June 28, 2013

Oh My Gosh...My Dress Form Is In Somerset Life!

When I went to the mail box yesterday I actually got goose bumps.   Yes, there it was...The Somerset Life Magazine, and right on the front cover....."How To Make A New Dress Form Look Old"


Well, it had to be mine!  The Editor contacted me back in February and said they were interested in publishing my altered dressed form but, It was over four months that I received emails asking for the story inspiration, directions, pictures, more pictures and yet more pictures, different sizes, higher resolutions, unedited, etc., etc. 

So, I thought I was in the Summer issue but, I just wasn't sure until I saw it with my own eyes.


Oh, I love Somerset Life, this is really a big thrill!



I was looking at the magazine and I thought...What is that white rock in my yard...I don't have any rocks!

LOL.... That white rock is Billie !!
  

When I'm outside I put Billie on her leash so she can get a little fresh air.  So, the rest of the people reading the magazine will think it's just a rock, but you and I will know it's Billie!

Oh this was so exciting...I find myself taking deep breaths....And exhaling slowly...I'm fine!


Oh goodness, I'm better than fine! 

I love what I do, but this journey would not be half as much fun without all of you!

   
Happy Creating!
Carol

82 comments:

Lululiz said...

Woohooo, congratulations! I am so happy for you.

Judy McCarthy said...

What a thrill.Well done!!

debi said...

Oh, how exciting! Congrats on being published in Somerset Life Carol!

Brittany Ruth said...

Congrats! looks like a great feature, and how funny is your cat? lol

-Brittany Ruth

shari said...

I too would be proud, that is quite the achievement. Just goes to show you just how talented you are. Congratulations!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I think your dress form looks fabulous...and I think it is totally cool!!! that you are in Somerset Life (you, your dress form and Billie)
...wonderful! :) Pat

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What fun! i can just imagine how excited you are an you deserve it! I love the white rock is Billie--how cute! I used to have a cat that looked just like him named Osk Kosh--brings back good memories. Congrats!

Jamie said...

That is exciting to be featured in a magazine! Your dress form looks great too. Have a lovely weekend! ~ Jamie

Createology said...

Huge Congratulations Carol Dear. Your beautiful dress forms should be featured in all of Stampington's magazines. This is quite special. Billie is beautiful and those blue eyes make me swoon. Yes, you are better than fine! Enjoy the ride...

Angela said...

Cocratulations, I am so proud of you! You are so creative and talented, well done.
Hugs,
Angela.

Loretta Castorini said...

WE all know how talented you are, but its nice that the rest of the world will now know. Congrats!

Graceful Rose said...

Oh Carol! Congratulations! No one is more deserving than you. I love Somerset Life and will for sure be looking for that issue. I can't wait to see it.

June said...

How wonderful! Somerset Life is one of my favorite publications. Haute Handbags this spring and now Somerset Life - you rock!

Barbara said...

WOW!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

congratulations! That is definately exciting!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Much deserved recognition, Carol. Congratulations! laurie

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

What a rush that must be!! Such great news and well deserved, too. Congratulations to you and your endless creativity.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, CONGRATULATIONS.
This is awesome news and so deserved. I can't wait to pick up a copy. The feature looks wonderful and you certainly rock the design world.
You are a star!!
Hugs, Celestina Marie

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Job well done. Sooo exciting!!! Oh, and the rock? those are my favorite kind of rocks:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Anita said...

You're famous now...I can't wait to read your future publications...Martha Stewart move over!

bambi said...

Awesome--Congratulations!! I'm planning to make an aged dress form once I figure out where to put the dang thing!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

*squee* Congratulations, Carol! How exciting!

rush said...

woo wee! i loved your dress form, and i guess they did, too!

Simply Lokal said...

Congrats Carol! Yay! - Revis

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

CONGRAT'S!!!!
I read all about it when I picked up a copy on Wednesday! Your dress forms are AMAZING!
Much sucess to you my FRIEND!
Warmly,
deb

Lady Pamela said...

What a dream come true. I am waiting for my copy to come in the mail. Great publication.
*Smiles*

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Woo Hoo Carol! That's really big!! And lol at Billie the cat....funny :)

Terradactyl said...

