Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Published...Again!!

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!!!
A special Hello to all you new visitors from The RikRak Studio Blog. So happy you came to see what I was up to. Good luck to each of you in the Apron Giveaway. A huge Thank You again to my sweet friend Kristal. You made me sound so darn interesting...  ;-)

21 comments:

Flight Fancy said...

that is absolutely wonderful!

VintageMilly said...

Well done you and the bag is absolutely lovely,
hugs,
Em.x

Heather said...

couldn't have happened to a nicer person! three times over! i love that you post about these things...it makes me all warm and happy and smiley. fantastic redemption piece, jane!

Heather said...

i know your name isn't jane...
for some reason my 't' didn't stick :(

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh Yeah !!! Congrats Janet - I just blogged about them today. What a thrill to turn the page and see your own work !!!

Lisalulu said...

great for you... YOU are famous!

Nancy said...

Congrats! That is awesome.

Maison Conti said...

How exciting Janet! Very beautiful bag...you're amazingly creative and talented. That is a bit of a shocker to find yourself between the pages of a magazine as you're flipping through. But I can see why they chose your bag. It's so clever!

PG said...

Excellent! What a lovely article, you clever thing. ♥

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulatons Janet! It is so exciting to see your creations in print isn't it? I have never seen this particular magazine, I will have to look for it!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh, and by the way, the purse is wonderful, but that is what I expect whenever I see your gorgeous creations. You have such a wonderful creative flair!

Wanda..... said...

You have such a creative talent, Janet.

Annette said...

Oh Janet, that's so awesome!!! What a fabulous bag too!! You continue to inspire me! :)

Amber said...

Congrats! That would be awsome to be published but none of my stuff is as good or cute as yours.

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

You're a superstar! Thanks for the tip on submitting to magazines...I'll have to keep that in mind. You gotta love that rikrak! :)

~Kim

~mel said...

Wow!! That is something ~ three times already! Congratulations!! I agree though... a little heads up would be nice. I also agree with Kim ~ You're a SUPERSTAR!!

Aprons and More said...

Congrats!! This is so exciting!! Who know what else will show up in the mail? Keep up the good work!

Katy :)

Gift of Green said...

Hi Janet!

We met in the deli line at Giant - we were buying couscous. :) I love your blog and think it's just a strange and wonderful twist of fate that you put our ham in your basket! Hee, hee! Congratulations on being featured in Green Craft - green is one of my very favorite topics! :)

Amy

Julie @ CalleLillyCafe said...

Congrats to you! Super cute bag too!

DogsMom said...

Congratulations! Seeing this project you deserve to be featured. I have been collecting thrifted sweaters for some time trying to come up with different creative ideas for them. (hats. mittens, etc) Your idea is great for the more ornate sweaters.
I can never find Stampington mags preowned. No one gets rid of them.
So glad I found your blog.

Sweet Birdy Love said...

Hey Janet, how exciting to open a magazine and find your work featured in it.
You certainly put the 'wow' factor into your work.

Congratulations

Claire X