Thursday, October 16, 2008

My First Magazine Article

The bunnies decided that today was a grey day and only good for staying in bed and reading magazines.
But what are they reading? It doesn't look like a magazine I recently brought. As I got closer I could hear the bunnies whispering ...

Bunnies: 'Oooooh ...... aaaahhh ... oh ... look ....'
Me: 'Bunnies - where did you get that magazine from?'
Bunnies: 'It came in the post today'
Me: 'And what has you so transfixed?'
Bunnies: 'It is an article that you wrote about how to make a Socktopus'
Me: 'Really? My 'how to' in a real magazine?'
Bunnies: ' Yes - look'
Me: 'Ooooh - doesn't it look pretty'
Bunnies: 'Yes and they wrote nice things about you too'
Me: 'Oooooh ...... aaaahhh ....'

Do you remember the Socktopus? He was quite a sweetie. Anyhow he was spotted by the folks of CraftStylish back in June and I nearly died of excitement when they asked me to write a complete 3 page 'how to' article for their Fall magazine. An additional bonus was I got to make 4 more socktopus's ... ...and I sent all five off for their big photo shoot (how I would have loved to be there). Gifts to Make is available through Taunton's online store, Barnes & Noble, Borders and all major craft and fabric stores. AND for an added bonus if you turn to page 8 you get to see what I look like (how I hate photos!)

I left the bunnies to continue reading the magazine - this little bunny looks quite studious don't you think? Maybe the bunnies will learn how to sew and knit soon so I can have a rest!

28 comments:

Esther said...

I bet you were really thrilled to see yourself 'published' LOL! Well done!

April said...

wow, well done you!

April xx

Sarah said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful!

hetty said...

Congratulations Rachael! They really are cute!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Congratulations Rachael!!! That is fantastic news - your little socktopus is such a cute pattern - they look great all professionally styled!! No doubt it will be the first of many!!

earth heart said...

How very wonderful! Congratulations! I'm impressed as much as the bunnies were, maybe more!

bunzi said...

the socktopus is way cute! that's so cool! congrats. :)

Esther said...

I hope you don't mind - I have tagged you in my blog!

Bumpkin Bears said...

Hi Rachael, ooooooo how very exciting, you and the bunnies must be hopping around :) The article looks fab and I do think that little girl bunny is taking a good interest, maybe if you leave some wool and small knitting needles out over night you may wake up to a nice knitted surprise :) Hugs, Catherine xx

driftwood said...

that'a just fantastic Rachael, congrats, and the bunnies look veru cute reading it!

two hippos said...

How wonderful, congratulations!

dottycookie said...

Cor, congratulations!

LizzieJane said...

Wow Rachael, Congratulations! Way to go! You must have been as giddy as a school girl.

periwinkle said...

wow, that excellent , well done you, it must be great to see your work in print. You kept that one quiet. I like your quilt too,,,,
Lisa x

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh goodness how exciting.
Congratulaions to you.
love Alison
x

Indigo Blue said...

Congratulations!! Bet it was a real thrill to see your work in print.

melissa s. said...

congrats!!! you're famous! that little socktopus is adorable!!!

Kitty said...

Oh wow - well done you! That's fantastic.

Can I have your autograph? :-p

x

Rebekah said...

Congratulations on being published! Your sock octopus is so cute :)

momof2gr8kids said...

wowooooo you lucky duck you.. now you are famous!!

Rachelmp said...

How fantastic Rachael! Congratulations!!

Jenny said...

Sock it to em Bunny Girl! Faaaaantastic! I'm so excited for you! Jen

Hybrid Hopes said...

Congrats!

Kellie said...

Congratulations Rachael! I am sure that this will be the first of many, many more!!!!!

LOUISE said...

Fantastic, you so deserve to be featured in a top magazine. I am sure I have already told you, but I think your makes are fab! I so love how the bunnies are taking an interest in your work too! x

Things Hand Made said...

Well done, now where do we get the magazine?

Hello Pineapples! said...

Congratulations on your article! That must be so exciting to see your work in print.

Heather said...

thanks for visiting me today. congratulations to you and the bunnies. so sweet!

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