March 25, 2013

My French Market Bags Were Published

I'm not bragging, just tooting....Tooting my own horn that is!

You never know who's reading your blog.  Well, in December it was the Editor of the Stampington Magazine

"Haute Handbags"


Yep, last December right there in an email..."Hi, I'm the editor of Haute handbags, I saw your French Market bags on your blog and we would like to publish them in our spring issue.   Please let us know if you are interested"....Oh yes, yes, yes, I would be interested!

I did a blog tutorial on these French Market bags HERE in November of 2011 and it is still one of my most viewed posts.  The graphics are from Graphics Fairy.


Of course the editor wanted the bags I pictured on the post, but they had long been sold so, I hung a late night recreating them and then shiped them off to the magazine.....

It was pretty darn fun getting the mail last Friday because there was my preview issue!


Oh look...There's my name!


And they hung my bag on a pink bike....How'd they know I love pink?


Just remember...You never know who's reading...I was just minding my own business blogging away!

I blog because I love it, but all of you reading and encouraging me with your friendship and kind comments .....Makes it incredibly fun!

SO, THANK YOU for listening to me TOOT!  

Happy Creating!
Carol

91 comments:

Spittin-Toad said...

Congrats!! They look great...I bet you are so excited...I would be tooting my horn too!!
Denise

Phyllis @Around the House said...

so so sweet, bet you are so excited, I would be over the moon...you should tooo toot your horn, you do deserve it girl...

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Congratulations, Carol! That's wonderful and very well deserved. Your French market bags are just fabulous!
Have great week!
Hugs,
Julia

Mari said...

Oh wow congrats ;) your bags are beautiful ;)

Smiles~
Mari

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your bags are gorgeous Carol. Congratulations on a well deserved shout out!

NanaDiana said...

Carol- I am so so so happy for you. what a wonderful thing to have happened. I am so proud of you! You did good, girl, very, very good! xo Diana

Kathy said...

Congratulations!! It is always so fun to have your work "validated" by being published. Yay!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

This is so fun--I loved that post! Congrats to you :)

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Those bags are so charming! No wonder they were taken notice of!

Lynford Rozario said...

Congratulations...well these bags are really very wonderful
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Connie@shabbyforsure said...

Hi Carol, Congrats! Your bags are wonderful. Will I see you at Fancy Flea? Connie

Diane said...

Congratulations Carol! How exciting is that...! xo Diane

Decora Adora said...

Your bags are gorgeous Carol. Congratulations on a well deserved shout out!

Di said...

That is so wonderful, congrats, Di

Kelley Dibble said...

WELL! AIN'T YOU SEMTHIN'? tee*hee I'm so proud and happy for the Polka Dot Closet... and Carol Turner! Yippee!

And that bag IS cute!

Kelley

Susan Erb said...

Carol,

So nice to get some well-deserved recognition and your bags look beautiful. Congrats on adding to your publishing resume. I will convince you to write that book yet - LOL!

Sue

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

So cool...congratulations!! Cute bags :) Laurel

Debra Ganas said...

Hip Hip Hoooray! How very exciting!
Congratulations on being published.

From one Debra to another.

Debra Ganas said...

Obviously I am confused. lol
Congratulations, CAROL.

Confused Debra in Georgia.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh how fun! I'm celebrating along with you, Carol! ♥

Jane said...

Toot, toot!! You deserve it!! Congrats on your feature!! I am so excited for you!! I'll be looking for that issue at the bookstore!
Jane

A Southern Rose said...

Congrats! Your French market bags are so pretty. I'll be on the lookout for this magazine.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I would never think you are a bragger, Carol! Congratulations and the picture looks wondeful. It must have been fun trying to recreate those bags.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! That is SO wonderful! I'm so proud of you and would love to get a copy of the magazine now! Your bags are incredible! I bet you're floating on cloud nine today! Sweet hugs!

Trisha said...

Wow! That is awesome. They sure are fine looking bags. Congratulations.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Shoot your deserve to TOOT your own horn, Fabulous to be famous

Janice

Marlynne said...