Wow, congrats! That is so exciting!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Congratulations Carol. I loved this dress form and it's no surprise that Somerset Life wanted to get it in their magazine. Love the story about Billie the rock star.

Debi Willhoite ~ Cameo Cottage Designs said...

Oh Carol that is just awsome glorious!!! I'm so happy for you and very proud! I will have to go today and pick up a copy if it's on the stands yet! Oh I'm so excited for you!!! You GO GIRL!!! Congrats!!!

Love and Hugs!!!
Debi

Nancy Carr said...

I love what you do, too. Congrats to you and Billie.

Julie Shelander - Entirely Apropos said...

Yay for you! You deserve it ... you are so creative and such an inspiration!
Thanks for inspiring me, every week! ...and the laughs too!
Julie

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

It's so exciting indeed! Congratulations Carol!!!

Trisha said...

I'm so excited for you, and to think we loved your blog before you made it to the big time, lol. Trisha

Debbie said...

That's so funny about Billy the rock! I guess that makes him a bit of a rock star, right? (Yes, lame.)

How many magazines does this make for you now? It's such a huge confirmation of your talent and that it is a CALLING that you are sought out for shout outs. Really, I mean that.

Sylvia said...

Carol, I am so happy for you and Billie, Congrats!!!

Sylvia

Decora Adora said...

Carol congratulations! I am so happy for you

lynn said...

so very happy for you, carol!! that dress form was simply awesome!

Mary Walden said...

Congratulations---It looks wonderful--can't wait to get a copy!!

Love your Rock!!--so very funny!!

Ann said...

Nice to see your work get published. Well deserved with all of your talent!

Sunny said...

WOW!!! Congrats!!And love Billy the rock star!!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Congratulations Carol! You have an amazing talent and deserve it! That is funny that Billie is the rock! Nancy

Marilyn said...

When you are good, you are very, very good! Love your "rock" on a leash. My kitty (Yuna) will not come outside! A few years ago, my crippled kitty was born with two broken front legs and got around by kangaroo hops, so I named her Roo-Roo, and she loved coming out with me. Had a dog Boo-Boo. Oh my...such creative names. Anyway, I'm very pleased for YOU!!♥♫

camp and cottage living said...

Congrats Carol!
You are so dedicated to being creative-If anyone deserves to be featured in a magazine it's you.
The article looks like it turned out so lovely.
I'll have to look for it so I can read it all!

Roxanne Reinhart said...

So very happy for you Carol. That's amazing! You are so talented. You def deserve to be published!! Congrats.

Laurie said...

oh my gosh, this is big time!!I am so happy for you!

Maureen said...

Wow! Congratulations! What a wonderful surprise... So deserving as you're the Queen Of The Dress Form party!!!

NanaDiana said...

WhoooooHoooooo- Now why doesn't that surprise me at all? Good for you! It is just gorgeous. What fun to see you published! xo Diana

Mimi Sue said...

I love that magazine too! What an honor to be a part of it. I'm going to go out and find a copy. Mimi

pipigirl said...

wow, congrats. my fav bloggers are hitting the bigtime this month!!! very happy for you. and wow what a pretty kitty. shes just a cutie. looks kind of like mine:)

Petite Michelle Louise said...

I SAW that and knew it was you! SO beautiful! Congrats!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Congratulations! I know how that first thrill feels! And yes Stampington always surprises you by letting you discover it in the mailbox. lol
Gail

Darlene said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you. Take care, Darlene

Diane said...

Congrats! Very cat-like to sneak your way into a magazine! Well done, kitty!

Curtains in My Tree said...



Fabulous !!!!!!!

Nora Miller said...

Carol,

Congratulations! No surprise to us that you are so awesome, it is just taking the rest of the world a little time to catch up. :)

Now THAT was worth waiting for at the mailbox, LOL!

Sue

Debbiedoos said...

I know a supa star, I know supa star! Awesome Carol, I am so happy for your my dear friend!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

How totally exciting! Wow -- they sure made you work for it though -- LOL. LOVE how Billie slipped into the picture -- congratulations to both of you stars!

Old Time Cindy said...

