Thursday, September 26, 2013
In My World
Hardly anytime for just creating or being. Some weeks are better than others but this week has been especially full of meetings at school, and doctors after school.
So when you get a little break from it all, all you can hope for is a bit of time to create something and let your troubles float away. You may take a picture of your work and post it on Instagram...@vintagemarketp
When you wake up at 4:30 am and can't sleep so you check your email and see mail from a UK publisher, you think...I must still be sleeping.
When you open that email and it states, hey we saw your work on Instagram and wanna publish it...you really think, I must be dreaming...then you see you have another email from etsy and it is still the same publisher leaving a message there too, you wake up really fast and jump up out of bed at 4:30 am so happy and quietly squealing as to not wake the boy.
That is just what happened a few months ago.
Over the summer I bought a wonderful issue of Mollie Makes with Betty dolls on the cover that I just had to make. I took pictures of my process and posted them on instagram never thinking a thing of it. Later to get that email was shocking. I didn't submit, they found me out of all the gals that made and took pictures of their dolls, they wanted mine. I couldn't believe it. I was so thrilled and on pins and needles waiting to hear.
A month went by and there I was perusing instagram and saw a girl saying she was published and she took a shot of the magazine page...I follow her on instagram and so I clicked and commented congrats. I went back to look at the pic again and peeking out of the page was my Betty doll!!!! I about screamed. Mollie Makes published my little make It was so exciting to have a UK publication publish my little Betty. I would have to wait here in the states for a whole other month to get a copy of it. Yesterday was that day.
After a 3 hour wait in a doctors office and tired as all get out. I went by the bookstore and there it was. It was like a reward for being a patient patient. (sorry, had to) My own copy in my own hands. Not only had I been dying to see the published page (which is tiny and just a blurb) but I am so happy with that, but it also is the issue I was dying for before I even knew I was in it. I love Jane Foster Designs and her little sausage dog is the freebie make this month.
So in a week, really a life of doctors, schools, therapy, meetings and well, just life it was such a happy moment to have a publication see a little handmade creation of mine and want to put it in a world wide publication. Thank you Mollie Makes, you made this crafty mama super happy :)