Saturday, 1 March 2014

A Happy Week......

Hello Lovelies,
this week I've been happily  making curly triangles of crochet.........


Then pinning them to my ironing board to steam block them..........


Pfffffffffffft.............



I'm making some spring  bunting for my Welsh Dresser...........

 Using a great pattern I found HERE

I've also been happy outdoors, walking in the sunshine and loving the views............



This winter all the birds visiting our garden have made me happy. The Squirrels take most of the peanuts but the birds get plenty too and they love the coconut suet feeders.
The squirrels are so funny to watch, zipping along the fence then up the tree, before hanging upside down to get the nuts. It's great fun to watch and my elderly neighbour tells me how much pleasure she gets from watching them too.....that makes me very happy........


Signs of spring in the garden are such joyful things...........


I don't even remember planting these wall flowers, I love this sort of surprise...........


Yesterday I finished work, walked outside  and it wasn't dark.......yipee, it's the Equinox this month, those dark winter days are over............HAPPY...........



The next happy thing that happened this week seems a bit surreal. Do you lovelies remember the crochet cowl I finished back in January HERE. 


You all said such lovely things about it and that made me very happy. 
I couple of weeks later I was contacted by a sweet lady called Tanya, from Simply Crochet magazine. She wanted to feature my Cowl in her magazine....really!

And here it is..............


Wow, such a happy, thrilling moment for this ordinary little blogger.
 Tanya sent me this beautiful image a couple of days ago but I haven't seen the actual magazine yet.

If you subscribe then your copy of issue 16 should be arriving any day. It's on sale in the shops from the 6th of March and this supplement is included with the main magazine. It features a section about their favourite blogs, which also includes Bunny Mummy.....eeek.

I'll be sure to share more pictures once I've got myself a copy, and there will be a little give-away here,  in celebration of this happy news too :0)

I do hope you have a happy weekend lovelies.
Jacquie x

p.s. thank you for all the wonderful comments you left on my previous post... I was thrilled that so many of you shared your memories here and loved reading every word.

52 comments:

  1. Such wonderful news Jacquie! Congratulations! Your creations are wonderful and we are lucky that you share them here with us x Happy March and let Spring time begin with nature waking up and your pretty bunting xox

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  2. Congratulations. I think I should subscribe as I am doing far more crochet than knitting. A lovely cheery post too!

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  3. Congratulations! i just signed up for Simply Crochet some weeks ago and no 16 will be my first issue! Cant wait see the the pictures of your beautiful cowl! Hopefully the delievery of the magazine wont takee too long to Germany...
    Take care, Anne

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  4. woohooooo well done you...can't wait to see the mag....bestest Daisy j xxx

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  5. How lovely for you, I bet you are over the moon.
    Hugs

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  6. Many, many congrats. I love your blog and am delighted for you.

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  7. I received my copy today, and as soon as I saw the cowl, I recognised it as yours. I felt chuffed for you, and rather smug (I 'know' Bunny Mummy). But I hope that lots of other people find you and feel they get to know you, too!

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  8. I subscribed about 2 weeks ago and this edition will be my first one. How's that for good timing! And congratulations! Looking forward to seeing it 😀

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  9. Oh my Goodness!!!!! That is so exciting, I love that cowl and it looks fantastic on the magazine cover, terrific news and you deserve it.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  10. How very lovely and exciting to be published!! Congratulations!

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  11. Well done - lovely cowl - well deserved.

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  12. How very exciting to have something published and to be listed in their blog supplement
    Jackie x

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  13. My magazine arrived this morning, congratulations. I loved the idea of bunting on a dresser, I might do that myself.

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  14. Congratulations!I was expecting my copy to arrive today and it didn't!Its such a buzz to have something published.I had a book review published in NewBooksMag this month.Only a small thing compared to you but it was good to see my name in print.

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  15. No surprise your cowl was such a smash, it looked fabulous! Congratulations, and have a merry month of March! :)

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  16. How wonderful! Congratulations!! Well deserved too! I love the bunting,I my have to pinch that idea and string (more) through my house, in a smaller size.

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  17. This is the first time I have commented on your blog Jacquie, I thought of you as soon as I saw the lovely cowl, that's a good article, I feel inspired to go and start mine straight away! (it's on my list!) I felt the same as Lise above, that I know you. I have made several of your owls for charity and for my grandsons. Love your blog, you should be very proud. love Geraldine x

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  18. Hi Bunny Mummy, I have been quietly enjoying your blog for a few weeks now and wanted to add my congratulations. The cowl is lovely as are your walks, thanks so much for sharing!
    Shauna. x

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  19. Wow, congratulations! That is such a wonderful cowl. x

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  20. I just wanted to thank you for the owl pattern. My son is going to Mexico In April with a group of teenagers to build a house for a Mexican family. As part of the fundraising I have crocheted lots of owls, which have been 'sponsored' to be taken by the teenagers, to be given to Mexican children. I am looking forward to seeing photos when he comes back. Many thanks for the great pattern. Kate xx

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  21. Congratulations on having your Cowl pattern in print!! Very well deserved. I loved the pictures of the white cottage and church, what a pretty village you must live in. I do enjoy joining you on your walks, roughly what area of England are we walking in?!!

