I’ve got some good news and some bad news.
First the bad news. Foxy O’Neal, Miss Kitty Catty, and Cuddles & Buddy didn’t make it to the top three in the amigurumi design contest hosted by amigurumipatterns But participating was fun and the contest also provided an excellent opportunity for designers to showcase their work to a wider audience. The contest introduced me to some amazing designers whose works I’ll be following with much enthusiasm from now on. On that note, a big thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for my entries. I truly appreciate your love and support
And now the good news. I have been approached by amigurumipatterns, the amazing people behind the hugely popular Zoomigurumi series, to write patterns for their next amigurumi pattern book. Yay! *doing a little happy dance* So unless I somehow manage to majorly screw up this opportunity, you will see two of my designs—Foxy O’Neal and Miss Kitty Catty—in their next yet-to-be-titled publication that’s tentatively slated for a May 2014 release. This is definitely going to be a fun experience and a great learning opportunity for me
In the meantime, let me show you what Foxy O’Neal and Miss Kitty Catty have been up to. Foxy O’Neal, our little basketball champ, has already packed his bag for his trip to Belgium where he has been invited by the publisher for a photo shoot, followed by book signing sessions. I keep telling him it’s a bit early to be packing his bags since the book is due for a May release, but who listens to me anymore! *sigh* It’s always the cute ones that break your heart Miss Kitty Catty, as you can see, has also packed her bags and is ready for her trip to Belgium where the publisher will arrange a photo shoot for her, following which she will be attending book signing events. Though these events are scheduled for next year, Miss Kitty Catty keeps telling me “it’s always the early bird that catches the worm”. Now I’d say that’s one nutty kitty who’s interested only in the worm that the birds feed on and not the birdy itself!
That’s all for today. Keep warm, crochet on, and be awesome