Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Kate Winslet speech

I apologise if this all gets a bit Kate Winslet but I cannot tell you exciting it feels when people trust your work enough to buy a pattern- I am totally overwhelmed.  I thought I might sell a couple- I underestimated completely and had to keep rushing back to my etsy shop to top up the numbers!  Your kind and generous comments have made me smile and blush so much!  Even the Flickr photo was on explore today- icing on the cake! So time to give a little credit to some very lovely friends.  Firstly Amy, who has more energy and better time management than anyone I know,  has been a wonderful pattern tester.  She was emailing me pictures before I had even finished my own and came up with this frosty, wintery table topper in an unbelievably short time.
Winter Woolies, pattern by verrykerryberry
in fact she has only just finished this beauty before she started my pattern.  This block really took my breath away, stunning!  If you haven't already, take a visit to her blog  and you will soon see how muliti talented she is with her patterns, screen printing and crafty makes.  She has an incredibly generous spirit and has been so helpful in my tense final stages of getting this up and running, thankyou Amy.   And she is also hosting a little giveaway for my pattern here if you want a freebie ( if you have already bought it, you can still enter and get a freebie on my next one).
Cocorico Block for Krista, Let's Hit the Slopes
And holding my hand across in Japan has been Ayumi who made these in double quick time- an enlarged version of each mitten block to make for his and hers mini tea cozy- I love that idea and it is an extra test of the pattern!   Ayumi is a pillar of support to me, a great friend and always gives positive and helpful advice.  Sometimes people visit here who haven't looked at her Pink Penguin blog before- if that's you, oh wow you are in for such a treat.  Thankyou Ayumi!  She is also  giving away my pattern here and the same applies as with Amy's giveaway.
Kerry's Winter Woolies Pattern
If you are stuck for Christmas presents Ayumi's latest tutorial is here and you can make this cute and very useful organiser basket
Trays in Sew Cherry


And then there was Hadley who turned my cheeks red with her blog post (and ended it with my favourite musician and comedy genius).  Hadley made this clever little mug rug use the  + x block in the best way
Echino - x&+ Mug rug front
And last but you know definitely never least, Lynne wrote some incredibly nice things and is hosting another giveaway- 3 peeps win a pattern from me.  It is hard not to find something amazing in her photostream, take a look at this, her latest work
Patriotic Pillow
Such a supportive community could leave me speechless apart from the very long speech I have just written...thankyou x
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19 comments:

  1. Isn't the blogging community great? Congratulations on all the sold copies! So cute. I am off to enter some giveaways and perhaps try my hand at Ayumi's organizing baskets. :)

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  2. Oh, Kerry, you are very welcome. Thank you for trusting me to test it. I enjoyed it completely.

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  3. Hurray for a new British pattern designer whose talent is very scary when you're in a bee with her. X

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  4. What great pattern testers!! I got swamped yesterday so I'm heading over to your shop today (oh, and posting about it tomorrow too). Amazing, Kerry!

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  5. P.S. I have the PERFECT fabric for this--it looks like a knitted sweater. It is going to be super cute.

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  6. Yay for friends - all over the world! I just finished writing a blog post for Friday, which will also link to your pattern post and etsy shop. Gotta share the love, right? Thrilled you are finding success with your pattern!

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  7. You deserve each and every gushing compliment Kerry. Your work is totally inspiring!!

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  8. Three cheers for wonderful bloggers! Love the new ideas for your pattern!

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  9. Hi Kerry! Your blocks are amazing! I just love them and now these winter and Christmas blocks are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your ideas and giving inspiration!
    x Teje

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  10. You are just talented and I am just glad that you are willing to share your creations with us to use for our own inspirations! I can't wait to see what other patterns you come up with and release so I can make them all!

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  11. Said so much better than our Kate!! Well done on your successes - no surprise really! You're one talented lass! Jxo

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  12. Congrats on lots of sales and here's to many more.

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  13. I could maybe alternate my blog posts between you and Mr Minchin for a couple of months!!

    I am going to have to seriously up my game if I am ever going to feature in a post sandwiched between you, Amy, Ayumi and Lynne again!!! xxx

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  14. Hi Kerry, I've been following quietly for a while, and I think you deserve every bit of praise! Your creativity and designs are awesome and inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. what a great speech that was :) it is so easy to praise you when your work is so amazing and it is so easy to support you when you have the sweetest disposition and you support others. you deserve all sorts of recognition.

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  16. Kerry! You totally deserve lots of compliment! I can't wait to see Winter Woolies in different variations popping up all over the Internet!

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  17. I`ve no experience with paper piecing, but your pattern is so inspiring, I`ve bought it at once!

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  18. You so deserve all these wonderful supportive women! You are just as good to them!
    Love this winter theme!!

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  19. That's lovely Kerry - so pleased your pattern is doing so well. You deserve all the loveliness!

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