Thursday, January 5, 2012

~Never give up on your dreams~

Hello glad you could visit again.
If you are visiting from Freckled Laundry..
So happy Jami was kind enough to feature
The Empty Nest

Today I received a box in the mail.
Now normally getting a box is cause for excitement
Today I couldn't help but feel a little sad
at the sight of this 
You see, it was a 

Talk about a blow to ones ego...Yikes!
Marie Antoinette Inspired..'Le Petite Trianon'
This apron was fashioned from thrift store dresses and linens. 
The inspiration was the country frocks
that Marie Antoinette favored while she 
was in residence at 

Montmirail, France Inspired Apron..'Mademoiselle Montmirail'

This tangerine beauty was also fashioned from thrift shop skirts
and vintage linens.
The colors of 
were my inspiration.
Last year I submitted these two couture aprons to 
one of my favorite magazines

I have been featured in Apronology two times before 
and was hoping for a third.
They receive hundreds of gorgeous aprons for submission
every year
and I am sure the competition is super tough.
There are so many talented apronologists
creating beautiful aprons.
So I ask you... am I discouraged??
I'm going to come at them even harder next year and
maybe even set my sights on the cover.
Like I said..
"Never give up on your dreams"

Until next kind and stay creative.
Apronology hits the newsstands on Feb 1st and I will the first in line
to buy my copy, so I can Ooooo and Ahhhhh over every page!
Editor, Beth Livesay, never disappoints.

sharing my 'bad' news here this week:
At the Picket Fence
Freckled Laundry


jojo said...

I think they are both gorgeous and deserve the cover of any magazine! Your creations are so beautiful and beautifully inspired...I can't wait to see some more.

Claire said...

Good on you go for it and I have no doubt whatsoever that you will make the cover.......

I love the colours in both aprons, they are beautiful in their individual way. Though I doubt I could ever cook wearing one of them, I think I would have to have an everyday apron over the top of it, hehe......

Can't wait to see what you make for next years submission..

Have a great weekend,

Claire :}

ArtAfterDark said...

I can't believe they sent these two beauties back to you. The yellow one is definitely cover material. What a clever and creative use of thrift store finds! Love them and, I agree, never give up.....but I don't know how you can top these. Will be anxious to see the next group.

Marion said...

Way to go, Janet! Best way to deal with rejection is to make it work for you. It's their loss, not yours. The next aprons you make will be done with passion!

Gretel said...

Silly billies! Sometimes it's completely baffling why these things happen - if only one could be a fly on the wall at the meetings. You WILL get the cover!

Amy W. said...

That's the attitude!!
I so admire you for it!!!
Make your 2012 rock!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Well, I don't know how there would be any aprons any prettier than yours. You have such a wondeful gift to create those.

Linda said...

OMG!!! Those aprons are gorgeous.....
I have never seen this magazine, but they sure had their eyes closed when they returned those beauties.

The LadyBugs Garden said...

Well you know me Janet! I have several of your aprons. I have never seen a bad apron you have ever made. SO you go getem girl.

Debra from Bungalow said...

Beautiful aprons, just beautiful.....Great attitude too!

Sherry from Alabama said...

How dare they reject your beautiful aprons?! I can't imagine they found any prettier ones for their magazine. You're a sweetie to buy their magazine any way.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Your aprons are gorgeous! Don't know what those Apronology people have in their heads -- marbles, apparently!

Lydia said...

The yellow one is gorgeous. Better luck next time. Maybe they just had too many submissions to choose from!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Your aprons are fab! 'Give 'em hell Harry' next year!!

At The Picket Fence said...

Good for you Janet! I appreciate your willingness to allow your disappointment to push you onward and upwards instead of bring you down. That's the type of attitude that will take you far! I for one think your aprons are beyond gorgeous and it's a loss to the new addition coming out to not have them included. Thank you for your willingness to share the good moments as well as the disappoints with us, that's what keeps blogging "real"! Appreciate you!


freckled laundry said...

I totally agree with Heather. LOVE your attitude! I think the aprons are beyond gorgeous and although they (for whatever reason I can't imagine) didn't make the cut this time, you'll be gracing the cover soon, my dear. I am especially in love with Mademoiselle Montmirail. I'll be featuring your aprons and post next week...both for beauty and attitude...this may brighten someone's 'rejected' spirits. Thank you for sharing.

Annette said...

You inspire in so many ways...

Kathleen Grace said...

We all have failures, the one thing I've learned is that the worst failure is to let your setbacks stop you cold. You'll hit the cover next time my friend!

Hines-Sight said...

I'm surprised that the blue and orange number didn't make it in. That was in gorgeous, and this is coming from a non-apron type person. That one wowed me when you first did it. I think it's stunning.

Love your attitude. You've got a great one.

Tweed Delights said...

Hey Janet! We love your creations :) It will take more than a little knock to curtail your amazing makes - have a fabulous and successful 2012!
Alison x

Little Blue Mouse said...

They'll not know what's hit 'em next time!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Those are bee-utiful! I can't imagine what they are going to show for those are phenomenal! I am anxious to see what they picked tho!
If you are like me, rejection just gets me spit-fired up to go at it again and BLOW THEIR, ( in this case,) APRON UP!!! ; )
Are these for sale???? : )

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love your attitude, never give up because your aprons are works of art :)

the treat girl said...

Awh, Miss! So sorry :( But always know you are truly an inspiration to all of us!! So sorry I haven't been to visit all of my bloggy friends lately.....I promise I'll be better :) Happy New Year!

Erin @ How to Nest for Less said...

Keep it up Janet! You are one of the most creative bloggers I know and have a beautiful sense of style! Those aprons are absolutely adorable! Can't wait to see more from you!!

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

These are gorgeous! I often admire skirts and think what beautiful aprons they could make. I love your attitude!