Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Hot off the press!

Hello Lovelies!! How are you all? As you may have guessed I've been a little busy with my job over the past weeks and so I find myself posting not as regularly as I would have liked.
My crochet hook has been gathering dust, but I'm raring to pick it up and get busy with a new project someday very soon.

Even though I haven't had a huge amount of time to spend with you guys or time to spend conjuring up creative havoc at home, my blog has been working by itself. Gathering little bits of attention from outside of blogland. Little bits of attention that I am hugely proud of.

I've been mentioned a couple of times in 'Gathered' by the creators of Mollie Makes magazine.


Having a little shout out in this ipad magazine is not only exciting because of the great magazine that it is. It's excting because it's a magazine that I read every single week when it is released on a Friday afternoon. A magazine full of creative treats and very talented crafters.



The lovely people at 'Homemaker' magazine have also taken a little bit of interest. To see my blog mentioned in their magazine  filled me with joy! WOOOOP!!!!




What really got me excited though was this little package I received two days ago from the amazing team at 'stampington.com' A package containing not only this cover letter:



but also the issue of 'Artful Blogging' that I have been lucky enough to be featured in:



I was contacted two months ago about writing an article for this magazine and was thrilled at the thought of having my work in a magazine. I didn't know much about 'Artful Blogging' as it is not available in the stores here in Europe, but instead sold nationwide in America.
I ordered myself a copy of the magazine online to have a little look at the type of magazine it was.
I was not disappointed. A fabulous collection of well thought out blogs all with a different spin on the blogging process. The photography was gorgeous!

I got to work writing my article. I chose to focus on the photography aspect of my blog and how I thought it was important for me to have a well presented picture blog, rather than a substantially written blog. (I'm not much of a writer!)

I sent my article off along with a collection of photographs and two months later this turns up on my doorstep:


A beautifully designed showcase of my work. I feel really honoured to have been given this opportunity. I can't tell you how happy and proud I am to see my work in a REAL LIFE magazine.


Six pages in total!


Lots of space for my photographs.


Along with little quotes from........ me!


I also feel very lucky to be published in this issue alongside so many other talented and creative people. HAPPY, PROUD, HONOURED AND OVER THE MOON!

I want to say a big thank you to the team at Stampington for approaching me to be in the magazine, but also to the editing team that corrected all of my punctuation and spelling mistakes :-)

I also want to say a MASSIVE thank you to all of you lovely people that continue to pop by, leave me encouraging messages and boost me creatively. I haven't had the time recently to respond to many of your messages, but believe me they do not go unnoticed. 
THANKYOU!!!

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67 comments:

  1. Hi Matt,

    Congratulation for the PR of your fantastic crochet work.

    Your gorgeous stuff was also mentioned on a dutch crocheting blog.

    http://echt-studio.blogspot.nl/2013/05/nieuwstylecraft-special-dk.html

    They wrote about the fantastic yarn which you use.

    Greetings from Holland,

    Nicole

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  2. Well done, you! :) Your beautiful pictures deserve to be showcased!

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  3. Congrats of being featured! You are such a talented crafter and you definitely deserve to be published :) Have a nice day and eager to see your new projects soon :)

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  4. Congratulations from Barcelona!!! Matt

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  5. I discovered your blog only last week and I love love love it !
    Just love the fantastic colours you use and I really like the way you photograph your projects .
    You really inspire me and I just ordered a bunch of stylecraft special DK , so ripple I'm on my way !
    A crochet addict from Holland

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  6. This is my second visit to your colorful yet pleasing crafty blog.
    I love your work and I congratulate you on this great steps on your "crafty" life!

    Cheers from Oz
    Marie{lla}

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  7. Felicidades! No me extraña que aparezcan sus trabajos en diferentes revistas. Hace maravillas con el ganchillo.Un cordial saludo desde España.

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  8. Very well deserved, I love what you do! :) x

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  9. You totally deserve all the attention! You are obviously extremely crafty and talented with a great sense of natural style and sense of colour. I love reading your blog (and yes those words are pretty good too, not just the pictures). I look forward to reading your new posts when they are put up and you never disappoint. Well done. The magazine feature looks stunning - 6 pages! wow.