So Exciting! I'm so happy for you! The bags are cute!

Amy Jo @ Sunny Skies and Sweet Tea said...

That is so AWESOME!! I love those bags.

Blessings,
Amy jo

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Congratulations! That is quite an honor! You have every right to toot your horn!! They are beautiful!

Happy Easter!

Katherine

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol,
You WOW us with all you do and I am thrilled your market bags are being shown to all in this incredible magazine. Congrats!! I am so happy and excited for you.
Enjoy the toots. You deserve it.
Hugs!!

Debbi Oeltjen said...

that is sooo cool Carol! I do remember that post too:) Congrats, you deserve the kudos on your work!

Gail said...

Congratulations! I would be tooting my horn too...they are beautiful!

Laurel Stephens said...

OMG! That's so COOL! Congratulations!!

Marilyn said...

Congratulations Carol, you deserve it! Love your creativity! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

Wanda said...

Hey good job, how wonderful to be recognized for something you love to do. TTFN

Kaaren Armstrong said...

We can say we remember you when.... Congrats and I hope this brings you a lot of traffic.

Kaaren Armstrong said...

We can say we knew you when.... Congrats and I hope this brings you a lot of traffic.

shari said...

How cool is that? Congratulation, I'd toot my horn too, the bags are Awesome!!!

pipigirl said...

good for you. you so deserve every bit of credit/recognition that you receive. you are a very gifted lady. wish i had half of the creativity that you have. and thing of it is.... you share it ALL WITH EVERYONE. congrats and keep doing what you do. you're the best. susy

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You have every right to toot your horn and ring your bicycle bell! Congrats on the well-deserved recognition!!!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

congratulations!!! What a wonderful recognition and my husband always says...tooteth your own horn, or your horn won't get tooteth!

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Congratulations!!! Tooting your own horn is definitely allowed, especially when it is so well deserved. Thanks to your wonderful tutorial, I made some market bags and I love them. Thanks!

. said...

Congratulations Carol! You are so talented you deserve your works of art to be published. :)

Nancy Carr said...

Congratulations! Wonderful and well deserved.

Marlene Plemel said...

Congratulations. These are beautiful bags. You should be proud to be published in such a wonderful magazine.

Desiree Siegel said...

Yee haw!!! I can think of many, many more things on your blog that are magazine worthy! You have every right to toot! :)

Kathy's Fistfull of Daisies said...

How wonderful that they recognize how wonderfully talented you are! You are one of my favorite blogs to read!!!! Thank you for taking the time to share all of your "wonderfulness" with us!

sugar Creek said...

Congrats!!

Gemma said...

Congratulations! You deserve it! I was just going to use your tutorial to make a set of bags for 2 costume designer friends with graphics from The Graphics Fairy! Regards,
Patti

Karen Watson said...

That's wonderful news Carol!! Congratulations, those bags are darling!!! Thanks so much for giving me credit in the article, you are the best!!
xoxo
Karen

aarond said...

Congratulations to you. Being a person who can barely sew on a button I am so impressed and thought they were so cute. Enjoy your stardom!!

Mad Maine said...

What a great spread! Totally deserved.
And I am proud to be able to say, yeah, I already know she is awesome because I read her stuff all the time ;-)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I am very happy for you! Congratulations! They are so darling and deserve to be published in the magazine! Wonderful talent you have! Nancy http://cozythymecottage.blogspot.com/

Into Vintage said...

Congrats -- I can't imagine how thrilling it was to see your work on those pages! You can toot your horn any old time!! :-)

A Paris Flea said...

Congratulations!!! Keep tooting~~~It's so exciting and wonderful.

happiness, Mickie

Createology said...

Congratulations Carol! They look stunning on the pink bike. How fun to be recognized and published. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

Debbie Borthwick said...

Congratulations!! Wow, they are amazing. I started blogging last May so I missed your original post. I'm off to check it out, I love these and would like to try my hand at them.
Debbie :)

Gina said...

