For some who have been reading my blog for a while (& I ♥ you for that !) - you've seen these little wool pennies before. . .
I actually started making them a few years ago - from wool that I dyed. . . while visiting my friend Anne - not knowing exactly what I would use them for. . .
. . . Who knew that eventually they they would go from being cute single little pennies to be used like this . . .
. . . for this little spring linen & wool project . . .
. . . & eventually end up on the cover of this wonderful magazine . . .?
Last spring, the very sweet Catherine of Australian Homespun - (my favorite Australian magazine!) contacted me about being their American guest designer for their 'Easter' issue. . . & I was thrilled. I follow in the footsteps of several other American friends (Verna, Joanna, Anne, Carrie, Camille, . . .) who have been featured before. . . &, honestly, I was a bit nervous. I mean. . . I know that I think of soft colors for Easter - but what about in Australia? . . . In the US - Easter happens in our spring season, but In Australia - it falls in their autumn season. . . ! I was filled with questions & second guessing myself. But then - with wonderful advice from Lynette (thank you Lynette!) I followed my heart & went for what was truly my look & feel. (Big sigh here. . .!)
The folks at Australian Homespun did a great layout & were so wonderful to work with!
I know that it takes a few extra weeks to get the latest issues in the US - but it should be arriving any day! If you don't have a local resource for Homespun - I know that you can order them (& subscribed too! - I do!) here, and I know that Colonial Crafts also carries Homespun (although this issue may not be in yet). (The issue is N0. 82)
So. . . now that this is out. . . & now that we are having glorious sunny (& warm) days. . . (with windows wide open!) . . . I think I can officially consider it 'spring' here at the studio!