100 Things: no 93

4.04.2011

#93: Be featured in some sort of printed material: Since I opened my Etsy Shop, it has been a goal of mine to have one of my handmade products published in a printed piece. I didn't know how I was going to make that happen, but I knew it wouldn't be easy.

One evening during the Christmas madness I got an e-mail from an editor at Australia's Home Beautiful Magazine asking me if it would be alright for them to feature one of my hand painted plaques in their February issue. They were going to run a segment about decorating a child's bedroom and my plaques fit the bill! Alright?! Of course it was alright! It was marvelous! I didn't really believe the e-mail at first.. I thought it was some sort of joke- too good to be true, but it was real.


This is the February 2011 issue of Home Beautiful Magazine. My piece is the oval plaque featuring a little girl with balloons. I was so excited to get a real hard copy of the issue in the mail! This was definitely a little dream come true. I think this feature was a combination of working really hard and luck. I mean, out of all the amazing artists on Etsy the editors found my plaque? Maybe I should play the lottery?


Oh and I just thought that picture of Boo was too funny not to post. The sun was in his eyes and he looks kind of annoyed that I was bothering him with a camera.. again.

25 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I am so happy for you!

    I have the same dream. It is nice to see that it is possible.

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  2. Wow, congratulations! That's very exciting :)

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  3. Wow, congrats! That's very exciting :) and such a sweet piece you made!
    xoxo

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  4. :) i remember the day it happened... so proud!

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  5. yayyyyy sister! so cool!!! i liked that picture of boo too. made me laugh.

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  6. That's really cool! No wonder, the editor liked the plaque, it's really cute!!! Love that print. Congratulations!

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  7. Yay congrats thats so exciting!!!!!!!! Also can I have your cake? :)

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  8. Congrats! That's really excellent.

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  9. HUGE Congrats! That is totally AWESOME!!!!

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  10. congrats~!!!! gorgeous pictures and i love your blog!


    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  11. Congrats! You totally deserve it!! :)

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  12. You go girl, that is amazing and well deserved! I just now read your 100 things list - got me very inspired, so thank you Sarah! Oh and now I am following you on twitter!

    Hugs & kisses from Rio!
    http://acasadava.blogspot.com

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  13. Congratulations! This is wonderful!!

    Proud of you... and yes... The Lottery sounds like a good idea _ hahahaha!
    xoxo

    Vanilla Blonde

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  14. Congratulations, that's wonderful! xx

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  15. WOW! CONGRATS.. and yes do play the lottery. HOw amazing is that.

    I tagged you in a 10 things I love post. Just thought I would throw that in there!

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  16. Ohh that's awesome! Your plaque is beautiful, I see why it was featured! And your dog is totally planning something mischievous!

    Shy

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  17. so cool, congrats! what an accomplishment! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

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  18. That is AWESOME!! CONGRATS!

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  19. congratulations on accomplishing one of your dreams! must feel brilliant! also, your dog is too funny :)

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  20. ah! a lemon bar. i haven't seen/eaten one of those in so long. europe needs to get the lemon bar memo.

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  21. Hmmmkay so how how how did I miss this?!? HOW? This is SO awesome! Good for you Sarah, you totally deserve it! :) :) :)

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