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  10. Much deserved recognition well done Matt

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  11. Hi There, Congrats and well done!!!!There really is nothing more rewarding than being noticed for what you do!!! Have a great week!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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  12. Good for you Matt, you deserve it!!
    I think that the article in the American magazine looks absolutely fantastic, your happy pictures are gorgeous!! Well done! Pati x

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  13. Well done Matt, good work. You are so talented you deserve to be published!

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  14. Wow Wow Matt, I've seen you also in Magazines, I am delighted for you - you deserve recognition.
    I long for you to bring out your own book - I would buy it (and probably a few copies for friends)...
    Congratulations Matt -
    Hugs
    Tracy SC
    Somerset

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  15. Congratulations Matt - your blog is wonderful and very deserving of recognition! Looking forward to your next projects! Joy x

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  16. Congratulations Matt! This is really exciting news! Have a great day!

    creativelycraftyjenn.blogspot.com

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  17. I always love it when someone I've been following gets some well-deserved recognition. That has to be pretty thrilling for you! I just love looking at ALL of your crafty endeavors :) Well done!

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  18. Congrats!We are proud of you!AriadnefromGreece!

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  19. Congratuations! Your work is beautiful and so well photographed and presented, it was only a matter of time before it was noticed and given the attention it deserves. Keep up the good work! Nancy

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  20. Wow, congratulations! You deserve it. You have a lot to be proud of.

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  21. That is amazing! What a gorgeous show of all your hard work. :D

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  22. So super to be recognized for this wonderful blog, Matt. It truly is gorgeous-so clean and crisp-I love it. Stay the course...

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  23. yay, congrats! what a great-looking spread!

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  24. Congratulations Matt, you deserve all the recognition!! I love your blog and your photos. You inspire my work and I am sure the work of others!!

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  25. Matt this is phenominal! Literally cannot believe how many mags and blogs you've been featured in, you do deserve it your creations are beautiful but your photos and blog style really stand out, you could be a professional mag photographer!

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  26. Congratulations! I always love reading your posts! The pictures in the magazine look beautiful! :)

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  27. Congratulations Matt !!!
    Well done YOU!!

    You have every right to be proud, I'm proud of you too Xx

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  28. Hi Matt - I am so pleased for you that your talent has been recognised 'officially' by the magazines. You really deserve it. Lily. xxx

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  29. Congratulations, Matt! What an impressive spread and well-deserved mention. Do you feel like a celebrity now? Ha-ha. Congrats again!

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  30. Yay for you, Matt! So nice to see you being acknowledged for your beautiful work! Well done! I know I always look forward to a new post from you.

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  31. I would like to add my voice in praise of your blog. It sustained me with all your ups and downs and beautiful projects last year while I was unemployed. Now I am working I get your blog update as a highlight, it is alway great to see what you have made and what you are thinking about next. Keep at it, best wishes from Oz.

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  32. Wow, I'm uber impressed with all your magazine articles and mentions! I have always thought that your photos and things you've made were super professional.. *C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  33. That is so so awesome :)

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  34. How wonderful and exciting! Congratulations!!

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  35. That is such fantastic news Matt, you must be so proud!! You completely deserve it - your photos are such a wonder to look at - they always make me feel happy to see all that colour and so beautifully presented! Such an inspiration!
    Maria x

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  36. I am happy for you Matt, and your pictures are great!
    BUT:
    I read: 'I am not much of a writer' in this post..... is there a protocol, a definition of A WRITER ? I looked it up,
    A writer is a person who uses written words to communicate ideas.
    A writer is (a) A person who writes (articles, stories, books, etc.).
    (b) An author: a person who writes professionally.

    If you write from the heart, have something to tell/share and you can grab the attention of the reader because of your style (gosh, could that be the reason for so many readers of this blog?)...believe me when I say: you are a writer! Congratulations Matt! xx

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  37. Muchas felicidades Matt!! en verdad que estoy muy orgullosa de ti!! todos tus trabajos son preciosos y en la revista se ven geniales!! un abrazo muy grande para ti y de nuevo FELICIDADES!!! Paty, Chihuahua, Mexico

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  38. Hi Matt!

