Yay! 😊 I can finally share my Tunisian Crochet Cushion which I designed and made for ‘Simply Crochet Magazine’ as it’s been published in the new edition of the magazine which is hitting the shops today!
And I’m super happy that it got a little slot on the front cover too!! Do you see it there? 😊 That’s definitely a little dream come true for me and my crochet – to have a design of mine on the front cover of my favourite crochet magazine!
As always, when designing for others, especially magazines, there are time constraints and deadlines but also the secrecy and not being able to share any progress. Nothing can be shared until it’s published!
So it’s always a lovely moment for me when I finally get to share what’s secretly been on my hooks! And I love the way the cushion has been styled and photographed in the magazine which is completely out of my control. The rustic chair and red wood burning stove together with the little enamel mug and kettle look just perfect!
This cushion was on my hook back in October and I loved designing and making it. The trailing flowers are worked in cross stitch. The design brief was for ‘Midnight Garden’ and the idea of trailing cross stitch flowers on a midnight blue background popped into my head!
Here’s a photo I took of the cushion on our own sofa before I sent it off to the magazine…
Tunisian Crochet Simple Stitch produces a fabric that has a grid like appearance so it’s just perfect for adding some cross stitch.
The last time I used cross stitch with crochet was when I worked this sample about a year ago…
Thank you so much as always for sharing my crochet journey with me…
Happy Crocheting Everyone…😊
Congratulations! That’s a gorgeous design on your cushion. The trailing flowers stand out so well on the deep blue and the edging is so dainty. You would never guess that it is crocheted. I love it and I’ll be rushing out to buy a copy of Simply Crochet tomorrow …. my favourite mag too. Well done! xx🌸🌸
Awww, thank you Jenny! I loved making it! Definitely something to Thank the International Diploma in Crochet for… it was Pauline who introduced me to the idea of cross stitch on crochet! 😊🌸🌸
Wow! Congratulations Eleonora , that’s wonderful and I’m very happy for you 💐🌸🌼💐🌸🌼💐🌸🌼🌸🌼💐🌸🌼💐🌸🌼😊
Awwww, Thank you so much… that’s very kind of you and I really appreciate you taking the time to l leave such a nice comment! 😊💕🌸🌸💕
That is so beautiful 😄
Thank you so much! 😊❤️
Of course 😄
Way to go! Another publishe pattern!
Awww, thank you so much! 😊💙💙
Wow Eleonora!!! It’s fabulous!! Just checked my simply crochet app, not on yet, so excite now! It’s gorgeous! X
Thank you so much Lisa! I was so excited to get home yesterday to see my copy and when I saw the teeny slot on the front cover it made my day!! 😊😊💕
Yay! That’s super exciting… You get to be a cover girl on a magazine! I love the design… And having never been tempted by Tunisian crochet before, your design might just change my mind. 😊
Awwww, Julia… thank you so much! Tunisian crochet takes a little getting used to but I really love it!
Congratulations, lovely design and on the front cover too. Well deserved honour.
Awww, Cathy… thank you so much!! Always so kind… 😊❤️❤️
How exciting! Congratulations. Such a good way to put the two crafts together. I had a go a Tunisian crochet once but found it difficult to keep the edges straight – must have another go.
Thank you so much Sandra… Use a hook at least two sizes bigger than you would for ordinary crochet! Would be great if you gave it another go… 😊😊❤️
Congratulations! You fully deserve this, you’re so talented and inspiring. The cushion is beautiful 💓
Awww, thank you so much Vicki! So kind of you to say… 😊❤️
That’s really lovely. And guess what colour cotton yarn I was gifted last weekend!! I’ve never tried Tunisian crochet though. Have you done instructions or have you got a favourite “how to” on the web? Really like the border. It goes with the theme really well. Congratulations!
How exciting! Congrats!!
Thank you so much! It was very exciting to see the teeny little spot on the front cover! 😊❤️
Tunisian!! I am there! I think my magazine will arrive this week as well so I can get right on it 🙂
Congratulations on making the cover, that must be so exciting!
Thank you so much Hannah! Yes, that teeny little spot on the front cover is what got me most excited!! 😊😄💕
Thank you Brenna! 😊💕💕
Congratulations, I’m so delighted for you – especially getting your design on the cover. It’s a beautiful design and I’m sure it will be very popular X
Awww, thank you so much Carol! So kind of you as always… That teeny spot on the cover made my day! 😊❤️😃
Congratulations! How do you not burst keeping it to yourself??! Well done.
That’s the hard part for sure Tinaor! I’m so used to sharing all my crochet and when I have secret projects I just love it when I can finally share! Thank you so much…😊💕
That’s amazing Ele, congratulations!!!!
I signed myself for subscription of the magazine and now I will never miss your future designs on the front cover!!! I love your cushion.
Awww, thank you so much Kasia! 😊💕💕
Cpngratulations! How exciting to see your work in print and on the front cover too!
Thank you Kay! Yes, that teeny spot on the front cover was very exciting! 😊💕💕
Congratulations! I can’t wait until I get my magazine and read your pattern. Looks beautiful!
Thank you so much! 😊💙
My magazine arrived yesterday,beautiful cushion lovely colour well done ,good to see your work published 💐😀
Thank you so much Tricia! 😊💕💕
Congrats! I’ve secretly (not so secret) dreamed of being featured in a magazine. 🙂 I’m so happy for you. I know you must be so proud of it. Well deserved!
Awww, thank you so much Yolanda! It’s certainly an achievement! I’m sure you’ll get there too! 😊❤️❤️
Beautiful cushion cover Eleonora, and it’s so exciting to see your design on the cover! Really beautiful 😘
Thank you so much Emma! 😊😊❤️
I love your cushion, it’s gorgeous!! And front cover, feels good doesn’t it? Heehee! Well done you!! I don’t know if you watch the vlogcast but if this thing ever uploads, I have mentioned you in episode 24. xxx
Awww, thank you so much Rosina! That’s so kind of you! Unlike my kids, I don’t watch a lot of YouTube 😃 Of course I’ve had a look at your lovely vlogcasts on occasions but time hasn’t allowed me to be a regular viewer! But I will certainly check out episode 24!! 😊❤️Thank you xxxx