looking at designs - on walls, on floors, in nature; texture and color. They swirl around in my brain at a pace I can hardly control sometimes. I can never seem to get it all on paper. But the ideas I have captured, whether drawn or written, well, they are stacking up. Now that I have taken the next step to open an on-line store (on Ravelry) I hope to work them up and humbly present them to the stitching world.
Whether approved, loved or sought after or not - it doesn't really matter.... I just need to nurture these ideas and send them out there. I DO hope they sprout as much happiness and fun in stitching - as they were fun for me to cultivate & grow.
--- Thanks for reading and letting me share! :-)
[Any time you make any of the CoziCrafts designs - please comment and share. I'd love to see your work!]
Well I finally got all of the pieces together and was able to open my Ravelry store this weekend. After (literally) years of contemplation, reservation and interference - the planets have aligned, I got my act together and .... TA DA!
I have uploaded a few of my original designs to the store (a preview on the home page of the website), and still have a notebook full of scribbles to type up and pattern test (again).
I hope you will stop by and browse. Perhaps you'll see the thing you want to make next. :-)
I have notebooks full of ideas and previously made or started projects. Now I have a reason to finish and share them.
I'll be getting the ornaments up and available by summer. There are over 8 designs already done and a few more in progress. There are also a couple of unique snowflakes.
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Jody Witt - crochet enthusiast; newby designer; yarn-aholic.