Archive for February, 2008

The photoshoot

February 18, 2008

OK, here goes.  Bear in mind that these were all taken as low res images with my camera in between styling, carrying bags and digging people out of the mud!  They are in no way representative of the FAB pics that Marianne and Barry took. 


Lou won’t be happy with this first one but lets get it out of the way first – we made her climb a tree, we did help her down afterwards though honest.  Barry probably has sone great ones of me trying to help her balance, we were both laughing too hard though.  I’ll post an equally embarrassing one of me if Marianne and Barry did get one, I promise.


See how sunny it was for us?  The sun was streaming in through the trees and made for some interesting shadows.  It was pretty cold though and we tried to keep Jo our model warm by alternating the long and short sleeved shots.  Kind aren’t we?


Lou was chief stylist and I was chief bag carrier.  This is one of my favourite garments that we had this time around, apart from the cover cardigan that is.


Here is Marianne with her lovely assistant, I didn’t get a photos of his Cobblestone sweater but I should have done, it was fab.


My poor living room had a quick makeover for some of the detailed shots, good job I tidied up quickly that morning isn’t it?  Although the look of horror on my face when Lou asked if they could take one of the photos on my bed was apparantly priceless, there was no way anyone was seeing my bedroom – all the junk from the lounge was piled up on it!


Jo liked the photos of the felt bag.  Something to do with the fact that she got to wear her coat I think?

So there you have it, a wee behind the scenes look at our day in the forest.  We had a lot of fun and I cant wait to see the proper photos. 


The next couple of weeks

February 17, 2008

Lou and I are going to be very busy for the next couple of weeks until the pages are all designed, proof read and approved and safely with the printers.  How many people would like to see some behind the scenes photos from the photo shoot we did last week to see you through until we are back on the blog properly?

Vote in the comments….


February 11, 2008

We are thrilled to be able to announce that we have booked stands at the following shows this year :

 Stitch and Craft – Olympia

Wonderwool wales


Knitting and Stitching show, Alexandra Palace

We’d love to meet you all, come up and say hello if you are at any of the shows.  We’ll have back issues of all the magazines available as well as lots of the sample garments and other goodies.

yarn for resubscription gifts

February 8, 2008


Oh the yarn that we are giving away to those people who resubscribe is so lovely!  The colours are bright and vibrant and it works so well with pattern that we have prepared for it that I cannot wait to send the skeins out with the next lot of magazines mid April ish.

Cobweb weight cashmere and silk, 1000 yards per 50g skein.  Yum.


February 5, 2008

Ooh, its an exciting couple of weeks for us with all of the samples arriving for the spring magazine.  The photoshoot is scheduled for next week Wednesday (13th February) and we’re so excited about the pictures we have planned.   Keep your fingers crossed for good weather for us.  x