Friday, April 8, 2011

Well, This Was A Fun Surprise....

I got a box in the mail this evening, after coming home from work. I couldn't figure out for the life of me what it was. Jess was here and I was cooking so I told her to open it. When she pulled out three magazines wrapped in plastic I was all, huh?? See, I'd forgotten all about it. I was asked, but not chosen after all. I thought oh well, it was nice to be asked...... Moo. (she said with sadness) Then tonight happened, three magazines arrived, I jumped up and down and hugged Jess. My eyes got teary but I wasn't crying,  I have a cold or sinusitis or something going on.
 K, maybe I cried a little.
 Tell me you would too. Even over something so very small and so very silly. 
 Yes, that's me! The sweet and simple key fobs...... Something I made out of necessity, to make it easier to carry my house key while walking my dog. Then I found that it worked wonderfully to clasp my keys to a ring on my purse so I never loose them in the abyss. I sent a selection of eight and these are the three they used. (Recognize some fabric Katelyn?)
Jess and I looked through the issue and found several very cute ideas that had me wishing I didn't have desperately hungry people waiting to be fed. A lot of the projects are quick like mine, most are far more clever than mine... seriously.... I could have squeezed in a quick key fob, my MIL needs one... but hungry people are nothin to mess with. The food did take a bit longer,it's hard to cook while happy dancing.

Would you like one? I'm giving one away. So comment if you'd like a chance. Anyone commenting on this post, before next Thursday, Midnight, EST will be entered. I'll announce the winner Friday.
Now happy dance with the dorky girl!

32 comments:

crafterhours said...

That is not silly at all, that is awesome! Go you! I'd love to win one of these, it looks like a fun magazine. And I think I pretty much *need* those shoes on the front.

Joan's Good Life said...

How cool! Now I know TWO people who have been published!!! ;-)

Congrats to you. I believe this is only the beginning for you.

Norma's Nonsense said...

I am one proud momma! Doing the happy dance with you and having problems with sinusitis too! I am so happy that your talent is being recognized! This is a big deal and I'm sure the beginning of bigger things in the future. Once people see your wonderful creations you are going to be busy! Now, I need to go to Borders, just in case I don't win. I now have two published family members. Very cool.

Leslie said...

I think this is a great idea. I know some other people who would love to make these. It's great to be recognised.

Anonymous said...

That is really awesome...congratulations. I have one from Jennifer that has dachshunds on it. I use it for my house keys too. I could use one for my car keys :) JennyBean

gill said...

Congratulations!!
I would love to win a copy! I bet I can't find this in the UK!!

marysza said...

you cried just a bit? i would scream and cry from this happynes!!!! my dream is to be in some kind of magazine!!!!! congratulations!!!!!!!

i would like to have one too;d!

Isisjem said...

Congratulations! I always did admire those key fobs so I can see why they made it into the magazine...which does look pretty cool in itself. Of course it's not silly to be so happy about it!

pearlswirl said...

THAT'S SO COOOOL! I LOVE the one I bought from you out of pink and brown gingham, my keys are on it and it gets comments all the time! Congratulations!!! Hope it brings lots of sales in your shop, too! :)

Kelly's Korner said...

I'm so excited!!!!! I remember the day you were asked to submit! This is so great!!! PUBLISHED!!! ah, how great! Does it feel real? SOOO happy for you! BTW, YEAH I want a copy! HELLO!!!! :)

Laura Caballero said...

My dear friend I'm thrilled for you, and I'm very proud to know someone who's been published! I would love to buy one of your fobs Corinnea. Where can I buy one of these magazines as they look wonderful and knowing you were in there makes it even more special. Miss you lots in Germany!

Cfemme said...

Congratulations!! It is always nice to be recognised. Your works are very inspiring!

Dee said...

Oh Corinnea, you rock! You're famous! You're fabulous! What an awesome testament to your creativity and sewing skills! I'm so happy for you! Hooray!

Margaret said...

Congratulations!!!! How awesome to be published!

Rhonda said...

Way cool! I'm the Aunt of a published person. So proud.

Vicki said...

Congrats!!
Did they mention your name in the article?? Hope so! Pick my number, will ya? I'm feelin' lucky!

Becky said...

How wonderful! I'm so happy for you! Big hug!

Ana @ Don't Fear the Ripper said...

Fantastic! Congratulations!!

Valerie Gardner said...

Woo-hoo!! I know a celebrity!! Congrats!!!!!!

Heather G. said...

That's awesome Corinnea! I am thrilled for you! I think your key fobs are so practical. Good work, Lady!

Alessa said...

Congrats! The projects all look very cute!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Corinnea. Wow, congratulations, that is very cool! I'd be doing a pretty dorky happy dance too. I'm really happy for you and your recognition and you should be proud. Now is that one of those cute key fobs you're giving away or one of the magazines? Either way, I would be thrilled to win either one of them. Thanks for being so generous. I'm your newest follower on GFC as tonasun.

Hugs...Tracy :)
cottonpickincute@hotmail.com

P.S. I'd love you to visit my blog too. I'm having a giveaway here:
http://cottonpickincute.blogspot.com/2011/04/yannis-truth-of-touch-review-giveaway.html

jujubean said...

I just down loaded 101 and stayed up late browsing. Right at the start your key fobs really started the creative juices flowing. Your idea is very clever!

lizy said...

CAN.GRA.TU.LA.TIONS ;) I am going to have to frame mines now or get your autograph... I'm friends with a celeb wooohooo. Sooooooo happy for you. I would love to get a copy. Where can I get one.... :)

mamarazza said...

suuuuper, corinnea! congratulations! we all know that you are so very talented - it's time to let others know too!
would love to win your giveaway, you know it's hard to get those things here in germany. hope you're having a good time! we miss you!

sherie lee said...

I am so proud of you! My sis is famous, Luv you, oh yeah, I want to win this give away, it's time to break a 48 year losing streak! Now fill up your easy shop so I can buy more beautiful things!

DawnOfChaos said...

Congratulations! How cool to be published!

Adrienne said...

Holy cow, so awesome!! Congrats. :)

TheBlackForrist said...

Wow!!! Amazing. I would cry too. Congratulations!

Katelyn R. said...

Hey, That's the fabric I gave you! I'm almost as famous as you now! Congratulations!

Jennifer said...

I'm late on this...Congratulations Corinnea! I remember when you told me you were asked to submit something. Wow that took forever to finally come out! I would love a copy of the magazine! And thanks for clearing up whether it's a copy of the magazine or a key fob! I was confused:0

Victoria said...

I'm late on this as well, but wanted to give you a great big CONGRATULATIONS!! Will have to look for this issue next time I'm at the bookstore. Very exciting!!