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  22. Congratulations Jacqui! I received my copy today, and popped outside to start reading it with a cuppa in the sunshine, and there you were! Well done. :)
    x

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  23. I got my copy today and when I saw that cowl on the cover, I thought "I'm sure that's the one Bunny Mummy made!" and yes, it was! Congratulations, that's amazing!
    Maria x

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  24. Congratulations!!! I will go out and get a copy! The sun has been shining and your cowl reflects the colours that are now emerging from the ground. Have a great weekend x

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  25. Huge congratulations! It is adorable. Thanks for the inspiration:)

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  26. Congratulations, that really brilliant Jacquie, your success is very well deserved. I absolutely love that walk photo of the road with the tree and a church in the background, it's beautiful. I just want to walk along it.

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  27. Hello and congratulations, I have recently found your blog and I am loving it...I have just started blogging myself at www.coffeecakesandcrochet.blogspot.com xx

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  28. that is so amazing! so so happy for you!!! xoxo

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  29. Congratulations on being featured, and a fave blog as well. How nice! :)
    We've enjoyed the winter photos of your garden visitors as well. It is nice to see that winter is finally clearing from up there. Already it feels like autumn is starting to make its appearance here as well. The days have cooled to much more acceptable temperatures - well to me, anyway - and the nights are much cooler. It will soon be log fire lighting season. Which is wonderful. :)

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  30. What a coup! The cowl is lovely. You must be thrilled to see it in print.

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  31. I love your pretty Triangles...they are so very colorful. Good Job.

    I love your photos of your walking trip...I love scenery photos...they are so beautiful...

    Happy Crocheting
    Linda K, Railroad

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  32. Jacquie that is incredible. And more than well deserved. I love all your makes and creations as you know, you are definitely one of the greatest bloggers out there. I have also been thinking about spring bunting. It is filling my mind constantly. It is distracting me from all my other projects. I am so indecisive lately though that it is hard to get started on a project and be happy with it...

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  33. Well done you! How exciting! I'm going straight to the shops tomorrow morning to buy a copy! Xxxxx

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  34. Great news about your crochet cowl. Your bunting looks terrific too. I've just finished some for my daughter's photography business. Bunting makes a great photo prop. Also pleased you are enjoying so much in your surroundings - very uplifting post.

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  35. I shall look out for this issue, spring is definitely in the air, thank goodness! :) x

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  36. Oh congratulations on being featured, how wonderful! Those triangles look so colorful, they and this whole post make me smile! Have a lovely week!

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  37. Wow well done Lovely Jacquie and well deserved success as your work is just stunning. I really enjoyed your post today Jacquie, always love the photographs and colours you use and it was nice to see you too. Look forward to all your news on the magazine Jacquie, big hugs and loves to you as always
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  38. Congratulations :) the cowl is so fine with all the colors :)

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  39. Such lovely, happy things! I may have to get a copy of Simply Crochet!

    http://thisdaytodaylife.blogspot.co.uk/

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  40. Jacquie how wonderful! And very well deserved. It's a gorgeous cowl and it's nice to see you getting the recognition you deserve you talented lady. x

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  41. Congratulations Jacquie! My copy arrived on Saturday - and your cowl squares are used as the inside covers as well as being featured on the front !! Well done x

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  42. Gorgeous pictures of your spring activities - loving that azure blue sky down here too! I'll enjoy looking for your cowl in the next issue of Simply Crochet - well done you!! Perhaps I'll even have a go at making it, after my bungled attempt at knitting a cowl!

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  43. Hi Jacquie i saw your article and cowl in simply crochet and loved it and have now found your blog😊 very excited going to try make it and some of your wee owls in between looking after my 3 wee monsters. Congrats and look forward to looking at you blog. Lyn x

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  44. Hi Jacquie i saw your article and cowl in simply crochet and loved it and have now found your blog😊 very excited going to try make it and some of your wee owls in between looking after my 3 wee monsters. Congrats and look forward to looking at you blog. Lyn x

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  45. Congratulations from me too from here in Australia. I thing that cowl is beautiful and very colourful. I will have to improve my crochet skills so that I can make one as well.

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  46. Just read your article - I love the cowl, congratulations x

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  47. Some wonderful happies and congratulations, l loved the cowl when you shared here, it so well derserve as you make so many beautiful things, 'll be getting my copy soon
    Clare xxx

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  48. Oh Jacquie, wow, that's sooooo exciting, congratulations, but I have to say there is definitely nothing ordinary about you and your lovely blog. The cowl looks lovely by the way.....
    Lovely to see signs of Spring popping up and the days getting longer there as they become shorter here.

    Claire Xx

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  49. Congratulations! I love your crochet but especially love your drawings.

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