I’ve been working in magazines since the dawn of the 21st century, and over the years, the thrill of seeing my work in print has dwindled a little. The excitement is still there, but it’s turned into more of a satisfied smile – nowadays it takes something that I’m really truly proud of to make me feel joyous enough to jump up and down!
But jump up and down I did, when I received the latest issue of Sewing World through the door. There in full-colour print was my fringed 80-style bag, ‘Boho Chic’, which you may remember from this post and this picture of me proudly showing it off!
I put a lot of time, effort and thought into this project – it was my first with Sewing World and my first since the painful days of Sew Hip. So seeing it finally in print really meant a lot.
I really like what Sewing World have done with the project – the photography is good and all the little design elements (like flourishes and x’s that look like kisses) make it feel really girly and modern. If you’ve seen a copy and are planning to make it, do let me know – I’d love to see your version of it!
In the meantime, I’ll give you a sneak preview of my next project for Sewing World, a needle roll (which was a satisfying way of combining my love of knitting and sewing!). You may remember the one I made for myself in this post. The lovely editor of Sewing World saw it here and asked me to make one for the magazine. I used some lovely fabric by Paula Ozier, which I’ve had my eye on for a while. Here’s the needle roll…
I think this will be going into the July issue, but I’ll blog again when the issue is out – maybe you’ll know when the issue’s out because you’ll feel the vibrations of my jumping up and down when I receive my copy!