    Congrats on the exposure, in a real magazine !!!!

    Oh that must be so awsome if that happens!!

    I tune in on your blog every week and enjoy it a lot!!! (but i always answer via anonymous because i have no id in this thing..)..
    I do am on Pinterest (like a lot!!!)
    Are you???

    p.s. I always buy the Molly Makes when it comes out...

    Keep up the good work i'd say and just really enjoy your creativity!!

    Kind regards,

    Hedwig

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  39. Complimenti!Te lo meriti davvero
    Maddalena

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  40. Awsome Matt!! So many of us just love coming here for the uplifting it gives in
    our days ♥

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  41. Wow...congratulation Matt!! I love your blog and I new it was just a matter of time for a magazine to want to showcase your wonderful work. You are very artistic, have a great sense of color and your pictures ...oh they are just fantastic. Your deserve all the glory and of course the recognition of the great artist you are...I'm so very happy for you :)

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  42. Hi Matt, Congratulations! All the recognition and praise are so well deserved. I love your blog and your work, as I've told you many times. By the way, the package that I sent to you was returned, probably because I tried to mail it without your last name. It's been sitting on my kitchen counter for several weeks. I sent you a message a few weeks ago, though I'm not sure that you received it. If you'd still like to have the buttons, please let me know. I'll be happy to post them again. Just email your full name and address. You'll find me at marilyn47@cox.net. Thanks, Matt, and all the best. Marilyn

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  43. Well done to you! I hope you'll be buying new yarn in celebration :)
    Jones x

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  44. Shannon Mesker23 May 2013 at 22:11

    All I have to say is CONGRATULATIONS! Your blog is from the heart and your crafty crocheting bits are fantastic and inspiring. Now that inspiration will reach many new readers who will log on to your blog and instantly fall in love.

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  45. Well done you hun x The magazines look stunning, well deserved x x x x

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  46. Congratulations Matt!! You are very talented and I'm not at all surprised that you would make it into a magazine! Your blog is very colorful, inspirational and a joy to read!

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  47. Congratulations for you,Matt! Well done!Your photos are so beautiful.

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  48. Congrats I think you're a very talented young man :-)

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  49. I was thinking the same about the writing as Annasoer and she's put it excellently!

    WELL DONE on the magazine memtions!

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  50. Bloody Hell Matt!!!!!! Well done you! Totally deserved! Lots of love, Amanda xxxx

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  51. Congratulations on the magazines - such beautiful, colourful work. Only ever been a lurker here, but having just started my own blog and gained a tiny amount of insight into the work it takes I have vowed to stop lurking and start commenting and say a great big THANK YOU for all your work...

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  52. Matt, I am new to your blog and I love your crochet. I picked up the craft last year and I really am addicted to it. Congratulations on being published, you were already a star judging by the legions of fans you have, but it must feel so amazing to see your work being showcased elsewhere. I look forward to seeing more of your crafts.

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  53. Olá Matt,
    Passei para conhecer o blog e adorei tudo.
    Convido vc para conhecer meu blog http://crochelinhasagulhas.blogspot.com.br/, aguardo a visita.
    bj

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  54. What well-deserved recognition!

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  55. cannot help to leave the message to you, Congratulations!!

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  56. Congratulations Matt! Love it!

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  57. Great!!! I am happy for you... I also am new to this wonderfully addictive craft of crochet... and to think I had to wait until I retired and expecting my third great grand child to get the BUG... oh well except for a little bit of pain in my two left small fingers I'm as happy as a bug... party on dude!! loving your art..

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  58. Great!!! I'm new to this totally addicting craft of crochet.. love your art.. it is beautiful.. I am a late starter as I'm 63 next month recently retired and expect my third great grand child decided to teach myself to crochet and I think I'm catching on fairly good... thanks for your art and keep it going..

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  59. well done in getting published..its well deserved. Its great being published and I have been lucky enough to be contacted and published too..great honour;)

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  60. I read Artful Blogging all of the time and just love it. Thanks to this magazine, I found your incredible blog!! I knew the minute I saw all of the amazing colors and beautiful projects that your blog was going to be something special!!

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