You lucky girl! Congratulations! It's about time your talent gets recognized!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Super exciting Carol and of course you deserve it! Those bags are gorgeous and I love the way they look in the magazine! Woot woot! xoxoxo

Dawn LL said...

Oh my goodness I am so happy for you sweetie! I am not surprised at all just so exciting.
Many blessings sweetie

Heart Vintage Design said...

Fantastic, Carol!!! How could you hold your secret in for so long? Wonderful and you deserve it!

Linda said...

Congrats!!! How exciting!!!

debi said...

Congrats Carol! Your bags are beautiful!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Congrats, Carol. They are beautiful bags.

Iprefervintage said...

That's quite exciting. Congrats.

Stampindamour said...

Carol - that is WONDERFUL!!!! Your bags are in print...FOREVER out there too! ♥

-PaMeLa

Maureen said...

This is so exciting and the bags look magazine perfect! Congratulations. If you can't toot your horn when you get a magazine feature, when can you!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Carol!!!! As helpful as you are to the rest of us in Blogland, you more than deserve some recognition of your work (and of you!). I'm very happy for you; it's exciting news for me since I feel like I know you. :) ~Zuni

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

So so nice ! I hope you'll sell a lot of your so nice bags !!
xoox

Debbie said...

Yet more proof that this is your definite calling. This isn't the first time that this has happened to you, and I don't think it will be the last.

I'm adding this to my "claim to fame" file.

FabShabbyRoses said...

Sweet deals come to sweet people! You are so deserving! You're so talented and sharing! Congrats to you! Hugs, Carolyn

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Darlin' you so deserve it ! (())

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Get outta town! How cool for you! Congrats and they are very pretty!

Jillian
Bella Rosa Antiques

lynn said...

fabulous, carol! congrats one the well deserved article!

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

Congratulations Carol... Your bags are gorgeous and you have inspired me with your talent on many occasions. Your most talented... Hugs, Cindy

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

CONGRAT'S TO YOU!!!
They are very cool bags! I bet you are going to have to make MANY more now that you are published/famous!!!
Very AWESOME!!!
Warmly,
deb

Jeanne said...

How cool! And EXCITING! Congratulations. Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca Nelson said...

CONGRATS to super-talented YOU! I'm jumping up and down for you girlfriend. You are amazing! I'm thrilled for you. Over the moon HAPPY!

xoRebecca

Chenille Cottage said...

Congratulations in a BIG way, Carol! How wonderful! It's nice knowing someone who has hit the big time!
Awesome...Way to go!!
Blessings and Happy Easter, my friend.
Carolynn xoxo

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

A BIG Congratulations, Carol! Your creations are wonderful!!

Rita said...

Your bags are so cute! Congratulations Carol.
Ciao Rita

Debbiedoo's said...

Well congratulations is in order to you! Love these bags and well deserved Carol!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Toot away,dear Carol:) Your bags are gorgeous.Congrats.
Have a Happy Easter.
Hugs,
Marie

thistlewoodfarm said...

Congratulations! Your bags are absolutely ADORABLE!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

blessings,
karianne

Rhissanna said...

Congratulations, Carol! What a pretty feature they made and I'm thrilled your gorgeous work has been recognised!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
Congrats to you!! They are stunning!!
Also wishing you a Happy Easter!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Debi Willhoite said...

A huge congrats to you Carol!!! How wonderful! I love your bags too! I hadn't seen them before but they are to die for! I need to see your tutorial! You make such awsome things!

Have a wonderful day!

Debi

Laurie Ann DeBruin said...

Congratulations! You are right, one never knows who is reading your blog entries! I appreciated reading that part! It's a nice reminder for us writers when we SWEAR no one is reading our thoughts and ingenuity!

Good job! We are reading! Laurie DeBruin Forever Bound Art

www.foreverboundart.wordpress.com

Laurel Stephens said...

Congratulations! I remember these! Gorgeous! Couldn't have happened to a nicer person.

Simply Lokal said...

Congratulations! I have adored those bags ever since I first saw them. - Revis

Annesphamily said...

Congrats! Your bags are so beautiful!