As you might’ve have noticed, using my homepage as a blog is not really what I’m doing, I do think that to be able to call it a blog you have to update more often that what I’m doing!
I do use this space for updates, news on my crocheting adventures and also sharing the patterns that I make for free.
Today I want to share some recent updates that I have not been able to talk about, but now the cat is out of the bag and I can let you all in on the secret that I have been working on comissions for the magazine Inside Crochet. This is such an amazing and scary adventure and I hope that you will join me and hopefully cheer me on along the way.
I don’t know how others define a designer, or any other creative person for that matter, and if the only proof is that someone has found you – recognized you and actually pay for you to work? If that is the case I am now proud to call myself a crocheting designer.
But what does that mean? What has all of the years spend perfecting the craft prior to that moment meant? Were you not a designer then? If no one is around to see your work, does that mean it’s worth less? You know the branch falling in the woods, if no one’ss there does the falling branch not make a sound? Worth thinking about. Important to think about.
A little over a year ago when I embarked on this journey I didn’t have a clue where it was going to lead me. I did not think that I would have over 2500 followers on Instagram or that I would be working with a crochet magazine on my designs. It is so humbling to look back and see how far you’ve come and to sometimes stop and give yourself a high five for all the hours spend perfecting and working on your craft.
My plan is to start selling my patterns as soon as the first issue that I’m a part of comes out, maybe not on the day but that will be the start. Trying to make creativity a business is difficult, but combined with my songwriting, singing at weddings and working closely with other creative souls I am hoping that I will be able to work solely with my creativity and not go back to a 9-5 job. We’ll call this plan A, and fingers crossed that I don’t have to come up with a plan B!
So all of the likes and comments, all of the messages and the patterns purchased mean the world to me and I really hope that you take a min when you are looking at my feed to let me know that you like what you see, and it’s so easy to just doubletap that picture infront of you! Buying a pattern och paying for a song is not much more expensive than buying a latte from Starbucks, but it will last you a lifetime and bring you joy over that lifetime.
Support creatives! I know I do. And this world without creativity would be even colder than it is right now, wouldn’t you agree?
Peace, love and crocheting