Congrats...you truly deserve it!!!
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Oh, Carol, you dese4ve all of this happiness! You are always so wonderful in sharing all you tricks and beautiful projects. It is time you got back!! Congratulations on your publishing and for Billie, too! This is over the rainbow exciting! Yay!!!
Blessings,
Susie

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, Congrats to you (and Billie) for the feature. I am so excited for you!
xx,
Sherry

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Aw, congrats to you and Billie! :)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Carol, I may have already mentioned this but for some reason, your current posts no longer show up on my dashboard. Has anyone else had this problem?
I thought you hadn't been posting but then I couldn't even find your blog in my list so I had to google it to find it and then I saw that you HAVE been posting. To my knowledge, I'm not have trouble with any other blogs. Weird. ♥

Roselle said...

SOOO happy for you! You are MOST deserving of this honor. What a thrill! You are so talented and sweet to share all of your talents, ideas, and "secrets" with us. You go girl! Karma is good and this is what happens to good people!!! CONGRATS!!!
P.S. LOVE the cat/rock!
xo
Roselle

vintage grey said...

Congratulations Carol!! So excited for you!! Billie is so beautiful!! xo Heather

Sharon said...

Carol,

I am so excited for you! You are so talented and deserve every minute of fame. Billie too!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Congratulations, Carol. I couldn't be happier for you.

molly- See you downtown said...

Woot! Congrats and well deserved. I loved the transformation.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Congratulations! Your dress forms are always so chic, I'm glad you are getting the recognition you deserve.
Hugs,
Patti

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

LOL about Billie .. she is beautiful.
I am so excited for you ! and I know there are even more wonderful things coming your way (())

Connie said...

I am so excited for you, and will be buying this issue. Wow, I know a celebrity . . . You certainly deserve this recognition :)
I'm so delighted . . . I'm doing a happy dance for you, I can't imagine how excited you are.
Connie :)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Blogger, blogger on the wall, who's the cleverest of them all? It's YOU Carol! I'm here to say congrats once again and to report that you're showing back up in my list! Yay!

Doni said...

How wonderful and exciting!!! You have done such amazing work on your tutorials. They are always so inspiring, and you always share them with us so freely! Thank you thank you thank you!!
So happy for you! And your dress form is gorgeous!
Congratulations!
Blessings,
Doni

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

WOW.....Carol....that's fabulous!

Woodworkin' & Good Eats said...

Congratulations, that is wonderful!!!
Connie is excited about getting that issue. That dress form might just turn into a new business. We're proud of you; you're creative and smart.
Hey, come on over and see my launch day photos. Gypsy Rose is in the water, at last!
Steve

Judi Morris said...

Congratulations!!! I've had "dress-form envy" since I first found you ~ You must be thrilled and excited and you certainly deserve such recognition! Funny too you thought Billie was a rock LOL!!

Ornate Splendor said...

So very excited for you--Congratulations on being published! The dress form is just lovely - fabulous job! Catherine

Karen Watson said...

Woohoo! That's great news Carol!! Congratulations!! Your dress form is gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for giving me credit for the image, that was so so sweet of you! I will have to get out and get a copy the next time I'm in the city. Such a great magazine anyway, and the perfect publication for your romantic vintage style!

Wanda Eash AKA "Craftymule" said...

Yay! That is awesome! Congrats! I need to check out how you altered your dress form. I have one that needs some serious altering, too. It looks way too new for my tastes.

Unknown said...

Just read your wonderful news. Congrats,and you totally deserve it!!! Am so very pleased for you :)

... as for your "Rock" - simply love it when Billie shines for us. Would enjoy hearing more about the precious one in upcoming posts.

Regards,
Diane

Jane said...

Congratulations!!!! Very well deserved!!
Jane

SavannahGranny said...

Oh My Gosh!! Carol, this is awesome. I was sitting here this afternoon, trying to catch up on 700 emails that accumulated while I was with my girls and I see this!
How fantastic is this, I am absolutely gaga over this. I am so proud of you, congratulations. You do know you are an inspiration to and many others? Don't you? I mean it, I love what you do and only wish I had one tenth of your energy.
I am not familiar with this magazine but it looks wonderful and what a nice spread they did for you.
Much love to you dear friend,
Ginger