14 August 2015

Just a seahorse!

I fancied a change!!! I needed/wanted to make something different so I turned to the dear old seahorse for that very reason. 

I remember the excitement of this design back in probably 2001. I was doing the odd bit of 'work' for a magazine here in the UK and the craft editor rang me up one evening to ask me to do a seahorse. I asked her what the deadline was and she said - 'three days'!!! 

Now anybody who's tried to do any design other than a simple flowery one will realise the panic that set in!!!! Actually it came together very easily much to my surprise and I had it done within a week - drawings too. 

When was it published? Two years later!!! Now what was that panic all about?!?!?


Ninetta said...

Funny story! I love this little seahorse.

Jane McLellan said...

I know the feeling, hurry up and wait. I do like the seahorse, I've used it several times.

Jenn said...

Love the seahorse :). It's on my To Tat list :).

Pigmini said...

Reminds me of a story about making a cake that she wants yesterday!! Haven't seen that story for years!! Love her colours and beads!!

Carol Schockling Lawecki said...

I have always loved this seahorse and have made it many times.

God's Kid said...

Looks great!!! :)

tattrldy said...

I like the way you've put the seahorse in the ring with a little greenery. Is't it funny how sometimes an idea just works and the next time you have to work hard at it? I love it when something comes together just like I imagined it.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Wonderful seahorse pattern and beautifully presented in the ring! I cant imagine how you got the invisible thread to hold!

The items/patterns I submitted in 1993 never did get published (they said a year and a half), but at least they didn't rush me along in writing the patterns. And I certainly didn't have to think something up in three days! I never could have done that! Mine were already made.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I love your seahorse! I'm glad you were able to design it so quickly.

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