Making it in Making Magazine!

Well, almost.  It’s not a full page double spread or anything, but hey! Making Magazine noticed me!

Well, Planet Penny anyway and Higgins, who is terribly excited.  He’s very aware that he might be recognised and so has taken to going around incognito!

Things have been a little tricky on the Clovis front.  The circulation in his foot was compromised as the bandage slipped (too much jumping on to beds etc) and after a night at the vets he was allowed home without the dressing.  However infection has set in, which was always a possibility given the seriousness of the break and so we are on the long haul with twice daily antibiotics.  He is now confined to the crate…

Tabby cat in a crate

and being very good about it all things considered, only mewing piteously when I arrive on nurse duty!

Tabby cat in a crate

Let me Owwt!

Fortunately my mum lives less than a mile away as I now have to visit three times a day.  Once in my carer’s capacity to make mum’s lunch etc, and twice  as veterinary nurse!

As you may have guessed from my Silent Sunday post, I had a birthday this week, with a lovely lunch at the Marsham Arms near Norwich, which is where we had such a wonderful time at our son and daughter-in-laws wedding reception.  I really didn’t need sticky toffee pudding, but it was soooo delicious!  Kit made me a beautiful matching gift bag and card using vintage Laura Ashley wallpaper.

card and gift bag made with vintage Laura Ashley wallpaper hearts

I wish Laura Ashley would revive the original woodcuts that they started out with as they are so simple and pretty. Years ago I had blue wallpaper with white swans on it, I loved it and not a scrap survives…

In the midst of all that’s been going on I finally completed the Heart and Flower Garland Pattern so it’s now available as a PDF via the Etsy shop, along with some Mini Mice hairslides, crocheted with embroidery silk.  They really are weeny and cute!

I’m now revisiting the owls from this post as I’ve had several requests for a pattern, I’ve just got to refine it, and make some decisions about the different formats.

So, plenty to be going on with, as well as a visit from the grandsons this week, which will make Higgins very happy.  He does love his boys!  (And I’ve just found this post that Higgins wrote all about his boy, which I had forgotten about which did make me smile, do have a look!)

I’m linking up again with Handmade Harbour for Handmade Monday again so you can follow the link and find lots crafty blogs to visit.  Have a great week…

Back soon…x

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29 thoughts on “Making it in Making Magazine!

  1. Caroline

    Congratulations on getting noticed, a lot of it about atm maybe the sun has something to do with it. Poor Clovis hope the recovery is swift and not too expensive.

    The little mouse is so sweet and Happy Birthday although a bit late

  2. knitnrun4sanity

    Congratulations on the magazine mention – very well deserved! It doesn’t sound as if you have much time for crafting with all the caring! Hope things improve soon. 🙂

  3. Jill

    Well done, that is excellent news – for you and Higgins. Hope Clovis makes a full recovery and you can not spend your day as a cat-nurse. Hope you have a good week.

  4. Ginny

    Have got quite caught up in news of Clovis. Hope he is better soon.

    Really like your little mouse slide. Very cute.

  5. Free Spirit Designs

    well done on the magazine feature, how fabulous! and very well deserved recognition for your lovely creations 🙂

    It sounds like you have had a busy week with lots of caring for others, i’m glad you had a lovely birthday and sticky toffee pudding sounds perfect 🙂

    Higgins is adorable, and i love his name! x

  6. Emma

    Oooh, huge congratulations Penny! That’s so exciting! I think Higgins looks rather dashing as a blonde.

    Love to Clovis. May all be mended super soon x

  7. Alison

    Congratulations on being featured in a magazine, how exciting. I hope Clovis is back on his feet soon. Have a lovely week. Ali x

  8. Mrs. Micawber

    Congrats on such well-deserved exposure for both of you! (Don’t tell Higgins, but I recognised him even with the disguise.)

    Poor Clovis – may he soon be infection-free and sprung from durance vile – although really his prison looks pretty comfy.

    That IS very lovely wallpaper. 🙂

  9. greenrabbitdesigns

    Congrats on the magazine feature, well deserved!
    I barely recognised Higgins there, brilliant disguise. 😉
    Poor Clovis he has had a rough time, hopefully he will be on the mend soon.
    Belated happy birthday!
    Vivienne x

  10. Penelope

    What a wonderful thing being in the making mag, well done Penny, it’s good to see you being recognised for your fabulous designs and talent. Love Higgins too and happy belated birthday.
    I do hope Clovis mends soon, I am sure seeing the boys will be a super bonus for her too xox Have fun this coming week and enjoy the sunshine xox big hugs, Penelope

  11. Marigold and the Goatmother

    Oh, congratulations! But now that Higgins is a celebrity, the dachshund next door is driving us crazy wanting me to type out a fan letter to him. 🙂 Well, done, both of you! By the way, you are an excellent nurse, human AND animal. Clovis is a lucky cat. I hope he appreciates you. 🙂

  12. Wendy

    Excellent on the news re mag for you and Higgins. Poor Clovis, may he repair quickly, he does look good though. Have a great time with the boys and happy birthday too.

  13. Toffeeapple

    There now, we knew it was only a matter of time. Well done Penny and Higgins, of course.

    Poor Clovis, it hope that recovery is swift, sweet little thing.

  14. Bev Newman

    poor Clovis, though if he stays in his crate and takes his medicine like a good boy I’m sure he’ll be fine xx Love the little mice – did some bees like that last summer and silks give the finished item a lovely sheen. Congrats on being noticed in the magazine too xx

  15. Helen

    Well done getting into the magazine 🙂
    Hope Clovis is better soon, how terrible for a cat to be confined to a crate!

  16. Pickle-Lily

    Congratulations – you deserve such accolade! Your work is amazing. Enjoy the sunshine and good luck with all the to-ing and fro-ing. Jo x

  17. lisa

    Ah isnt that mouse hair slide cute and really different. Glad you had a lovely birthday. Yummy sticky toffee pudding appears in my blog too this week.

  18. Wendy

    Happy birthday, and congrats on the magazine mention. Superb. *Poor* Higgins, having to wear a hot, sweaty disguise in this newly-discovered warm weather. Such is stardom, I guess.

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