Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Crafts Beautiful


I'm so very excited to finally be able to share one of the projects I've been working on recently! For the last few months, I've been doing some freelance design work for Crafts Beautiful magazine, and my first project for them is now in print!



The project is for a length of appliquéd cupcake bunting, matching birthday card and place setting and is in the June issue which is out now. It's so exciting to see it in print and I love how they have styled the shots, they've made it look so pretty!

It's seemed like quite a long wait for it to come out - I did the project back at the beginning of Feburary, but that's just the way most magazines seem to work - so far in advance that it's sometimes easy to lose track of what season you are supposed to be designing for. The weirdest thing I always find is doing Christmasy designs in the middle of Summer, there's just something not quite right with that!

I also kept it pretty quiet and only told a handful of people just in case they didn't use it, so it is nice to be able to share it now!

I've also been commissioned to do quite a few more projects in the coming months so fingers crossed I will be in some of the future issues too! It's a really exciting offshoot to my own textiles work, and something which I am really enjoying, so  looking forward to what the next few months will bring...




Anyway talking of work, I really best go get on with some - yesterday I had an impromtu trip to the seaside with a friend - was so lovely to catch up, but what with the bank holiday weekend too, I don't feel like I've done a right lot of work in the last few days and it's starting to build up! 

Oh but one last thing before I go... don't forget my giveaway (for co-incidentally a selection of lovely cupcake goodies) is still running... it ends this Sunday so make sure you enter here to be in with a chance of winning! 

Have a lovely rest of your week, back soon! xx

26 comments:

crafts@home said...

Congratulations, it must be thrilling to see your work in print :) and very beautiful it is too, I can't wait to see it for myself!
Sue Xx

Dinki Dots said...

Congratulations, what a wonderful achievement! Such gorgeous looking projects!

Poppy said...

Congratulations, you deserve it! All of your work is always so beautiful....

Lou xxx

pop-i-cok said...

wowee! looks fab! well done you xx

Helen Philipps said...

Well done, Jenny! A very pretty project, and it looks gorgeous in the photographs in CB this month. I had already spied it in my copy and recognised the gorgeous cupcake shape!! It's lovely to work in different areas of design, each one gives you a chance to explore new ideas in different ways. Have a happy week.
Helen x

lisa stubbs said...

looks fantastic! will enter your giveaway now! hope you have a lovely productive day!:)

a mermaids purse said...

wowza you're a great talent- those cupcakes look really fab!!!! you clever thing ;0)x
ive bought some more felt today to get crafty ;0)x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Congratulations Jenny and well deserved as your work is beautiful!! It's great too that they are going to use more of your designs in future issues. You'll just have to get used to stitching Christmas trees in August!! :)
Vivienne x

silverpebble said...

How exciting to have such a lovely project in print! Huge contratulations Jenny!

Eadaoin said...

Oh wow Jenny, that's amazing news!! Well done :D I'm not surprised to see your lovely work be published, you must be over the moon :D Big congratulations and well done to you xx

Andrea said...

Great news Jenny,

Fantastic work and it looks lovely in print. Your work is always so lovely. Glad you are enjoying doing something different. Well done you and Congratulations.
Andrea x

Helen Rose Glass said...

wow, it looks great. Its so good to see other crafters making a success with their crafting skills. Your designs are gorgeous
Helen

Mary Jane's Tearoom said...

Congratulations Jenny!...the photographs are beautiful....so well deserved,
Susan x

Eggshell and Roses said...

Congratulations and well done indeed!! The bunting looks great!!

Merylu said...

Congratulations! This project is so inspiring! :)
Mary

Hannah Nunn said...

Congratulations! Good scoop! Thanks for your comment on my blog. Glad you like Newby Hall. x

Emily Parkes Art said...

Ahh this looks amazing! Well done hun : )

Pipany said...

Well, I'm not at all surprised - you're work is so fresh and lovely Jenny. Well done you xx

♥coco rose♥ said...

Hi Jenny! Thank you for leaving a message on my post! It enabled me to find you! How have I never found you before?! Your blog is a complete delight! Ooooh I shall have to get a copy and have a good read! It's funny as I would love to learn to sew. It's something I have yet to master! I always meant to do it but picked up a hook one day and that took over! Maybe the obsession will come to an end soon and my sewing machine will be my new best friend!!!!!!! he he!

I am off to get a cuppa and have a good long read of your blog....the laundry can wait!!!!!!

Have a super day!

Vanessa xxx

A Piece of String said...

Hi Jenny,
That must be so exciting to have your work printed in a magazine! Congrats! Is the magazine out now? My WHSmith doesn't stock much - i'll have to ask them to get it in for me!
x Sal

Polly Dolly said...

They are so good, well done youxx

Rosie said...

How exciting well done you! They look really pretty x

Mary Poppins said...

Congratulations and very well deserved your work is stunning!! :0) Good idea on waiting to get the magazine for the discount, I was in CK the other day, but a sure good excuse to go back again ;0) Hope you are having a lovely weekend xx

nellie dean said...

Congratulations on the magazine feature - how exciting! I'd love to get my work into a magazine, it is something I'm aiming for! Well done you. x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

hey jenny (and v pleased to meet you)

thanks for visiting my blog earlier - I cn't believe we haven't met before! (did you notice how many blogs we like, not to mention a shared love of spots/stripes/blue/red/buttons etc!!)

Congratualtions on the mag feature - you are v clever indeed.

I've just recently learnt to sew (starting with a difficult dress!!) and really fancy trying sewing on paper (my passion) - your blog reinspired me!

Anyway....this is becoming more than a comment!
back soon
fee x

LITTLE KITTEN homemade said...

Well done Jenny!! Your work is lovely, I'm sure this will be the first of many such articles, Sarah xo

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