Thursday, November 8, 2007

Guess What I Saw At Joann's Fabrics?


I seem to live at Joann's Fabrics. I was working on a handbag to send in on a Somerset Haute Handbag call, when I looked at their magazine rack and I counted 4 of the Stampintons magazines that my art is in!!! I stood there and felt that dizzie feeling for a minute. You know that feeling when time stands still and you have an outer body experience??? Wow ME!!! I know it will never happen again, so I have to talk about it.


The magazines are Weddings 3, Newest Belle Armoire, Somersets Holiday & Celebrations and last is the new Altered Couture!!! I only have 2 art items to be published in the future. I keep missing dead lines because life gets in the way. I never sit still, yet I always feel I'm running behind. I dropped all my art trades as they took up so much time. Right now I'm trying to figure out what to alter for the next issue of Altered Couture??? Plus I want to be in at least one of their Sew issues. I did send off 2 of the most Wonderful Darling Handbags to them yesterday. One of them I made all by myself from scratch. My daughters thought it looked very "Hippie Sixties". I Loved it, and will use it when it comes back home to me!! I said a prayer as I shipped them off. There was a new guy at the "Help You Mail" store and I didn,t think he taped the package good enough. I kept asking for more tape and he just told me "Don't Worry", famous lasts words I heard when a huge shipment of my jewelry got lost. I also had under insured the package of Beautiful Jewelry and it took a year to squeeze the monoey from the shipping co. I will be on pins and needles until I get the arrival postcard!!!


Heres my newest addiction!!! Paperwhinsy Collage Sheets!! I sat up half the night making 4x4's and listing them on my etsy for SALE!!! They are so cute!!! I Hope they are a hit on my etsy site. I always need money to make more things to send in to magazines. Lets face it, my house looks like a craft store!!!

3 comments:

barbara burkard said...

i live in the milwaukee joanns...lol....how much is the rent there at yours? lol....i see fantastic things in the published world sweet lynnette for you! i can't wait to see your hippie bag...as you KNOW my daughter is a hippie in the wrong decade!

hugz

Judy said...

I love it when I see your published things :*) :) Lots of times I point to the pictures in the mags of my art friends work and say to total strangers . . .

see this . . . my friend made this . . .

it is an over the moon feeling :*) :*)

Sandy said...

Congrats! I felt the same way when I saw my quilt book at Joannes. Part of me wanted to grab the clerk & say "that's my book!" but of course I refrained myself.

And ... I love that necklace next post down : )