Hello friends, I was going to post about what I have been up to in my studio lately. That is until I retrieved my mail from my mailbox this afternoon....
and found this!
Greencraft is one of Stampington & Co.'s many fabulous art publications. They are the publishing house responsible for great magazines like Where Woman Create, Apronology, Art Doll Quarterly, Altered Couture, Artful Blogging, Somerset Life, Somerset Home and many many more. They are all beautifully put together with gorgeous photography and features. Anyone can submit a handcrafted work and have an excellent chance of having it featured. I know..it has happened to me three times!
Here is my felted handbag.
This is not the best photo..I am taking a photo of the magazine photo. They still have the original bag.
I started with a Salvation Army $2.75 wool sweater. I machine felted it and cut two large rectangular pieces for the handbag. Before I sewed the handbag together, I needle felted the design using wool roving and yarn. I created a ruffled linen lining from some fabric scraps and made the straps from red grosgrain ribbon.
So cool to see my name in print!
My only complaint is that they forget to inform me ahead of time that I am going to be featured and I freak out when I turn the page and see one of my creations. But hey...I'm not really complaining...I secretly love it!
Thank you Stampington & Co...you made my day.
I encourage all you creators of fabulous art to start submitting..all they can say is "no thanks". The exposure is wonderful and the moral boost is even better.
Until next time...be kind and stay creative...then submit it!!!