Saturday, 12 January 2013

Come Fly With Me

While 2012 was a little lean in terms of stitching productivity, I did manage to put these photo album covers together. They have just been published in the January Holiday edition of Australian Homespun.

As always, the challenge for this project was to come up with a concept that is just a little different to every other pattern that has ever been published :) Not an easy task! In the end, I was pretty happy with my long-booted, stripe-y legged girl, packed and ready to travel the world. I've used some felt applique and embroidery, including the dreaded satin stitch!

I had fun searching for & purchasing just the right fabrics. The red cloud fabric is 'Free as a Bird' of the Cut Out and Keep range, a beautiful organic cotton from Cloud 9. The text fabric is called 'Town Square' from Sweetwater's Hometown range. The red and blue wavy bits remind me of geological profile diagrams! They are fussy cut from a piece of Anna Maria Horner's 'Innocent Crush' range.

The January edition of Homespun is available in Australian newsagencies now. Or a digital copy can be purchased at Zinio who are having a great special on Homespun subscriptions. Be quick though, the offer expires this weekend.


  1. super cute album - and very different to every other pattern out there - another blogger I follow also has a project in Homespun this month, but it seem sold out everywhere I go! will have to grab it soon, before it's too late.
    Congratulations on the publication

  2. Beautifully done and lovely to see your work on the cover too!
    I've not bought digital magazines before. Are they downloaded to your computer or does the subscription give you the right to read the whole magazine online? Do the copies vanish after 12 months are can you permanently access the copies from your subscription?

    1. All sorted, enjoying reading your article on the family iPad right now!
      Thanks for the heads up on the special!

  3. What a lovely surprise to buy the magazine nod fund your project :)
    Congratulations xx

  4. Picked up my copy today...looks fantastic well done Ros...

  5. You ARE a clever pussy cat! I'm off to buy it this morning!!

  6. Congratulations on having your beautiful work published!
    Love your fabric choices.

  7. Congratulations on your latest magazine appearance! Your design is beautiful, I might have to pop out and buy a copy of Homespun now!
    Hannah :o)

  8. I guess that answers my question about publishing patterns! Congratulations!


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