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!]
Jody Witt - crochet enthusiast; newby designer; yarn-aholic.