01 October, 2008

special knitting...

i've been working rather quickly on a special little knitting project these last few days and wanted to share it with you here...



this little red doll sweater (lovingly modeled by our own penny), and the pattern i created for it, were by special request - and are going to be featured in the winter issue of living crafts. now if you don't know about living crafts, it's a beautiful new magazine (almost a year old) that is published quarterly...and it is nothing short of wonderful. very waldorf-inspired, with lovely crafty projects and ideas and an abundance of inspiration. i've been working closely with pardis, the creator and editor of the magazine, to get this project completed and photographed...and it has been a joy to work with her and so much fun.

lucky for me, she will also be featuring my felted christmas ornaments in the 'good finds' section of the same winter issue, with information on where to purchase... 



now all i have to do is get busy and fill up my waldorfmama shop with doll sweaters and christmas ornaments! wish me luck. and if you don't already subscribe, be sure to pick up your copy of living crafts in mid-november (available at most major craft stores - like joann's, etc)!

yours in lots of knitting and felting,

shelley

30 comments:

martha said...

how wonderful and exciting!

shelleycaskey said...

thanks, martha! :)

Nicole said...

wow!! how exciting! I love that mag! I do have to say Iam not at all surprised that someone as talented as youself is going to be in it! I can't wait to see!! Will it be in the Winter issue?

shelleycaskey said...

nicole - how sweet of you to say that. :) yes, it will be the winter 08/09 issue, due to come out in the middle of november...

Hippy Goodwife said...

Congratulations! I have been a subscriber since the beginning and am a big fan.

Off the stalk to mailbox for the winter issue......

TheSingingBird said...

Shelley that is fantastic news! Congrats, and I can't wait to see your feature in the magazine!

Lisa said...

Those are really beautiful. I am a subscribed to the magazine and look forward to learning how to make those ornaments.

Jane said...

Oh I can't wait to see!! I will have to subscribe now. Your work is beautiful! You are such an inspiration!

Grace said...

well, dang, that is fantastic and exciting! can i say "i knew you when..."?! lol. i was a charter subscriber to LC, so i feel a special bond to it. i will do a post on my blog about your pattern when it comes out -- remind me, though, ok? that should be good for a few extra hits. ;)

xoxox

Grace said...

ps: you should edit your post to add that it's available at most major craft stores, like joann.

shelleycaskey said...

oh thanks, everyone!

jane - the pattern will be for the doll sweater only (not to be used for selling, since i sell these in my own shop :) ). the ornaments will be featured in the 'good finds' section and will have ordering/purchasing info. :)

and grace - good idea. i'll edit the post and put that in now. i was also a charter subscriber and feel a special connection to this magazine! and i would LOVE for you to do a post about it when the issue comes out - no worries, i will remind you! :)

emily said...

I love your beautiful projects! How inspiring! I can't wait to see this issue, Living Crafts is my new favorite magazine.

Lynn said...

Congratulations! I can't wait. Each issue of Living Crafts seems to be even more exquisite than the last. I'm trying not to drool on the current issue...

Mariengold said...

Congratulation, Shelley. I am glad for you that you are going to publish a pattern in a magazin. The sweater is lovely and inspires me to make something similar for my autumn and winter dolls.

The magazin looks interesting. I am not sure if I will get in Germany. Probably not. But it would be a good idea to make such a waldorf inspired magazin here. I will keep it in my mind.

The ornaments for christmas are they completely felted or did you use a billet (is it the right English word) from styrofoam and felted around with the needle?

Have a nice day, Maria

Sarah said...

I'm looking forward to the pattern. I am not a big fan of sewing doll clothes, but knitting them is another story! My daughter is making similar felted balls to sell this winter at our fair.

Maike said...

Dear Shelley,
I'm so happy that I found your blog. It's a pleasure to see your craft.

Love from Germany
M.

P.S.: I found some handcarved wooden frames :))

shelleycaskey said...

maria - for the felted ornaments, i use only wool - no 'billet'. :)

maike - oh, that is great. where did you find the frames in germany? now i am curious! :)

jane said...

how super exciting that you're going to be published! good for you. berrie's crown article/cover feature pushed me over the edge last month, into being a new subscriber. it's a gem of a magazine and i look forward to seeing you featured.

the sweater couldn't be any sweeter -- when do you expect some in your shop? i want one!

walk in the woods said...

Oh, I absolutely love that magazine Shelley (I have had a subscription from the premier issue) and I am so excited to know that something of yours will be featured in it. I can't wait to see your adorable little doll sweater and beautiful christmas ornaments in the winter issue.
Congratulations!

Emilie said...

Wow, how exciting! Now I can't wait to get the next issue! We definitely have some dolls around here that are in need of winter sweaters :)

Congrats!

maike said...

I found them at: http://www.artificia-nova.de/

That's an online-shop where you can buy Waldorf things. Very very nice. The problem with the site you mentioned is that they don't ship overseas. Like so many online shops. :-(

Love & light
M.

ohtoseethesunset said...

Wonderful Shelley! I have long wanted to write articles and get craft ideas published, but alas the time just isn't ripe for me yet I suppose.
I had no idea Living Crafts was available at mainstream stores! Do you have any back issues you'd be willing to pass on?

Nicole said...

You can still get past issues at:
http://www.livingcrafts.com

I'too' have been enjoying this mag since it's 1st issue. It is my favorite magazine published!

shelleycaskey said...

thanks again, everyone!

jane - i should have some doll sweaters in my waldorfmama shop next week! :) or you can pre-order one, if you like - just email me or convo me on etsy. :)

sunset - nicole is right, back issues (there are only 3 + the current issue) can be purchased on the livingcrafts.com website. i only have one copy of each, so they are pretty near and dear to my heart. :) but i plan on getting a stack of the winter issue, just to commemorate the occasion. :)

nicole - thanks. :) yes, it's my favorite magazine, too!

Angela said...

congrats on having your work featured in the magazine, and thank you for introducing me to Living Crafts - i know what to put on my Christmas wish list!

i love the way you preserve the magic of childhood. love your blog.

Tahara said...

Shelley, I love your blog and can't wait to see your work in Living Crafts...I am just learning to knit, so it may be a while before I can knit a doll sweater!...You will have to put some in your shop just for people like me :-)

Suse said...

I just came across this magazine last week for the first time, and read all the issues back to back, devouring them!

Congratulations on becoming a contributor - I'm so pleased for you :)

Berrie Wren Bowen said...

Yeah Shelley!! Totally cool! I can't wait to see the Winter Issue!

xo Berrie

shelleycaskey said...

hey berrie - just following in your footsteps. :) i LOVED your crown that was featured on the COVER of the last issue - beautiful! way to go yourself. :)

Meike said...

Yay! Congrats Shelley!! And well-deserved it is! Can't wait until my copy gets here! :)