Sunday, 12 January 2014

Handmade Monday 150

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This week, I was really surprised to find Your Handmade Home plopping through my letterbox.  I hadn't had a discussion about this with anyone, but I found one of my projects in its pages.  Part of writing for magazines usually includes signing a contract allowing them to re-use one of your projects (for a small fee) and this is what they'd done here.

These little fabric and paper hearts started life on my blog and were used in a Craftseller upcycling calendar before making their way onto the pages of Your Handmade Home.


Craftseller magazine also brought me a nice surprise this week.  The letters page features a reader who had made a card using one of my previous designs for the magazine - it's always such a lovely feeling to have inspired someone else!


More of my cards are in the middle pages of this month's Craftseller and feature their With Love papers collection (very pretty and great for Valentine's cards and much more!).



This week has been busy with little ones, family visits (late Christmas and new Year visits) and some chaotic catching up - it seems I'm a little behind with almost everything.  It's always sad to wave off my daughter and granddaughter when they go back to London, but it has its advantages too - I get my sewing room back from its temporary bedroom status and the house is most definitely quieter.

But sadly, no more art installations on the windows... I love that this is the first thing she thought of doing with her first tubs of Playdough!


What have you been doing this week?

12 comments:

Emma Made said...

Aaah I recognise those beautiful hearts, I think I've pinned them a few times! Congratulations on another successful week for you. x

Free Spirit Designs said...

Oooh how exciting to get an unexpected feature like that! It must be lovely to see your creations being shared with so many like minds, and inspiring them too.

Your valentine's cards are so lovely, full of character and your wonderfully appealing style. I look forward to see what your next projects will be now that you have your workspace back! x

Wendy said...

Ah, thanks Emma! They've been pinned, repinned and reblogged quite a few times now!

Natalie - yes, a lovely unexpected bonus! Thanks re the cards! x

Handbags by Helen said...

What a lovely surprise. Those hearts look great - I really should try and find the time to have a go at some other stuff for decorating around the home - a few of those hearts would look lovely in my kitchen.

Patchwork Fairy said...

I saw your lovely cards in craftseller yesterday! How great to find things popping up in new places - congratulations!

Poppy Kitten said...

awwwww your grand daughter looks sooooo cute. A crafter in the making I think xxxx

lovelucie said...

Published all over the place! I had those hearts pinned a good while ago. I had no idea they were yours!

Clare Willcocks said...

Congratulations on all your bits and bobs in print! It must be so satisfying to see all your hard work appreciated :)

Thank you for hosting :)

itsamistry said...

Oh that is so cute:) She'll soon be into your paints and papers. Great to see your work in the magazines.

Lucy Blossom said...

How exciting to see your work appear in magazines. You always create such lovely things its no wonder people like to make similar projects.

Tracey Bradley said...

Love the window display - very creative! You just never know what they'll get up to with a tub of play doh! Many congratulations on all your well-deserved success too x

CPC Wedding Stationery said...

What a lovely week for you - i remember the hearts and always thought they were so pretty. Hope you have a good week.