An Exciting Moment…

It was an exciting moment for me when the new issue of Simply Crochet Magazine popped through our letterbox and landed on the doormat! I actually felt quite overwhelmed (in a good way!) For not only do I have a design published in there but I’m also mentioned in the contributors section and have a full back page feature too!! For me that’s just so exciting! 🙂 🙂

I designed these trims which can be used for all kinds of edgings or borders…

As always when designing for magazines, these were on my hooks many months ago and I hadn’t seen them since sending them in. So to see them in print and attached to some jeans as intended is really great. 🙂

I’d been contacted by the magazine quite a few weeks ago to say they wanted a photo and a quote for the contributors section. What to use as a quote?! That became quite a family discussion with all kinds of suggestions flying around…

…until I settled with “Oh I do like to crochet beside the seaside!” 🙂 Of course I could have said “crochet makes me happy”, or “i love crochet” or “crochet has taken over my life – in  a good way!” but somehow the fun quote which my husband actually suggested (!!) seems to sum it up and link back to my coastal inspired themes… 🙂

And finally the most overwhelming moment was when I turned to the back page and saw that I was in the ‘Hooky Treasure’ feature! I’d previously been approached by the magazine to take part in the feature but I didn’t know which issue of the magazine it would be in, so to have it in issue 71 together with a design, is pretty special! And my Dad said the loveliest thing when I told him – he said “you know you’ve arrived when you’re on the back page in a magazine!’ 🙂 That was special… xx

IMG_6519I was asked to share my most precious crochet make and the story behind it. Well it just had to be this one…

Hooky Treasure Image 2

This project is so special to me in so many ways which is what I talk about in the article… I am so happy with the write up! 🙂 🙂

Hooky Treasure Image 3

So there you have it… I hope you don’t mind me sharing this exciting moment with you… for those of you lovely people who have followed my blog for a long time, you’ll know that this is quite an achievement for me! Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement…

Happy Crocheting Everyone… 🙂 🙂


  1. Yay. Congratulations! It’s on my goal list to have a design published in a magazine this year so I understand what an achievement this is! 🤗

  2. Well deserved Eleonora. congratulations! This blanket is a joy to work on – I think you have hit on a magic formula featuring time, anticipation, learning and satisfaction. <3

  3. I’m a new reader of your website, I’m so happy for you, Congratulations you are a very interesting crocheter, I have missed a lot by not knowing you sooner. I have been crocheting for some 60 years so I am not new to it. Cheers my friend.

  4. Congrats! I dream one day of getting in the magazines. Its so wonderful to see fellow bloggers doing so – so inspirational 🙂 and the trouser trims are lovely! I havent reached the end of issue 71 yet but I cant wait to read your page 🙂

  5. Like ! Like! Like! Well done! And I love the jeans trimming, what a great idea. Good old Dad too, what a lovely way to put it. xxxxxxxxxxx

  6. Congratulations! While I haven’t picked up my own crochet needles for awhile, I do love crochet and have avidly followed the progress of your Stash Busting Blanket on the blog and Instagram. I love this project, and the magazine article was well deserved.
    All the Best,

  7. Oh Eleonora, I am so thrilled for you 💐😊 What a fabulous achievement and it is so thoroughly deserved. A huge well done to you and many congratulations 🙂 ❤
    I think the quote is perfect 🙂

  8. I have just read this magazine. Congratulations! I have only just found your blog and am really enjoying the CAL blanket.

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